South Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in South Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, Cape Town

23/10/2020 by .

Brian Berkman discovers a South African seaside hotel flourishing during lockdown where others failed – here’s why.

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The Gorgeous George, Cape Town, South Africa

19/10/2020 by .

Home* Suites Home Bristol, Johannesburg

09/09/2020 by .

Join Brian Berkman as he explores Home* Suites Home Bristol, Johannesburg’s latest boutique hotel.

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Brenaissance Guest Estate for post-lockdown

08/04/2020 by .

In 2020 the tourism world as we know it changed. One of the most profound impacts of Covid-19 is the growth in bolt-hole getaways where you and loved ones can keep to yourselves.

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Trail’s End Bike Hotel, Western Cape

22/09/2019 by .

L’Ermitage, Franschhoek

24/05/2019 by .

South Africa’s culinary capital Franschhoek remains the go-to location for people who relish fine cuisine and excellent wines.

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12 Apostles Hotel And Spa, Cape Town

24/04/2019 by .

If there is a South African hotel that brings you nearer to Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean then the 12 Apostles I can’t think of one.

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Birkenhead House, Western Cape

06/11/2018 by .

Sure, we know all about barefoot luxury – that often bandied about term to suggest palm-fringed beaches and soft sand between the toes with staff walking about with freshly cracked coconuts and umbrella-topped pineapple cocktails.

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One&Only, Cape Town

01/11/2018 by .

The differentiator at the top end of the luxury travel market is the opportunity to have a captivating story to tell that with which to engage your friends and colleagues when you return.
Since its high-profile opening in 2009 when A-lister global celebrities flitted in to launch The One&Only Cape Town, this resort-style hotel in the epicentre of Cape Town’s Waterfront development has matured like a good wine.

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Morukuru Beach Lodge

28/08/2018 by .

Staying at the Moruku Beach Lodge offers Brian Berkman the opportunity to whale-watch at De Hoop Nature Reserve on South Africa’s southernmost point.

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