4 Western Cape Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Hermanus
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.