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.
Take a walk with Annette Henry, a gold-accredited tour guide who was born and bred on the island, and has been offering guided tours for the past 20 years. You’ll discover the island’s rich heritage, including how Guernsey fared during the bubonic plague, witch trials, cholera epidemic and the English Civil War.
Annette will also share the reality of the five years of German Occupation during World War II, with personal stories of demilitarisation, evacuation, deportation and the eventual liberation of the islanders. She’ll also point out spots mentioned in the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society film, based on the best selling novel by Mary Ann Schaffer.
Price: From £26 per person
Join Amanda Johns, Silver Accredited Tour Guide, on a tour around our beautiful island. Drive through St Peter Port, passing the Liberation Monument, to Fort George, overlooking Castle Cornet. Continue to Jerbourg for a quick stop to stand on top of a WWll bunker, viewing the other islands, and walk out to the cliffs opposite the Doyle Monument for spectacular views. Drive to the private German Occupation Museum and the Batterie Mirus or Batterie Scharnhorst, and finally along the west coast, viewing various WWll bunkers along the route.
Experience Amanda John’s half-day tour with lunch, but continue on from Batterie Mirus or Scharnhorst to Pleinmont to view Batterie Dollman and walk out to the MP4 tower – an exclusive itinerary for our guests. It is only when you stand right next to it that you have an appreciation for the size. Continue along the west coast, stopping at Le Guet - from here the view over Cobo is stunning. This location was utilised by the soldiers due to the excellent views out over the coastline.
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Enjoy a private viewing of The Guernsey Tapestry Gallery houses The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry, a project that involved the whole community. It illustrates 1000 years of local history in ten panels of embroidered canvas work, each panel covering one century. You will have a private viewing of the tapestry with its curator, Andrew Warry and local guide Gill Girard. After viewing the tapestry, enjoy Champagne and canapés with Gill, hearing more of her family's anecdotal history.
Philip, whose family roots on Sark go back to 1560s, prides himself on continuing the family business. With his team and he has been providing Sark visitors with many unforgettable memories for many years now. On this full day tour, you will be shown around Sark as well as Little Sark peninsula. Philip will drive you to the northern parts of Sark, offering great views of Alderney and Brecqhou islands. On your way down south towards La Coupee, a clifftop pathway which connects Sark with Little Sark, you will pass enchanting and historic La Seigneurie Gardens, as well as Caragh Chocolate factory, the home of the famed homemade Sark chocolates.
Once on Little Sark and just in time for lunch, you will be dropped off at La Sablonnerie Hotel with its beautiful garden to enjoy a delightful al fresco lunch. While on Little Sark, there is a short and lovely walk towards the historic silver mines which date back to 1830s and offer stunning views.
You will be picked up after your wander around Little Sark and taken back, via the old windmill, to the village centre just in time to catch the Toast Rack down to the harbour for your return boat back to Guernsey.
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