Tintswalo Safari Lodge campfire – courtesy of Tintswalo Safari Lodge
12
Feb
2018
TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE IS THE PLACE OF STARS

3 -min. read Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s spectacular revamp responds directly to the growing demand for luxury exclusive-use safari properties. Richard Holmes provides the goss on and pretty pics of our hotspot of the week.

Bird Nest – courtesy of Wilderness Safaris/by Jimmy Nelson
07
Feb
2018
THESE 5 ‘FLOATING’ HOTELS ARE WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

5 -min. read Introducing Africa’s five ‘floating’ hotels whose dreamlike allure will leave travellers bewitched and beguiled as they discover yet another unforgettable corner of Africa.

Plane swooping in over Cape Town – via Travel Nation
25
Jan
2018
AIRLINES ARE QUEUING UP TO JET INTO SOUTH AFRICA

4 -min. read 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…

Doing well by doing good at Wolwedans – courtesy of the Wolwedans Foundation
19
Jan
2018
DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

3 -min. read Richard Holmes introduces the Wolwedans Foundation Trust, a stellar example of how to walk the walk when it comes bringing tangible benefits to the local community.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
05
Jan
2018
TOP PICKS: FIVE HOT PROPERTIES IN 2018

5 -min. read 2018 may still be young, but its calendar is already jam-packed with new openings across our continent. From the lush forests of Rwanda to the sparkling sands of the Seychelles, there’s no shortage of exciting new destinations to entice visitors to Africa. Here are five of our favourites…

Qorokwe
26
Dec
2017
QOROKWE RAMPS UP DELTA LUXURY

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris is ending 2017 on a high note with the opening of a brand-new camp, Qorokwe, in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta.

Silver being hand-crafted on Ibo – via Timbuktu Chronicles
18
Dec
2017
HIDDEN TREASURES: THE SILVERSMITHS OF IBO

4 -min. read Delicate filigree jewellery handcrafted in a centuries-old tradition is perhaps the last thing you’d expect to find on a far-flung Mozambican island… Richard Holmes discovers the famous silversmiths of Ibo.

07
Dec
2017
DARK SKIES IN AFRICA

3 -min. read Richard Holmes explores the stargazing opportunities in the remote corner of southwestern Namibia, the home to one of just 11 internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserves.

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

4 -min. read 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.

24
Nov
2017
HIT THE STREETS

4 -min. read High-end travel in Africa might be fabulous, but without venturing outside of their hotel, travellers can be left none-the-wiser to the cool happenings around and about in today’s contemporary Africa. For the real deal, get them to lace their boots and book their spot on one of these top-notch urban street tours across Africa.

16
Nov
2017
MARRYING FOOD AND WINE: THE RISE OF SOMMELIER

4 -min. read Sommeliers have emerged as the new rock stars of the African F&B industry: Richard Holmes picks the brains of a few rising stars for their take on wine and the vital place it holds alongside meals at the dinner table.

09
Nov
2017
TACKLING THE MILLENNIAL MARKET: SHARE THE AFRICAN LOVE, THEN SHARE IT ON INSTAGRAM

3 -min. read Richard Holmes spoke to Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, a thought leader in destination marketing, about the importance – and impact – of millennial travellers in Africa.

03
Nov
2017
OPENING SKIES: FASTJET ARE THE FIRST TO JUMP ON BOARD MOZAMBIQUE’S NEW AIR POLICY

3 -min. read After years upon years of slow, non-sensical restrictions on air traffic in Africa, Mozambique has become the first to to loosen the reigns on their air policy –
and Fastjet was the first in line to cross over the border: a change which will, with luck, help pave the way towards a brighter, more convenient future for African travel.

Plan taking off from St Helena
25
Oct
2017
TOUCHING DOWN ON VIRGIN SOIL: ONLY SIX HOURS TO ST HELENA

4 -min. read The first plane flying to St Helena, promising to be the next worst-kept-secret in the middle of the Pacific, has officially landed. Richard Holmes reports on the exciting preparation taking place on the island to welcome the tourists waiting in line to take their first steps on the island’s shore.

13
Oct
2017
AFRICA’S UNUSUAL FIVE

4 -min. read Presenting you with five African animals worthy of a mention to pay tribute to the undiscovered natural beauties frolicking around the continent.

TOKARA
06
Oct
2017
ART AND THE VINE: HOW THE CAPE WINELANDS ARE SERVING ART ALONGSIDE OF A GLASS OF RED

4 -min. read Art has linked arms with wine on the manicured estates of the Cape Winelands so that two of the greatest pleasures in life can be enjoyed side-by-side. Take a guided tour of the spellbinding collections to be found amongst the grapes.

20
Sep
2017
A SIP FROM THE SOUTHERN TIP

4 -min. read 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

3 -min. read 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.

05
Sep
2017
CASTING FOR TIGERS

3 -min. read Adventurous anglers from across the world are coming to Africa in search of tigers… Tiger fishing, that is, which is centred on the mighty Zambezi River.

30
Aug
2017
HOPS AND HAPPINESS

3 -min. read 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.

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