Entries tagged: Cape Town

Cape Town Safari: 2021 is the Year to Go

Cape Town Safari: 2021 is the Year to Go

South Africa travel is easily a safari hot spot with Cape Town being the perfect launching pad. A lot of us only think of the Kruger area and assume that Cape Town, despite being a beautiful city with Table Mountain, is merely a stopping point to get to the Winelands.  There are actually a plenty of activities that make Cape Town a safari destination in its own right.

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A South Africa Family Safari

A South Africa Family Safari

This luxury South Africa family safari and holiday features something for everyone. Enjoy a safari in the Eastern Cape, horseback riding in Plettenberg, whale watching at Walker Bay, and guided wanderings through Cape Town and the Winelands.

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South African Food You Must Taste

South African Food You Must Taste

With its multicultural mix of residents, it’s no wonder that the South African food menu is a delicious foray into its history and people. When you travel to South Africa with Ker & Downey, we have a few ideas of some South African safari food you must try. Our South African-born Designer Ken Hermer shares some tips below on what to eat when you visit Cape Town. “Having grown up in South Africa,” he says, “describing all these delicious foods has brought back the best of memories.”

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Penguins Of The World

Penguins Of The World

DisneyNature’s Penguins tells the story of Steve, an Adélie penguin in Antarctica, but Antarctica isn’t the only place to see these sharp-dressed birds in action. Explore the penguins of the world throughout the southern hemisphere.

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'Wasted!' at the Chef's Table

‘Wasted!’ at the Chef’s Table

At the Belmond Mount Nelson, Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg is bringing awareness to food waste with his new exclusive menu and culinary experience “Wasted! at the Chef’s Table.”  Cape Town is one of the world’s top foodie destinations, with origins to its flavors and cuisines dating back to the 17th-century spice trade. This long and flavorful history has made Cape Town the gourmet capital of South Africa, giving way to famous restaurants like The Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club, and La Colombe. For foodies, Cape Town is definitely a bucket list destination.

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The World's Most Colorful Cities

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

Warning: you might feel green with envy when you see our list of the world’s most colorful cities. Drab isn’t fab in these perfectly painted places… they’re making us feel blue that we aren’t there right now.

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Tiffany's Top Cape Town Highlights

Tiffany’s Top Cape Town Highlights

Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany DeSalvo travels to South Africa and shares her top five Cape Town highlights you should add to your next Ker & Downey journey. Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany recently traveled to South Africa. While she was there, she spent several days exploring Cape Town and the surrounding area. Here are her top 5 Cape Town highlights that you should add to your journey to “The Mother City,” South Africa’s biggest must-see destination.  1. Have a drink at the rooftop bar at the newly opened Silo Hotel. It’s a beautiful place to sip a cocktail and take in […]

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Phoenix Rising: The Rebirth of Tintswalo Atlantic

Phoenix Rising: The Rebirth of Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic enjoys a privileged location – on a pebbled beach at the base of Chapman’s Peak on the coast of Hout Bay. From there, you can see Sentinel mountain peak, a panoramic view of Hout Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. To  get there from Cape Town International Airport, you pass through the quaint streets of Cape Town, down a winding road that hugs the coast of Hout Bay and into Table Mountain National Park. It’s a breathtaking entrance as you make your way down to the pebbled coast. I visited Tintswalo Atlantic in 2013. It was a beautiful […]

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South Africa Walking Safari: A Walk on the Wild Side

South Africa Walking Safari: A Walk on the Wild Side

Ker & Downey’s South Africa walking safari takes travelers into to the wild with a two-week journey through the Big Five ecosystems of Marakele National Park, along the famed Oystercatcher Trail, and into the Cederberg Mountains. The Ker & Downey South Africa walking safari begins in Marakele National Park at – Marataba Trails Lodge. It’s South Africa’s only non-malaria big five walking trail, and it’s under four hours from Johannesburg. The Marakele National Park is a setting that can only be described as breathtaking, unique, and strikingly beautiful. Red rock mountains give way to lush, green valleys for a landscape […]

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