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The Royal Portfolio offers you the complete experience: boutique hotels, luxury lodges and private residences located in South Africa's most iconic destinations.

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From our family to yours

The Royal Portfolio can trace its roots to 1999 when we converted our family holiday home into what is now Royal Malewane. We wanted people from around the world to enjoy the same happiness we’ve experienced, and make their own African memories. Today, The Royal Portfolio showcases the very best of the Rainbow Nation and offers perfect stays in pristine national parks, along rugged coastlines, in lush Winelands, and in the heart of the vibrant, multicultural Mother City of Cape Town. We look forward to welcoming you back to Africa, where all our journeys began.

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Liz Biden

Founder & Owner of The Royal Portfolio
Experiences

Unleash your sense of adventure

Witness incredible interactions between predators and prey, spot whales breaching as you enjoy your morning coffee, use all your senses to appreciate the best of South Africa’s cuisine and vineyards and expand your horizons when you meet the artists telling Africa’s stories.

ITINERARIES

Experience the best of South Africa

Choose to stay in one of our iconic luxury lodges, boutique hotels or private residences – or ask our journey specialists about combining them for the complete experience. Our suggested itineraries range from 7 to 10 nights and can be personalised to create your dream African vacation.

testimonial

At the heart of The Royal Portfolio’s success is the Biden family’s commitment to a set of tightly held ideals: give guests a complete experience and a perfect stay. While this might sound simplistic, it embodies a long list of values that are woven into every interaction between guests and staff, setting a new standard of hospitality for hotels around the world.

Andrew Harper

Traveller

The Bidens have a unique talent for creating luxurious hotels in iconic destinations, but the essence of their success is their ability to make guests feel totally at home and part of their extended family.  

Liz Biden has mastered the art of creating beautiful and relaxing spaces.

Sir Elton John & David Furnish 

Guests

A visionary who is putting the hot in hotelier. She’s changed the perception of South African hotels with her touch of theatre.

Victoria Mather

Vanity Fair, On Travel

At the heart of The Royal Portfolio’s success is the Biden family’s commitment to a set of tightly held ideals: give guests a complete experience and a perfect stay. While this might sound simplistic, it embodies a long list of values that are woven into every interaction between guests and staff, setting a new standard of hospitality for hotels around the world.

Andrew Harper

Traveller

The Bidens have a unique talent for creating luxurious hotels in iconic destinations, but the essence of their success is their ability to make guests feel totally at home and part of their extended family.  

Liz Biden has mastered the art of creating beautiful and relaxing spaces.

Sir Elton John & David Furnish 

Guests

Discover how we’re supporting conservation and empowering local communities

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Private Residences

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Travel Tales

Be inspired by stories from the bush, ocean, vineyards and city.

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of the perfect stay or the complete experience.

Private Residences

Enjoy the privacy, freedom and comfort of your own home.

Travel Tales

Be inspired by stories from the bush, ocean, vineyards and city.

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of the perfect stay or the complete experience.