Africa by road: Namibia

Exploring Africa by road is one heck of an adventure; Bryony Holland revs up her 4x4 and discovers that southern Namibia’s sprawling moonscapes and sweeping dunes offer a truly otherworldly escape from World Cup frenzy. Namibia is epically empty. It is the perfect place to unshackle from the everyday and…

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Action at sea: cruising 21st-century style

Cruises are undergoing something of a renaissance. Growing numbers of younger cruisers means on-board activities and shore excursions are becoming more active, flexible and fun. Jane Archer explores the burgeoning world of the 21st-century cruiser. Who says cruising is for old people? Big cruise ships these days are packed with activities…

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South African festivals

Festival fun can be found at a number of annual events around South Africa, which celebrate anything from the arts and live music, to cherries, whales, olives and wine. January Watch the lively New Year’s Day Cape Town Minstrel Carnival (website: www.capetownminstrels.co.za) with its floats and minstrel bands in brightly…

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