Author Archives: Brian Berkman

12 Apostles Hotel And Spa, Cape Town

24/04/2019 by .

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.

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Birkenhead House, Western Cape

06/11/2018 by .

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.

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One&Only, Cape Town

01/11/2018 by .

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.

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Climbing Table Mountain With An Expert Guide

25/09/2018 by .

From the white sandy beaches of Clifton Beach, along the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, it appears as if the 12 Apostles are eyeing out the bikini-clad beauties. In this case, the 12 Apostles are a range of buttresses that form part of The Table Mountain National Park. And, in this aspect, one of the best routes to climb the mountain.

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Morukuru Beach Lodge

28/08/2018 by .

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.

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Lodging and eating around Constantia’s wine lands

22/08/2018 by .

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. 

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