A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Located beneath London's largest Living Wall, recently replanted with more than 6,000 herbaceous plants to breathe life into our surroundings, bbar is a vibrant cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Victoria.
Our new menu plays homage to our heritage, with dishes that beautifully reflect the flavours of South Africa with a playful twist, from Boerewors Eggs Benedict with chilli chutney biltong to The Gatsby Sub, a Western Cape pulled BBQ short rib of beef.
Alongside this exceptional new menu, we have live mix sessions and DJ sets throughout the week, as well as contemporary signature cocktails created by our resident mixologists.
Our sister vineyard lies in the lovely Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth), part of the Walker Bay wine region near Hermanus, South Africa’s whale watching capital. We are proud to serve Bouchard Finlayson, acclaimed worldwide for producing the best Pinot Noir in South Africa, as well as exceptional Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.
The Sealeys founded Jurassic Coast Meats to market their own free range Rose Veal and Aberdeen Angus beef. Today they work with a few hand-selected farmers to provide us with our exceptional beef.
Distance from Summer Lodge: 23 miles
Providing the Red Carnation Hotel Collection with sustainable glass-bottled mineral water as well as filtered water, Belu supports us in our bid to eliminate single-use plastic bottles. Belu is one of our proud partners and gives 100% of their profits to the charity WaterAid to help transform lives worldwide with clean water.
Liberty Dairy is a family-run organic dairy farm, based at Liberty Farm in West Dorset. Liberty Farm is committed to sustainable farming, upholding high standards of animal welfare.
Distance from Summer Lodge: 5 miles
With 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland, Furleigh transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery. Over 22,000 vines grow on the south facing slopes of the Estate. 15,000 of these are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meurnier used to produce classic quality sparkling wines.
Distance from Summer Lodge: 10 miles
We are proud to partner with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, which provide travel resources for LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as promoting equality in tourism around the world.
We partner with Room to Reward, a unique volunteer-recognition charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes.