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Although the Mpumalanga province of South Africa is better known as "the place where the sun rises," it is also the place where the water falls. The region has the highest density of waterfalls in Southern Africa, making it famous for its spectacular natural wonders and panoramic views guaranteed to brighten your Instagram account. On this edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, impressive waterfalls cascade over high rocks. Each one is enchanting in its own way, set among spectacular settings.
Merzouga is a tiny, dusty village in eastern Morocco situated on the verge of the stunningly bleak Sahara Desert. Although the town itself doesn't have much to offer adventurous travellers (apart from a few hotels and restaurants), it is renowned for serving as the entrance to the enormous Erg Chebbi dunes.
The Danakil Desert, located on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, is also dangerous because of the sheer heat. Although it is not quite as hot as Death Valley, the Danakil Desert will still reach around 131 °F. The high temperatures are partly because of the region's geothermal activity, which is also responsible for lakes of acid and poisonous gases. The desert is a popular tourist destination, but visitors are recommended to stick with guides at all times.
The Ouzoud Falls (Cascades d'Ouzoud) are 110 metres high, making them Africa's second tallest waterfall. It's a popular tourist destination and one of Morocco's most visited and photographed natural features. It is located in Morocco's Azilal region, overlooking the Tanaghmeilt town.
The Sabie Waterfalls Route in Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's best-kept secrets: visitors are often so captivated by the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, with its magnificent cliffs and stunning views, not to mention dazzling flora and fauna, that this superb cluster of waterfalls is often overlooked, but it’s all mostly on the way.