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A Different Kind of Holidayby Dalene Ingham-Brown

How about doing something different this holiday? How about leaving the Pina Coladas and warm hand towels for the adventure-dead and take the road less travelled. Venture out on a trip where you re-discover your independence, where you free yourself from the conformity of urban living. Travel off the beaten track.


Morocco: Ride a camel. Get sand in places sand shouldn't go. Check out the Todra Gorge and Gorge Du Dades. Camp with the Berbers. Find out what ‘Berbers’ are. Explore Marrakech. Visit the famous Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou. Drink bottled water.

South Africa: Follow the path of the 18th century Afrikaans Voortrekkers. Beaches, telescopes, bush, and then more bush (aka national parks), comedy, culture, seafood and one horse towns (where the horse died 25 years ago). A trip along South Africa's western coast, on a cultural and wildlife exploration.

Egypt: Sail a felucca along the Nile River while enjoying the African Sun. Spend a day at the Cairo Museum and a trip to the amazing Pyramids.  Visit the Red Sea coast and be left in awe at the size of Karnak Temple. Finish the trip with a visit to Dahab - a 'hippie village'  where you can explore the sea by enjoying scuba diving or snorkeling.

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