City Guides: Africa

THE HEARTBEAT OF LIMPOPO

Bordered by Botswana and Zimbabwe, Limpopo province takes its name from the Limpopo River, which cuts through South Africa and Mozambique before flowing into the Indian Ocean.

The province has a strong African heartbeat and a rich mix of ancient cultures. Head north to discover the warmth of its people, the beauty of its wilderness and the power and romance of its proud pre-colonial history. Here are some of the best experiences you can enjoy in Limpopo.

Visit the ancient city of gold

Climb to the top of Mapungubwe Hill and feel the spirit of the ancients. From here you can…
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THE HEARTBEAT OF LIMPOPO

COURTING COTONOU: EXPLORING THE CITY

By day Cotonou is a song that not only you want to sing to but to which you also want to dance. Colours bewitch you, the azure sky and warm air calls you out into the open and people know your name. A taxi will take you wherever you need to go but the zémidjan, the Moto taxis, ubiquitous and fast swarm the streets always willing to carry you from the craziness of Fridjrosse Beach past the zone commerciale, on the bridge over Lake Nokoué and the serenity of Boulevard de la Marina.

Take a ride on a zémidjan

Zémidjan in…
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COURTING COTONOU: EXPLORING THE CITY

WHERE TO EAT, STAY & PLAY IN GHANA

Jabu Ngwenya discovered in Accra that to truly experience a city’s intricacies and nuances, you need to speak to the people on its streets. Here’s where to stay, eat, meet the the beautiful people of Ghana.

Accommodation

Tang Palace Hotel

This is a popular hotel among business travellers as it’s located in the convenient and affluent South Airport Residential Area, has excellent facilities and is just a 20-minute drive from most tourist sites. Rates: from US$380 (includes English breakfast buffet). Visit: tangpalacehotel.com.gh.

Chez Delphy

This quaint bed & breakfast is on the outskirts of Osu in Labone. The artistic decor gives…
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WHERE TO EAT, STAY & PLAY IN GHANA

INSIDER GUIDE: NAIROBI

Ian Rydin, General Manager: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Upper Hill, shared his tips on what to do and where to go in Nairobi with our contributor Joseph Maina on his recent trip to the East African gem.

What to see

INSIDER GUIDE: NAIROBI

10 things to do in Maritzburg

It may live in the shadow of its glamourous sister on the coast, but there’s more to Maritzburg than being the top or tail of the Comrades Marathon once a year.

Not only does the capital of KwaZulu-Natal hold the distinction of being the gateway to rich Zulu, Boer and British history, it’s also a short drive from Durban, and its location in the Midlands makes it an easy hub from which to explore the charming craft and home industry, and natural beauty of the area.

Dare to ditch the beach life and head inland instead the next time you’re headed to…
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10 things to do in Maritzburg

6 THINGS TO DO WHEN IN DAKAR

Dakar, the city on the western-most tip of Africa has its own way of doing things, and settling into its rhythms offers a rich and heady experience. Here are 6 things to do when there.

Ngor Island

About 10 minutes by pirogue from Dakar, this is the fun island. Simply take a taxi to the shore, from wherethe pirogues leave regularly. You can request a private or public transfer. Ngor Island offers restaurants, swimming and walks around the island.

Sea Plaza Mall

The shopping mall offers Casino supermarket for all your grocery needs. There are also a few clothing stores, including…
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6 THINGS TO DO WHEN IN DAKAR