Cape Town has quickly become one of Africa's most sought-after travel destinations. The city boats excellent museums, art galleries and Dutch colonial architecture in the City Bowl, along with the opportunity for great outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking and wildlife-spotting at Table Mountain. This is also a great surfing destination, with a range of other water sports like wreck diving and kayaking on the side.
Accommodation in Cape Town is some of the best in the world, with the lowest rates available during the May-to-September low season. Cape Town is famous for its selection of affordable guesthouses, but luxury hotels and cozy bed-and-breakfasts are also in full supply. Cape Town City Center (or the 'City Bowl') is shaped like an amphitheater and holds prominent districts like the V & A Waterfront. Tourists spend much of their time here in the shops, restaurants and historic hotels of central Cape Town.
Marrakech is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for its ancient Medina and beautiful Moorish architecture. The city is divided into two – the old Medina inside the city walls, and the new city, called Gueliz, which represents modern Marrakech. Inside the Medina is a maze of narrow alleys, souks and riads – traditional Moorish houses, many converted into B&Bs – while Gueliz is home to Marrakech's newer suburbs. Behind Marrakech are the Atlas Mountains, which make for a great day trip out of the city. Marrakech airport – officially Menara Airport - is six kilometers from the city and accessible via taxi or bus. Travelers to Marrakech will find much to do.
Cairo was founded more than a millennium ago, a figure that might impress tourists if it weren't for the unfathomably ancient icons looming to the west. Gateway to the Pyramids of Giza and one of the most ancient kingdoms on earth, Cairo offers a mix of historic sightseeing and modern luxury, all within reach of the Bedouin heartland, famous for tireless hospitality and vibrant traditions.
When they're not pondering the ruins at Giza, tourists are most likely to be found in Downtown Cairo. Cairo accommodation in this area ranges from bargain guesthouses to trend-setting luxury hotels, and guests staying in the city enjoy excellent museums, lively marketplaces and good metro service. The adjoining Garden City is the region's most exclusive commercial district.