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9 article(s) #Southern Africa

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 …

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…

Mozambique, the undiscovered coastline

With a stunning 2000-kilometre shoreline caressed by the Indian Ocean, the undiscovered gem of East Africa is a treasure trove of natural beauty free from mass tourism.   On his journey to India in 1498, the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama stopped fo…

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,…

India in Southern Africa

Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, is home to no less than three Hindu temples. In between safaris, don’t forget to admire the intricately carved shikharas before tucking in to a hot curry…   The all-white Sri Balaji temple positively dazzles, as sculpted go…