AFRICA: WHERE SHOULD I BE SPENDING MY SUMMER HOLIDAY?

AFRICA: WHERE SHOULD I BE SPENDING MY SUMMER HOLIDAY?

Another week, another place to discover! This time, we take a look at Africa. The continent that’s full of culture, heritage and a diverse mixture of people. it’s a place, you have to include on your bucket list!

Beach

Sharm-El-Sheikh is renowned for beautiful beaches, but Seychelles is an archipelago of islands and the perfect place to get away. The lovely fine white sands of Anse Soleil in Mahe or the shallow water of Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue will make you feel as though you’ve got a piece of paradise all for yourself. The best part? The brilliant sunrise and sunset views!

Seychelles

Shopping

Cape Town is the place to get your shopping fix! With Waterfront for both high end shops and malls and the city centre for quirky local boutiques and retail, even cafes and culinary hotspots, there’s nowhere better to look for the best Afro-Euro decor and clothing. We’re seeing the trend all over the designer boutiques of London, New York and Paris so why not head over to the city to get your hands on locally handmade treasures?

Cape Town
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Party

Johannesburg, South Africa has all the hipster bars, dancing clubs, traditional pubs and bar districts that you need to dance (and drink) the summer away. Rosebank and Sandton are perfect to find a party that lasts all night or alternatively, cocktail lounges for a sophisticated drink.

Johannesburg
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The cleverly named ‘A Streetbar Named Desire’ in Park Corner, Rosebank is a new independent bar that gives the right taste of casual luxury.

Sights

Morocco is an amalgamation of cultures, with distinguishable Berber, Jewish, Arabian and European influences. You can experience all this and get your fix of historical landmarks. Beautiful, busy Medinas represent the spiritual centres of the country, within which historical buildings are preserved. There are so many must-see sights, like the Kasbah Amridil, Bahia Palace and Chellah.

Morocco

Family Time

A safari holiday is a brilliant choice for families, with something for all ages to enjoy and get involved with. Safari first-timers, children and adults alike can enjoy the variety and novelty of seeing wild Africa in all its glory in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi

The Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is perfect, with activities based for your children with the WILDchild program, guided walks, night drives and local culture to delve into. And you get to see the Big 5, and the Great Migration of the Wildebeests!

Active and Adventurous

If you want to experience Africa through adventure, visit Zimbabwe! It offers numerous possibilities to be active and on your feet. The terrain is mostly savannah, with the mountainous areas of the Eastern Highlands also being the perfect place to discover. Of course, the Victoria Falls is a must-see when you go to Zimbabwe; adventurous swimmers can dive into the Devil’s Pool (‘Armchair’), a natural formation near the edge of the falls!

devils pool

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