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?

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.

22
Sep
2017
BELIEVE YOUR EARS: ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA IS OPEN

Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.

20
Sep
2017
A SIP FROM THE SOUTHERN TIP

The rolling hills and grasslands of the Agulhas Plain are new territory when it comes to South African winemaking, but there a handful of talented winemakers are quietly crafting award-winning cool-climate wines.

12
Sep
2017
AFRICA’S FIRST RADISSON RED OPENS FOR BUSINESS

After months of planning, construction and ‘curating’, Radisson RED Cape Town throws open its doors today. We chatted to Irish-born ‘curator’ Dale Simpson about what sets Cape Town’s newest hotel apart.

30
Aug
2017
HOPS AND HAPPINESS

Lethu Tshabangu has come a long way, from home-brewing in his wife’s pots on the kitchen stove to being the proud owner of Cape Town’s first black-owned craft brewery, Ukhamba Beerworx.

04
Aug
2017
IT’S A RUM THING: CAPE TOWN’S RUM REVOLUTION

Rum is the latest spirit to get the small-batch handcrafted treatment, and Cape Town is hot on the heels of the trend, opening its first dedicated rum bar.

14
Jul
2017
EVERY DROP COUNTS: CONSERVING WATER IN CAPE TOWN

Cape Town’s hospitality industry is doing a sterling job in educating guests on the need to conserve the region’s water.