17
Jan
2017
MEET THE MEN IN GREY SUITS: THE SHARK SPOTTERS OF CAPE TOWN

4 -min. read Shark Spotters is an independent non-profit organisation that employs a remarkably simple solution to keep water users and sharks safely apart.

13
Jan
2017
HIT THE STREETS FOR FIRST THURSDAYS

3 -min. read Travellers looking for a new way to discover Johannesburg or Cape Town need look no further than burgeoning art and design gatherings First Thursdays.

12
Jan
2017
PROTECTING THE CAPE’S BIG CATS WITH THE CAPE LEOPARD TRUST

4 -min. read Cape Leopards still roam wild, seen only by dedicated researchers working for the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT), a not-for-profit conserving the threatened cats.

27
Dec
2016
SURF’S UP IN AFRICA WITH THESE SURFING HOTSPOTS

5 -min. read Although most visitors come to simply soak up the sun, Africa’s coastline is establishing itself as one of the world’s top destinations for surf travel.

20
Dec
2016
ACROSS THE SEAS ON AN SUP WITH CHRIS BERTISH

3 -min. read ‘The SUP Crossing’ will see Chris Bertish attempt the first solo transatlantic crossing on an SUP, from the Canary and British Virgin Islands to Florida.

13
Dec
2016
LATAM AIRLINES OPENS UP NEW MARKETS WITH ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS

3 -min. read Travellers, agents and tour operators warmly welcomed the October 2016 arrival of the first LATAM Airlines flight from São Paulo to Johannesburg.

06
Dec
2016
MEALS ON WHEELS: MEET SOUTH AFRICA’S TASTIEST FOOD TRUCKS

4 -min. read South Africa’s food truck scene is popping, with a boom in the number of mobile kitchens hitting city streets over the past five years.

30
Nov
2016
AFRICAN THEATRE SHINES AT KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

4 -min. read The curtain fell on the third Kampala International Theatre Festival last weekend, hosting a fascinating array of productions from across the continent.

15
Nov
2016
FEEL THE BEAT IN AFRICA WITH THESE HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVALS

3 -min. read Perhaps the best way to enjoy a cross-section of Africa’s musical talents is to tap into one of the many music festivals sprouting from Morocco to Malawi.

07
Nov
2016
SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP RESTAURANT REINVENTS ITSELF

4 -min. read Hailed as South Africa’s best restaurant and ranked #22 in the world, for The Test Kitchen’s ever-ambitious owner and chef, Luke Dale-Roberts, the sixth anniversary marked the time for a change.

26
Oct
2016
BRAZZA SHOWS ITS TRUE COLOURS

4 -min. read While travelling to and around Congo may take time and a sturdy sense of adventure, the chance to discover this off-the-beaten-track destination makes it well worth the effort, writes Richard Holmes.

10
Oct
2016
AFRICAN AIRPORTS SPREAD THEIR WINGS

2 -min. read It’s good news for travellers to Africa that a number of African airports have an eye fixed firmly on the future, with plans underway to extend, expand and refurbish airport facilities across the continent, reports Richard Holmes.

13
Sep
2016
ST. HELENA: STILL CAST AWAY AT SEA

4 -min. read There was plenty of excitement at the start of the year as the finishing touches were put to the new airport on St. Helena Island. However, test flights show that all is not well for commercial airlines…

31
Aug
2016
ROVOS RAIL ON TRACK FOR LOCAL GROWTH

3 -min. read Rovos Rail revealed earlier this year that it was to buy the Shongololo Express, branching out into the three- and four-star market with tours traversing South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

12
Aug
2016
RWANDA REBORN: HIGHLIGHTS FROM AFRICA’S NEXT HOTSPOT

4 -min. read When it comes to tourism appeal, Rwanda punches above its weight. From the vibrant streets of Kigali to the famed gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, it’s a destination drawing an ever-growing number of travellers.

02
Aug
2016
FLYING HIGH: AIRLINES SET THEIR SIGHTS ON AFRICA

3 -min. read Flying into Africa has never been easier, as global airlines and African carriers expand route networks and improve their on-board product.

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