Benin

Fact File Capital: Porto-Novo Population: 9,742,000 Time zone:  GMT +1 Plugs: Two-pin round Dialling code: +229 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of the following countries do not...

Interesting journey

The Maslow Time Square hotel in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria has just celebrated its first birthday, and whilst the complex as a whole has been in operation for longer, it was a good time to check in with resort General Manager, Brett Hoppé, to get a better sense of

Tanzania

Fact File Population: 45 million Time zone: GMT+3 Plugs: Three-prong square Dialling code: +255 Currency: Tanzanian shilling - $1=1606TZS Language: English, Swahili, Kiswahili Background The economy is mostly based on agriculture, which...

Malawi

Fact File Capital: Lilongwe Population: 15,316,000 Time zone: GMT +2 Plugs: Three pin square, British style Dialling code: +265 Currency: Malawian kwacha. Exchange rate: $1 = 329.757 MWK Language: English, Nyanja Visas Visa not...

Mauritius

Background Since independence from the United Kingdom in 1968, Mauritius has quietly gone about the important business of growing its GDP and reducing income inequality....

Togo

Fact File Capital: Lome Population: 6,675,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +228 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas All visitors require a visa...

Namibia

Fact File Population: 2.1 million Time zone: GMT + 2 hours (summer); GMT + 1 hour (winter) Plugs: Three-prong square Dialling code: +264 Currency: Namibian dollar; SA Rand -...

Liberia

Fact File Capital: Monrovia Population: 3,881,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: American-style three pin, Japanese-style four pin Dialling code: +231 Currency: Liberian dollar. Exchange rate: $1 = 74.4999 LRD Language: English Visas Citizens of...

Niger

Fact File Capital: Niamey Population: 17,493,000 Time zone: UTC +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +227 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of these countries do...

Gabon

Fact File Capital: Libreville Population: 2,204,000 Time zone: GMT +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +241 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Visas are required by all visitors. Airlines Air...

Algeria

Fact File Capital: Algiers Population: 38,295,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two-pin round Dialling code: +213 Currency: Algerian dinar. Exchange rate: $1= DZD78.4 Language: Arabic Visa All non-Algerians need to apply for a visa...

Lesotho

Lesotho is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 square kilometres in size and has a...