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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?