On my first visit to the Northern Cape, I bypassed almost the entire province. With a group of friends, I drove straight up the N7 from Cape Town, only stopping once – in Springbok for pies and petrol – before crossing the Namibian border at Vioolsdrif and climbing into a canoe to paddle down the Orange River for several days.
The trip delivered a special kind of off-grid magic: days of floating along beside the Richtersveld’s rippled sand dunes and craggy volcanic mountains and nights spent camping on the river banks, sleeping under a sky heavily laden with stars. With… Read More
Having traversed through Bali on a cultural tour in a vintage VW Kombi exploring “significant historical places, along with renowned restaurants and bars”, partners Drew Campbell and Sophie Bagheri were inspired to provide this unique, educational yet fun travel experience to travellers in Cape Town looking to soak in the city’s art, culture, food and drink scene. Campbell, who has a construction management background and Bagheri, who holds a Business Tourism degree now offer curated experiences that cater to just that through Kiff Kombi Tours.
“We absolutely loved the combination of exploring a… Read More
Private chef Alix Verrips has spent 15 years in the yachting industry, cooking for royalty, oligarchs, industrialists and celebs. In her recipe book Brunch Across 11 Countries (Human & Rousseau) she shares her tastes and tales.
BREAKFAST IN MYKONOS
On a Sunday morning, nearing the end of the Caribbean season, I was staring out of my galley window, searching for inspiration for that morning’s “breakfast special”. The style of the condominiums cascading down the cliffs reminded me of the architecture of the Cyclades in Greece. I decided to bake eggs in a nest of key Greek ingredients, and so “Breakfast in… Read More
The findings of the second Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) have shown that South Africa has moved up one place, to rank 22nd (score: 64,2). The index tracks female entrepreneurs’ ability to capitalise on opportunities granted through various supporting conditions within their local environments.
How it works
The index uses three components made up of 12 indicators and 25 sub-indicators to look at how 57 economies around the world differ in terms of the level of Women’s Advancement Outcomes, Knowledge Assets & Financial Access, and Supporting Entrepreneurial Factors.
So, while South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women… Read More
Samantha Clayton, Vice-President of Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness at Herbalife, has compiled six interesting way to keep fit while travelling, as the sudden changes in your schedule can wreak havoc on your weight management and fitness plan.
If you’re a frequent business traveller, or if you plan on seasonal travelling with your family, there are certain things you need to commit to in order to stay fit while travelling. For starters, you must understand what your body needs so you can stay balanced and be at your best, especially when you’re away from home.
Whether you’re travelling for leisure or business, making sure your clothes are packed with precision to avoid wrinkles is a near-impossible art. There is nothing worse than arriving to your destination only to be faced with creased clothing.
Despite the many tips available on how to pack your suitcase or fold your clothes when packing for a trip, there will always be a pleat or two. From the actual process of packing, to handling your luggage as you transfer it from one place to the other – there is just no way to make sure… Read More