As a travel writer based in South Africa, I have the privilege of visiting some of the country’s finest hotels and lodges. Here’s a short-list of seven of my most memorable stays from the last year, all offer uncompromising luxury, food & wine experiences, and of course set in stunning locations.
1. The Old Rectory, Plettenberg Bay
The Garden Route is a lush and scenic part of the coast enjoyed by many of South Africa’s foreign and local visitors. One of its newest luxury stays is the Old Rectory, in the beachside town of Plettenberg Bay. This beautifully restored heritage property has elegant charm and refined hospitality that will cater to your every need. It’s a one-minute walk to the beach – ask the staff to setup a beach picnic and enjoy views of kilometers of pristine coastline.
2. The Four Seasons The Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg
The undeniably iconic