Entries tagged: Cape Town

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 MORE’s newest luxury outpost – 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 […]

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Luxury South African Getaway

Luxury South African Getaway

A luxury South African getaway with Ker & Downey combines the best of Cape Town with a night of relaxation in Hermanus. It’s a quick trip to deeper Africa, South Africa that packs a lot of punch with the same exclusive luxury you expect from Ker & Downey. Springtime in Cape Town is ideal for a luxury South African getaway. The city is alive with fresh and vibrant color and while temperatures are slowly on the rise, highs still hover in the mid-60’s and mid-70’s. On Table Mountain, thousands of of plants are in full-bloom, creating a wash of color […]

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Ellerman House Gets a Facelift

Ellerman House Gets a Facelift

Ellerman House just received an extensive refurbishment, positioning it as one of Cape Town’s top hotels.  Ellerman House in Cape Town recently underwent an estate-wide refurbishment, positioning itself as one of Cape Town’s most chic boutique hotels. With just 11 rooms, two suites, and two private villas, the intimate Cape Edwardian hotel is a sophisticated, secluded oceanfront getaway. Most of the rooms have been refurbished with colors of blue and green, drawing inspiration from the sea nearby and flora of Cape Town. The bathrooms have also been updated to tie into the new contemporary look and the large private terraces are […]

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The Silo | Interview with Liz Biden, Owner of The Royal Portfolio

The Silo | Interview with Liz Biden, Owner of The Royal Portfolio

The Silo is the Royal Portfolio’s newest project. Located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, it will be the perfect addition to round out the portfolio of properties and an excellent hotel choice for Ker & Downey clients. We talked to Liz Biden, owner of the Royal Portfolio, about the design of The Silo and where she found her inspiration.  The Silo has been on Liz’s mind for years. Since starting the Royal Portfolio, Liz and her husband Phil had talked about opening a hotel in their hometown of Cape Town. Their dream will finally come to fruition in March […]

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A Gift for Two: Ker & Downey’s Romantic Getaways

A Gift for Two: Ker & Downey’s Romantic Getaways

Whether planning for an upcoming honeymoon or treating someone you love to a memorable Valentine’s Day gift, let these romantic locations serve as your inspiration. Our favorite amorous getaways from around the world feature private experiences and amenities with lovers in mind. Is your heart racing yet? Contact us to start your journey and find more ideas here. Foodie Love | Dar Ahlam, Morocco If the way to your heart is your stomach, head to the Skoura Oasis to get your fill. Incredible private dining awaits in secret spaces on the manicured grounds, and on a drive into the Atlas […]

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Hike to the Manganese Mine in Table Mountain National Park

Hike to the Manganese Mine in Table Mountain National Park

Ker & Downey’s Haley Beham recently returned from a trip to South Africa where she had the opportunity to hike through Table Mountain National Park to the old manganese mine, a seldom explored area of the park. On my recent trip to South Africa, I had the opportunity to stay at Tintswalo Atlantic, a boutique property situated on the banks of Hout Bay just 45 minutes outside of Cape Town. As the only property within Table Mountain National Park, the lodge is perfectly positioned to take in views of the bay from the main deck or your suite. It is […]

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A Perfect Pairing: The Modern Art & Wine Scenes of South Africa

A Perfect Pairing: The Modern Art & Wine Scenes of South Africa

Martine Bury tours South Africa’s modern art and wine scene. Already home to one of the world’s most captivating and most affordable wine regions, South Africa is fast becoming an exciting place to collect fine art. The eyes of the world are fixing their gaze on the continent’s largest economy, in search of something new. Woefully underfunded by government entities, the biggest benefactors of South Africa’s creative output, until recently, have been wealthy local collectors and South African expats living abroad. In the last decade, this has been changing with the participation of the country’s artists and influential galleries at […]

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