Rooibos – The Wonder Plant

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.” – Chaim Potok There is a right time for tea and a wrong time, I have been told. When having drinks at a bar or while dining out, the taking of tea is not socially […]

We Are Not One Story. We Are Africa.

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James A. Michener Imagine the world as one film. In my imagining, Woody Allen is directing. Perhaps your version is more Spielberg or Coppola, […]

A Manifesto For Making The World A Better Place

 The Spirit of Relais & Châteaux  “If we do not live as we think, we soon begin to think as we live.” – Fulton J. Sheen On the entrance to each of our hotels and lodges around Africa sits a gold Fleur de Lys, that distinctive mark of the Relais […]

The Mind of a Chef – Meet Delaire Graff’s Michael Deg

It is our vision at Relais & Châteaux Africa to inspire positive change in the world through cuisine, hospitality and our relentless pursuit of “l’art de vivre”… It’s a philosophy shared by the people behind the Delaire Graff Estate in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, and a […]