Ker & Downey Destination Specialist Nicole Porto shares what makes Lion Sands Game Reserve such a unique and unparalleled South African safari travel destination.
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.
South Africa villas provide an exclusive way to explore the diverse country in complete luxury. With Ker & Downey, you’ll experience the epitome of elegance on a 13-day journey through Cape Town, the Thornybush Game Reserve, and the Waterberg. The One Above Penthouse is the ultimate Cape Town address and the start of your journey through South Africa. The two-story penthouse is perched atop One&Only Cape Town’s Marina Rise and is the most expensive piece of residential real estate ever sold in Africa. This exclusive South Africa villa is part of the prestigious Royal Portfolio Collection by Liz Biden, so […]
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 […]
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 […]
Include the Dom Pérignon Experience to your next stay at the Ellerman House. It is a special pairing of Champagne and South African dishes, exclusive to the Ellerman House. At Ellerman House, wine is a big deal. Their cutting edge Wine Gallery houses a collection of 7,500 wines, many of which are rare or impossible to purchase at retail. The gallery includes the finest wines from the Cape’s local vineyards and 20-year old brandy available for tasting in the Brandy Cellar. At the center of the gallery, you’ll find a human-scale corkscrew, designed to hold 1,500 bottles of wine. And […]
This fantastic journey is filled with safaris and scenery known all across the world. From Kapama to Cape Town to the stunning Victoria Falls, this panorama of southern Africa is especially exciting in November! Zimbabwe & South Africa Jaunt You’ll land in Johannesburg and connect with a flight to the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Spend four nights at Kapama Karula in one of South Africa’s privately owned game reserves in the Limpopo Province renowned for its high density of big game animals. Kapama Karula’s position along the Kapama River makes it an ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of the reserve. With the […]
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 […]
Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter from Travel + Leisure Magazine. He celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning in their categories, thanks to public votes and dedication to delivering the best in service. We are in good company with some of the very best in the world. World’s Best Safari Outfitter This year we earned the coveted #1 spot as Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Safari Operator. Based on a perfect score of 100, Ker & Downey received an outstanding 98.44 from the combined […]