Royal Hotels - South Africa

Some now long gone, dying or derelict - few South African Royal Hotels were as glamorous architecturally as their foreign counterparts - but still slot in to the pages of local history. A few Royals still co-exist with modern establishments, clinging on to a culture of days gone by.
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A taxi cab at the Royal Hotel, Hout Bay c1910 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A taxi cab at the Royal Hotel, Hout Bay c1910 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Matatiele Royal Hotel - (Est 1919) - Now the Royal Courtyard.

Matatiele Royal Hotel - (Est 1919) - Now the Royal Courtyard.

Tarkastad Royal Hotel (Est 1902)

Tarkastad Royal Hotel (Est 1902)

The Dieu Et Mon Droit Coat of Arms supported by an old entrance arch - all that remains of the Kokstad Royal Hotel. Legends tell us that Yankee Wood, an American Negro who helped establish this hotel - ended up years later as its doorman.

The Dieu Et Mon Droit Coat of Arms supported by an old entrance arch - all that remains of the Kokstad Royal Hotel. Legends tell us that Yankee Wood, an American Negro who helped establish this hotel - ended up years later as its doorman.

South Africa

Royal Hotel > Pilgrim's Rest > Panorama South > Northeast

Royal Hotel > Pilgrim's Rest > Panorama South > Northeast

Primi Royal Hotel - Camps Bay

Primi Royal Hotel - Camps Bay

A taxi cab at the Royal Hotel, Hout Bay c1910

A taxi cab at the Royal Hotel, Hout Bay c1910

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