Ellerman House Takes To The Desert

  “It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.” — Heinz Stücke, German long-distance touring cyclist In search of of the unknown, of the wild and wonderful of Africa, Paul Harris (Owner of Ellerman House in Cape Town) and daughter, Nicola Harris, joined this […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Rhino Relocation

“It’s not often that one gets the chance to rewrite the future history of a species. A few years ago the ink on the future of rhinos here was just about dry and it told a story of extinction. We’ve changed that and we’ve done […]

Great Things Are Done When Men & Mountains (& Deserts) Meet

Relais Rides For Rhinos – Mission Accomplished Congrats to the rugged riders of this year’s Challenge4ACause expedition through the Damaraland Desert of Namibia. We had no doubt that our own Relais & Châteaux Africa representatives would finish, but for them to still be smiling at […]

The Art of Giving. And Giving Well.

It’s time. Time for compassion. Simple, beautiful, life-affirming, life-changing and life-saving compassion. There is always space for more empathy, more tenderness, more kindness, but sometimes you feel the need for it a little more intensely. As I do now. As perhaps you do too. In […]

A Wilderness Experience With Heart

At least once in life we find ourselves faced with the question, Am I brave enough? Do I have what it takes? And sometimes, most times, the only way to find out is to take the leap… One such time now faces the team of […]