THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA
Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
This is one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. It is also one of the most treacherous and you have to consciously make a decision when driving out along the Atlantic Seaboard not to get carried away. ‘No, no,’ you argue with yourself. ‘I will not stare out to sea too much, I will just drive.’ The only reasonable thing to do is to take up residence in the most beautiful spot of all – The Twelve Apostles, perched as it is between ocean and mountain, and attempt to do no driving at all. Because of the danger and all that. Also because, once there, you really cannot bring yourself to go anywhere else. There is the charming clubby atmosphere in all the public rooms. There is the view. There is the perfectly calibrated service culture of the Red Carnation group that is friendly, at remembering every guest’s name. There is the view. There is the classic Bea Tollman There is the room with pillow choices to be made. There is the view. There are cocktails to be had in the afternoon. There is the view. And more cocktails and more view and, best of all, it is safe.
The focus here is on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise and staff who go the extra mile. The spa is a cave-like sanctuary, carved out for the sole purpose of your own wellbeing.
The Jet Lag treatment comprises a 60-minute Swedish massage, using B-Africa Revitalise Gel on the neck, shoulders and to improve circulation. The gel is packed with natural extracts to soothe tired muscles and improve skin texture. Price: R725
THIS PAGE The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, one of the most beautiful locations in the country, is set on a nature reserve, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean