Photo by Edgar Castrejon
11
Jul
2018
FEEDING CHANGE

South Africa is leading the charge with the trend for locally sourced, culturally relevant dishes, writes Melissa Twigg; but when educating and delighting diners has the added benefit of empowering local producers and alleviating pressure on the environment, it’s no wonder the rest of the world isn’t far behind.

Okavango Delta
20
Jun
2018
ENVIRONMENTAL RICHES

With its high-value, low-volume policy, Botswana is a ‘jewel of Africa’ in more ways than one; but with the government working closely with the tourism industry and reinvesting a third of profits to empower conservation, its model is one other countries could afford to follow, says Melissa Twigg.

A fictional interpretation of Vogue Africa – by Mario Epanya / via Business of Fashion
18
Jun
2018
IT’S OFFICIAL: VOGUE IS FINALLY COMING TO THE MOTHERLAND

Yup, you heard us right: Vogue Africa is on the way, and now Condé Nast are talking logistics. Get the latest from Melissa Twigg.

15
May
2018
HOW MANDELA’S LEGACY IS MAKING TOURISTS COME FLOCKING TO SOUTH AFRICA

From offerings of tours inspired by Mandela’s life story to a chance to stay in the suite where the iconic man put pen to paper, Melissa Twigg finds out how Madiba’s legacy is driving tourism to South Africa.

02
May
2018
THE DAWN OF ‘A CYRIL SPRING’: WHAT THE RISE OF RAMAPHOSA MEANS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM INDUSTRY

Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as President of South Africa has been met with much relief and hopefulness for the future. The big question on all of our lips? Will he be good for South African tourism? Melissa Twigg investigates.

23
Apr
2018
FROM THE RURAL TO THE RUNWAY: ABI JAMES ON THE SHIFT IN SAFARI-LODGE INTERIORS

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.

Seliot, a waiter at Wilderness Safaris' Little Makalolo, practises his wine recommendations with Allister – via Wildnerness Safaris
13
Apr
2018
WHY WINE BUFFS AND THE BUSH ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

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.

10
Apr
2018
EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS

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.

Chebera Churchura Park in Ethiopia – via Chebera Churchura Park
07
Apr
2018
WHY PARKS IN ETHIOPIA WILL MAKE TOURISTS COME FLOCKING

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.

Landscape around Qorokwe – courtesy of Wilderness Safaris
21
Mar
2018
WHY CAMPS IN BOTSWANA HAVE GONE GREEN

Find out why – and how – camps and lodges in Botswana are barely leaving footprints behind them in the building and maintenance of their properties.

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