The Luxury With 35 years of experience, Travel Beyond knows South Africa inside and out. Its top Cape Town hotel pick, the elegant Cape Grace, has a waterfront location and perks like car service and daily wine tastings. Antiques, crafts, and individually curated book collections decorate the 120 harbor- or marina-view rooms. The Signal restaurant serves local fare like snoek (a Cape fish) and springbok (gazelle); the Bascule Bar pours some 400 whiskeys. An on-site spa offers African-inspired treatments.
The Value Exclusive to readers from June 1 to August 31, Travel Beyonds Cape Town Connoisseur package features a four-night stay at Cape Grace for the price of three, a guaranteed room upgrade, two tickets to Table Mountain and Robben Island (where the legendary political figure Nelson Mandela was imprisoned), and airport transfers. Rates start at $1,145/person (based on double occupancy) for the four-night stay.
The Catch Airfare (not included) averages about $1,900 round-trip from New York City in the summer.
The Details 800-823-6063; travelbeyond.com (code Smart Luxury)
From the spring/summer issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
For general trip-planning information, see our Cape Town Travel Guide.