Entries tagged: South Africa

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 food you should taste before or after a safari. Our South African Designer Ken Hermer shares some tips on what to eat when you visit Cape Town. “Having grown up in South Africa,” he says, “describing all these delicious foods have brought back the best of memories.”

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Shark Cage Diving: Frequently Asked Questions

Shark Cage Diving: Frequently Asked Questions

Shark cage diving is one of the most thrilling—and unpredictable—travel experiences in the world. To help you know what to expect, Ker & Downey has compiled some of our most frequently asked questions regarding shark cage diving off the Western Cape in South Africa.

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Explore the Waterways of Southern Africa

Explore the Waterways of Southern Africa

A safari and cruise through Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa reveals some of the continent’s top highlights; Big Five safaris and incredible bird life, a cruise down the Chobe River, the mesmerizing Victoria Falls, all topped off with a few days in cosmopolitan Cape Town.

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The Lion King: an African Fantasy

The Lion King: an African Fantasy

Some very real places played a part in the development of The Lion King, and although the pride lands you’ll see on screen are a mixture of fantasy and reality, they are sure to inspire you to see the true African wilds for yourself.

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Bizarre Animals on an African Safari

Bizarre Animals on an African Safari

The thrill of an African safari is the opportunity to witness wild and wonderful creatures in their natural habitats, from floodplains to fantastic grasslands. And sometimes in the midst of spotting the usual suspects (like giraffes, elephants, and lions), you may catch sight of something more unique. See these bizarre animals on an African safari. It will give you something even more exciting to share with your friends back home.

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Garden Glory: The World's Most Gorgeous Green Spaces

Garden Glory: The World’s Most Gorgeous Green Spaces

Gardens across the globe have inspired poets and princes. We’re dreaming of casual strolls in exotic locales, the fragrance of blooming flowers, and the feeling of fresh grass brushing against our feet. Take a walk in the park and consider including one of the world’s most beautiful green spaces to your next custom journey.

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Where You Should Spend Next Christmas

Where You Should Spend Next Christmas

Getting tired of the holidays before they have even begun? It’s not too early to start planning where you should spend next Christmas and escape in 2020. Picture this: a holiday on holiday, surrounded by your loved ones, enjoying amazing scenery and experiences, and all of it perfectly planned by a trusted partner. If that sounds like a Christmas dream, we think you should round up the family and head off to South Africa’s Cape region, where you’ll find timeless treasures to captivate all ages.

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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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