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Listen for the sizzle of Tshisanyama this Heritage Day
19 September 2020
Tshisanyama, Chisa Nyama, Chesa Nyama or Shisa Nyama? It’s a term that morphs and evolves as it flits from sparking coals to sparking coals. It all means the same thing, to braai.
A family vacation at The Plettenberg
07 July 2020
Plettenberg Bay offers the ultimate family destination, not only does it have interesting sights and places to visit for the kids, but it also offers a year-round opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to its temperate climate.
On the path of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town
01 July 2020
During his inauguration speech on May 9, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba) said: “Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope, that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation.
Recipe: Baked Vanilla Cheesecake
19 June 2020
This easy classic baked vanilla cheesecake is super creamy, and the buttery crust is perfect. Serve with your favourite fruit coulis or compote, it is the ultimate indulgent dessert.
Cape Whale Watching Season
08 June 2020
Each year, the Overberg coastline, and particularly the relatively sheltered waters of Walker Bay and Hermanus, play host to one of nature’s most profound spectacles: the birthing and mating seasons...
Recipe: Moist Carrot Cake
22 May 2020
Executive Chef at The Plettenberg, Kaylinn Shabalala shares one of her favourite recipes with us, Carrot Cake. It is one of her favourites because it fills the house with such sweet and spiced scents.
Enjoy A Three-Day Holiday in Cape Town
05 May 2020
Keep things local and make The Cellars-Hohenort your base for an unforgettable long weekend in Cape Town. Surrounded by nine acres of historic gardens, with views of Table Mountain...
Recognised by Small Luxury Hotels of the World™
26 April 2020
Two of South Africa's Finest Seaside Hotels are the Country's First to be recognised by small luxury hotels of the world™
Home wellness and beauty tips
14 April 2020
Carchele Beauty Spa at The Marine in Hermanus is a haven of pampering and sheer indulgence. Bring that feeling of calm and pampering into your own home, with these self-care and beauty tips from owner, Serene Klue
Get up and glow! Home face mask ideas
10 April 2020
Fresh Wellness Spa, located at both The Cellars-Hohenort and The Plettenberg are wellness havens, set amidst breathtaking surroundings of Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay. Turn your own home into a wellness haven
Recipe: South African Roly–Poly Pudding
08 April 2020
First created in the UK in the early 19th century, this flat-rolled suet pudding is spread with jam and rolled up, similar to a Swiss Roll, before being steamed or baked.
Recipe: Hot Cross Buns
08 April 2020
Whatever its origins, there is no denying that the humble Hot Cross Bun is utterly moreish. Nowadays you can find many variations but our recipe by Tronette Dippenaar...
Recipe: Cape Malay Pickled Fish
04 April 2020
Pickled Fish (also known as ingelegde vis or Kaapse kerrievis) is a quintessential Easter dish in the Cape. With a murky history, this aromatic, spicy dish certainly transcends faiths
Chef Farrel Hirsch’s recipe for XO Pork
10 September 2019
Try your hand at Chef Farrel Hirsch's recipe for XO Pork, from the recent cooking demonstration at Greenhouse Restaurant in Cape Town.
Whale Week at The Marine
15 August 2019
During the annual Hermanus Whale Festival, The Marine will be launching the first of a new annual series of exciting events grouped under the umbrella of “Whale Week”.
Knitting for good on Mandela Day
19 July 2019
The team at The Cellars-Hohenort picked up knitting needles in honour of Nelson Mandela for Mandela Day this year. Though it’s a project they have been working on for the last two months.
Food & Wine
Explore and Enjoy the Plettenberg Bay Wine Route
06 May 2019
The Plettenberg Bay wine region is something of an insider’s secret. It’s also one of the most scenic of the Western’s Cape’s wine routes.
Enjoy A Three-Day Vacation in Hermanus with a Stay At The Marine
30 April 2019
Make The Marine your base for an unforgettable three days in the jewel of the South Africa’s Overberg, Hermanus. It’s hard to beat The Marine’s spectacular seaside vistas; perched on...
Chef Farrel Hirsch of Greenhouse Shares Culinary Insights Into Cooking Seafood
04 April 2019
One of the many techniques Chef Farrel Hirsch uses in the dish above is known as ‘nappe’. We asked him to expand on it.
An Invigorating Retreat for the Mind, Body & Soul
22 March 2019
A luxurious wellness oasis in Cape Town, the perfect springboard for a wealth of outdoor activities.
