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Augusta de Mist Country House & African Kitchen

Augusta de Mist is an exquisite lifestyle retreat set on 1.5 hectares of fynbos in the historic Drosdy Quarter of Swellendam.  ‘Anything but average’, this wonderful hideaway gets full marks for it’s breathtaking setting, interior design, attentive service, and the memorable, every-other-daily dining experience provided by Augusta’s African Kitchen – complete with handmade signature wines.  Be thoroughly … Continue reading “Augusta de Mist Country House & African Kitchen”


Hout Bay Manor

Hout Bay Manor, built in 1871, is a gorgeous boutique hotel in the coastal fishing village of Hout Bay and one of Cape Town’s most graceful landmarks. Beautifully restored, it offers 16 vibrant rooms and suites, and an elegantly casual restaurant & function venue, Pure.  Indulge in massages, facials and other pampering therapies at the Inzolo … Continue reading “Hout Bay Manor”


Canelands Beach Club & Spa

Canelands Beach Club & Spa is gorgeously situated on KwaZulu-Natal’s warm Dolphin Coast. Gaze out at the ocean from the pooldeck and watch dolphins at play in the breakers. Rock pools and sheltered coves offer safe swimming right on the doorstep. Whether visiting for a holiday or a weekend getaway, expect excellent service at this … Continue reading “Canelands Beach Club & Spa”


Ellerman House

A grand, contemporary mansion, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in prestigious Bantry Bay. The one-and-a-half acre property features an Atlantic panorama of incomparable ocean views, and provides the finest lodging, cuisine, service and wines. Tiered gardens, ocean-facing verandahs, exquisite interiors and a celebrated art collection offer luxury in a class … Continue reading “Ellerman House”


The Plettenberg Hotel

The Plettenberg is situated on a rocky headland in the spectacular beach town of Plettenberg Bay, offering breathtaking vistas and easy access to the Garden Route’s beaches and forests, animal sanctuaries, and a host of local adventures. Hotel facilities include the chic Sand Bar, SeaFood at The Plettenberg, The Wine Cellar, an in-house spa and stylish boutique. For … Continue reading “The Plettenberg Hotel”


The Marine, Hermanus

Set on the cliffs above Hermanus’ Walker Bay, The Marine overlooks South Africa’s most well-known whale sanctuary, and is a stone’s throw away from one of the greatest densities of endangered Great White Shark, and a magnificent selection of Cape fynbos. Watch whales from your room in season, enjoy exceptional cuisine overseen by Chef Peter … Continue reading “The Marine, Hermanus”


Prana Lodge

Prana Lodge is a five-star luxury private beach lodge and wellness spa on the Wild Coast of South Africa, just 40 minutes from East London Airport.  Set in a dune forest beside breathtaking Chintsa Bay, this secluded hideaway offers peace and tranquillity throughout, and features fine South African art, Persian carpets and luxury linens. Eight … Continue reading “Prana Lodge”


The Turbine Hotel and Spa

The unique Turbine Hotel & Spa – a chic conversion of a turbine restoration site – stands on Knysna’s picturesque Thesen Islands.  There are 24 well-accessorised bedrooms and suites, some with balconies and some with gardens. Facilities include an Amani African Spa, the 90-seater Island Café, the Turbine Tapas Bar, a pool deck, conferencing for … Continue reading “The Turbine Hotel and Spa”


Abalone House & Spa

Abalone House & Spa offers five-star luxuries with serious seaside appeal. The boutique hotel is an eclectic visual tapestry of texture and colour, cocooned within a central poolside courtyard. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers a sumptuous beachside escape where guest comforts take precedence. Feast at the bistro-style Reuben’s at … Continue reading “Abalone House & Spa”


Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa stands in glorious isolation between the majestic ocean and soaring peaks, yet only minutes from the city centre. Here guests find an experience of splendid luxury, generous hospitality and holistic wellness in an environment of staggering natural beauty – a tonic for body and soul. Enjoy world-class service from … Continue reading “Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa”


Thonga Beach Lodge

Soothe your soul in the balmy waters of Mabibi Bay on the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, at sublime Thonga Beach Lodge, set in tropical dune forest just metres from a pristine wilderness beach. It’s that secluded that giant turtles come here between November and February each year to birth their young. An exclusive experience of … Continue reading “Thonga Beach Lodge”


Sands at St Francis

The Sands @ St Francis is an inviting thatched homestead basking beside the ocean in picturesque St Francis Bay in the scenic Eastern Cape.  Gorgeous all-round views of the bay are an exceptional feature, whether from the lounge, restaurant, bar or pool decks.  Each bedroom has a private jacuzzi tub, separate shower and a deck overlooking the beach. The area offers surfing, … Continue reading “Sands at St Francis”