Family-owned and lovingly-run, The Royal Portfolio is a staggeringly-beautiful collection of four incredible South African properties: an ultra-luxurious bush lodge, two fabulous boutique hotels in the Winelands and Western Cape, and an out-of-this-world penthouse in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront. 

Established in 2000 by Liz Biden and her husband Phil, each property fuses exquisite antiques, spectacular furniture and opulent fabrics collected by Liz from her travels across the globe, with service that’s second-to-none. And with some of the best suites to be found anywhere in Africa, it all adds up to unrivalled guest experiences in unforgettable locations​


This beautiful boutique Tuscan-style hotel in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley is a real slice of heaven. You’re greeted with the very warmest of welcomes and the eclectic décor throughout each of its utterly-unique suites is to-die-for. Choose a rustically-elegant Vineyard Suite (a secluded yet social alternative to the main hotel) when travelling with family or friends, as the variety of room configurations, opulent living and dining spaces, private terraces and gardens make them ideal.​

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The newly launched Franschhoek Wine Tram – a great new way to explore a few of Franschhoek's top wine estates while taking in the spectacular views. Combine the tram and a tram-bus or a hop-on-hop-off experience throughout the village and its biggest attractions.​

Eight lavish colonial-style suites and a private six-bedroom house – all filled with rich antiques, Persian carpets and every modern comfort. 


Prime Big Five viewing in the heart of the South African bush. And a divine air of elegance, pristine service and traditional luxury – all fused together to create Royal Malewane – one of the most outstanding safari lodges in the whole of Africa. 

A little larger than the Luxury Suites, the two Royal Suites offer a secluded hideaway for up to four guests, with a private chef, personal game drives and four daily massages included.​





Where? Occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art) Accommodation 28 rooms, suites & The Penthouse (including four double-storey family suites)





Go For Go for Panoramic views of Table Mountain, the V&A Harbour and the ocean beyond | Afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain | Champagne and swimming at the rooftop pool | Guided tours of the Zeitz Museum | Numerous kids’ activities including Tiny Tea | A carefully-curated art collection that complements the Zeitz MOCAA | A truly-indulgent spa experience



Superbly poised above the whale-watching paradise of Walker Bay, in incredibly-unspoilt natural surroundings, Birkenhead House is wrapped in understated, contemporary beach house-style loveliness. 

Quirky, super-comfy and with the best views over the bay, Rooms 1 and 2 are top of our list: Room 1 with its direct ocean views from the king-size Louis Farouk antique bed is perfect for whale-watching;  and next door, Room 2 – small, but perfectly-formed – is the epitome of glamour, with glorious bursts of colour dotted throughout.




Occupying the top two storeys atop One&Only Cape Town, The One Above Penthouse, has to be the ultimate Cape Town address and one that's most definitely worth shouting about, as it's quite simply unbeatable when it comes to location, pampering and serious wow-factor.​



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There are four en-suite bedrooms, a rooftop pool, outdoor bar and entertainment deck with wonderful views of the Waterfront, Robben Island and Table Mountain; entertaining options that include catering from La Residence and access to all of One&Only Cape Town's epic facilities! When do we move in?!​​


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