Rocktail Bay takes it name from a ship that was wrecked there. That wreck might have happened during a storm - the sort of storm that Noah might have encountered - the sort of storm that reminds us that nature is not necessarily benign...
By Brian Berkman 13 Nov 2014 08:29
Four star-graded hotels gained sudden favour with government employees when staying at five-star establishments was considered too wasteful while the three star-offering and below seemed relegated to the budget traveller looking for the no-frills stay.
By Brian Berkman 4 Nov 2014 09:16
We took advantage of the flood damage to properties in Franschhoek to inveigle a return invitation to one of my favourite hotels, Le Quartier Francais.
By Brian Berkman 29 Sep 2014 11:19
If, like me, you're a Joburg inner-city scaredy cat or want to get to experience the City of Gold but not struggle with parking, the City Sightseeing topless Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour is highly recommended, as it allows you to get as close, or safely away from crowds, as you like.
By Brian Berkman 22 Sep 2014 10:58
Copies of The Hollywood Reporter magazine in the lounge at Coopmanhuijs Hotel, in Stellenbosch, seem out of place among the books on wine, art and the historic treasures of the area.
By Brian Berkman 29 Aug 2014 10:27
Following a knockout stay at the historic and charming Coopmanshuijs Hotel in the heart of Stellenbosch, Contributing Editor Brian Berkman asked vivacious general manager Ilzebet Oosthuizen for her 10 Things She Loves About Stellenbosch...
By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2014 09:35