19
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: ROYAL PORTFOLIO’S THE SILO HOTEL

It’s less than a year old, but we already can’t imagine Cape Town without MOCAA – or The Silo Hotel. Designed by Royal Portfolio, their masterwork won them the 2017 DESIGN Africa award. In the run-up to this year’s Innovation Awards, we caught up with them to talk African identity and how destinations should steer designs.

FATHER COFFEE
15
Feb
2018
AFRI-CAFF: THE BEAN COMES HOME

After decades of being overshadowed by espresso rivals, Africa – birthplace of the coffee bean – is finally enjoying a renaissance. Lisa Davidson explores how a new generation of java junkies are fuelling fresh hope for the continent.

Studio apartment in Cape Town – via
14
Feb
2018
HOW WILL THE CONTINUED RISE OF AIRBNB AFFECT AFRICAN TRAVEL?

Melissa Twigg dives right into the deep end of an impending possibility many have shunted to their mind’s backlog: how will the rise of Airbnb affect the future of travel? And, more specifically, African travel?

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – by Michael Buckner / via Variety
01
Feb
2018
CONSERVATIONIST PIN-UPS: HOW EFFECTIVE IS CELEBRITY-DRIVEN CONSERVATION MARKETING?

Conservation is the “sexy cause of the moment”: countless celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon to help rescue animal kingdoms – but even with their international reach, are their efforts beneficial – or even appropriate – to the cause at hand?

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…

Aida Muluneh, Dinkenesh Part One (2016) at David Krut Projects – courtesy of 1:54 / via artnet News
23
Jan
2018
HOW AFRICAN ART FAIRS ARE BRINGING MORE TOURISM TO THE CONTINENT

When just 0.05 per cent of the works shown at Art Basel or the Frieze Art Fair are of African origin, the African-centric 1:54 Art Fair has proved revolutionary in raising the profile of African art outside of the continent, and consequently, in bringing more tourism to Africa. But are region-specific shows excluding Africa from art’s central stage?

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.

22
Dec
2017
TOURISM AFTER TERROR: HOW DESTINATIONS CAN RECOVER WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS

Over the past two years we have seen many of the world’s most iconic travel destinations suffer from terrorist attacks. In the wake of such public assaults, how has tourism been affected – and how can it recover?