Entries tagged: Cape Town

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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Experience South Africa

Experience South Africa

South Africa can be considered a world all of its own. Between the diversity of ecosystems, wildlife, and five-star accommodations, there are an abundance of activities and adventures waiting to be discovered. With the South African Rand-to-US exchange rates at their lowest since 2009, now is the perfect time to travel to South Africa. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite experiences beyond the bush below. Indulge in Gourmet South Africa Indulge your gastronomical desires with a trip to some of our of favorite South African destinations to sample some of the best food in the country. From private Bedouin dinners […]

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Exploring the Best of Dubai & South Africa

Several members of the Ker & Downey family recently returned from a trip to the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Our regional sales manager Wazha Dube recalls his journey and the luxury properties that welcomed him along the way. On my most recent FAM trip I spent two weeks enjoying the opulence, thrills, and adventures that exist in Dubai and South Africa. Arriving in Dubai, I spent my first two nights at the Armani Hotel located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The modern hotel’s minimal opulence in design and bare tones offer a distinct but discreet […]

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Artful Lodging: The Ellerman Contemporary

Artful Lodging: The Ellerman Contemporary

The Ellerman Contemporary is the latest addition of art at Cape Town’s luxurious Ellerman House. It features modern art from local artists to add to the hotel’s exquisite collection of country history. When I first walked down the little pathway that leads from the yard to the lower level, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. “How on earth did they get this thing down here?” A massive slate head with the word “HIER” written into its temple, was staring out to sea like one of those Maoi statues on Easter Island without the long face. “Oh that wasn’t […]

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Travel to South Africa for a Unique Travel Experience

South Africa is an elegant and exclusive country located at the southernmost tip of Africa. Ker & Downey services the country via our Splendors of the Cape tour. The Republic of South Africa is a country located on the southernmost tip of the African continent. Known most recently for the clashes caused by the country’s rigid segregationist system, South Africa has rebounded to become one of the continent’s most developed countries. In 1487, the colonial explorer Bartolomeu Dias reached the southern tip of Africa, becoming the first European to do so. In 1652, a Dutch explorer established a refreshment station […]

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Cape to Cairo

Our Cape To Cairo itinerary begins with your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa where you board at Cape Cadogan: a luxury Victorian farmhouse declared a national monument in 1984. Patterned in soft creams and whites, the fashionable hotel is just a short distance away from Kloof Street, the Times Square of Cape Town. If the luxury hotel life isn’t appealing to you, Cape Cadogan offers 4 luxury apartments, each situated within walking distance of the hotel. After Cape Town, you will have the option of traveling to the Lion Sand luxury lodges. The Lion Sand lodges are divided into […]

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