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The Silo Hotel Dining

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Email: dining@thesilohotel.com
22 August2017

by Greg Cooke

Private guides and local insight. An exclusive experience of South Africa's wondrous Western Cape.

For those lucky enough to have experienced a private game drive on safari, you’ll know just how intimate, edifying and exciting the experience can be. The exceptional knowledge of a passionate and professional guide heightens any guest’s understanding of the explored environment by providing unexpected insights and a fully immersive experience.

Expert guides are often associated only with the safari experience, but the right guide can really enhance all aspects of a South African itinerary, especially an itinerary through the natural wonder of the Western Cape which is so rich in its landscapes, flora and fauna. Expert guides allow you to unearth unique experiences. Experiences that are far removed from the beaten tourist track and distinctly South African.

South Africa is a vast and diverse country with something special for every visitor. The Royal Portfolio, in partnership with various private guiding specialists such as African Lynx, is able to offer our guests a unique itinerary which showcases the very best of Cape Town, Franschhoek, and Hermanus.

Our Fair Cape Itinerary can now be augmented with exclusive experiences and local insights into Cape Town’s secret hideouts, the best of South Africa’s Wine Country, and the spectacular natural scenery along the Hermanus coastline.

Private guides add enormous value to the travel experience ensuring that you make the most of your precious time in the Rainbow Nation. The addition of a private guide dedicated to our guests’ needs throughout the itinerary allows the guides to gain an understanding of our guests and their particular interests. The sense of trust, safety, and familiarity created while traveling with a dedicated guide adds a whole new dimension to your travels. This local insight and expert knowledge is provided by partner companies that ensure only the highest professional guiding standards such as African Lynx and Escape & Explore. These companies delight in tailoring exceptional experiences and in creating lifelong memories.

Each private guide is a specialist in creating authentic experiences. Enjoy a traditional veld braai (an authentic South African barbecue) in the middle of the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, hike along secret trails through the beautiful mountains of Franschhoek, or enjoy a gourmet picnic on a secluded beach in Hermanus after a thrilling horseback adventure. These are just a handful of the incredible experiences our guests gain through the addition of a private guide to our Fair Cape Itinerary.


Each Fair Cape Itinerary can be tailor made to our guests’ needs and interests. Because of this, each itinerary is individually priced. As a guide however, prices start at approximately R45,000 per person sharing (Approx USD 3,400 / EURO 2,900).

The Fair Cape Itinerary includes 3 nights at The Silo Hotel in Cape Town, 2 nights at La Residence in Franschhoek, and 2 nights at Birkenhead House in Hermanus. All road transfers between The Royal Portfolio properties and Cape Town International Airport, as well as a complimentary night at Birkenhead House are included.

Speak to our expert reservations team about planning your privately guided tour of Cape Town, Franschhoek and Hermanus, staying at The Silo, La Residence and Birkenhead House.

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