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Each of The Royal Portfolio properties has a remarkable art collection with something intriguing around every corner.

Liz Biden has a discerning eye for the exquisite and the unusual. On her travels and at home, Liz sources numerous pieces of art – often with a story and always with a particular space in mind.

“From the first encounter with Liz, it became apparent that we were dealing with a remarkable woman. Clearly very bright but also efficiently decisive – a wonderful character trait for an art collector. It was only later that we learnt that her skills as a shopper are legendary.” – Charles Shields, Director of Everard Read, Cape Town.


The art collection across The Royal Portfolio reflects a keen and adventurous eye, coupled with a distinct level of quality. Alongside international art from the likes of Ken Howard, the collection reflects some of South Africa’s most well-known artists including John Meyer, Beezy Bailey, Shany Van Den Berg, Sasha Hartslief, Denby Meyer and Ricky Dyaloyi to name but a few. Impressive Dylan Lewis sculptures are showcased on the lawns and in the port cochère at La Residence and at the entrance to Royal Malewane.

The art at each property reflects the unique character and mood at each property, from the classic safari at Royal Malewane to the chic beach-house style at Birkenhead House and from the opulent grandeur of La Residence to the contemporary art of The Silo Hotel.

The Armani Suite at La Residence, shown above, features a beautiful Shany van der Berg portrait of a ballerina.

Image courtesy of Mohau Modisakeng and WHATIFTHEWORLD

Liz Biden explains:

“I have always included wonderful art at each of The Royal Portfolio properties. Art brings a space to life, it creates warmth and tells stories. But moreover, art takes you on a journey which evolves as we evolve. Our guests love to enjoy the art collection at our properties. The Silo takes that art experience to a whole new level with a focus on contemporary African art – discovering some of Africa’s incredible young talent.”

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