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An oasis of calm at the foot of Table Mountain

When visiting Cape Town one is spoiled by the number of hip and happening hotels in the V&A Waterfront. Sure, there is lots to see and do, but those who have been there before will agree: big crowds of tourists are unfortunately also part of the deal. And yet it is her hidden luxury gems that make the Mother City so appealing for the worldly traveller. So, if you are looking for a more intimate experience of Cape Town, there is a newly established private villa and guest house at the foot of Table Mountain in the stately Constantia district that might just be the location of choice. De Verdwaalde Boer is one-of-a-kind. With its location in between the green Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and the bustling city life, it combines sheer luxury and relaxing accommodation, catering to adults and families searching for an urban escape. It’s definitely upscale luxury, but still ultimately homely. It’s a romantic Cape Dutch building, but has a clean and contemporary design interior. In short: it is peaceful, but happening at the same time. The villa boasts seven individually decorated suites (contemporary design fused with ethnic details), each with en suite bathroom and doors opening to the garden. For ultimate privacy, one can book the complete villa, even with luxury options like a private chef. The award-winning garden includes a swimming pool, a tennis court and a Dutchtub; a wood-fired Dutch design hot tub that offers a unique outdoor experience.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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