Hiking the Otter Trail: 45km in five days

The Otter Trail is a 45km coastal path that crosses numerous rivers, gives you endless ocean views of crashing waves and rewards you with wonderful log cabins to sleep in. It was my favourite hike out of all the walking we did in Africa and one that shouldn't be missed!

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Shipwrecks and seals along the Skeleton Coast

The Namib-Skeleton National Park covers the entire coast of Namibia, stretching 1579km from Ugab River in the south to the border of Angola in the north, aptly named for the countless shipwrecks hidden along it's seemingly endless coast. You'll also find relentless sand dunes, cute little German towns and one of the world's largest Cape Fur seal colonies.

The Mayan ruins of Tulum

Tulum is an up and coming resort town on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsular. The main street is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants for every budget. It's the base for visiting the Mayan ruins with the best location - on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea.