Africa : Article

The Tripologist

Everyone asks... Are travellers at risk from the Ebola virus?

Michael Gebicki What is the most effective way to safeguard your health?

South Africa

Moving on: A long journey to South Africa

 A young South African girl names Malika is lifted by her mother to kiss a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela before a service conducted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on December 9, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lisa Davies After 20 years of freedom, South Africa has come a long way, writes Lisa Davies, but with a long way to go.

Wildlife

Responsible wildlife tourism: Close encounters

Playful Killers

David Whitley There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself, writes David Whitley.

Zimbabwe

Victorian Falls helitour: the fright stuff

Nina Karnikowski It's not until I'm 100 metres above Victoria Falls in a chopper, that I realise I don't like this.

Mama Holiday

Voluntourism: Helping out on your holidays

poor children mama holiday

Tracey Spicer Charity begins on holidays - that's what many tour operators in the family market are finding.

The Backpacker

Authentic? Tourists, you're kidding yourselves

Travel bubble? No troubles. Soldiers pass sunbathing tourists in Mexico.

The Backpacker When you visit a country, you're actually inside 'the travel bubble'.

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Tripologist

The Tripologist: Morocco to Gibraltar?

Night view of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa
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Michael Gebicki Your logical first stop after Morocco is Gibraltar but getting there is slightly problematic.

The Backpacker

Why do people go wild when they travel?

Magaluf, Spain. Street.

The Backpacker The infamous Magaluf sex video was shocking ... but not that shocking for seasoned travellers.

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The Tripologist

The Tripologist: Boat hire in France

france river cruise

Michael Gebicki Burgundy would be a fine choice. Great culinary traditions, fabulous wines, mediaeval towns.

South Africa

South Africa lodges: Heavenly hideaways

Alison Stewart Some of the country's best escapes were known only to locals - until now, writes Alison Stewart.

South Africa

Cape Town Garden Route: Take the low road

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pictured: Gansbei sharks

Steve McKenna Travel the Garden Route from Cape Town for some spectacular sights, writes Steve McKenna.

South Africa

South Africa Safari: Every step you take

Brian Johnston 'Why worry about lions? Giraffes have a kung-fu kick that can take your head off'.

Africa

Mauritius, Africa: Back to the beginning

Mauritius

Elspeth Callender Elspeth Callender heads to Mauritius on a mission to trace her roots.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Hayden Tee

Nina Karnikowski An unusual approach to what to take on holiday is recounted by this musical theatre star.

Mauritius

Magic in Mauritius

travel - Mauritius

PAT INGRAM White sand beaches, turquoise water, swaying palms … this Indian Ocean island has it all.

Worldwide

Fifty things we love about travel right now

A vintage caravan in Palm Springs, California.

Edited by Sarah Maguire From retro caravans to saving the rhinos, here's what we love about travel right now.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Geraldine Turner

Geraldine Turner

Nina Karnikowski Four-wheel driving in Zimbabwe was a fabulous adventure for Geraldine Turner.

South Africa

South Africa road trip: uneasy rider

Clarence Drive

Rob McFarland A coastal trike tour raises eyebrows and offers great sights, writes Rob McFarland.

South Africa

South Africa: Hiking in the heavens

Person standing on edge of cliffs at God's Window overlooking Blyde River Canyon, South Africa.

Andrew Bain Blyde River Canyon’s many vistas keep Andrew Bain spellbound.

Africa

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: The power and the glory

Three people looking at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Michelle Griffin Africa's mightiest falls are an assault on the senses for Michelle Griffin.