The Eastern Cape with its windswept beaches, jungle vegetation and open-hearted, laid-back people often gets coded as a backpacker’s or surfer destination. But to view it in this light would not only be a gross discredit to the region but to the astonishing series of luxury accommodation options.
After a stay at three luxury hotels dotted along its coast, I found that its natural beauty and warm hospitality are just a few paces away from heaven.
Set foot into this lodge in Chintsa East, and it’s easy to forget reality. Before even seeing my room, I am enchanted by the resort’s location under a canopy of trees. In the distance, I can hear the ocean. This is a place of seemingly effortless abundance as the staff warmly welcome and lead me through the jungly tract to my room.
I was checked into the Diamond Suite, a sea-facing villa
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