Slaying Dragons in the Drakensberg Amphitheatre

By |2017-05-05T15:45:29+00:00April 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 [...]

The Changing Face of Brooklyn Dining – A Tour

By |2017-05-05T15:48:07+00:00March 17th, 2016|Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, North America, People, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, Tourism, Travel, Travel in North America|

Brooklyn Dining Tour - New York There’s more to Brooklyn’s culinary scene than Williamsburg. Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) started in Greenpoint and kept walking on a Brooklyn Dining Tour. For SAA Sawubona Magazine, March 2016.  Brooklyn Dining Tour featured in the SAA Sawubona Magazine North of Hip What used to be, if the travel [...]

Poland – More Than Pierogi & Vodka

By |2017-05-05T15:48:46+00:00March 9th, 2016|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, History, Poland, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka - Nouveau Eats The Baltic regions are on the rise. We explore the splendour of nearby Poland, still shedding the cloak of communism and forging a new identity. Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka for Food and Home Entertaining Magazine, March 2016. Fall of the Iron Curtain [...]

Bree Street Food Guide

By |2017-05-05T15:49:20+00:00March 4th, 2016|Africa, Bacon, Cape Town, Cheese, Cities, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Bree Street Food Guide - Cape Town's "It" Street Travelling along Bree Street and meeting the locals who are bringing the street back to being 'The place to be'. A Bree Street Food Guide For Business Day 4 March 2016. Crammed at the portside since the colonial days, with seedy dive bars and brothels frequented by [...]

Durban’s Art Scene

By |2017-05-05T15:53:06+00:00February 25th, 2016|Africa, Art, Cities, Durban, Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Durban's Art Scene - Up and Coming, South Africa   A tough city for artists, Ishay Govender-Ypma explores the heart of the Durban’s Art Scene and creative spirit. For AFK Travel Undercover City Durban Taxi Mural Durban’s potential tends to bubble beneath the surface, not quite as bold and direct as Johannesburg or Cape [...]

Sugar, Spice and a Question of Identity – Réunion Island Food

By |2017-04-05T12:53:42+00:00February 14th, 2016|Africa, Coffee, Featured Articles, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Réunion Island Food, where culinary and cultural exploration meet Culinary and cultural exploration are deeply fused, Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) discovers on a visit to the volcanic French island, Réunion. For The National UAE, 4 Feb 2016. Author (2nd left) with a family of local farmers - they titled this: "The Malabar returns home" - [...]

Hiking the Drakensberg Amphitheatre – Shakes & Ladders

By |2017-05-05T15:54:18+00:00February 7th, 2016|Adventure, Africa, Featured Articles, Hiking, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Tackling the Drakensberg Amphitheatre with a disabling fear of heights and sedentary city-lifestyle are some of the challenges that newbie-hiker Ishay Govender-Ypma faces head-on in the Drakensberg.

Foraging in Cape Town

By |2017-05-05T15:55:33+00:00January 30th, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Published, South Africa|

Foraging in Cape Town: Local edibles that grow with wild abandon around us A foraging walk with Loubie Rusch of Making KOS teaches the importance of learning about local plants and how to grow them to sustain us - Kalk Bay, Cape Town. For The Times, 19 January 2016.  At The Studio in Main Road, [...]

Going Home for the Holidays

By |2017-04-05T12:58:18+00:00January 25th, 2016|Essay, Featured Articles, Holidays, Home, Portfolio, Published, South Africa|

The Sweet Joy & Pain of Going Home for the Holidays Going back home for the holidays may bring you back to your childhood days.  Reflections on the things that don’t change, and the things that do. For Bright Rock Change Exchange, 20 Jan 2016 with my parents Crocodile tears. I think it was [...]

Cape Town Music Safari

By |2017-05-05T15:56:42+00:00January 2nd, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Music, Portfolio, Restaurants, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Music Safari: Food stories and all that jazz A new take on cultural tourism - Cape Town Music Safari. Follow Ishay-Govender-Ypma as she takes a look at this new phenomenon and good food, of course. For The Times (SA), 13 Jan 2016. Hilton Schilder’s living room is so reassuringly familiar, you’d be forgiven [...]