4 Western Cape Mos­sel­berg on Grotto Beach Her­manus

South African Country Life - - Country Escapes - – Olivia Schaf­fer

It was an ‘aaaah’ mo­ment when we stepped into the pri­vacy of this fives­tar bou­tique villa. With a view over the swim­ming pool to the ocean be­yond (so close you can spot whales from the com­fort of your suite dur­ing whale sea­son), we knew we’d cho­sen well. Con­tem­po­rary, plush fur­nish­ings of­fered a homely yet dreamy sanc­tu­ary with the renowned Cliff Path and Blue Flag Grotto Beach not far away. All three suites and one of the two rooms have sea views – the sec­ond room has the moun­tain close by. We booked the Pino­tage Deluxe Room over­look­ing the ocean. It was el­e­gant yet lacked pre­ten­sion and of­fered all the fa­cil­i­ties ex­pected from a world-class ro­man­tic haven. Break­fast of­fered a fresh start to the day, and later we ex­pe­ri­enced some lo­cal cui­sine at the pop­u­lar neigh­bour­ing eater­ies. Her­manus has ac­tiv­i­ties from golf to moun­tain bik­ing that you can en­joy, but we chose to walk the town’s streets and found many quaint shops with in­ter­est­ing wares. The per­fect spot for the month of ro­mance.

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