Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House Cape Town Pool Loungers
Birkenhead House sets the standard for luxury hotels in Hermanus. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides luxury accommodation for those seeking an extraordinary coastal experience. Watch surfers carving through the waves and, for several months each year, witness Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching just metres from the shore. The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of beach-house and quirky opulence. The all-inclusive rate means that guests never need to leave the comfort of Birkenhead House, where all meals and drinks are included. For the more adventurous, Hermanus offers activities aplenty including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and even wine tasting. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is just a short drive away and is one of South Africa’s premier wine routes. Each of the 11 opulently appointed suites is thoughtfully and beautifully designed and you will find the service impeccable. Enjoy magnificent ocean views from any of the balconies. Rooms feature king and queen size beds, gorgeous antique furniture and original artworks. Unwind in the spacious bathrooms with a Victorian bath tub, a walk in shower and two vanities. Read More...

Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane Lodge Pool
The recently refurbished Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivalled game viewing and the most qualified guiding team in Africa. Your exclusive adventure will provide detailed insights into the complex and fascinating ecosystems of the South African bushveld. Our guides and trackers will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa and let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the African stars. The lodge is easily accessible by air and road and is located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western Border of The Greater Kruger National Park. Set on the Thorneybush private game reserve in one of South Africa’s most game-rich areas, Royal Malewane offers some of the best luxury safari accommodation around, sleeping only 20 guests in very private suites. Luxury meets the wild in the heart of Africa’s finest bushveld, where Royal Malewane’s expert guides and trackers ensure intimate game experiences and close sightings of the big five. Read More...

La Residence, South Africa

La Residence Franschhoek Pool
Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a private 30 acre estate and working farm, the uber luxe and stylish La Residence sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands. La Residence is surrounded by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards, olive groves and plum orchards and impeccably manicured gardens with a spectacular mountain backdrop and breath-taking views of the undulating countryside. Be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence and complete tranquillity at this spectacular romantic luxury hideaway in the Cape Winelands. It is a wonderful place from which to explore the Winelands or just relax and soak up the beautiful scenery. The 11 individually and lavishly decorated Suites at the hotel are ideal for couples while the 5 Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends. Rooms feature palatial baths, and open on to generous balconies and verandas, which offer the perfect place to relax and admire the panoramic views. The hotel has a stunning infinity pool and you can indulge in a range of spa treatments in the privacy of your own room or balcony. The natural beauty of the surroundings lends itself to an array of outdoor experiences from hiking and cycling to art galleries, festivals and motor museums. For the more adventurous, the hotel can arrange golf, trout fishing, quad biking, helicopter trips, paragliding, hot-air ballooning or a horseback tour of the surrounding wine farms. A more relaxed excursion is the horse-drawn carriage ride through the local village and vineyards. Read More...

The Silo Hotel

The Silo Hotel Deluxe Superior Suite
The Silo is the latest addition to The Royal Portfolio’s collection, standing in pride of place in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront. Towering above the city, the hotel boasts unrivalled views and is a magnificent example of architectural restoration. The hotel is located in the grain elevator portion of the historic silo complex originally built in 1921. After 80 years of being at the heart of South Africa’s industrial and agricultural development, the grain silo ceased operating in 2001. After years of careful planning and intricate architectural design, the whole complex has been restored with the hotel occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which is set to rival the likes of London’s Tate Modern or New York’s MoMa. While every effort has been made to restore the building to its former glory, the most striking addition is the floor-to-ceiling windows blending contemporary design with 1920s industrial architecture. The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. Read More...