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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…

Diani Beach, Kenya’s ivory paradise

Kenya conjures images of safaris, red soil and arid savannahs, but there’s another side to this East African jewel: its coastline. Especially Diani Beach, where gently rolling waves lap sugar-powder beaches that ooze beauty and romance. If you love the Seyc…

Cape Town, the capital of design

Since winning the title of World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town has put art at the heart of its urban development, adding must-see design and décor spots to its already intriguing cityscape. For many people, Cape Town is all about rolling vineyards, white…

The Mentalyst, Africa's visual orator

With 21,000 followers on Instagram, the main tool of influence for African artists, 28-year-old Trevor Maingi—travel photographer and urban explorer extraordinaire—is the face of Kenya’s new creative generation. To understand how influential Trevor Maingi has…

Kilifi, Kenya's coastal treasure

Between Mombasa and the Lamu Archipelago, the resort town of Kilifi is relaxing, authentic and filled with heady magic. My Chic Africa’s team checked it out. In a lush setting in the Goshi River estuary, Kilifi is one of those beach towns you plan to drive th…

On the Right Track in Southern Africa

Want to see the Savannah, the Garden Route, Namibian sand dunes, South Africa’s best golf courses, and multi-coloured canyons? Jump aboard the Shongololo Express!     Picture this: A green and white train snaking its way through the Savannah. You,…