Africa Travel Guide

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    The Majestic Table Mountains
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    Colourful Bo-Kaap
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Sharm El Sheikh

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See all 2243 Marrakesh Tips
  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    To describe what is on this place and what is special is to best explain what there is and isnt on this square and its hard to imagine something which isnt there at some point of the day... food stalls selling you everything from fresh juices to bbq to cooked snails and hot sweet mint tea..... to hundreds of musicians, performers and story tellers....

  • Riad Aguerzame

    Marrakesh Hotels

    Situé dans la médina de Marrakech, près du palais Moulay Idriss, le Riad Aguerzame, entièrement...

  • Local Cuisine

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Restaurants

    Moroccan cuisine often makes it into the top ten of many world food lists, but for many travelers the diet of tajine and couscous can get a bit monotonous. It doesn't help that Moroccan food is generally rather plain - lacking in sauces, spices and even salt. Ordering a turkey tajine can result in several large hunks of turkey meat cooked in its...



See all 673 Hurghada Tips
  • Snorkeling

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

  • The Oberoi - Sahl Hasheesh

    Hurghada Hotels

    Ah.... What can I say? I had the most serene, peaceful time at the The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh... By...

  • El Mina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Restaurants

    Large spacious restaurant with a nautical theme and friendly staff. El Mina offers fresh seafood to you liking and I mean LITERALLY. The fish is swimming while you are ordering it! El Mina specializes in fried fish and seafood for take out too. There are also side dishes of rice, salad, bread, tahina, and babaghanouj. Fillet of Morgana Fish...



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  • Egyptian Museum

    Cairo Things to Do

    Apart from the no photography thing, which in many ways I can understand, I found the museum un kempt, ill labled, and dirty. The 2 exceptions to this were the Tutankhamun section and the royal mummies. Both of these areas were great. There is so much to see here, but there is so many things all jumbled together. Glass cabinets have the glass...

  • Mena House Oberoi Cairo

    Cairo Hotels

    This is the best hotel I have been. It was Sultans Palace and it was renovated and started to be...

  • Felfela Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Restaurants

    Overrated and overpriced restaurant! I have always wondered why this place is so popular especially among tourists? then after going there with my Dutch friend & her boyfriend and drink the worst lemonade ever I just realized if it wasn't for the location (Down town), the alcoholic and being mentioned in several guidebooks...No one would have ever...


Cape Town

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  • Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for the hike up not to mention the physical fitness required, The ride on the cable car is by no means inexpensive! It costs 100 Rands for children up to...

  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Cape Town Hotels

    Stayed recently for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Rooms are very elegant with incredible...

  • The Africa Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Restaurants

    In the Africa cafe the food is very fine however a bit expensive. The waiter brings various dishes to the table what you really enjoy. The dishes are from all over Africa with very fine flavours. You will not leave hungry!!!!!!!!!!! The waitresses are dressed in traditional African clothes. The restaurant has many rooms and all have a different...



See all 1098 Johannesburg Tips
  • Downtown

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    One of the most exciting sculptures to be established in the Jo'burg CBD in the last couple of years is a replica of the gold rhino of Mapungubwe, which is located on Fox Street, just opposite the Hollard Street pedestrian mall. As it is mounted on a plinth at about head height, so it can be surprisingly easy to overlook. The Mapungubwe rhino is...

  • Michelangelo Hotel

    Johannesburg Hotels

    The best and most expensive hotel of the area. Directly in the Sandton shopping Mall. The smallest...

  • Ethnic / Cultural Diversity

    Johannesburg Local Customs

    The selection and performance of national anthems must be one of the most emotive of cultural issues. To my mind, national anthems are meant to be rousing and inspirational pieces of music that reflect a nation's sense of self image: however, it's all too easy for them to descend into the realms of worthy-but-dreary dirges burdened with...



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  • Port El Kantaoui

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sailing out of the harbour in a catamaran feels good. For the first 20 minutes or so, the engine is running, and then the sail is hoisted and it's amazing. The two guys running the show were friendly and you felt safe on the boat. No life-jackets, but this is Tunisia. There were four of us, and we did a fine bit of bartering - £20 for a few hours...

  • Mercure Diar El Andalous

    Sousse Hotels

    Honestly? We didn't stay at the Mouradi. Why am I writing a tip about it, then? There was a bit of...

  • Sousse Beach of Hotel Karawan

    Sousse Warnings and Dangers

    I did not want to leave my expensive Revue Thommen Swiss watch in the Hotelroom dornig my Beach Star,so I Tool the watch to the supervised Beach,belonging to Hotel Karawan.During swimming in the Sea, the watch has been stolen, definitely by one of the 4 staff members belonging to the Hotel.They were sitting next to my beach chair, very few other...



