Africa has a lot of five-star and budget hotels to choose from. There are big hotels such as the Winchester Mansions in Cape Town and the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe. Smaller resorts like Indigo Bay Resort in Malawi and Hotel Novotel Kigali in Rwanda are smart alternatives.

African weather overlaps between hot and cold. While for most of the year it feels like summer on the northern side.

You can pamper yourself and your chums in the first-rate comforts of the Winchester Mansions Hotel in Cape Town. Winchester Mansions Hotel is within Cape Town's Platinum Mile that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. For the adventurous, the place to go is Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe. Famed for its colonial architecture, Victoria Falls Hotel boasts of its own national park and a private path to the falls. Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.

To get that tropical feel in Africa, you can island hop to Indigo Bay Resort. There is a string of small islands which you see on a clear day. On the other hand, there are little known yet highly frequented hotels such as the Hostellerie de France Blantyre in Malawi and Hotel Novotel Kigali Umubano in Rwanda. If you're feeling adventurous, you can get a safari package to South Africa and visit Kruger National Park or Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

While majority of the countries making up the African Union are developing economies by European standards, South Africa is now at par with Brazil and China. South Africa will host the 2010 World Cup.