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Africa is the second largest continent after Asia, covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth. The continent is touched on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by both the Atlantic and Indian oceans which give it a great range of diverse beach landscapes. Off the coasts of Africa, several islands are among the most popular touristic destinations, such as Madagascar, one of the largest islands in the world, Seychelles, Mauritius, Cape Verde, and Zanzibar.

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Africa contains an enormous wealth, including some of the world’s largest reserves of fossil fuels, precious stones and metals. It displays a great diversity of biological resources that includes the lush green rainforests of Central Africa and the world-famous populations of the wildlife of the eastern and southern parts of the continent. Although Africa is the second largest continent, it contains only about 10 percent of the world’s population. It is home to famous natural landmarks such as The Nile, which is the longest river in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest point on the continent and desert Sahara, earth’s largest desert.

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Africa has many gems to display from the breathtaking natural landscape to world-renowned historical sights. South Africa is one of the most popular regions with Table Mountain being its landmark which offers magnificent views from high above. South Africa is also rich in cultural and historical sites. Visit Morocco with Sahara dunes and Djemaa el Fna square in the heart of the old city of Marrakech, slide through Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe and spend some time in Egypt with its long history of mystique pyramids and Sphinx. Want some more adventure in nature? Kenya offers endless possibilities for safari. Last but not least is the famous mountain of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania but this is not where the list stops.

Things to do

Africa is filled with exciting things to see and places to go that will make any vacation there a memorable one that will satisfy even its most demanding visitor. There are over 50 countries as well as several stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites and landmarks, such as the Giza Pyramid Complex, the Serengeti and countless more. Go bangy jumping in Victoria Falls or just have a swim in the Devil’s Pool, visit one of the many National Parks with your children and share the fun. Go on a world famous safari to see rare animals and visit unique monuments of civilization and culture such as the Mud Mosque of Djenne and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art. Anything you can imagine, from hiking in extreme, dramatic scenery to swimming to exotic beaches or just being a lover of nature, culture or fun, Africa will leave you speechless with its endless options.

Family fun

Being so vast, Africa offers endless possibilities for fun shared by the whole family. Some of the most popular activities are observation of the wildlife species exclusive to this land, swimming in exotic and diverse landscape beaches, trying sea activities and sports, visiting museums and cultural hot spots, natural parks and sanctuaries and unique sightseeing, such as the Pyramids, Victoria Falls and so many more hard to count. It is a majestic land that will enchant its younger and older visitors and will create memories that will never fade.

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Every unique villa is carefully selected, thoughtfully designed, and with a standard set of amenities. Here is our pick of unique villas in Africa.

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Travelling to Africa? Here are some of the top destinations you may consider for your vacation.

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Villa Zin Marrakech - Morocco, Marrakesh

Villa Zin Marrakech


Villa Eagle Rock Cape Town - South Africa, Cape Town

Villa Eagle Rock Cape Town

Cape Town

Milele Villas Zanzibar - Tanzania, Zanzibar

Milele Villas Zanzibar


Kurland Villa Plettenberg Bay - South Africa, Plettenberg Bay
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Kurland Villa Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

Ilanga Manor House at Magic Hills Jansenville - South Africa, Jansenville
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Ilanga Manor House at Magic Hills Jansenville


Alfajiri Garden Villa Kenya - Kenya, Diani Beach
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Alfajiri Garden Villa Kenya

Diani Beach

Hollywood Mansion Camps Bay - South Africa, Cape Town

Hollywood Mansion Camps Bay

Cape Town

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