48 Hours

City Breaks: Africa

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

  • Cape Town

    Cape Town Africa, South Africa

    Travel Time

    11hrs 20mins

    Home to golden beaches, a burgeoning cultural scene, top-quality wines and Table Mountain, it’s time to seek out some much-needed sunshine, says Francesca Hool
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca Africa, Morocco

    Travel Time

    3hrs 20mins

    From its laid-back seafront restaurants to chaotic markets and elegant art deco buildings, this Atlantic city is still happily off the tourist radar, says Tahir Shah.
  • Marrakech

    Marrakech Africa, Morocco

    Travel Time

    3hrs 40mins

    From the towers of spices and m’hanncha in the souk to delicate blossoms in the Majorelle Garden, Alicia Miller falls for the many diverse sides of this Moroccan city.
  • Durban

    Durban Africa, South Africa

    Travel Time

    11hrs 10mins

    Ian Belcher explores the lesser-known charms of South Africa’s third city and finds that travellers who dismiss it in favour of the Cape or the Kruger are missing out.

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