See all 425 Durban Tips
  • Whoonga kids

    Durban Warnings and Dangers

    Durban is a wonderful place with amazing weather, unfortunately the city and nearby suburbs are over run with 'Whoonga' smoking kids and youths, 'a mixture of cheap heroin and rat poison amongst other things...They will feel nothing to rob and kill you, avoid them and dont give to any beggars no matter how 'deformed' they make themselves appear,...

  • Hilton Durban

    Durban Hotels

    If you dont mind asking for new towls, shampoos, soap on a daily basis, this hotel is for you. Claim...

  • Shooting Range fun

    Durban Things to Do

    For a real adrenalin rush, try going to the shooting range for the day! Brent Shooting Range lets you try out a handgun, shotgun and rifle at their indoor range, but only after you have had safety training from one of their certified trainers. The package includes ammunition. I am terrified of guns, but this was actually fun and a real thrill! Also...


Addis Ababa

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  • Museum

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The National Museum of Ethiopia is a rather small, three story building that houses a wide variety of artifacts from some of the earliest pre-human bones right through to some very recent art pieces by important Ethiopian artists. At the time of writing, the most famous inhabitant "Lucy". a pre-human homind is not on display there, but casts of...

  • Sheraton Addis

    Addis Ababa Hotels

    While I didn't stay here, I called in to view the grounds and hotel. Impressive place, with bars,...

  • Good local food and spectacular dance

    Addis Ababa Restaurants

    Enjoy good local food (injera, doro wat ...) and dance, I especially liked the dances of Northern Ethiopia. Visitors are invited to join the dancers, it's great fun! Injera, the traditional pancakes made from local foodgrain by the name of teff. It can sometimes be too sour for the Western taste and owing to shortages it is occasionally mixed with...


Kruger National Park


See all 671 Alexandria Tips
  • Montazah palace and gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to the lighthouse. There is even a bowling alley on the...

  • Renaissance Alexandria Egypt

    Alexandria Hotels

    We stayed at Renaissance Mariott in Alexandria originally for 3 days which we shortened to 2, in mid...

  • Seafood restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Restaurants

    It was over day business trip to Alexandria, and being in Alexandria the biggest sea side city in Egypt ( in the Mediterranean )for work means two main things to be done 1- To walk in the Corniche ( a waterfront promenade ) corniche in Alexandria, The major waterfront corridor in Egypt 2- Is to eat Sea food and because I am from one of the sea...



See all 402 Pretoria Tips
  • Voortrekker Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and 1854. The Monument highlight mostly the events leading to the Battle of Blood river were scores of Zulu warriors were killed. There is a small museum inside...

  • Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

    Pretoria Hotels

    Stayed twice, two weeks apart for 2 nights and one night respectively. Rooms are very nice, roomy...

  • Very didactic museum

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Very inviting entrance to the museum, but is paying. It is devoted to the Natural History.The greater area around Tshwane (Pretoria) is known for one of the oldest archaeological evidences of prehistoric man on earth! The 2.3 million years old so called "Cradle of Humankind" including the Sterkfontein Caves is only about 80km WSW from here.



See all 529 Casablanca Tips
  • Hassan II Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The Hassan II Mosque or Grand Mosquée Hassan. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards...

  • Hyatt Regency

    Casablanca Hotels

    I worked very hard during the day in a office witout air conditioned. You can understand how I was...

  • Trains

    Casablanca Transportation

    The main long distance train station in Casablanca is a very simple station and small station.... on one side they have a ticket office and on the other side a small store that sells newspapers, snacks, and soda's and juices ..... we had no problem getting our tickets to Marrakech the night before ... and of course like in every train station...



See all 639 Nairobi Tips
  • David Sheldrick Animal Trust - Elephant...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nairobi Things to Do

    When I was there in May 2014, the visiting hour was only 11-12 noon. Thank God we decided (without prior knowledge) to see the elephants before the Giraffe Centre. The hour long introduction to the elephants and explanation of the mission of the orphanage was interesting and informative. The elephants were adorable! A must for all families with...

  • The Sarova Stanley

    Nairobi Hotels

    Located in the center of the city, this gorgeous old hotel is pure class. The rooms are large and...

  • Only 1 hour for visiting

    Nairobi Things to Do

    When I was there in May 2014, the visiting hour was only 11-12 noon. Thank God we decided (without prior knowledge) to see the elephants before the Giraffe Centre. The hour long introduction to the elephants and explanation of the mission of the orphanage was interesting and informative. The elephants were adorable! A must for all families with...


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