Southern Africa

Explore Bazaruto Island in Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is part of the Bazaruto National Park 50 miles (80 kilometres) off the Mozambique mainland, and approximately opposite the fishing port of Inhassoro. The indigenous Vahoka people call Bazaruto Island Ushurutswa, meaning island in the mist. The adjacent coastline is a popular magnet for scuba divers hoping to see dolphins, turtles, dugong

Why you should add Great Zimbabwe to your Africa bucket list

A personal tour of Iron Age Great Zimbabwe ignores the tourist trail in busy season. Instead, it approaches the ruined capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe across open savannah. This is such a better way to appreciate a remarkable achievement. The Gokomere and Ziwa cultures arrived here in the 4th century to farm the valley

South Africa: have you tried slackpacking?

If you fancy exploring the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa on foot (but don’t the idea of a backpack stressing your shoulders) then this could be top of your bucket list. The 85-kilometre / 55-mile trail stretches before you in 6 easy days, and you sleep in a bed every night.

Botswana: Going Nowhere Slowly in an Okavango Dugout

Do you fancy a week in nature as far away from city life as you can get? If the thought of going nowhere slowly in an Okavango dugout appeals, then north-eastern Botswana could be your special place. This reserve is larger than New York State, yet fewer than 3,000 people lived there at the last

Are these the world’s best luxury rail journeys?

Be warned: slow travel’s addictive. We may think we want to jump on a plane, but board a train instead for a cross-continental journey and this is vacationing on an epic scale. But you don’t need to ditch the comfort when you swap your five star resort for a moving hotel. Here are Mundana’s picks

Highlights of Cape Town

South Africa’s most delightful city leaves visitors spellbound, thanks to its blend of dramatic scenery and rich cultural heritage. Here are Mundana’s picks for the highlights of Cape Town. Iconic Table Mountain Whether you gaze across the bay from Bloubergstrand’s sand dunes or ascend its steep slopes in the revolving gondola, no trip to Cape

The best places to go stargazing

Have you ever looked up to gaze at the stars and been disappointed you can’t see as much as you’d hoped? Unfortunately, in most city skies today, fewer stars are visible. Part of the problem is the light pollution that engulfs these locations. Some of us, too, have the misfortune to live in places where

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