Marrakech Express

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Marrakech Express Journey   For the baby-boom generation, the Marrakech Express conjures up the old hippy days of the late 1960s and early 1970s, when everyone seemed to be discovering the wonders of Morocco, a country and culture so fascinatingly different from Europe, yet sitting on its doorstep. Immortalised by […]

Ile de Gorée

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Ile de Gorée, Senegal Dakar, a huge, feverish city, brims with life. Here are all the sights, smells and sounds of Africa – noisy markets, great live music, fabulous street-food and exuberant nightlife. The sprawling city swarms with jet-setters, expats, French military types and the grindingly poor. A mere 20-minute […]

Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park- Tanzania Impressions Lake Manyara, a large, shallow, soda lake, is dramatically situated at the foot of the western escarpment of the Rift Valley. The National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, occupies its northwest corner; though one of the smaller parks – the road through it […]

Zambezi River Cruise to Victoria Falls

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Zambezi River Cruise   David Livingstone first saw Victoria Falls in 1855. In awe he wrote that ‘angels in their flight must have gazed’ on such sights. Though he named the falls for his queen, the Kolola name, ‘the smoke that thunders’, is more evocative. Here, the Zambezi races over […]

Trans-Oranje

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Trans-Oranje From Cape Town to Durban One of South Africa’s great train services is the Trans-Oranje’s twice- weekly run between Cape Town and Durban (or vice versa), the longest inter-city train journey in South Africa. The operator is Shosholoza Meyl (‘Pleasant journey’) and this comfortable train is incredibly good value. […]

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Table Mountain Aerial – South Africa Impressions from Tame Mountain Aenai Cableway Opened in 1929, and extensively refurbished in 1997 when new cars and double cabling were introduced, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has transported more than 16 million people to the top of Table Mountain, a dramatic ride which […]

Chapman’s Peak Drive

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Chapman’s Peak – South Africa   The journey may not be long – just 9 km (5.6 mi) – but Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast at South Africa’s southwestern tip is one of the world’s most spectacular marine cliff roads. Starting from the picturesque horseshoe-shaped fishing harbour of […]

Cape Wine Route

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Cape Wine Route- South Africa Impressions from Cape Wine Route If you are interested in glorious scenery and delicious wines, a trip along Route 62, in South Africa’s Western Cape region, is a must. Some 50 years ago, a highway was opened here, and Route 62 became a forgotten road, […]

Krom River Trail

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Krom River Trail- South Africa   Sadly this great river, along with its associated wetlands, is coming under increasing pressure from the development demands of modern South Africa, with consequent degradation. But it is still possible to experience the pristine beauty of the Krom River and environs as it has […]