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Progressive cuisine, the new food trend in Cape Town

For the last year, on ultra-hip Kloof Street, Janse & Co has been trailblazing the city’s already robust restaurant scene with especially audacious and creative dishes. My Chic Africa caught up with its chef, Arno Janse van Rensburg. There’s no wow fact…

Babylonstoren, a whirl for the senses

Since it opened a decade ago in Cape Town’s wine country, the picturesque farm of Babylonstoren has become a coveted tourist attraction, offering make-your-own essential oil experiences. My Chic Africa checked it out. By revoking the Edict of Nantes in …

Staycations, the new way to see Africa

Over the last year, a new trend has taken Africa by storm: the staycation movement. Created by players of the digital tourism scene, staycationing involves choosing local tourism over travelling abroad. In Nigeria, the tendency has put the country’s tourist at…

It’s all aboard the Madaraka Express

Travelling across Africa is about adventure and memory making. And now you can do both on-board an innovative, ultra-comfortable new train known as the Madaraka Express. Hop on with My Chic Africa… Train travel in Africa conjures images of vintage locom…

"Food should be nourishing to the body and soul"

Ever heard of a grain called Fonio? No? Chef, activist and author Pierre Thiam will change that. As chef-entrepreneur and ambassador of New African cuisine in Brooklyn and Harlem, the man who started out as a dish washer in New York kitchens has joined Pullman…