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 [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Garden Route

By |2017-05-05T15:51:40+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Holidays, Published, South Africa, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Guide to Best of the Garden Route GET THE GARDEN ROUTE RIGHT Based on an article for Sunday Times Travel UK Dec/Jan 2015, my guide to Best of the Garden Route The Garden Route is a crowd-pleaser. Want beaches? The road works its way along some of the creamiest swathes in the country. Prefer mountains? [...]

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.

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 [...]

Cape Town Food Guide

By |2017-05-05T15:56:58+00:00December 30th, 2015|Africa, Cities, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Food Guide - Top Ten Bites   Summer in South Africa means platters of crayfish and local oysters, and glasses of local Chenin Blanc enjoyed by the water’s edge. *Olive Magazine asked me for my top ten defining Cape Town bites....not an easy ask. Out in Dec 2015 issue* Prime Position Luke Dale-Robert’s The Pot [...]

How Durban, My Hometown, Made Me Who I Am

By |2017-05-05T15:57:53+00:00December 28th, 2015|Africa, Cities, Durban, Featured Articles, Home, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel in Africa|

A Love Letter to Durban, city of my birth - South Africa  Durban, my hometown - the love I have for the city that made me who I am today. Durban ("Durbs") will forever live in my heart. For AFK Travel, 15 Dec 2015.  From the chilly west coast of South Africa, I find myself looking [...]

Cape Town Corner Stores

By |2017-05-05T16:00:06+00:00December 1st, 2015|Adventure, Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Featured Articles, History, People, Portfolio, Published, Review, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Show Me the Way to the Next Corner Store - Cape Town, South Africa The small, independently run Cape Town Corner Stores are a dying breed, and those that still exist, do so valiantly and against the odds. Ishay Govender-Ypma shares the stories of seven local old stores, institutions to their loyal customers. For High Life, [...]