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Windhoek Travel Guide

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital and largest city. It is in the geographic centre of the country at an elevation of 1,600m. This is the city where most safaris travelling through Namibia begin, and also the first point of entry in Namibia should you arrive by airplane.

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Tata Travel Guide

Tata is a town in small south-western Morocco. It is the largest town in the Tata Province and the fourth largest in the region of Guelmim-Es Semara. It is situated on a desert plain of the Sahara Desert, southeast of Agadir and Taroudannt, close to the Algerian border and the mountain range Anti Atlas at […]

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Tarfaya Travel Guide

Tarfaya is a small port town on the southwestern coast of Morocco. Antoine de Saint Exupéry, famous French writer of The Little Prince, was stationed here in 1929. There is a small airplane statue dedicated to him in a small park on the outskirts of town.

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Tangier Travel Guide

Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has many of the things that travelers love, a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches, and unpleasant touts on the streets trying to sell you hashish. Tangier is an uncontrolled mix of north Africa, Spain, Portugal and France. It is located in […]

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Swakopmund Travel Guide

Swakopmund, known as Swakop in Namibia is the country’s biggest coastal town and a mecca for Namibians on holiday. The city’s German origins are quite pronounced in beautiful old German Colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert.

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Sossusvlei Travel Guide

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by the worlds highest dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. Sossusvlei is a common tourist destination in the southern part of the Namib Desert.

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Sidi Ifni Travel Guide

Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Legzira Plage is just 10km out of Sidi Ifni. Amazing place where nature shows off her beauty and the water and wind have carved the majestic red stone arches than extend along this sandy beach. It’s quiet here, not […]

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Ruacana Travel Guide

Ruacana is a town in Omusati Region, northern Namibia and the district capital of the Ruacana electoral constituency. It is located on the border with Angola on the river Kunene. The town is known for the picturesque Ruacana Falls nearby, and for the Ruacana Power Station.

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Rabat Travel Guide

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the facing shore of the river lies Salé, Rabat’s bedroom community. Together with Temara the cities account for a combined metropolitan population of 2.6 million. It is an easy going city […]

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Quiver Tree Forest Travel Guide

The Quiver Tree Forest is a forest and a well-known tourist attraction of southern Namibia. It is located about 14 km north of Keetmanshoop, on the road to Koës, in the Gariganus farm. It comprises about 250 specimens of Aloe dichotoma, a species of aloe that is also locally known as “quiver tree” because bushmen […]

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Ouarzazate Travel Guide

Ouarzazate nicknamed “The door of the desert”, is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in the Souss-Massa-Drâa of southern-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert. The town […]

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Opuwo Travel Guide

Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region of Namibia. It is also the only town of any consequence in the area and therefore an important base from which to explore the Kaokoland area and visit the nomadic Himba people. There aren’t any tourist attractions here, but as it’s the only settlement in the area […]

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Mossel Bay Travel Guide

Mossel Bay is a small harbor town located on the Garden Route in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. A favorite coastal and holiday destination, it has over the years developed into a town of unhurried hospitality, complementing the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the District of Eden.

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Merzouga Travel Guide

Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m high. Most people are here to take a camel safari into the dunes, and to get a taste of remote (tourism-influenced) Berber life. Winter […]

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Marrakech Travel Guide

Marrakesh is one of the imperial cities of Morocco. The name Marrakech originates from the Berber, which means “Land of God”. It is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. It is a few hours from the foot of the Sahara Desert. […]

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Lüderitz Travel Guide

Lüderitz is an old German coastal town in Namibia. It is noted for its distinctive German atmosphere and colonial style buildings, reflecting the Art Nouveau style architecture at the turn of the century. After a major renovation of the waterfront, it is now undergoing a major renaissance.

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Kolmanskop Travel Guide

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few km inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining […]

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Travel Guide

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is located in the Kalahari regions of both Botswana and South Africa. The park offers a majestic and infinite desert landscape with migrating herds of wildebeest, gemsbok, springbok and eland, cunning predators like lion, cheetah and leopard and unending red dunes with unique flora and a diversity of epic proportions is what […]

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Kaokoland Travel Guide

Kaokoland lies in the NW corner of Namibia’s Kunene Region. Today it remains the most “untouched” and remote part of the country, much of it still only accessible by 4×4 on hardcore tracks – not for the faint-hearted! Puros is particularly well-known for its desert elephants which are commonly to be found in the riverbed […]

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Johannesburg Travel Guide

Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and capital of its inland Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. It’s known for Soweto township, a sprawling jumble of African workers’ houses that was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Nelson Mandela National Museum.

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Fes Travel Guide

Fez has the best-preserved old city in the Arab world, the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes el-Bali, which is incidentally also the world’s largest car-free urban zone. Within the medina transports of goods is provided by donkeys, mules and handcarts.Fez is one of the imperial cities of Morocco.

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Etosha National Park Travel Guide

Etosha National Park is the 2nd largest of Namibia’s game reserves and it spans 20,000km² in Northern Namibia. The park surrounds the Etosha salt pan, which attracts animals, particularly in the drier winter months, because it is a source of water in a very dry land. Its name means “big white place”, referring to the Etosha […]

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Essaouira Travel Guide

Essaouira, a city on the Atlantic coast and a well-known to water sports fans offering all year long the perfect wind. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, an example of a late 18th-century fortified town, as transferred to North Africa by European colonists.

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Coffee Bay Travel Guide

Coffee Bay is a small town situated on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located about 250 km south of the city of Durban and has a population of 258 people. Plenty of sandy beaches, towering cliffs where waterfalls tumble into the sea, and dense coastal forests – […]

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Chefchaouen Travel Guide

Chefchaouen or The Blue Pearl is a gorgeous mountain city in northeastern Morocco. It’s no wonder that tourists flock here — this humble town is the embodiment of almost every Moroccan cliché. The picturesque medina, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rif Mountains, is filled with white-washed homes with distinctive, powder-blue accents, and the […]

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Casablanca Travel Guide

Casablanca almost universally referred to as ‘Casa’, may be the cosmopolitan, industrial and economic heart of Morocco, but it is one of the less endearing in the country. With a small, unassuming medina and a traffic-congested ville nouvelle, travelers arriving via Casablanca may be tempted to find the first train out to nearby Rabat. The […]

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Cape Town Travel Guide

Cape Town is located in the south-west corner of South Africa, and is the most southern city in Africa. It is a stone’s throw from South Africa’s world-famous Cape Winelands around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Cape Town is also known as the Mother City in South Africa. It is also one of the most iconic […]

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Brandberg Travel Guide

The Brandberg is Namibia’s highest mountain. Brandberg Mountain is located in Damaraland, in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast, and covers an area of approximately 650 km². The name Brandberg is Afrikaans, Dutch and German for Fire Mountain, which comes from its glowing color which is sometimes seen in the setting sun.

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Bloemfontein Travel Guide

Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa. It is also the capital of the Free State Province. Bloemfontein was founded in 1846 and now has a population of around half a million people. J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings was born in Bloemfontein in 1892. In 1923, the African […]

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Aït Benhaddou Travel Guide

Aït-Benhaddou is a city in Morocco. This is a traditional Mud Brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has featured in many films, mostly as a replacement for Jerusalem. Aït Benhaddou is accessible from Ouarzazate and Marrakesh

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Addo Elephant National Park Travel Guide

The Addo Elephant National Park is in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa and is one of the country’s larger parks. The parks early years, during times of drought the park keepers fed the elephants on oranges from the local orange groves. Gradually the elephants became addicted to the taste of the fruit! This […]

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