Portfolio offers personally selected and trusted accommodation for independent travellers to South Africa, Namibia and Swaziland. We specialise in charming and unique country houses, boutique hotels, guest houses, safari lodges, villas and bed and breakfasts. 

. Each place has been personally visited by one of our consultants, ensuring excellent standards and service levels.

Portfolio members are showcased via both electronic and print media on our website, Apps, eGuide, social media platforms and printed guidebook.

portfoliocollection.com is a constantly updated, slick, user-friendly website carrying all the information available in the guidebooks with additional image galleries and the option to make enquiries and bookings directly, or via our reservation system.

The Portfolio iPad App was the first accommodation App in South Africa. This handy, interactive accommodation tools allows off-line browsing and online booking. Click here to download. Our smartphone Apps will be available for iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry soon.

Our eGuide is an electronic version of the guidebook which is easy to read by clicking through the pages on-screen and can be used on PCs and laptops as well as mobile devices.

The iconic, high quality, full colour print guidebook comes in a convenient DL size. A useful set of at-a-glance icons indicate the special features and facilities available at each establishment, while descriptive text give more detail. All contact details and rates are clearly displayed.

Portfolio Collection has been promoting the best in South African places to stay for 30 years.

Join Portfolio – sign up online here.


Traditionally, Portfolio relied on our famous guidebook to reach independent travellers from near and far. Now we’ve embraced the digital revolution and are highly visible and active in the digital space. Online you’ll find us at portfoliocollection.com, our Apps and eGuide.

We’re also constantly interacting with the public via our award winning blog and social media platformsFacebook, Twitter and Pinterest - all of which reach a younger, more tech-savvy audience.

80 000 guidebooks which will be distributed as follows:

• Mailings to our local and international travellers, and databases of tour operators and travel agents

• Africa Collection - UK booking office, priority sales and marketing for Portfolio members

• International and local travel expos

• Airports and tourism information offices in major centres

• Magazine inserts for high LSM subscribers

• Portfolio establishments (encouraging cross-referrals)

• Marketing, corporate and agency sales calls in all major centres


Digital: eGuide + iPad App + web

DL Guidebook: 210mm x 98mm, 80 000 copies

Annual Membership: May 2015 - April 2016

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