Greenhouse at Constantia Fresh 2019
07 February 2019
Greenhouse is gearing up for Constantia Fresh 2019 which will be taking place at Buitenverwachting on Sunday 24 February! This year festival goers will be treated to a dish by new Head Chef Farrel Hirsch - Fish Tacos (Ssam)
Meet Sebastian Berinato New General Manager at The Marine
21 January 2019
The Marine hotel, in Hermanus, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, has appointed Sebastian Berinato as the new General Manager, as of January 2019.
Greenhouse welcomes Farrel Hirsch as Head Chef
01 January 2019
Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort welcomes new Head Chef, Farrel Hirsch to its kitchen. Guests can look forward to Hirsch’s flair for innovation and fresh flavours,
Ardmore’s Pride of Africa Exhibition
19 December 2018
Walk through any of our hotels and you’re bound to spy pieces by Ardmore. Our annual Ardmore exhibition will take place at The Cellars-Hohenort between 14 – 17 February 2019.
01 October 2018
Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations at beautiful locales in Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay
From sea to shining sea: from Hermanus to Plett
05 September 2018
A self-drive itinerary of our insider scoop of places to stop along the way Your journey to and from Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay
Tips for photographing whales
03 September 2018
Celebrated photographer Dave de Beer shares his tips for photographing whales, when visiting Walker Bay during whale season.
A chef that takes the cake
10 August 2018
Head Pastry Chef Saretha Basson is the culinary creative behind the new Classic High Tea at The Cellars-Hohenort. We catch up with Saretha to chat about why she loves being a pastry chef.
Women’s Month at The Marine, Part 3: The General Manager
08 August 2018
This Women’s Month we celebrate three women in leadership roles at The Marine. For our third installment we talk to General Manager, Jo Massie.
Women’s Month at The Marine, Part 2: The Assistant General Manager
02 August 2018
This Women’s Month we celebrate three women in leadership roles at The Marine. For our second installment we talk to Assistant General Manager, Melissa Burns
Women’s Month at The Marine, Part 1: The Chef
26 July 2018
This Women’s Month we celebrate three women in leadership roles at The Marine. Up first, we interview our head chef, Tronette Dippenaar.
Recipe: Head Chef Paul Nash shares a favourite winter dish
17 July 2018
In the winter months you’ll find Head Chef of The Conservatory Paul Nash foraging on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains as well as in the Tsitsikamma pine forests.
SEA: The Marine offers the ultimate base for ocean adventures
16 July 2018
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” Overlooking the majestic beauty of Walker Bay, The Marine is ideally situated to take to the seas of the Overberg. The ocean permeates every bit of your stay at The Marine.
From sea to shining sea: to and from Cape Town and Hermanus
01 July 2018
A self-drive itinerary of our insider scoop of places to stop along the way Your journey to and from Cape Town and Hermanus
Family Winter Fun at The Cellars-Hohenort
10 June 2018
Want to make memories to last a lifetime with your family? Look no further than a stay at The Cellars-Hohenort this winter. Want to make memories to last a lifetime with your family? Look no further than a stay at The Cellars-Hohenort this winter.
The Plett Arts Festival 2018
20 May 2018
The Plett ARTS Festival is in its 5th year and gaining momentum. The Plettenberg will partner with Plett Tourism to host this celebration of arts and culture from Monday 25 June to Monday 9 July 2018.
The Top 10 Things to do on the Garden Route this Winter
15 April 2018
The winter months along the Garden Route—and in Plettenberg Bay in particular—are generally temperate and windless, and this means when it's not too chilly you can enjoy its beaches and wild areas right through the colder months, along with a plethora of wining and dining experiences.
Hand-in-hand through the city of travel dreams: Cape Town
23 March 2018
Welcome to one of the most photo-ready cities on planet earth. Cape Town dominates world travel lists for its diverse beauty: it’s a city offering world-class urban infrastructure threaded with indigenous nature as well as cultural heritage.
Recipe: ‘Big Green Egg’ Lacquered Pork Buns & Turnip Kimchi
22 March 2018
Our Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff recently prepared a special ‘Big Green Egg’ dish for the prestigious Fine Wine and Food Festival ‘Constantia Fresh’ at Buitenverwachting Estate. The Lacquered Pork Buns & Turnip Kimchi went down a...
FAMILY TRAVEL: Fun in Plettenberg Bay
28 February 2018
Plettenberg Bay is the ultimate multigenerational family destination. Not only does it have interesting sights and places to visit, but it also offers a year-round opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to its temperate climate.