Entries tagged: South Africa

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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Making a Splash: Unique Pools Around the Globe

Making a Splash: Unique Pools Around the Globe

There’s nothing like diving into a refreshing pool of water when the weather warms up. Summer calls for chilled cocktails, colorful swimsuits, and blazing sunsets enjoyed poolside. We’ve got a list of some of the world’s must-see unique pools that will make any journey go swimmingly.

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Black Panther Locations that Inspire Africa Travel

Black Panther Locations that Inspire Africa Travel

Before filming Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler traveled to Africa for the first time. Although the Kingdom of Wakanda is fictional, he said it was important to first experience the continent to make sure he authentically represented the film’s African setting. The influence of cultures and places from across Africa is evident on-screen. We’re taking a look at the way Africa was reimagined in Black Panther locations and characters. These sites and experiences should definitely go on your travel list.

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African Wild Dog: Francois van Heerden's Exciting Encounter

African Wild Dog: Francois van Heerden’s Exciting Encounter

The African wild dog, also known as the Cape hunting dog or painted dog, isn’t an easy animal to spot in the bush. Perhaps that’s because only about 6,600 survive in the wild and packs can cover 900 square miles of territory. Francois van Heerden, Senior Game Ranger at Mateya Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa has been fortunate enough to encounter the African wild dog in the bush several times, and he shared his favorite experience with us.

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South Africa Villas: Private Luxury in Cape Town and the Bush

South Africa Villas: Private Luxury in Cape Town and the Bush

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 […]

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Jamie Returns to Africa

Jamie Returns to Africa

Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Expert Jamie Bell has been on many safaris throughout her years at Ker & Downey. She shares her latest trip and why she keeps going back with us below. I never get tired of traveling to Africa, no matter how many times I’ve been. Each time I am excited to learn about new places and experience new things. My most recent trip to Africa was in September, and it marked my 16th time to travel there. This time, I returned to South Africa. My journey began in Cape Town, at the exciting new Silo Hotel […]

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Southern Africa Travel - The Great Escapes

Southern Africa Travel – The Great Escapes

Looking for adventure or a pristine place to unplug? Dive into the many  charms of Southern Africa travel. Africa’s wildlife and diverse interior lands are the stuff of safari dreams, often eclipsing the allure of the shores. But along the continent’s southern coast, you can find authentic culture, explore abandoned shipwrecks, and safely face your fears of sharks. Southern Africa travel presents a world of natural treasures beneath the waves and across dramatic, white sand beaches.

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The Best Places to Travel in February

The Best Places to Travel in February

Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel around the world in February. Iguazu Falls Sure, South American summer is still in full force in terms of humidity and heat, but February guarantees thunderous falls and plenty of spray, whether visiting the Argentina or Brazilian side of these iconic waterfalls. Tanzania In early February, you can catch the end of calving season in the Serengeti. It’s a great time for a safari because the predators are out in full force on the hunt for prey so there’s sure to be […]

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