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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…

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…

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…

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…