Well…where to start with this incredible property?
Prana Lodge is located in the quaint seaside town of Chintsa on South Africa's Wild Coast. It’s called a Beach Estate because it sits right on the edge of one of the longest and most pristine beaches I have ever seen, stretching as far as the eye can see and on the day that we were there a beautiful flat, calm ocean.
Trying to come up with superlatives to describe Ellerman House is like taking a picture of the very best view you’ve ever seen and realising how it just never does the landscape justice (at least when I take photos) and the descriptions I give for Ellerman House will wain in comparison to experiencing it first hand.
Eco-luxurious hideaway just outside Stanford
Harry and Steyn have a vision. To live a life where they have no impact on the planet. But they don’t just want to promote this lifestyle; they wish to show people what it feels like. Their passion, vision and incredible attitudes have allowed them to create an Eden, paradise on a 40 acre piece of land where everyone originally told them it would be “impossible” to complete this dream design. All of their critics thought that they were crazy, but piece by piece an eco-lodge began to appear.
Restaurant Review & Interview with Co-Owner Nigel Pace
A brand new (version 2.0 due to a fire) French brasserie and Members Club has opened in Cape Town. Located in Gardens in the historic Leinster Hall, The Stack inspires with décor, style, service and food! We've asked one of the owners Nigel a few questions about their testing journey, from building to despair to rebirth and now the realisation of a dream.
"Everybody always warned me that running your own business was about taking risks. Well, we certainly feel that we have now faced and overcome the most extreme adversity and that is certainly a good feeling. Every minor glitch will probably pale in comparison from here on.”
Nigel Pace, one of the brains behind the Stack, has had quite the journey to bring his dream to fruition.
June marks the beginning of the Whale Season here in South Africa, lasting until November. Why not make the most of this time of year with all the hotel specials and head to the Whale Coast to marvel at these majestic mammals. Contact us to find out more about our Winter Specials.
Films often start with a view of a bedroom that leads straight onto a white sand beach, with the glistening ocean stretching on forever. Naturally we all think either, “I wish” or “yeah right”, well we’re here to say that it does exist and that this luxurious hotel will deliver all of your dreams. We took a great sunset walk along the waters-edge in the evening before heading back for a delicious dinner. In the morning, we braved the cold water and dipped our toes in before we had to head back to the City.
5th March - Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016
A highlight on the South African social calendar for the sixth year, this day of splendor is set to take place at South Africa’s first and only wine and polo estate – Val de Vie Estate, on Saturday 5 March. The event offers a luxurious day out for the stylish polo lover. South Africa’s most renowned polo event, the annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo in Association with Bentley has after five years firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious events on the South African calendar.
Tickets Cost: R200, R950 or R4000 for VIP. Contact us HERE for more details.
A phoenix has risen from the ashes.
Have you or will you, ever be looking for a romantic destination for Valentines Day? A weekend break? Your honeymoon? Well you don’t need to search for the perfect location any longer, it’s here in Cape Town. Tintswalo Atlantic, sits right on the ocean, within the Table Mountain Nature Reserve, the only hotel within this prestigious reserve.
1. Terroir at Kleine Zalze
Cuisine: Refined and uncompromisingly delicious.
Menu: à la carte/Daily Board Menu
Average Cost: R190 for a main course.
Ambience: Refined and relaxed, under oak trees overlooking a golf course.
Open: Lunch, Mon-Sun. Dinner, Mon-Sat.
December is a time of festivity and celebration. We had an early cause for celebration as we were invited to spend the night at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. A reserve in the Cape Floral Kingdom so plentiful, it has three times more plant species on its 2500 hectares than the Amazon Rainforest. The lodges themselves get lost in the Fynbos and the ancient, unfortunately now rare Milkwood forest.
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