The African continent is truly one-of-a-kind in that it boasts such diverse landscapes and destinations. Beaches, wildlife, mountains, flora – you name it and you’re able to find it somewhere in Africa. We’ve put together a list of some of the best African holiday spots that we think are bucket-list worthy.
Known as the ‘Red City’ from the red sandstone used in the city’s architecture, Marrakech is a home to ancient palaces, divine gardens and impressive mosques. This magical city possesses a medieval atmosphere and has a strong presence of vendors with intimate stalls running up and down the cosy alleyways. Morroco is a must see for those who love to explore different cultures.
Cape Town, South Africa
Situated right at the southern tip of the African continent, The Mother City (as many call it) is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, mountains and wine farms. Hike up Table Mountain or Lion’s Head and take in the panoramic views of the city from hundreds of metres above sea level. For a more relaxed setting, drive along the numerous wine routes and enjoy some of the world’s best wines. A visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and the world renowned Robben Island are also a must when visiting the beautiful city of Cape Town.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This town forms part of west Zimbabwe and flaunts a massive waterfall, where the Zambezi River plunges over the edge of a cliff and falls into the First Gorge before flowing through various other gorges. This magical waterfall also boasts a ‘moonbow’ which is a rainbow-like reflection that can be seen in the spray when the full moon is out. Be sure to check out the Zambezi National Park while visiting this beautiful city, and if you’re a thrill seeker, the white river rafting.
This relaxing seaside town is home to a combination of modern style and historic architecture that can be explored by all those who visit. With pristine beaches that span miles across the coastline of the Indian Ocean and a diverse culture of marine life, there is no better getaway if you’re after some rest and relaxation. Hop on a beach bicycle, enjoy some snorkelling or head out on a relaxed cruise and explore this fascinating destination.
If you’re after a luxurious and relaxing place to stay while you’re in Inhambane, look no further than Castelo do Mar, situated amongst the coconut palms on Barra Beach, for the ultimate holiday experience.