Lady Bird Lake Champagne cruise ahoy featured
Shimmy Beach Club Opulence à la mer

Taking the concept of a day down by the seaside and giving it a hardcore haute overhaul, Shimmy Beach Club is staking its claim as Cape Town’s premier location for oceanside excellence. A jack-of-all-high-grade-trades, Shimmy’s lengthy list of luxury facilities includes a private beach, infinity pool, separate champagne and whiskey bars, and a hydraulic staging area, whatever that means. It’s the beautiful, chandelier-bedecked restaurant, though, that’s been making the most waves.

Under the guidance of lauded chef Seelan Sundoo, the kitchen serves up a menu geared heavily towards fresh seafood, operates its own sushi bar and also cooks up inventive lip-smacking pizzas in its authentic stone oven. And once your belly’s full, the sun’s down and the couture cocktails are flowing, you can head to Shimmy’s lounge where their resident DJs pump out house tunes onto the monster decking space and beyond.

Atlantic House Desert island vibes

Atlantic House is quite simply the embodiment of seclusion. Just 15 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, but providing an oasis of calm generally only found on inaccessible desert islands.

Sucker-punched by an endless torrent of stress? Get down here…ASAP! Atlantic House is so private that the staff leave at 19:30 and the place is yours to enjoy. The entire hotel only consists of 5 boutique rooms so, if you’re über lucky, you could enjoy all of the facilities to yourself.

Sea views are the main focal point here and each room has a terrace where you can absorb the picture-perfect ocean visage. If you don’t fancy the short walk to the beach the salt water pool is the next best thing. Stick your ears under—there’s some rather zen underwater music sound-tracking your chill time. Blissful.

David Krut Projects Specialist books and prints featured

David Krut specialises in books on art and arts-related subjects and also stocks many titles on South African culture and politics, as well as range of biographies, books of poetry and literature, design, architecture and history, and collectibles.

Situated within the grounds of the historic Montebello estate in Newlands, David Krut Projects Cape Town was established in January 2007 and is associated with DK Projects in Johannesburg and New York. This compact print room and specialist bookstore showcases editions by leading South African artists, local and international monographs as well as titles from David Krut Publishing and publications on William Kentridge. The bookstore is also the exclusive distributor for Tate, Assouline and Nazraeli.

Ellerman House & Villa Ideal location featured

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island from high up in one of Cape Town’s most prestigious suburbs, Bantry Bay, Ellerman House and Villa is a luxury boutique hotel combining the old world charms of a gracious Cape Edwardian mansion with an adventurous 21st Century villa, within a beautiful tiered garden that slopes towards the sea.

Home to one of the finest private art collections in South Africa, Ellerman House offers luxury rooms, suites and Spa rooms, all with under floor heating, air conditioning, satellite flat screen television sets and internet connections, as well as the finest beds and bed linen. The Villa is designed for a private experience, with every comfort imaginable, including a butler and private chef. If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury, it’s hard to beat.

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