Maps Maponyane, often voted sexiest and most stylish man in the country, talks about his favourite hotel, travel memories from his childhood and work travels.
Blog posts: Interviews
We spoke to some of our favourite South African writers about how their experiences of travel inform their work. And after this, I can confirm that indeed, to write, is in many ways to travel.
For Rob Caskie, life happens in the narratives we tell one another. This award winning storyteller, motivational speaker and historian tells us about his favourite hotel in the countryside of Howick.
As director of two film festivals, documentaries have taken Nodi Murphy to more than a dozen countries, so she knows a good bed. In fact, we somehow managed to end up in one up in the penthouse of the hotel… It was for a photo shoot. Her home is Cape Town. We asked her to recommend a hot hotel in this worldly city.
Gangs of Ballet guitarist and singer Brad Klynsmith is kept on his toes travelling for gigs around the country. However he still reckons his über-chilled hometown Durban is the best place to kick off the shoes.
Legendary traveller Kate Turkington is almost 80 and still exploring the world. Last destination: Peru. Her home is Joburg, so we asked her to recommend a bed in this cosmopolitan city.
Actor and filmmaker Akin Omotoso is better known for tales involving conflict, but soon he’ll release his love story, Tell Me Sweet Something, set in his hometown, Joburg. We spoke to him about the link between travel and inspiration in our February issue.
Cultural heritage tourism is one of the big motivators of travel. But with a country like South Africa, with 11 official languages, cultural heritage could look like a great many things. We asked six well-travelled writers and journalists which destinations they would recommend to South Africans.
Thami Manyathi, head of eThekwini Transport Authority, gives us his insights into the gorgeous city of Durban – and when it comes to secret hideaways, he’s got a great recommendation for a quiet break.
You know you’re built for life in the bush when the hessian hut you live in burns to the ground and you whip up a quick reed-based replacement on the banks of a river. Bruce and Judy Meeser have been doing this for 30 years…