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Hilda's Kitchen: A 21st century take on Victorian recipes

If the cooking channel had been around in the early 1900s, Hildagonda Duckitt would have probably given the likes of Nigella Lawson (minus the cleavage) a run for her money

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

The handy travel companion amplifying hotel service and guest experience
The handy travel companion amplifying hotel service and guest experience

Wednesday, 5 December, saw the launch of the 'handy' device into the South African market as a means to revolutionise travel and the hotel industry

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

Feel at home at Paarl's Light House Boutique Suites
Feel at home at Paarl's Light House Boutique Suites

Tucked away in the suburbs of Paarl, you will find The Light House Boutique Suites. A beautiful boutique hotel which is both charming and homely, yet incredibly luxurious and glamorous and all topped with personalised and attentive service.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

Magical memories with MSC in Mozambique
Magical memories with MSC in Mozambique

The speedboat glided effortlessly over the see-through water and slowed down as we entered the bay. Luckily we were on the first shipment out, so we had some time to get a good spot on the beach. Soon it would be crowded with almost all the Sinfonia passengers

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Dec 2017

Marketing Minor: Making every guest feel like part of the family
Marketing Minor: Making every guest feel like part of the family

Minor Hotels has been going from strength to strength in establishing its hotels and brands across Africa. We chat with the regional marketing manager for Minor Hotels in Africa, Ivana Naidoo, about the brands, the industry and what it takes to market Minor Hotels

By Cari Coetzee 8 Dec 2017

Tink Labs' handy revolutionises hospitality industry, experiences for travellers in Africa
Tink Labs' handy revolutionises hospitality industry, experiences for travellers in Africa

Created by founder and CEO of Tink Labs, Terence Kwok, handy is more than just platform to interact with hotels, it enables guests to have a hassle-free travel experience

By Robin Fredericks 8 Dec 2017

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Tourism grows in prominence as African governments position the sector in their agenda

With improved investment and aggressive positioning in both the public and the private sector's growth agenda, the sky - for destination Africa - is the limit

By Josephine Wawira 5 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art
#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art

Ocean Basket's unique 'Mediterrasian' sushi offering is on dazzling display in the recently launched #TheArtOfFusion brand campaign

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Dec 2017

Capitalising on the health-conscious traveller
Capitalising on the health-conscious traveller

The year is ending on a high note, with most people checking off their lists for the achieved and not so well-done objectives set in January

By Josephine Wawira 4 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites
#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Bilboa joins Kove Collection's Camps Bay eateries
Bilboa joins Kove Collection's Camps Bay eateries

The Kove Collection has a bevy of eateries under their name, most residing alongside the popular Camps Bay strip. Latest addition Bilboa joins its seaside siblings - Zen Zero, La Belle, The Marley, Paranga, Umi and the soon to launch Chinchilla - and is a worthy addition to the family.

By Ruth Cooper 30 Nov 2017

Eat, shop, play in Knysna
Eat, shop, play in Knysna

Somewhere about a one hour 40-minute flight from Johannesburg and a five-hour drive from Cape Town is a place said to be one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

#BigConnect: Bridging the travel brand, influencer gap in destination marketing
#BigConnect: Bridging the travel brand, influencer gap in destination marketing

With the aim to connect influencers and travel brands, as well as address travel and destination marketing in South Africa, the Big Connect 2017 saw a conversation spark between influencers and travel brands, which included

By Robin Fredericks 28 Nov 2017

Down the rabbit hole with the Kove collection's new addition, The White Rabbit
Down the rabbit hole with the Kove collection's new addition, The White Rabbit

Situated right next door to Dalliance at the V&A Waterfront, you'll find the place Alice wish she'd found when going down the rabbit hole. The White Rabbit offers an all-day coffee shop and patisserie with a fun play on the scenery and tea-time quirkiness from Alice in Wonderland

By Angie White 27 Nov 2017

Boschendal opens farm shop and eatery in Stellenbosch
Boschendal opens farm shop and eatery in Stellenbosch

Boschendal Farm, on the outskirts of Franschhoek, has long been a family favourite. I have many fond memories of lengthy, laughy lunches with the fam over holiday times.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Nov 2017

The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations
The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations

Modern-day travellers are more experiential in all aspects of their journey; from cultural immersion to local food sampling, a trend that has become a major influence in the growth of travel destinations

By Josephine Wawira 22 Nov 2017

What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar
What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar

The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the plane's air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little frizzy ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!

By Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro
New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro has long been a favourite of mine, so with the appointment of a new head chef, Robert Giljam, I had to confirm that my old favourite still offered all the greatness I have come to love. I was not disappointed

By Angie White 16 Nov 2017

Behind the Eat Out Awards - Q&A with Abigail Donnelly
Behind the Eat Out Awards - Q&A with Abigail Donnelly

One of the biggest South African foodie events on the map, the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes- Benz Restaurant Awards will be recognising the best local restaurants and chefs this coming Sunday, 19 November at GrandWest in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Nov 2017

Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies
Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies

One of the must-do things on most tourist's lists when travelling to Cape Town is wine tasting, however, with the huge variety and scope of wine farms and wine land areas, picking where to go and what to taste can be quite overwhelming for most

By Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2017

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Airbnb in Africa for the long haul

Airbnb's Chris Lehane elaborates on how Airbnb plans to expand into Africa, comments on some of the travel and tourism trends coming up and explains how a global brand such as Airbnb remains relevant, resilient and innovative

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Nov 2017

A winning recipe is born with Four Coursemen
A winning recipe is born with Four Coursemen

Take four prestigious Western Cape winelands chefs, add a base of outstanding produce and liberal amounts of creativity, allow to simmer and serve with splashes of award winning wines.

By Ruth Cooper 26 Oct 2017

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurb
Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

A fantastic feast at 1Fox
A fantastic feast at 1Fox

The city is a feast of purple blossom this time of year. Yes, spring has arrived in Johannesburg and so has Urbanologi's new menu

By Jessica Tennant 25 Oct 2017

Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch
Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the suburbs of Stellenbosch is Majeka House, a hidden oasis of luxury, filled with a lush garden, beautiful and uniquely styled rooms, exquisite dining, a glamorous spa and, oh yes, countless pigs.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

Living le good life at Langebaan Country Estate
Living le good life at Langebaan Country Estate

Out on the R27, mountains get replaced with sand dunes and flat, stretched out spaces. But that doesn't mean it's any less beautiful. In fact, I find the West Coast allows me to breathe a bit

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Oct 2017

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US revokes economic sanctions against Sudan: What it means for hospitality businesses

News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa's third largest country

By Josephine Wawira 18 Oct 2017

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