[Brian Berkman] The Ambassador Hotel has been a Cape Town landmark since Leon and Anthula Markowitz, at one time the city's mayoral couple, invited the world into their rock-top property in Cape Town's Bantry Bay.
[Brian Berkman] Most of my school friends went to Langebaan for the holidays but we always went to visit family in Durban or Bloemfontein. From their stories of the warm lagoon and fun they had, Langebaan was a place I always knew I was missing out on.
[Brian Berkman] Two of the best reasons to stay at Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel, managed by Three Cities, in the city centre have nothing to do with the hotel itself.
[Brian Berkman] James B Sherwood's list of What Makes A Five-Star Hotel Great is just one reason why you should read his memoire, Orient-Express: A Personal Journey.
[Brian Berkman] "That's the biggest piece of pink quartz I've ever seen," said Trisha Bam, my former editor and now head of communications at a Cape university.
[Brian Berkman] Being dyslexic can have unintended consequences. Sometimes, even as I type, I use a 'b' instead of a 'd' and transposing numbers happens, especially when I'm not paying careful attention, all too often.
[Brian Berkman] The Lord Milner in Matjiesfontein, perhaps the only hotel in the world to have its own village, will soon become the primary destination it was when it was built as a Colonial retreat in the late 1800s.
[Brian Berkman] "My husband is going to have a heart attack and we'll be interviewed on CNN", the man turned around to tell us while we waited patiently in the queue to meet the bus back to The Brilliance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Lines' newly revamped ship.
[Brian Berkman] It is easy to be cynical about The Palace of the Lost City and to dismiss it simply as the fantasy creation of The Sun King, but it is precisely because it has been entirely envisioned by someone who, at the time, was a global celebrity for his unbridled imagination, that makes it such a fun place to visit.
[Brian Berkman] As the trend of families that travel together grows so does the need for self-catering apartments and houses that not only allow the unit the privacy of living together but also the cost-effectiveness of eating in.
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