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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.”


A Message From Liz Biden

Our thoughts are with those around the world battling the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Even though our hotels remain closed, The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects through this difficult time including our counter-poaching initiatives at Royal Malewane and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes which need our help now more than ever.

We invite you to take the first step in planning your next trip by purchasing A Royal Portfolio Bond. You will receive an additional 25% in value and we will contribute ZAR2,500 to the Foundation on your behalf.

We encourage those with existing bookings to postpone rather than cancel their trips where possible. Our Reservations Team is available to assist with enquiries Mon – Fri | 8am to 5pm (GMT +2).

Thank you to our guests, staff, suppliers and business partners for your understanding and incredible support as we work together to get through this.

Please visit the South African government's dedicated Covid-19 portal for the latest South African information.

We look forward to a time when we are all able to travel safely and responsibly once again and hope that you will remain inspired by the amazing natural beauty and wildlife of Africa during this difficult time.