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Make a holiday rental home, or villa in Africa your home away from home

Africa

The world's second largest continent, Africa, is impossible to explain in these pages. However, travel to Africa and self catering African holidays are so diverse that every holiday maker will be able to find their dream holiday somewhere in this magnificent continent. Including the islands off the coasts, Africa is comprised of 53 countries, and every landscape known to man. Many different apartments and villas in Africa can be found in the tropical rainforests, deserts, savanna plains and sub-arctic conditions on some of the highest peaks can be found in different destinations, meaning that you can participate in any adventure sport in Africa.

Things to do in Africa

African safaris are hugely popular for holidaymakers. Lions, hyenas, giraffe, zebra, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants, camel and many other magnificent African animals can be seen in many parts of Africa, and safaris can be designed for all levels of comfort, from hikes into the wilderness with tents and rations (and armed guide is essential for these, as the African animals are wild and extremely dangerous) to guided drives around specific parks.

The coastal regions supply fantastic beaches of all description, and water sport conditions to suit all. The surfing in South Africa is of particular note.

Due to the original tribal make-up of Africa, culture is diverse. Culinary variations across the continent are huge, and there are some real culinary treats to be found. African music and dress also differs, and there are some countries, especially in the north, where dress code is very important for travelers.

Places to holiday in Africa

Egypt and Egyptian accommodation has great heritage. When you first think of Egypt, pyramids, sphinxes and temples spring to mind. There is of course more to the country than this, but the pyramids make sensational viewing. Egypt also offers desert treks, golf and a magnificent Red Sea coastline (Sharm el Sheik), where scuba diving and fishing are popular. You can also take a cruise down the River Nile, from which you can see parts of the country not usually discovered on African holidays.

Kenya has an incredible diversity of landscapes, from wilderness to coast, forests to mountains and deserts to cities. Within 20 minutes of the capital, Nairobi, is the Nairobi National park, where game can be seen free within sight of the city skyline.

If Africa seems too far away, Morocco is only around 3 hours by air from the UK. Living in an African luxury riad in Rabat, Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca or Tangier, you have access to some of the most colouful markets in the world, as well as a magnificent coastline and the chance to hire a 4x4 and try your hand at desert driving!

South Africa, one of the most popular destinations in Africa is a land of incredible diversity. The unspoiled coast boasts dramatic scenery, with waterfalls dropping directly into the ocean, and elsewhere, wide golden beaches sweeping into the horizon with surfers, body boarders and deep sea fishermen dotted out beyond the swells. Within a few hours drive of the coast are the plains and parks filled with animals, and battle grounds from South Africa's fiery past. Of special note is the battle field at Rorke's Drift, the battle behind the film Zulu.

Tunisia is a colourful and spicy land, with many festivals and celebrations all year round. It has Mediterranean beaches, perfect for windsurfing and sun bathing on empty beaches. Golf is also popular here, and resorts like Hammamet and Sousse provide top class facilities, and luxury villas in Africa.

Travel to Africa

There are hundreds of airports across Africa accepting regular cheap flights from the UK. Choose a destination and holiday accommodation for an African holiday before deciding on the easiest flight to catch! "

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                                                                                                    Fantastic! Charming and magical. The kids loved it and so did we.

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                                                                                                    The house was as described. Very clean, easy and comfortable to live in. Decor is tasteful and leaves you space for your own things. Arrival and checkout were simple, Habib the housekeeper was wonderful. Location was great. We felt embedded in the village. The shopkeeper outside the house knew us by the end of our week, and greeted us with smiles every time we passed. You ARE going to feel like part of the village, including the calls to prayer from the mosque and similar. So a slight sense of adventure is required, and an understanding that life outside your door is not going to follow UK/EU norms. That said, the vibe in the village is relaxed and welcoming, very peaceful. The beach (which you can see from the balcony, only 30 meters from the house) was comfortable and safe. Felt private, we often had the whole thing to ourselves.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely holiday

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                                                                                                    Stayed in Oceana for 2 weeks and found it to be a very enjoyable holiday. The property is in a very nice , quiet area and is fully equipped and very comfortable . The outside area is particularly nice, overlooking the marina. It is very easy to get around , with access to a phone in the apartment so you can book a taxi or tuk tuk to Downtown where there are many nice restaurants. Abu Tig Marina is a 10 minute walk and also has many nice restaurants and bars. Hope to be back soon to El Gouna and this lovely apartment.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful, clean, modern Riad in great location

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                                                                                                    First, let me start by saying that the owner was incredibly helpful and responsive leading up to my stay at her place. I had many questions as I was arriving with a group of girls, so wanted to ensure things were safe and ready for us. She was great in answering all my questions and sending through extra information as well. The Dar itself was absolutely beautiful. The pictures are very accurate to how it looks, and everything was very clean and modern-- we really loved having the "hot" tub (which was more of a cool tub thankfully) to cool down in after a long day of walking. The location is about a 10 minute walk from the main square, so quite easy to get around as well. There are small stores lining the streets that lead to the Riad, so also easy to get water, bread, and small necessities. we had an amazing stay. I will definitely be staying here next time I'm in Marrakech !
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016