The Wonders of a Woman Named Wayve ~ Ellerman House’s Sommelier

Wayve Kolevsohn, Sommelier at Ellerman House, has become the first female in Africa to pass the Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier exam. Widely considered to be the benchmark for international sommeliers in the USA and most of Europe, this prestigious qualification has never before […]

The Food Philosophy of Duba Plains Camp Chef, Wijan Pretorius

  In our search for “the others”, we have been taking a peek into the kitchens of our lodges, camps and hotels across Africa and the Indian Ocean. In the process, we’ve discovered something deep and essential – a spirit of sustainability and community that […]

The Essential Art of Inclusion on the Zambezi River

We Are Best When We Are Our Unique Selves ~ And Other Royal Chundu Rules At this year’s get-together with our Relais & Châteaux Africa and Indian Ocean family, we invited some of our hotels and lodges to share their “best practices” ~ regarding, for […]