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Tangier’s Shopping Secrets

The northernmost city in Morocco offers a stunning variety of antique furniture, textiles, and other authentic keepsakes.

Marrakesh's Stylish Transformation

This North African city of medieval souks and winding streets is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

Stylish New Johannesburg Hotels and Restaurants

Johannesburg has become South Africa’s creative hub, with stylish hotels, restaurants, and more.

Cape Town's Rising Art Scene

How does a place known for its beaches, mountains, and vineyards develop a progressive design scene? T+L looks at a collective of enterprising Cape Town locals who are turning this city into Africa’s creative capital.

High and Low Hotels: South African Wine Country

Our hotel comparison shows that a stylish Cape Winelands getaway can be had on any budget.

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Taxis in Cape Town - Many Capetonians use cheap minibus taxis to get around -- it's a more informal means of transportation, with frequent stops and hair-raising rides in cramped, sometimes mechanically challenged vehicles. Best bets for ease and safety are Marine Taxi (27/21/434-0434) for reliability and quick response, and Rikki's (0861-745-547), a maverick fleet with London cabs (kitted out with TVs in the back) and free direct call-phones in many locations.

When to go to Cape Town - November through late March is peak season. Rains begin in mid April.

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Walking tour of Islamic Cairo

Explore the markets and mosques of Islamic Cairo

Business Travel to Cairo: Around the corner from the Cairo Sheraton

What to do in Cairo when you have the chance to escape your business meetings

Gourmet Cairo

The food-lover's guide to Cairo

Off the beaten path Cairo: markets and monuments not even the locals know

Escape the tourist trail and wander the amazing souqs of Islamic Cairo

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