Popular Activities in Mauritius

Popular Activities in Mauritius

Mauritius might not be the first country name that comes to your mind when someone mentions Africa, but this island-nation off the coast of Africa can be full of surprises. Unlike many other parts of Africa which are famous for their wildlife, their dramatic landscapes or millennial cultures, Mauritius is best know for its gorgeous beaches. The beaches of Mauritius and its luxury resorts are worth the trouble of getting there, but it would be a mistake to spend the whole time lying in the su... [ read more ]

Popular sports in Kenya

Popular sports in Kenya

Kenya's diverse nature makes it one of the most visited countries in Africa. But it is not only lions and buffaloes that attract people to Kenya: the country is also known all over the world for its talented athletes. Football, running and rugby are among the most popular sports in Kenya. Whether you are interested in practicing some sports during your Kenyan vacation or you simply want to learn more about Kenya and its culture, this article is a good place to start. Football Football... [ read more ]

Popular sports and activities in South Africa

Popular sports and activities in South Africa

Once famous for its wildlife reserves, diamond mines, beaches and wineries, South Africa has recently added a new entry in its list of attractions: football. As the first country in Africa to host the World Cup, South Africa has shown passion and commitment for football, but also given supports a change to explore its beauties. However, football is not the only sport that South Africans like. They also like cricket, rugby, golf or sailing. For some quick and basic facts about what sports yo... [ read more ]

Scenic South African Golf Courses

Scenic South African Golf Courses

If you ever wish to spice up a golf vacation with some adventure and amazing landscapes, then you should know that South Africa is the place to go. The country has a long tradition in golf and is home to some of the most scenic golf courses in the whole world - not to mention the fact that Africa is the only place where one can experience a golfing safari (which represents a 2 in 1, thrilling combination of a safari trip and a golf vacation). Another great advantage of South Africa in genera... [ read more ]

5 Ideas for an Active 2012 African Vacation

5 Ideas for an Active 2012 African Vacation

An African adventure is certainly something to consider for your 2012 New Year resolution list. The reasons why I’m saying this are quite obvious: amazing culture, unequaled landscapes, live altering experiences. For those who are not willing to go as far as the North Pole or don’t have the millions of dollars that would buy a flight in space, Africa remains the ultimate adventure holiday destination. So for all those of you who are willing to go past the fences of a Red Sea all-inclusiv... [ read more ]

Best Surf Beaches in Africa

Best Surf Beaches in Africa

Even though surfing is not traditionally part of the African culture, gorgeous beaches and perfect waves have called the attention of surfers world-wide, which is why surfing is now a popular sport in certain parts of the African continent. Morocco and South Africa are the two preferred destinations when it comes to surfing, partially because of their large openings at the Atlantic Ocean. However, certain Western African countries seem to have a great, and often undiscovered, potential for s... [ read more ]

A Short History of African Football

A Short History of African Football

The 2010 World Cup has marked a historical moment for African football; there is no doubt for that. In the sound of thousands of accompanying vuvuzelas, Africans have shown their passion for football and proved that this is far more than a simple spectator sport. No trip to African countries like Uganda, Nigeria or South Africa should lack an experience like watching a football game: the atmosphere on the stadium is simply fantastic! But in addition to the obvious entertaining virtues of fo... [ read more ]