Only an hour out of Cape Town and rested between what must arguably be one of the world’s most beautiful mountain passes, is Clouds Estate – a contemporary South African boutique hotel and working farm that produces its own wines.
Step out onto your balcony, pour a glass of wine and take in the panoramic landscape views and surrounding vineyards. At the risk of sounding trite, its romance at it’s finest.
I’m a stickler for Dutch design, and this place is filled with a mix of modern Dutch furnishings and South African art – a blend that has made it an acclaimed design destination.
The shared outdoor lawn and pool-deck is speckled with cocoon-like sunbeds and there’s a restaurant close-by serving food and drinks.
If you’re looking to explore the area, the estate sits in the middle of the beautiful Franschoek and Stellenbosch towns, both of which you should visit. If it’s ultimate luxury you’re after, then Delaire Graff has the most amazing restaurant and divine spa – it’s definitely worth the splurge on a treatment. They have a gorgeous pool you can lay by beforehand to get you in the relaxation zone. Thank me later…