‘The hotel that changed my life’: inside the Cape Winelands’ most extraordinary hotel

babylonstoren, south africa

If, like me, you love hotels (and the fact that you’re reading this is a good indication that you do), you’ll have ones you’ll like, ones you love, and the odd one you loathe. You’ll also have those that you’ll never forget for all the right reasons. But how many can you say have actually changed your life?

I’d have scoffed at this very notion a few months ago – before, that is, I visited Babylonstoren, a Cape Dutch wine farm in the Franschhoek region of South Africa.

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Tips to get started in the art of comic book writing and illustration

The annual ICON Comics and Games Convention is set to take place at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg this weekend.

The conference will host a series of tabletop and board gaming warfare, national tournaments, competitions as well as 40 panel and workshop presentations focusing on various topics such as the state of esports in South Africa, how to design monsters and aliens for games and how to get started on your own YouTube channel.

Looking at the topic of comic book writing and illustration, Azania Mosaka sat down with illustrator Sean Izaakse who is currently the artist on the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Champions’ comic books, as well as Jim Zub – a Marvel Comics author and currently the lead writer on the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Champions’ series of comic books.

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