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.

19
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: HOW BEKS NDLOVU CROSSES BORDERS TO FIND MAGIC

Social entrepreneur, philanthropist, project manager: Beks Ndlovu’s list of accomplishments prove doing well by doing good is the way forward for the African travel industry. A year after his Innovation Awards win, we caught up with him to see how it has impacted his work.

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…

20
Jan
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: 3 AFRICAN BEACH RETREATS FOR JANUARY BLUES

Truly secluded beach retreats are hard to come by, even in low season – but pockets of true tranquility can still be found; you just have to know where to look. Lucy Shave points you in the direction of a trio of new tribe members, from Zanzibar to Plettenberg Bay.

30
Oct
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: AT ONE WITH NATURE

It’s time to introduce you all to three more new tribe members: allow us to introduce We Are Africa’s new, nature-loving exhibitors who allow their guests to unleash their wonderlust for the elements.

09
Oct
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: THE ROVER’S AFRICAN DREAM

In the run-up to the much-awaited We Are Africa, we have decided to honour our fantastic new exhibitors for 2018 with a warm shout-out. Up first are the three companies who fulfil and delight every rover’s African fantasies…

© Musa N. Nxumalo
02
Oct
2017
HOW EMBRACING YOUTH CULTURE CAN OVERCOME UNWARRANTED STEREOTYPES

Musa Nxumalo’s photography is raw and beautiful and free from geographical boundaries. But how are we to move beyond stereotypes and vilification if forward-thinking voices in his own country continue to resist the potency of youth culture?

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.