STORIES FROM WE ARE AFRICA, THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND AROUND THE GLOBE
In the second of our series spotlighting this year’s FUSE un-conference speakers, artist and adventurer Holly Budge explains how her passion for conservation led her to the top of Mount Everest, and how luxury travel can play a vital role.
From working Africa’s signature animal prints to the pure practicalities, renowned African safari-lodge designer Abi James gives us the low-down on the safari lodges with the most up-to-the-minute interiors, and the secrets behind their success.
From urban safaris and artisan experiences to gorilla treks and luxury casinos, discover three new exhibitors who are are blazing an experiential trail across the continent.
Watch out, Cape Town: Johannesburg fine-dining scene is hot on your F&B heels. Richard Holmes gives us the low-down on Jozi’s fine-dining hotspots that are becoming attractions in their own right.
Introducing our keynote speaker for FUSE 2018: Tshekedi Khama, dedicated conservationist and Botswana Government Minister. Read how his pioneering work has helped light the fuse for high-end ecotourism.
Wine lovers in Africa? Send them to the Cape, many will say. But what about the bush? Melissa talks to Allister Kreft, CEO of Under the Influence – a management and wine-based company out of Cape Town. Find out more about his work, and why he thinks that wine buffs and the bush are made for each other.
In the first of our series spotlighting this year’s FUSE un-conference speakers, we caught up with mentalist and visionary Gilan Gork to discover the secret to influencing people (and winning friends) and why credibility is everything in luxury travel.
Education: it’s what the future of conservation depends on. Melissa Twigg investigates how African hotels and lodge owners have taken it upon themselves to educate children about protecting our planet – and by extension, their communities – in order to bring in the next generation of conservationists.
Find out why the parks in Ethiopia have the offerings that should be pushing the country on to the front of travellers’ bucklet lists and the fronts of our glossy mag covers.
From Botswana to Zimbabwe, travellers are flocking to Africa to fire a few frames, paving way for a flashy new niche in Africa’s safari industry – one that could provide a replacement for the controversial practice of consumptive hunting safaris, too…
One for your #designgoals: documenting the move from traditional safari clutter to a wanderlust-worthy, guest-centric aesthetic, Richard Holmes delves deeper into the reasons behind the shift in the design of Africa’s most prestigious safari lodges.
This week’s game-changers know a thing or two about how to incorporate peace and harmony into travellers’ adventures around the Motherland – meet the tribe recruits who’re bringing wellness offerings to Africa’s tourism scene.
The real-life key to Africa’s rise is in the virtual: Richard Holmes gets the low-down on the benefits of VR from African safari brands who’re donning new headsets and opening their eyes and businesses to a whole new world right in front of them.
From Coptic Christians in the Greater Cairo Area collecting garbage came the muse for upcycling guru and Egyptian artist dina Amin – and from them both comes the inspiration the hotel industry needs to combat throwaway culture.
Who could be better to show travellers how to live the high life than the tribe’s high-flyers? Let’s welcome the air extraordinaires who know how to take travellers to dizzying heights.
Find out why – and how – camps and lodges in Botswana are barely leaving footprints behind them in the building and maintenance of their properties.
Africa, fasten your seatbelts: tourism prospects may well be on the up. The Single African Air Travel Market has arrived, and could well be the game-changer that puts the continent on the global air map. Hold tight as Melissa Twigg gives us the low-down before African air travel takes off.
Since Zeitz MOCAA made its entrance to Cape Town’s Waterfront in September 2017, Africa’s contemporary art scene has blossomed. But as an attraction that’s now arguably as alluring as the Motherland’s great landscapes, what’s next for the African art world? Melissa Twigg investigates.
Deep-sea game fishing is the pinnacle of the piscatorial world – and Africa boasts some of the richest waters on the planet. Here’s where to cast a line…
As the world marks International Women’s Day, we asked three trend-setting members of the tribe for their insights on the impact of women in the African tourism industry.
‘Sounds from’ is a new series of monthly playlists curated by music guru Jared Dietch that will drive Africa’s coolest tunes to the fore. First up are a sassy bunch of African female artists who’re bringing the girl power to ladies everywhere on International Women’s Day. They’ve got it – hear them flaunt it.
As the world’s most trafficked mammal, the unassuming pangolin might not fit the title ‘endangered – but valid concern for this mammal’s survival has hit now the fan. Heather Richardson fills us in on how tourism and the travel community can protect our scaly friend.
It’s been a little drier over in Cape Town recently – too dry. Thankfully, the water shortage is looking up, thanks to everyone’s efforts to save, save, save! Heather Richardson reflects on the crisis to conjure up some takeaways for Cape Town and the world at large.
First came Mozambique; then Rwanda; Ethiopia, then Zimbabwe – and Angola is next. Melissa Twigg tells us why this African hotspot is the next in line to see a tourism boom.
Plastic: it’s no small fish to fry. Richard Holmes introduces us to the African travel pioneers who’re leading the way by cutting down their single-use plastic consumption.
‘Holidays’ are no longer a tick-box affair. Travellers are looking for human connections on their adventures for the full, transformative experience. Richard Holmes shows us how bleisure trips can allow us to practise what the industry preaches, and transform your business by making connections and getting your intel first hand.
From theatrics to flavours of brandy with mushrooms and Oloroso with squash, mixology is reaching way beyond the bar. As fine dining pushes its creativity through the roof, the divide between bar and kitchen is growing ever narrower…
Melissa Twigg contemplates the wonders and woes of a hotelier’s choice between setting up shop in Zambia and Zimbabwe on the edge of the Zambezi River.
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.
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.