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Africa is one of the least visited continents on the planet. Visitors tend to have many preconceptions about Africa and very limited actual knowledge. Africa as a continent has a tremendous amount of diversity. There are vast deserts in the north, grasslands in central Africa and lots of wild animals. There are numerous indigenous African tribes. Most visitors to Africa would expect that.

However, Africa is so much more than stereotypes and generalizations. There are amazing beaches on the northern and eastern coasts. There is skiing in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Many people forget that Egypt and the great Egyptian dynasties were African (the Nile connects the Mediterranean with the indigenous tribes of the interior). The cradle of civilization started in Africa. One of the world’s greatest wine producing regions is in Africa. And then there are the people, with their infectious smiles. Africa is richly complex and deeply rewarding travel destination. Here are some of our favorite African experiences.

Exploring the Tempting South Africa Wine Region

Traditional colonial Dutch architecture at the Morgenhof Estate winery on the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

South African wines leave some people salivating and some scratching their heads. For years, South African wine was essentially limited to the domestic market due to international boycotts. Those days are long gone. Now, oenophiles far and wide are recognizing the superiority of wines from the Rainbow Nation – exciting things are happening in the

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