Entries tagged: South Africa

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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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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Ker & Downey's Holiday Gift Guide

Ker & Downey’s Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the Season! Give the gift of travel! For inspiration, check out our holiday gift guide, complete with some of our favorite itineraries from around the world. Allow Ker & Downey to handcraft the perfect journey for the adrenaline junkie, boundless adventurer, passionate foodie, intimate culture seeker, and deserving significant other in your life. From unheard-of experiences in South Africa and Sweden and remote destinations in French Polynesia and Uruguay to cultural interactions in Egypt and New Zealand and romantic escapes in Italy and Argentina, Ker & Downey is dedicated to creating priceless memories your friends and family will cherish […]

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Ker & Downey’s Africa Bucket List

Introducing the Africa Bucket List, our curated collection of can’t miss experiences across the inspiring continent. Ker & Downey’s history is forever intertwined with Africa, and together with many of our travelers we relish the opportunity to return again and again to continue discovering, learning, and growing through unforgettable experiences. Follow our series over the next few months and get inspired to begin your first safari experience, or fall in love with beautiful Africa all over again. How many of these things have you checked off? What’s still left for you to complete? Check off your own personal bucket list with the experts at Ker & […]

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An African Safari: The Thrill of the Safari

An African Safari: The Thrill of the Safari

Discover what makes the African Safari so unique this month as we highlight its riches in a series of blog posts. Beginning with An African Safari: The Thrill of the Safari while on a game drive. Written by Haley Beham There is nothing that quite compares to the thrill of being on an African safari. It’s exhilarating to set out in the crisp morning air in the back of an open vehicle, armed with a camera and, depending on the season, a warm blanket. Whether it is your first time on safari or you’re seventeenth, the anticipation is always there. […]

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Play a Round with Ker & Downey

August is National Golf Month, and the world of Ker & Downey is home to unforgettable golfing experiences across many countries. Few outings on the green can rival those spent in the beauty of South Africa, and here’s your chance to play the country’s highest ranked courses. This incredible 10-day journey features great golfing adventures and the beauty of South Africa. Play South Africa’s #1 This journey visits South Africa’s #1 ranked Leopard Creek Golf Course and Country Club – its water features are home to pods of hippos and the par-five ninth hole is a treat for long hitters. […]

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True Romance

True Romance

Planning a destination wedding, unforgettable honeymoon or special getaway for two? We’ve searched the globe for the most pristine beaches, private hideaways and the coziest fireplaces to curl up to with your love. Here are 10 of our favorite amorous escapes. Unique Retreats Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa The Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge is the perfect marriage of secluded safari getaway and modern luxury to inspire hopeless romantics and adventurers alike. Each morning, you head out on an early game drive with your guide and tracker in search of the Big […]

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