The well-curated life of Sophie Ndaba

South African actor and businesswoman Sophie Ndaba is now Mrs. Sophie Lichaba after marrying businessman Max Lichaba a few months ago. She shares life-changing moments and reveals a few of her favourite things.


The trip that changed my life is…

The long trip to the orphanage I lived in from age 8 to 14.


The one event that changed the trajectory of my life is…

Discovering that I’m a Type 2 diabetic three years ago, and deciding there and then to change my eating and lifestyle pattern.




The one chef I wish would cook for me every week is…

Gordon Ramsay, without a doubt.


The one thing that will never go out of style

Is being yourself, always.


The scent I can’t live without is…

Black Orchid by Tom Ford.




The best wine is

Rupert and Rothschild, plus it’s also proudly South African.


The one book I could read over and over again is…

The Bible. It’s my book of life and grants me peace, always.


South Africa’s best-hidden secret is

The beautiful Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind.


My favourite design item is

Anything by Versace.



The one thing that turns a house into a home is…

The ambiance you create through homely decor and good food.