Design Indaba Dreaming

Design Indaba Dreaming

Design Indaba Dreaming Who needs to travel for inspiration, when some of the most creative minds on the planet arrive on your doorstop every summer? Drawn by the opportunity to share their insights at a conference judged the best in the world, which also happens to...
Cruising in comfort

Cruising in comfort

Savour the world on a luxurious liner “It feels like coming home,” said a well-groomed, mature blonde, biting into a pistachio macaroon and taking a sip of champagne. “The service, to me, is impeccable.” We were seated on the tenth floor of the Nautica cruise ship, in...
Market value at Warwick Junction

Market value at Warwick Junction

Durban’s maze of markets at the Warwick Junction transport hub is well worth a detour Just how do you navigate nine manic markets at Durban’s inner-city transport hub, where 6000 traders are vying to catch the eyes and rands of nearly half a million potential...
Feast for the senses

Feast for the senses

The rugged beauty of white-washed walls, typical of Cape Dutch architecture, is revealed in contemporary perfection at Babylonstoren farm and hotel. The centuries-old white walls of South Africa’s traditional architectural buildings have brought countless cameras to...
Ties that bind

Ties that bind

“Mine is smaller than yours” was the unlikely slogan on a T-shirt worn by a burly man at the Slow Food Market in Stellenbosch, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Further investigation revealed however that this memorable phrase merely indicated that he was a...
Enjoy the whole nine yards

Enjoy the whole nine yards

From fresh spinach to stilt-walkers, you can find them all at Victoria Yards ‒ Johannesburg’s inner-city art, craft and gardening project. I arrived in Johannesburg over 30 years ago to seek my fortune, and spent the first months living in a delightful restored...