Brian Berkman stays at Africa’s first bike hotel to explore the Groenland mountains.Read the full story here
South Africa’s culinary capital Franschhoek remains the go-to location for people who relish fine cuisine and excellent wines.Read the full story here
If there is a South African hotel that brings you nearer to Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean then the 12 Apostles I can’t think of one.Read the full story here
Sure, we know all about barefoot luxury – that often bandied about term to suggest palm-fringed beaches and soft sand between the toes with staff walking about with freshly cracked coconuts and umbrella-topped pineapple cocktails.Read the full story here
The differentiator at the top end of the luxury travel market is the opportunity to have a captivating story to tell that with which to engage your friends and colleagues when you return.
Since its high-profile opening in 2009 when A-lister global celebrities flitted in to launch The One&Only Cape Town, this resort-style hotel in the epicentre of Cape Town’s Waterfront development has matured like a good wine.
Staying at the Moruku Beach Lodge offers Brian Berkman the opportunity to whale-watch at De Hoop Nature Reserve on South Africa’s southernmost point.Read the full story here
Wine has been produced in the Constantia area of South Africa’s Western Cape since the late 1600s and Constantia Wine or Vin d Constance, still highly acclaimed and collectable, was so feted it was written about by Austen, Dickens and Baudelaire and, after purchasing more than 1,126 litres of it, on his deathbed, Napoleon Bonaparte refused any other drink.Read the full story here
Although The Fancourt Estate near George on South Africa’s famous Garden Route is well supported by locals, for most it is a destination made even more attractive by being, literally, 10 minutes away from George airport. Fancourt has its own airport lounge. It is that sort of place.Read the full story here
Although the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most famous Big 5 territory, the private Madikwe Reserve, on South Africa’s border with Botswana, to my mind, delivers a better game experience.Read the full story here
Like any grande dame, nips and tucks over the years have substantially altered this luxury hotel but the 119 year-old Cape Town, South African institution, the pink-hued Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, still feels as historic and yet as contemporary as ever.Read the full story here