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The team at Ellerman House in South Africa’s Cape Town have been working hard to create some new experiences for their guests in 2014. There are two new experiences for art lovers, both of which are exclusive to the property’s guests. On the ‘Art in the City’ experience, you’ll visit some current must-see exhibitions as […]

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Ellerman House in South Africa’s Cape Town has recently launched their new Wine Gallery and private villa. The new wine gallery provides sophisticated storage for the house’s 7500 bottle strong collection of vintage and rare wines. It’s made of natural materials, woods, granite, metal and carbon, and reflects the shape of grapevines in the design. […]

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From Vineyard to Bush

A very precious cargo of 300 litres of Stellenrust wine arrived recently at Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Reserve, South Africa. The wine was safely encased in two oak barrels and will mature in the underground wine cellar. There’s a collection of over 6,000 bottles of fine wines and champagnes stored carefully in the […]

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News from Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Francais, situated in the heart of Franschhoek Village, South Africa, has been busy recently making lots of changes in preparation for their next busy summer season. The Auberge Rooms and their bathrooms have been upgraded with lots of new and exciting touches to make them that little bit more luxurious. The rooms now […]

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New Look Thonga Beach Lodge

The refurbishment at Thonga Beach Lodge, South Africa, has been in planning for two years. The end result is finally here and it’s something really special!  Construction took a total of six weeks and the lodge’s owners worked hard to create a plan that would incorporate the local community and ensure the new build works […]

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You might remember when we told you about Bellini, a female cheetah that was part of a metapopulation programme with the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa. The programme involves exchanges of cheetah within different game reserves in order to strengthen the gene pool. We’ve just heard the sad news that Bellini has died. Below […]

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Did you know that at Victorian farmhouse, Bartholomeus Klip, in South Africa, you can try your hand at some cookery classes? Among the many exciting activities on offer at the luxuriously renovated house is a selection of exciting cookery courses ranging from pasta, sorbet and ice cream making to cooking with culinary legends and learning […]

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Three lions have been released into Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa, in the Eastern Cape region, making them the first free roaming lions in the area for over 130 years. The group consisted of one female, sourced from Karoo National Park, and two males from Welgeveonden Game Reserve. Park Manage, Megan Taplin, said: “Lions […]

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The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francias has climbed the ladder from position 57 to 53 in the San Pellegrino World’s Top 100 Restaurants. As one of only two African restaurants on the list, this is quite an achievement! Chef at the Tasting Room, Margot Janse, has been crowned Chef of the Year at the […]

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The serval became extinct in the Cape provinces of South Africa over the last century due to habitat loss, hunting and poaching. Private game reserves in the Eastern Cape region have begun to reintroduce the species in the hope that they will eventually become re-established there. Kariega Game Reserve was one of the first private […]

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