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

4 -min. read 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.

11
Apr
2018
LIGHTING A FUSE: MEET GILAN GORK, MENTALIST AND FOUNDER OF THE INFLUENCE INSTITUTE

3 -min. read In the first of our series spotlighting this year’s FUSE un-conference speakers, we caught up with mentalist and visionary Gilan Gork to discover the secret to influencing people (and winning friends) and why credibility is everything in luxury travel.

10
Apr
2018
EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS

4 -min. read 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.

18
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: ROYAL PORTFOLIO’S THE SILO HOTEL

3 -min. read It’s less than a year old, but we already can’t imagine Cape Town without MOCAA – or The Silo Hotel. Designed by Royal Portfolio, their masterwork won them the 2017 DESIGN Africa award. In the run-up to this year’s Innovation Awards, we caught up with them to talk African identity and how destinations should steer designs.

17
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: TIME + TIDE & THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

4 -min. read For one tiny community in Zambia, disabilities were a source of shame and confusion; until the Time + Tide foundation broke down barriers, winning hearts, minds – and the ENGAGE Africa Award 2017. We caught up with them one year on.

20
Jan
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: 3 AFRICAN BEACH RETREATS FOR JANUARY BLUES

4 -min. read Truly secluded beach retreats are hard to come by, even in low season – but pockets of true tranquility can still be found; you just have to know where to look. Lucy Shave points you in the direction of a trio of new tribe members, from Zanzibar to Plettenberg Bay.

Jana 'Babez' Terblanche – by Paul Ward
08
Dec
2017
JANA ‘BABEZ’ TERBLANCHE IS THE ARTIST FOR A NEW AFRICA, SERIOUSLY

3 -min. read Britney-Spears-obsessed performance artist Jana ‘Babez’ Terblanche deviates from Africa’s historical, same-old narrative, instead moving towards an outrageous feminist statement that unites Africa and the world at large.

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.

© Yinka Shonibare MBE
11
Oct
2017
ARE FAUX-AUTHENTICITY AND AN OUTDATED NOTION OF AFRICANNESS ENDANGERING THE CONTINENT’S NEW AESTHETIC?

5 -min. read Do old notions of ‘Africanness’ and ‘African authenticity’ do justice to the contemporary art forms brewing throughout the Motherland today? Discover the African artists who are challenging the status-quo.

09
Oct
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: THE ROVER’S AFRICAN DREAM

4 -min. read In the run-up to the much-awaited We Are Africa, we have decided to honour our fantastic new exhibitors for 2018 with a warm shout-out. Up first are the three companies who fulfil and delight every rover’s African fantasies…

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.

24
Feb
2016
THE 2016 HOTEL PARTNER TAKEOVER

8 -min. read This year We Are Africa has once again partnered with some of Cape Town’s top hotels to host our exceptional list of buyers and press. After launching our 2016 campaign, these hotels have wasted no time in accepting the challenge…

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