Tintswalo Safari Lodge campfire – courtesy of Tintswalo Safari Lodge
12
Feb
2018
TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE IS THE PLACE OF STARS

Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s spectacular revamp responds directly to the growing demand for luxury exclusive-use safari properties. Richard Holmes provides the goss on and pretty pics of our hotspot of the week.

Bird Nest – courtesy of Wilderness Safaris/by Jimmy Nelson
07
Feb
2018
THESE 5 ‘FLOATING’ HOTELS ARE WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Introducing Africa’s five ‘floating’ hotels whose dreamlike allure will leave travellers bewitched and beguiled as they discover yet another unforgettable corner of Africa.

Plane swooping in over Cape Town – via Travel Nation
25
Jan
2018
AIRLINES ARE QUEUING UP TO JET INTO SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa has just got that little bit closer: there’s been a slew of international carriers launching flights to Cape Town and South Africa and Johannesburg – which is just in time for We Are Africa 2018. To lower airfares and increased connectivity on the horizon…

Doing well by doing good at Wolwedans – courtesy of the Wolwedans Foundation
19
Jan
2018
DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

Richard Holmes introduces the Wolwedans Foundation Trust, a stellar example of how to walk the walk when it comes bringing tangible benefits to the local community.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
05
Jan
2018
TOP PICKS: FIVE HOT PROPERTIES IN 2018

2018 may still be young, but its calendar is already jam-packed with new openings across our continent. From the lush forests of Rwanda to the sparkling sands of the Seychelles, there’s no shortage of exciting new destinations to entice visitors to Africa. Here are five of our favourites…

Qorokwe
26
Dec
2017
QOROKWE RAMPS UP DELTA LUXURY

Wilderness Safaris is ending 2017 on a high note with the opening of a brand-new camp, Qorokwe, in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta.

Silver being hand-crafted on Ibo – via Timbuktu Chronicles
18
Dec
2017
HIDDEN TREASURES: THE SILVERSMITHS OF IBO

Delicate filigree jewellery handcrafted in a centuries-old tradition is perhaps the last thing you’d expect to find on a far-flung Mozambican island… Richard Holmes discovers the famous silversmiths of Ibo.

07
Dec
2017
DARK SKIES IN AFRICA

Richard Holmes explores the stargazing opportunities in the remote corner of south-western Namibia, the home to one of just 11 internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserves.

The Test Kitchen receiving the number one spot as Restaurant of the Year – courtesy of Eat Out Awards
30
Nov
2017
RISING STARS: THE CHAMPIONS AT SOUTH AFRICA’S EAT OUT AWARDS

Richard Holmes reports on the winners of 2017’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, which took place in Cape Town on 20 November. Get the low-down on the winners plus a list of the top 20 restaurants from the Awards… ¥ou’re welcome.

24
Nov
2017
HIT THE STREETS

High-end travel in Africa might be fabulous, but without venturing outside of their hotel, travellers can be left none-the-wiser to the cool happenings around and about in today’s contemporary Africa. For the real deal, get them to lace their boots and book their spot on one of these top-notch urban street tours across Africa.