Vula Afrika launches the Black Cellar Club


BLACC Executive Board Members. Image courtesy of Marlow Brett. Shot on location at The Stack, Cape Town.

Following countless discussions with various wine drinkers within the hospitality sector, Aubrey Ngcungama and Ian Manley – directors at Vula Afrika – realised the need for an organisation that appealed to black Africans who are passionate about wine within South Africa and the rest of the continent. And so the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) was born.

The organisation will also focus on black empowerment within the wine industry, and consists of formidable executive…
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Classy cocktails in Cape Town

Image courtesy of Stella Café and Bar

Image courtesy of Stella Café and Bar

Rated the Best City in the World at the 2015/2016 Telegraph Travel Awards and named the number one food city in the world in Condé Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2014/2015, Cape Town has earned its place as a leading lifestyle destination. In celebration of this local travel hub, and to inspire the mixologist within you, we’ve put together a list of some seriously classy cocktails to be enjoyed in the Mother City.

Café Caprice’s Monsoon Tea Party,…
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Nobu: Come Hungry

Nobu, Cape Town

There’s a sweet spot near the bridge of the canals of One&Only Cape Town where you can’t see even a glimpse of the city – it’s all water, sky and mountain. You could be fooled into thinking this Waterfront hotel is situated in a remote location, as many of its sister hotels are. I experienced the same brief disoriented sensation when I stepped inside to dine at Nobu, the One&Only’s resident Asian fusion restaurant. From Indian couples carrying their spoils from the mall nearby, to uptight-looking businessmen in skinny-legged…
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Urban explorations with One&Only Cape Town

OOCT Insta-Walks - Dawn Jorgensen & Seth Shezi (HR)

The epitome of luxury, the perfect location, extraordinary dining, a world-class spa… just in case you need further nudging to book your stay at One&Only Cape Town, along comes the newly launched “One&Only Cape Town Insta-walks”.

Now guests can go on guided walking tours to the coolest spots in the Mother City, from quaint eateries and artisinal bakeries to up-and-coming art galleries and funky fashionable street corners to world-famous coffee shops and pop-up boutique stores. The walks are led by the High Priestess of All Travel Blogs,…
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A cocktail to celebrate Cape Town

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Named the world’s best food city at the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2015/16, Cape Town officially has its own signature cocktail to honour its role as a travel hotspot.

Vítězslav Cirok – one of the top six bartenders chosen at the World Class Bartender of the Year Competition in 2015 – developed the cocktail after a visit to the Mother City. Cirok’s journey began at the renowned One&Only Cape Town, where Chef Reuben Riffel introduced him to local flavours, including lemon geranium – a…
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One&Only’s Richard Lyon talks hospitality

One&Only Cape Town GM Richard Lyon (HR) 1

We chatted to Richard Lyon, General Manager of One&Only Cape Town, a luxury hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

How and why did you get into the hospitality industry?

That’s a great question and I don’t really have an answer for it. Nobody in my family was in the industry, but from the age of about 14 I never wanted to do anything else. I grew up in Cheshire in England and wasn’t a great student at school. I couldn’t wait to get to London to…
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