The Kove Collection: Two boutique hotels and a collection of dining establishments.

By invitation of Manley Communications, and in true Manley style, I was invited a few weeks back to a sneak peek of the reimagined Marly Boutique Hotel & Spa, followed by an indulgent overnight at the charming Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia. Collected by chauffeur driven luxury vehicle and transferred to Camps Bay, the afternoon started with French Champagne and canapés as we enjoyed a site inspection of the Marly development site with Paul Kovensky, MD of The Kove Collection. From there we headed to The Alphen, where we checked in…

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Top 5 countries leading East Africa’s Growth

According to the East Africa Economic Outlook 2019 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), East Africa’s real GDP grew last year by an estimated 5.7%, but is projected to remain strong at 5.9% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020. Driven largely by its industry and services sectors, Ethiopia leads the countries with the highest economic growth in East Africa. Others on the list are Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Djibouti. S/N COUNTRY 2018 (Estimated Real GDP Growth) % 2019 (Projected Real GDP Growth) % 2020 (Projected Real GDP Growth) % 1.…

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Zanzibar Travel Tips From a Local

When it comes to Tanzania and Zanzibar travel, Zanzibar is always hot topic among travellers. When to go, is it safe, what to see… and although Zanzibar is quite small island, there are always places you will not find in the guide books. Those places and insider tips are best obtained from locals. And this post is all about insider tips about Zanzibar from Lukman, the face of Friendly and Taxi tours that knows Zanzibar better than anyone. Lukman is 26 years old Zanzibari guy, formally trained and licensed tour…

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