Entries tagged: South Africa

South Africa Winelands: Our Favorite Winelands Estates

South Africa Winelands: Our Favorite Winelands Estates

The South Africa Winelands produce some of the best wines in the world and offer some of the most scenic wine routes. Travel to the South Africa Winelands with Ker & Downey to taste the world-renowned wines in complete luxury. The South Africa Winelands have a rich history of wine production with the first local wines produced in the area dating back to 1659. Couple that history with an ideal Mediterranean climate, a mix of Indian and Atlantic Ocean air, and South African soil, and it’s easy to see why the wines have received so many accolades and awards over […]

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Last Minute Getaways | Luxury Jaunts From Around the World

Last Minute Getaways | Luxury Jaunts From Around the World

Last minute getaways with Ker & Downey give you a chance to pack in fantastic Ker & Downey luxury experiences on short journeys. Travel between October and December to take advantage of some of these exclusive luxury last minute getaways. Summer has ended and school has just begun, but we already feel like we need a break. You too? Snag some alone time before the hustle and bustle of the holidays picks up with some of our favorite last minute getaways. These quick luxury journeys are packed with the same fantastic experiences Ker & Downey is known for with a […]

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Rhino Philanthropy Project | Ker & Downey Supports Rhinos Without Borders

Rhino Philanthropy Project | Ker & Downey Supports Rhinos Without Borders

A Rhino philanthropy project with a goal of relocating 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana, Rhinos Without Borders has taken on a huge undertaking. Ker & Downey is a proud supporter of this rhino philanthropy project. Get involved and make a difference! The first time you fly over the Okavango Delta and see herds of elephant trundle over the floodplains you are left in awe. Africa is such a magnificent continent, vast with incredible wildlife. Seeing Africa for the first time instills in one the desire to preserve it for those that follow. The most pressing issue in Africa […]

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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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Singita Ebony Lodge Refurbishment: High Style and Luxury in the Bush

Singita Ebony Lodge Refurbishment: High Style and Luxury in the Bush

Singita Ebony Lodge has been redesigned to combine the best of tented camping and bush lodge style. Experience the bush in utmost style and luxury with Ker & Downey. “A contemporary take on the classic safari.” That’s how Graham Kennedy, General Manager of Singita Sabi Sand describes the complete re-design of Singita Ebony Lodge, Singita’s original lodge. With this re-launch of Singita Ebony Lodge, Singita has reinvented its private 45,000 acre game reserve in the Sabi Sand. This new re-design combines the best of tented camping and bush lodge style with huge open spaces, canvas and glass walls, and private […]

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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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Living a Dream in Southern Africa

Living a Dream in Southern Africa

The destination specialists at Ker & Downey love to be a part of turning travel dreams into lifelong memories. When Jaime shared her clients’ story of an African wedding and honeymoon with us, it put us in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Colorado couple Mike and Sharon had a lot of dreams to consider as they planned their wedding and honeymoon. Sharon’s dream was to be married on a beautiful beach. Mike’s dream was spotting Big Five on a true African safari. After lots of planning and researching, Littleton travel agent Suellen Reeves and Ker & Downey’s Jamie Bell stepped in to craft a […]

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World Travel for the Whole Family

World Travel for the Whole Family

Traveling with family takes a bit of finesse, and finding a destination that is enjoyable and offers flexibility for each family member can be a daunting task. It’s a challenge the experts at Ker & Downey regularly accept. With Spring Break on the horizon and summer vacation not far behind, get a head start on your family travel plans and contact us before the rush. Ker & Downey Family Safari | Botswana Recently honored as the Best Family Safari Experience in Africa, this Botswana family of camps is the perfect match for families ready to explore this rich, lush region. […]

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Experiential Journeys for 2015

Experiential Journeys for 2015

Ker & Downey’s inspiring journeys take you to the heart of a destination via completely unique experiences. Encountering fascinating cultures, going off the grid, and sharing life-changing moments with the ones you cherish: this is what it means to truly travel. Be inspired to create your own experiential adventure, and contact us now to begin turning your inspiration into reality. Practice Calligraphy | Diverse China From the “ground operas” of the Old Han to the calligraphy mastery of the Wangche Bouyei, this cultural journey to smaller villages perfectly balances China’s ancient grandeur. Meet the Himba | Experience Namibia Interact with […]

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Celebrate 2015 with Festivals Around the World

Celebrate 2015 with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on January 28, 2015. It has been updated to reflect festival dates for 2017. The year has just begun, and if 2015 is the year you want to experience cultural festivals that will change your life, let us help get you started. Whatever your travel list includes, our expert team and custom itineraries let you explore and engage in ways you never thought possible. Contact us to begin planning your journey. Tapati Festival, Easter Island | January 27 – February 12, 2017 This weekend marks the beginning of the Tapati Festival on Easter Island. The yearly festival […]

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