Agritourism or farm stays is a growing hospitality sector and the reasons why are clear: better bang for the buck and an opportunity to be nearer to nature...
Brian Berkman 6 Sep 2018
The Fine Collection, a sales and marketing company that represents hotels and lodges in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia, recently partnered with Chloe Yoga...
Brian Berkman 30 Jul 2018
Where to stay in the Sandton area really depends on why you are there. While Sandton is an ever-changing landscape with buildings and road works falling and rising like a yo-yo, that it remains the money hub is a constant.
Brian Berkman 21 Jun 2018
The five-star graded Schulphoek House, just three kilometres outside of Hermanus' CBD, has benefitted from a major 2017 upgrade which includes wonderful pieces of South African art and modern furniture.
Brian Berkman 18 Jun 2018
When your chef has 'live to cook' tattooed down his forearm, the expectation of something delicious to eat is already set. Add to that reports that he worked in starred restaurants in Europe and at Ellerman House in Cape Town, Omar Koenen - the recently appointed head chef at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Johannesburg - has a pretty high bar to clear.
Brian Berkman 6 Mar 2018
Although the fruit industry is the major Grabouw employer, two retirees who have changed focus to the hospitality industry believe that tourism will be the key force for good in the valley.
Brian Berkman 9 Feb 2018
With the Sentinel looming large over the bay that is caressed by Chapman's Peak scenic drive, Hout Bay may be unique in its combination of curvaceous beach, working harbour and fish factories, exclusive enclaves and costly homes as well as a large informally housed community.
Brian Berkman 5 Feb 2018
Durban has always boasted a wide selection of accommodation options along its seaside, but the Protea Hotel by Marriot in Umhlanga is fast becoming the epicentre of the food and drink scene.
Brian Berkman 7 Aug 2017
In 2012 a North West farmer decides it's time for a life change and asks his children what they should do. “They both said Cape Town,” explains Hendrik Bloem...
Brian Berkman 26 Apr 2017
It is not enough to be a great farmer nowadays. You also need to be a great marketer and learning to think about yourself, those that work for you and what you produce in the way that a journalist would...
Brian Berkman 7 Mar 2017
The Pilanesberg Game Reserve near Rustenburg is especially appealing because of its close proximity to Pretoria and easy access within the hour. From OR Tambo airport in Gauteng it is just two-and-a-half hours journey, a major time saving for guests who typically travel twice as far and more into the Kruger National Park.
Brian Berkman 2 Mar 2017