Design – We Are Africa
23
Apr
2018
FROM THE RURAL TO THE RUNWAY: ABI JAMES ON THE SHIFT IN SAFARI-LODGE INTERIORS

4 -min. read From working Africa’s signature animal prints to the pure practicalities, renowned African safari-lodge designer Abi James gives us the low-down on the safari lodges with the most up-to-the-minute interiors, and the secrets behind their success.

05
Apr
2018
LODGE DESIGN: WHERE FORM MEETS FUNCTION

5 -min. read One for your #designgoals: documenting the move from traditional safari clutter to a wanderlust-worthy, guest-centric aesthetic, Richard Holmes delves deeper into the reasons behind the shift in the design of Africa’s most prestigious safari lodges.

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.

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.

Danielle Clough
19
Jan
2017
INTERNET SENSATION DANIELLE CLOUGH IS MAKING A RACKET ABOUT CAPE TOWN CREATIVITY

3 -min. read Cape Town creative Danielle Clough encapsulates both the pre- and post-viral world. The craft that she has become known for is as timeless as can be.

19
Apr
2016
MEET OUR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

4 -min. read For the 2016 We Are Africa Conference, we’re excited to introduce two speakers and a panel of African influencers who will be telling their stories Made In Africa.

20
Jan
2016
BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA

3 -min. read BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA In previous years, contemporary architecture in Africa has been driven primarily by the Bauhaus principal of

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