South Africa – We Are Africa
A fictional interpretation of Vogue Africa – by Mario Epanya / via Business of Fashion
18
Jun
2018
IT’S OFFICIAL: VOGUE IS FINALLY COMING TO THE MOTHERLAND

5 -min. read Yup, you heard us right: Vogue Africa is on the way, and now Condé Nast are talking logistics. Get the latest from Melissa Twigg.

15
May
2018
HOW MANDELA’S LEGACY IS MAKING TOURISTS COME FLOCKING TO SOUTH AFRICA

4 -min. read From offerings of tours inspired by Mandela’s life story to a chance to stay in the suite where the iconic man put pen to paper, Melissa Twigg finds out how Madiba’s legacy is driving tourism to South Africa.

Mushara Bush Camp – via Mushara Bush Camp
11
May
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: 3 TENTED SAFARIS PUTTING THE ‘GLAM’ INTO GLAMPING

3 -min. read The countdown to We Are Africa is nearly over, so before the tribe descends on Cape Town, we’re introducing you to three of our newest exhibitors with some of the most glamorous safari tents on the African safari circuit – keep your eyes peeled for them!

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.

19
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: HOW BEKS NDLOVU CROSSES BORDERS TO FIND MAGIC

3 -min. read Social entrepreneur, philanthropist, project manager: Beks Ndlovu’s list of accomplishments prove doing well by doing good is the way forward for the African travel industry. A year after his Innovation Awards win, we caught up with him to see how it has impacted his work.

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.

Plane swooping in over Cape Town – via Travel Nation
25
Jan
2018
AIRLINES ARE QUEUING UP TO JET INTO SOUTH AFRICA

4 -min. read South Africa has just got that little bit closer: there’s been a slew of international carriers launching flights to Cape Town and South Africa and Johannesburg – which is just in time for We Are Africa 2018. To lower airfares and increased connectivity on the horizon…

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

3 -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.

30
Oct
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: AT ONE WITH NATURE

4 -min. read It’s time to introduce you all to three more new tribe members: allow us to introduce We Are Africa’s new, nature-loving exhibitors who allow their guests to unleash their wonderlust for the elements.

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…

© Musa N. Nxumalo
02
Oct
2017
HOW EMBRACING YOUTH CULTURE CAN OVERCOME UNWARRANTED STEREOTYPES

3 -min. read Musa Nxumalo’s photography is raw and beautiful and free from geographical boundaries. But how are we to move beyond stereotypes and vilification if forward-thinking voices in his own country continue to resist the potency of youth culture?

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

3 -min. read 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

4 -min. read 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

3 -min. read 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.

05
Sep
2017
CASTING FOR TIGERS

3 -min. read Adventurous anglers from across the world are coming to Africa in search of tigers… Tiger fishing, that is, which is centred on the mighty Zambezi River.

22
Aug
2017
ARE WE AT WAR?

4 -min. read ‘Conservation is war’ is a sentiment we often hear these days – and perhaps many readers will agree. But is it a war, or is it wishful thinking on behalf of those who want a decisive end to poaching? And if it is a war, do we really know who the enemy is?

18
Aug
2017
ON THE HUNT FOR THE ‘REAL’ AFRICA

7 -min. read In response to the modern traveller’s desire for true immersion in a destination, African safaris are stepping up their game. Melissa Twigg looks at a few of the experiences going beyond mere observation to allow participants intimate access to the most extraordinary wildlife and terrain on the planet.

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.

31
Jul
2017
MEET THE THREE NEWEST AFRICAN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

3 -min. read At the 41st annual World Heritage Committee session in Krakow, Poland, earlier this year, Unesco voted to add three more African sites.

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.

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