Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Head Upriver in The Gambia, Africa

The Gambia is firmly on the map for UK travellers who are seeking winter sun.  They never venture much beyond their beachside hotels, That’s a shame because, this is Africa, and there’s far more to the country than just sun, sea and sand.

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Heritage Le Telfair Wellness Resort, Mauritius

There’s no question the Heritage Le Telfair Wellness Resort is the real deal. Tucked away in a beautifully remote part of Mauritius you really feel connected with the island’s beauty and at the same time let yourself get properly pampered.

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Insider Guide to Mauritius

Mauritius is a colourful piece of paradise that will always be a haven for honeymooners and beach lovers. And why not? Her spectacular coast is achingly beautiful. But away from this spectacle, there are some fascinating places to uncover and well worth venturing into her interior to uncover them.

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Mount Nelson Oasis Restaurant. Cape Town

While The Mount Nelson’s Afternoon Tea is something of legend, The Oasis buffet, especially on a Sunday, is not far behind in becoming as iconic as the hotel’s pink hue.

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Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa. Mauritius

Mauritius, claiming the globe’s third-largest coral reef, is a value-for-money destination with all the benefits of the costlier Maldives or Seychelles.

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Charming, historic Tulbagh, Western Cape.

Today, mostly used as accommodation, restaurants and art galleries, Church street remains that picture-perfect location, locked in time.

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