It was nearly 100 years ago – in August of 1920 – that my grandfather, Solomon Tollman, opened a small hotel in Paternoster, 150 km up the Atlantic coast from Cape Town, South Africa. Though a small hotel in a sleepy fishing village, he ran it with a passion for service, welcoming guests with genuine warmth and personal hospitality, as if each of them were his only guest – the exact same attitude that drives everything we do today.
Throughout 2020, we will be celebrating our first 100 years by sharing the stories that highlight where we have been and where we are going. Some of these tales I heard as a child, lived as a young man, and am now helping to shape as Chief Executive of this fourth-generation family owned and run business. We exist to take you on fantastic journeys, and we are both delighted and honored to invite you to join us on this one.
Excited as we are about traveling through the past with you, we are even more excited for the future – starting with the travel experiences we can offer right now, turning your dreams of travel into memories of a lifetime. The photos below will give you a glimpse at what we’ll be up to in 2020.
We look forward to having you join us.