The rooms are tiny and the setting too noisy, but if you want to be in the heart of Long Street, and you don't mind the sound of late-night revelers in the bars...more
The name of this central Plett spot may call to mind some sprawling, past-prime behemoth of a hotel. Instead, you'll find a quirky eight-room B&B attached...more
It takes an experienced, informed eye to design hotel rooms that are both hardworking and ravishing. Designer Sumari Krige transformed what was originally going...more
The scent of tuberoses fills the air as one steps into the Cape Cadogan, a 12-room boutique hotel in a restored Georgian house. It's a sensual kind of place...more
Many guests ask Mark Valentine if they can buy the objets d'art in the eight suites of this tastefully offbeat hotel, decorated in a funky amalgam of African...more
What started out as a backpacker's retreat with a single room has morphed into 16 suites set on the edge of an indigenous forest, just outside Plettenberg Bay....more
"Riding mountain bikes past zebras is the right way to start the day" at this rehabilitated farmstead. Light-filled contemporary rooms have outdoor showers....more
With elements dating to the area's Huguenot settlement of the late 1600s, this estate in Cape wine country is "beautifully restored, surrounded by vineyards and...more
This contemporary Cape-Dutch property overlooks vineyards and orchards, and is surrounded by "a delightful French garden," hence the perfect design score....more
This 1947 hotel set in lush gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean reopened after a two-year makeover as a long overdue luxury addition to KwaZulu-Natal's...more
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