THE ONE & ONLY | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
The Scoop: An oasis of luxury in the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria and Albert Waterfront District, this is where you go for a truly chic escape. Those views of Table Mountain deserve a gasp at first glimpse, the Afro-Zen spa (located on its own private island in the center of the resort, no less) delivers the most relaxed pleasure, and celebs like Mariah Carey, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro have deemed it Hollywood-worthy.
The Difference Maker: Pull up a stool at the Vista Bar because the Manhattan, with its smoked tea-infused Kentucky bourbon stirred with aromatic bitters and sweet honey, could just be the best thing to touch your lips in the city. Watch the sun set over Table Mountain’s flat peak as you slowly savour your pre-dinner cocktail at Nobu, which is headed up by Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa.
Day Tripper: Adventure seekers: Cape Town was made for you. Get up close and personal with great whites guided by shark expert, author and wildlife photographer Chris Fallows (apexpredators.com). For something slightly more calm, the hour drive to the country’s lush wine region, Stellenbosch, equals a day of full-bodied Shiraz and crisp Pinot Grigio-sipping, plus a little vineyard bike riding.
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