Notes from the road
The very first trip Gray & Co. arranged was to South Africa in 2009, and our love affair with the country continues to this day. The South Africa experience offers a Mediterranean-like climate, countless smooth roads for biking and trails for hiking, world-renowned vineyards to explore and the most luxurious places to stay.
In terms of biking, South Africa is the place to be. It’s tough to top either the ride up Bainskloof Pass near Wellington or the coastal ride from Kleinmond to Gordon’s Bay.
For hiking, it’s tough to top gorilla trekking in Rwanda, looking for lemurs in Madagascar or walking with cheetah in Namibia. Places we love to stay in Africa include Mont Rochelle, set among the vineyards of South Africa’s Cape Winelands; Madagascar’s Miavana Private Island; and Kasbah Tamadot, in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Special Gray & Co. friends include Rudy and Marlice at Na’ankuse Conservation, genius GM Edward Morton at La Residence and the amazing expert guide Mohammed Bouskri in Marrakech.
While on the continent, don’t miss a visit to Cape Town’s modern art Zeitz-MOCAA museum, Kigali’s Genocide Memorial, Miavana’s Cabinet de Curiosités or Yves Saint Laurent’s home in Marrakech’s Jardins Marjorelle. We can arrange exclusive, curator-led access to all of them.
The Gray & Co. Team