04
Aug
2017
IT’S A RUM THING: CAPE TOWN’S RUM REVOLUTION

3 -min. read Rum is the latest spirit to get the small-batch handcrafted treatment, and Cape Town is hot on the heels of the trend, opening its first dedicated rum bar.

24
Jul
2017
MOUNTAIN MADNESS: FIVE AFRICAN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

4 -min. read Few travellers think of Africa when it comes to lacing up a pair of hiking boots and hitting the trail; but look a little deeper and you’ll discover that the continent boasts a remarkable range of memorable hiking and climbing destinations.

14
Jul
2017
EVERY DROP COUNTS: CONSERVING WATER IN CAPE TOWN

3 -min. read Cape Town’s hospitality industry is doing a sterling job in educating guests on the need to conserve the region’s water.

11
Jul
2017
WAVE TO THE WHALES ON THE WESTERN CAPE

3 -min. read The annual arrival of Southern Right Whales to the Western Cape also brings binocular-toting tourists from across the globe seeking whale watching opportunities.

20
Jun
2017
GO UP IN THE WORLD WITH THESE AFRICAN AERIAL ADVENTURES

4 -min. read Looking for a new perspective on Africa? Throw one of these African aerial adventures into the itinerary for your next trip…

13
Jun
2017
BISATE LODGE IS (ALMOST) OPEN FOR BUSINESS

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris has all hands on deck ahead of the opening of its first Rwandan property, Bisate Lodge, at the end of June.

01
Jun
2017
TAKE A SPIN IN NAIROBI WITH RIDE SHARING START-UP LITTLE

3 -min. read Blending global trends with homegrown tech smarts and an innate understanding of local norms, Kenya’s globetrotting technology company Craft Silicon

25
May
2017
RWANDA GAMBLES ON HIKED GORILLA-TREKKING PERMIT FEES

3 -min. read The Rwanda Development Board sent shockwaves through the African eco-tourism industry by announcing a doubling in the cost of its gorilla-trekking permits.

19
May
2017
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT: 5 OF AFRICA’S BEST STAR BEDS

3 -min. read A night spent in one of these African ‘star beds’ shows that the sky’s the limit when it comes to romantic escapes and heavenly bodies…

03
May
2017
WHAT’S HOT RIGHT NOW IN CAPE TOWN: EXPLORING THE MOTHER CITY

3 -min. read Got a few hours to spare in Cape Town? Remember to leave some time to visit a few of these lesser-known, so-hot-right-now shops, eats and drinks.

11
Apr
2017
INTO AFRICA: THE LATEST AIRLINES OPENING UP THE CONTINENT

3 -min. read It’s no secret that air access is a crucial driver of tourism. Happily, a clutch of international carriers are launching new routes and growing frequencies on key routes into the continent.

06
Apr
2017
SEE AFRICA ON TWO WHEELS WITH THESE MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURES

4 -min. read Whether you’re a weekend warrior or devoted single-track daredevil, Africa is a dusty switch-backed paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts.

27
Mar
2017
BLISSED-OUT BEACHES: FIVE SECRET AFRICAN ISLAND ESCAPES

4 -min. read Look beyond the horizon and the African seas are also dishing up a fine selection of island escapes, from Mozambique to Pemba.

17
Mar
2017
FROM WASTE TO WONDERFUL AT GREENHOUSE

4 -min. read While the menu at Greenhouse is undoubtedly indulgent, chef Ashley Moss and his team of chefs are working hard to ensure not a single scrap goes to waste.

09
Mar
2017
READY, SET, RUN: AFRICAN MARATHONS ARE BRINGING IN BUCKET LIST TOURISTS

4 -min. read Intrepid tourists are packing their bags with the goal of sweating their way across 42 kilometres of unrivalled landscapes in these African marathons.

28
Feb
2017
ALL A-TWITTER WITH THESE AFRICAN BIRDING EXPERIENCES

4 -min. read While many travellers head to Africa in search of the Big Five, a growing number of visitors are arriving for some of the best birdwatching on the planet.

14
Feb
2017
HORSEBACK SAFARIS: SEE AFRICA FROM THE SADDLE

4 -min. read Africa is proving itself to be one of the world’s premier destinations for horseback safaris, blending world-class guides with charming wilderness camps.

09
Feb
2017
MINOR HOTELS’ MAJOR FOCUS ON AFRICA

3 -min. read With more than 150 hotels spread across 22 countries worldwide, Bangkok-based hospitality company Minor Hotels has its sights set firmly on Africa.

31
Jan
2017
BRUSHING AWAY THE DUST WITH AFRICA’S CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

4 -min. read For a glimpse into African culture through its art, the vibrant galleries and exhibition spaces in these African cities are the perfect start.

26
Jan
2017
GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK WITH THESE HIDDEN AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

4 -min. read Africa boasts 90 World Heritage Sites designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) – discover a few here.

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