When Cape Town’s in-crowd need a break from the bustle they head to Camp’s Bay. And when they need a place to lay their head in the South African capital’s swishest suburb, they make a beeline for POD. Nestled between the grey peaks of Table Mountain and the deep blue of the Atlantic ocean, you’d think that this intimate, 15-room, luxury boutique hotel would have some trouble standing out against such scenery. Not a chance. The ultra-slick facade of plate-glass and African timber is more than a match for Mother Nature’s big-hitting beauty spots.
There’s more of the same inside, too. The entirety of the interior is a lesson in deluxe cutting-edge design—fusing function, fashion and comfort with flawless precision. In the lobby and communal areas, marbled stone and yet more glass are offset by natural woods and comfortable couches.
This motif then continues into the bedrooms, with the cloud-like beds ensconced in warm wooden cubby holes, elevated slightly from the polished floors and set back from the huge, panoramic windows. And the views out across the bay and the mountain range behind? You could search for a lifetime and still fail to find better.