Lunch with Slow Food’s Carlo Petrini

By | 2017-04-19T10:59:06+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Going Green, People, South Africa, Travel in Africa|

Lunch with Slow Food's Carlo Petrini - a photo essay. On 17th August 2016, I attended a private lunch with Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, founder and president of the movement ( Slow Food International), on the last official day of his tour through South Africa, his first visit to southern Africa. Just prior to that he [...]

Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover

By | 2017-04-04T15:10:53+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, South Africa, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover - So Fun! Collage Cape Town mag Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover. Over the weekend of 12 August, the intrepid folks at Cape Town Magazine, one of the best sources of information on everything in the Mother City, asked me to curate their Instagram account. I shared a few [...]

Bright Lights, Vibrant City. Walking Johannesburg

By | 2017-05-05T15:07:43+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Africa, Cities, Featured Articles, Johannesburg, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Walking Johannesburg. Exploring the expansive inner city districts The expansive inner city districts of Johannesburg, once sidestepped by tourists, are now thriving with a boost from investment and passionate locals. Ishay Govender-Ypma hits the lively streets and spends some time walking Johannesburg. For SAA Sawubona Magazine, May 2015.  The Prince of Newtown  Just outside the [...]

Swahili Food: Taste of the Swahili Coast

By | 2017-05-05T15:14:14+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Africa, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Taste of the Swahili Coast - Swahili Food The Swahili Coast runs from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, a unique cultural melting pot that reflects in the cuisine. For Fine Dining Lovers, July 2016.   In the village of Alfeneseni, outside Zanzibar, an east African island popular with holidaymakers for its pristine white shores and [...]

Bloemfontein Blues

By | 2017-05-22T11:10:33+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Africa, Creative Non-Fiction, Essay, Featured Articles, History, Road Trip, South Africa, Travel in Africa|

Bloemfontein Blues - A trip down memory lane Retracing my university days in the university town. For Mail & Guardian, July 2016. A decade can fall between the cracks, as effortless as an autumn leaf floating to its unremarkable end in the backyard. Those are the more than 10 years between Bloemfontein and I. I [...]

Trust in Travel

By | 2017-04-04T15:25:44+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Essay, Featured Articles, Published, Road Trip, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Trust in Travel – What You Fear May be What They Fear While travelling the backroads, cities and towns of South Africa on an extended project, Ishay Govender-Ypma soon learns that the trust in travel is a two-way street. For Mail & Guardian, May 2016. road that leads to... I’m texting my brother [...]

Open Streets Cape Town

By | 2017-05-05T15:35:27+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Cape Town, Featured Articles, Portfolio, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Open Streets Cape Town - Q&A with Founder Meet the founder of Open Streets, Cape Town - Marcela Guerrero Casas  Ishay: Why did you pick Bree Street to incorporate in the Open Street initiative? Marcella: When we first chose it in 2015 we thought it’d be an interesting street to test for some of the [...]

Bree Street – My 5 Favourite Spots

By | 2017-05-05T15:36:16+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Bree Street, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Restaurants, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Bree Street, Cape Town - My 5 Favourite Spots Bree Street has, over the past five years, become the restaurant/bar/fun street in Cape Town. It's tough to pick, but these are five of my favourites. Do you have any must-visit spots on Bree? Read about the transformation on Bree Street for Business Day Chefs Warehouse [...]

Zanzibar Food Culture

By | 2017-05-05T15:44:14+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Africa, What to eat|

Beyond the glittery resorts in Zanzibar, Tanzania, we meet a family in a village who allow us a glimpse into Zanzibari food culture. For Business Day WANTED magazine, April 2016

Slaying Dragons in the Drakensberg Amphitheatre

By | 2017-05-05T15:45:29+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Adventure, Africa, Featured Articles, Hiking, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Slaying Dragons in the Drakensberg Amphitheatre - Beginner's Hiking Guide The hike to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre in northern range, declared by National Geographic to be one of the world’s best trails, is where Ishay Govender-Ypma faces her fears and discovers a new hobby. For SAA Sawubona, April 2016. Returning to my home province of Kwa-Zulu Natal [...]