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The story of The Royal Portfolio began in 1999 when Liz and Phil Biden opened Royal Malewane in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park.

Phil explains that “We were fortunate to have a beautiful holiday home in the African bush. We had so many lovely memories and special times there as a family and Liz really wanted to share that. But it was addictive. And Liz was a natural. We soon wanted to share more unique South African experiences with our guests, our friends and our growing family.”

Liz has a real talent – not only for creating, designing and decorating incredible spaces, but for genuine and warm hospitality. She has remarkable vision and a real eye for detail.

To complement the safari experience at Royal Malewane, the Bidens soon opened Birkenhead House in Hermanus offering a coastal experience focused on the whales and the wonderful beaches and then La Residence in Franschhoek offering a wine country experience focused on gastronomy.

The Biden family has always been very hands on with the business. Liz and Phil were delighted when their son Matthew agreed to join as the Managing Director of The Royal Portfolio in 2012 – to continue The Royal Portfolio’s legacy of growth and investment in Africa.

The Silo Hotel is the latest chapter in the story and the realisation of a long-term dream to open a luxury hotel in the Biden’s home city of Cape Town. The Silo Hotel completes the circuit of quintessentially South African experiences adding Cape Town’s art, culture and design to the existing experiences.

The family ethos really resonates throughout The Royal Portfolio where each and every team member is considered to be a part of the family. It’s critical to everyone at The Royal Portfolio that our guests feel that same sense of familiarity when they stay at our hotels. That even though they are staying in a luxury hotel, they feel a sense of belonging and comfort – as if they have come home.

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A Message From Liz Biden

South Africa's international borders are open for all international travel. Travellers require a certified, negative test result taken within 72 hours from the time of departure.

Birkenhead House, La Residence, Royal Malewane and The Silo Hotel are open and we are delighted to welcome guests from near and far to our hotels and lodges which offer the perfect tonic to the pandemic. We have taken every precaution to keep our guests and staff safe. Our hotels and lodges comply with the strictest TBCSA and WHO hygiene protocols and provide ample space for social distancing. South Africa has one of the best private healthcare systems in the world.

The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects including our counter-poaching initiatives and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes.

I would like to wish all our wonderful guests, staff, industry colleagues and suppliers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021 - we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year as we overcome the challenges of the pandemic. To celebrate the new year we are offering guests the opportunity to spend 6 nights at any of our properties and only pay for 5 until 31 May 2021.

Our expert Reservations Team is on hand to assist with any enquiries.