South Africa’s wildly booming art scene and its famed wines are both topics of exploration in a new program being offered by Ellerman House, a Cape Town, South Africa property which is rapidly becoming known as one of the most exclusive small hotels in the world. With the new Ellerman House Journey, guests who book a minimum of four nights can enjoy a guided Cape Town art drive as well as a personalized wine tasting with the hotel’s head sommelier.
Yes, we know that we can’t say the word Africa without someone invoking the dreaded “E” word, but chew on this factoid geography fans: London, Paris and Rome are all closer to the outbreak zone than Cape Town. In fact, Cape Town is located more than 3,300 miles from the outbreak area, a greater distance than New York is from Los Angeles. Check out this Safari Bookings map for more geography.
But back to art and wine.
Ellerman House, which houses one of the most important South African art collections in the world, is a popular destination for travelers with a passion for art. Through the Ellerman House Journey, guests will have access to the property’s collection of almost where to buy levitra in canada 1,000 artworks. Additionally, a knowledgeable guide will discuss the huge social and cultural shift that South African art has made from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Finally, the guide will escort guests on a Cape Town Art Drive, which includes a guided tour of the famed Everard Read Gallery as well as other influential galleries in the area.
The Ellerman House Journey also provides access to the hotel’s new Wine Gallery, which was created to share the heritage behind the wines of the region and showcases the property’s collection of more than 7,500 bottles of South African wine. Guests will meet with Manuel Cabello, Head Sommelier at Ellerman House, for a bespoke wine and cheese tasting that includes a selection of South Africa’s finest wines. Cabello will also discuss the history of each wine and answer questions guests may have. Cabello will also make recommendations on best wineries to visit within the Cape Winelands for interested guests.
Travelers must book a minimum of four nights in a Deluxe room or higher at Ellerman House to enjoy the Ellerman House Journey, which includes 10 percent off accommodation, the wine and cheese tasting, the Cape Town art tour and reflexology treatment for two, in addition to the normal Ellerman House inclusions. The Ellerman House Journey is available until November 30, 2014.