The Royal Portfolio is a collection of iconic hotels in iconic South African destinations forming a circuit of quintessentially South African experiences.
The Greater Kruger National Park
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 unrivaled 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.
With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House in Hermanus provides luxury hotel 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. While Birkenhead House is a five star hotel with all the services and amenities that you would expect, the hotel is characterised by a laid back and easy-going atmosphere.
Whether you are seeking a rejuvenating retreat or an adventure filled beach holiday, Birkenhead House is the ideal destination. 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 specialising in cool climate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.
La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility. Step into the Great Hall and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence and grandeur in this luxury Franschhoek hotel.
Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling, original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls, while the furnishings of Liz Biden are plush, colourful and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.
The 11 Suites at the hotel are ideal for couples while the 5 Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends.
The Silo Hotel is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.
The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA will be a contemporary art museum to rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection. Zeitz MOCAA will open in September 2017.
The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that would be synonymous with the Cape Town skyline.
From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the harbour.
This luxury Cape Town villa boasts 360° vistas over the iconic city, including views of two World Heritage sites: Table Mountain, and Robben Island. Open decks and intimate balconies offer unparalleled views of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. An opulent double storey, 15,000 ft² (1,400m²) property with wrap-around terraces, “The One Above” boasts lavish facilities such as a fully-equipped fitness centre, sauna, two crystal-clear swimming pools and a serene library. A private lift ascends six floors to reach the luxury penthouse Cape Town, opening onto an elegant entrance hallway, the walls of which are dotted with a stunning collection of local artwork.