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Pringle Bay to travel to and stay.

My love affair with Pringle Bay has grown the longer I’ve lived here but I rarely have the opportunity to write about it. If you have the time to pour yourself something delicious to drink or, better yet, put on your bathing suit, please join […]

Join us on our trip around The Cape Horn

Grab a copy of SLOW issue 42 next time you’re in the British Airways lounge and join me on our trip around The Cape Horn or click this link to read online: http://bit.ly/2sx8dD8

Having a story to tell helps your commodity become a brand

Having a story to tell helps your commodity become a brand

UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board chief strategy officer Tom Hind told the recent Oxford Farming Conference that a growth opportunity exists for British producers who can talk about their food in a way which appeals to consumers. This is equally true for South African growers […]

The Silo Hotel, Cape Town.

The Silo Hotel, Cape Town.

I’m thrilled to be contributing to UK luxury travel site TripReporter and being in such fine company. Read about why The Silo Hotel in Cape Town is so special. https://www.facebook.com/RoyalPortfolio @Royal_Portfolio, @theroyalportfoli, @trippyreporter https://tripreporter.co.uk/the-silo-hotel-cape-town/

Madeira: All the highs, none of the lows.

Madeira: All the highs, none of the lows.

First published in Sawubona Magazine, May 2018 issue. Luxury travel writer BRIAN BERKMAN (@BrianBerkmanZA) explored Madeira’s glorious ups and downs. All the highs without the lows Of the 300, 000 or so Portugese people in South Africa, I’d bet the majority descend from a little […]

Kruger National Park Self-Drive

Kruger National Park Self-Drive

As first published in the May 2018 issue of Road Trip Magazine. Click here to read it or download.   Luxury travel writer BRIAN BERKMAN (@BrianBerkmanZA) has visited many top-end private lodges within Kruger National Park’s environs. Now, for the first time, he drove himself […]

Stay at Geneva’s historic jewel-box of a hotel. 

Stay at Geneva’s historic jewel-box of a hotel. 

As first published in SLOW magazine, May 2018. By BRIAN BERKMAN The black spot is where St Peter’s thumb touched the John Dory. At Geneva’s Hotel d’Angleterre, Windows restaurant, Mario is presenting the flat, roundish fish for our approval before cooking. Like everything about this […]

A perfect balance at Rhulani

A perfect balance at Rhulani

As published in Explore South Africa magazine. Rhulani Safari Lodge, in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana, takes full advantage of the areas grassland, forest and rocky Tshwene Tshwene hills where elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and, famously, wild dogs […]

Road Trip through Ceres.

Road Trip through Ceres.

First published in Road Trip Magazine. April 2018. Click here to see the original. Although a 1950-something Renault 4 CV was the first family runaround, it was only until the 1973 arrival of Valerie that my father had a car he was so proud of he […]