Photo property of POD Boutique Hotel
Camps Bay, a trendy suburb of Cape Town, sits between the majestic cliffs of Table Mountain and the navy blue Atlantic Ocean. POD Boutique Hotel is located directly across from Camps Bay Beach. Choose between 15 beautifully designed rooms, with modern live-edge wood and granite touches, and floor to ceiling glass windows. Three suites have private plunge pools, and the POD's wraparound pool terrace overlooks the ocean. Enjoy breathtaking views of the water or the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, while sipping a Caipirinha.
Photo property of Babylonstoren
Babylonstoren, originally a Cape Dutch farm, dating back to 1692, is a boutique hotel with an organic garden, a vineyard, and a well known farm-to-table restaurant today. The accommodation choices include one bedroom suites, one or two bedroom cottages and the newest addition - the Farmhouse suites. Enjoy cozy fireplaces, white walls and open design. Cool off in the pool during the summer or take a nap in one of the hammocks hidden in the trees. Visit the salt room or the sauna in the Spa during the cooler months. Enjoy an authentic farm experience.
Photo property of Tsala
Tsala is a luxury treetop lodge in the largest tract of natural forest in South Africa, located along the infamous Garden Route - a 300km stretch of the coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The retreat is surrounded by ancient indigenous trees, rolling valleys, and velvet hills. Stay in one of ten Treetop suites or one of six two-bedroom Treetop Villas, built into the canopy, and complete with wraparound verandahs and infinity plunge pools. Enjoy glass walls with views to the surrounding forest, free-standing tubs, and sun loungers. The design echoes natural fabrics, earthy colours, and raw textures, resembling stone and ebony. Tsala works hard to preserve the animals and the environment within the property as well as support the local community.
Photo property of Angala Boutique Hotel
Angala Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the Cape winelands, in the upper reaches of Vrede en Lust wine estate. Between mountains, near a lake, and surrounded by lush trees, you will find a personal oasis of peace and indulgence. Choose between a suite or a cottage, with views to the mountains or the valley. Look out onto a secluded garden or the pond from your balcony or a private veranda. Cool off during the day in the Eco Pool - where the ecosystem mimics the streams, rivers and ponds. Warm up by the fireplace in your private lounge once the sun goes down.
Photo property of Lion Sands
Lion Sands is an award winning safari retreat in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. The reserve consists of four lodges, built with their surroundings in mind, incorporating steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. Stay in the River Lodge, the only private reserve to have access to the Sabie River, with the rooms connected by wooden walkways, offering unparalleled game viewing. The ultra-lux and modern Ivory Lodge consists of 9 villas, complete with lounge areas and private swimming pools. Choose The Tinga Lodge for retro safari design and wooden viewing decks or the Narina Lodge, located under 100 year old trees and overlooking the Sabie River. For a once in a lifetime experience, spend the night under the stars in one of the Lion Sands’ Treehouses. Listen to wildlife come alive around you. Take in the views of the iconic African plains at dusk.