The Journey of Creation at Camp Jabulani

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience…” ~ James Beard What makes the chefs at Camp Jabulani’s dishes special is something beyond taste and presentation. It entails the journey of creation, the ingredients, the fresh produce sourced from local suppliers, and the spirit of all the hands involved. The hands of the gardeners, the […]

In Gastronomy, People of Africa

Our Family & Other Animals | The Faces of Relais & Châteaux Africa

We have spent the last year getting to know our family better – our tribe of photographers, filmmakers, conservationists, winemakers, chefs, rangers, dreamers, influencers, trailblazers, peacemakers, bridge-builders, food-growers, light-bearers and life-lovers. The people behind the lodges and hotels of Relais & Châteaux Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. We’ve been, graciously, charmingly and courageously, invited into their […]

In People of Africa

10 Questions with Mara Plains Camp’s Henry Ramsden

I have never been to the wild spaces of Kenya, but I have seen the peace on the face of Annie-Claude, our Relais & Châteaux Africa Director after returning from her travels to this part of East Africa. I have read the words of Great Plains Conservation co-founder, Dereck Joubert, about the country, in his article, […]

In People of Africa, Safaris

Woman in the Garden | The Cellars-Hohenort

Woman in the Garden, by Claude Monet, 1867  Before we let you into the life of the co-creator of one of the most beautiful gardens in South Africa – those of The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town, we’ll try to paint a picture of her for you… Imagine one particular picture, the impressionist painting by Monet featured above, and you’ll see, […]

In Natural Wonders, People of Africa

Morne Vrey
Mr Vrey in the Cellar with the Corkscrew

Morné Vrey is the man behind the wines at Delaire Graff Estate in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. He has been for the last eight years, each year creating new wines that are quick to become favourites of wine enthusiasts around not only South Africa, but the world. Morné began his career as assistant winemaker at Hazendal Wine […]

In Gastronomy, People of Africa