South Africa


Best Cape Town Restaurants

Cape Towners love their restaurants, and the city boasts a wealth of star chefs serving relaxed lunches and sophisticated dinners. Here are seven great choices.

Hotel Standouts of the Year

Last year, our editors stayed in an astonishing number of hotels and resorts. Here are five contrasting standouts from 12 months of relentless globe-trotting.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year

Once, hotels regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Here are our Editors' Choice winners for Hotel Restaurants of the Year.

Six Excellent Safari Lodges Near Cape Town

For those who want to pair a trip to Cape Town with a safari, these six lodges and game reserves provide excellent options, especially December to March.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

New Safari Lodge at Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane, long a favorite destination of Hideaway Report members, has been joined by an ultra-luxury lodge, The Farmstead, a short drive away.

Hotels With Nothing to Dislike — Except Having to Leave

On rare occasions, Hideaway Report editors find a property that defies any attempt to ferret out fault. Here are six hotels that our editors hated to leave.

Members' Choice 2018: Most Spectacular Wildlife Experience

Many of our recommended properties facilitate extraordinary wildlife experiences, but our members found these three to be the most unforgettable.

Members' Choice 2018: Most Exciting Adventure Activities

For some of our members, a perfect vacation is best achieved by completing an exhilarating outdoor challenge. The following three properties excel at adventure.

Indelible Memory: A Poignant Visit to Cape Town's Robben Island

Just across the turquoise South Atlantic from the luxe Silo Hotel, our editor contemplates an important part of South African history on Robben Island.

7 Hotels With Guest-Only Spaces

Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.

The Zeitz Museum Transforms Cape Town

What the Tate Modern was to London, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is to Cape Town: an art museum that has transformed the city.

The Silo: Cape Town’s Modern Masterpiece

The Silo, Cape Town's modern masterpiece of a hotel, is a game changer. Set on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, it is breathtakingly imaginative and original.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa

Our editor-in-chief visits Cape Town and discovers an exhilarating new property: The Silo, a 28-room masterpiece with astounding views of the waterfront.

Letter From the Editor: August 2018

Our editor visits Cape Town, South Africa, and finds it transformed after the opening of The Silo. This issue also sees extensive coverage of Abruzzo, Italy.

Explore & Restore: 11 Great Outdoor Escapes

The great outdoors means different things to different people. Here are 11 of our favorite hideaways where nature takes center stage.

Safari in Style: Royal Malewane Refurbished

Going into its third decade, Royal Malewane, in South Africa, gets a comprehensive refurbishment that includes updating the decor, spa and decking.

Protecting African Wildlife: Follow the Money

Employing former poachers as scouts and hiring canine units are just two ways African organizations have gone about protecting a valuable asset: wildlife.

Singita's Founder on the Future of Wildlife in Africa

Luke Bailes, the founder of Singita, shares his thoughts on the future of Africa's wildlife and how to get engaged in Singita’s conservation efforts.

Zeitz Museum to Debut in Cape Town

With more than 100,000 square feet, the Zeitz Museum will display one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary African art.

The Harper Notebook: Best Restaurants in Cape Town

South Africa has hit its culinary stride, and Cape Town is now one of the world's great food cities. Here are six restaurants Mr. Harper recommends there.

The Harper Notebook: Things to Do in Cape Town

Astonishingly beautiful, Cape Town has become one of the world’s great food cities, with a wide choice of distinctive restaurants and nearby wineries.

Let Your Safari Photos Tell the Story That Stirs You

Amanda Ritchie, the photography studio manager at Londolozi Game Reserve, reminds us to capture the great moments on safari but also to live them.

Mussels à la Marinière Recipe From One&Only Cape Town

This easy-to-follow recipe captures South African flavors of the sea and is guaranteed to become an instant favorite favorite with family and friends.

How to Get the Best Wildlife Photos on Safari

Get the best wildlife photos on safari. The studio manager at Londolozi, in South Africa, discusses five essential pieces of gear for every safari-goer.

New and Noteworthy, April 2016

Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel news, like the new Aman Onsen Resort a restored Casa Grande and a lavish aviation lounge in South Africa.

6 Places to Travel While the Dollar Is Strong

It’s time to put some stamps in your passport! The dollar has been gaining against other currencies around the world, which means you can travel cheaper.

In Good Taste: The Tasting Room

The food served at award-winning The Tasting Room restaurant is stunning, vibrant and sophisticated.

Sabi Sand Update

Two of my favorite safari lodges have recently received major upgrades. Both are located in the Sabi Sand Reserve.

6 Newly Recommended Hotels, December 2015

The December 2015 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, as well as Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan

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