13
Jul
2018
AN UPDATE ON AIR: INTRA-AFRICAN FLIGHTS ARE ON THE ASCENT

African airline connectivity has increased in the last year as more and more African flights are spreading their wings across the continent. Get the latest on the air block from Richard Holmes.

Photo by Edgar Castrejon
11
Jul
2018
FEEDING CHANGE

South Africa is leading the charge with the trend for locally sourced, culturally relevant dishes, writes Melissa Twigg; but when educating and delighting diners has the added benefit of empowering local producers and alleviating pressure on the environment, it’s no wonder the rest of the world isn’t far behind.

18
May
2018
ENERGISING IDEAS AT FUSE

On Monday the We Are Africa tribe journey to Spier Wine Farm to energise ideas at FUSE, African travel’s first un-conference in partnership with RISE, the rebirth of Zimbabwe. Here’s how the day went down…

Cocktail delights at Cause & Effect – courtesy of Cause & Efffect
09
May
2018
5 NEW FOODIE HOTSPOTS TO CHECK OUT IN CAPE TOWN THIS MAY

Winging your way to Cape Town for We Are Africa? Start your culinary adventure in the Mother City with these five new foodie hotspots…

02
May
2018
THE DAWN OF ‘A CYRIL SPRING’: WHAT THE RISE OF RAMAPHOSA MEANS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM INDUSTRY

Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as President of South Africa has been met with much relief and hopefulness for the future. The big question on all of our lips? Will he be good for South African tourism? Melissa Twigg investigates.

17
Mar
2018
WHAT’S NEXT FOR AFRICA’S THRIVING ART MUSEUMS?

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.

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

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.

FATHER COFFEE
15
Feb
2018
AFRI-CAFF: THE BEAN COMES HOME

After decades of being overshadowed by espresso rivals, Africa – birthplace of the coffee bean – is finally enjoying a renaissance. Lisa Davidson explores how a new generation of java junkies are fuelling fresh hope for the continent.

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

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.

22
Sep
2017
BELIEVE YOUR EARS: ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA IS OPEN

Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.

20
Sep
2017
A SIP FROM THE SOUTHERN TIP

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

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.

30
Aug
2017
HOPS AND HAPPINESS

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

31
May
2017
NOT ONE STORY: CAPE TOWN’S LITERARY REVOLUTION

Now home to two of the most important literary festivals in Africa, Cape Town is fast becoming the publishing hub of the continent.

24
May
2017
THERE’S A CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION BREWING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Forget wine: beer is taking over as the Rainbow Nation’s tipple of choice. We caught up with Beerhouse ‘Beer Whisperer’, self-confessed booze hound and foot soldier in the craft beer revolution, Murray Slater, to find out more…

12
May
2017
JOHANNESBURG ARTIST LADY SKOLLIE USES HUMOUR AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

The work of Johannesburg-based activist artist Lady Skollie never errs on flippancy. Her pieces address rape culture, gender polarity and racial inequality.

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