The Luxury Beachgoers hoping to avoid over crowded shores can experience this under-the-radar resort just 30 minutes drive away by car from Cape Town. As the buzz over chic designer hotels in Cape Town continues to surge, the award-winning Long Beach Resort offers a quieter retreat on nearly 5 miles of white-sand beach in the sleepy fishing village of Kommetjie, South Africa. Guests of the resort can catch their own crayfish (in season) and request that the chef prepare it for their dinner, take a stroll to a lighthouse, or whale-watch from a private deck in one of six luxury sea-view rooms.
The Value Book two nights for a stay now through December 20, and enjoy a third complimentary night, worth nearly $500. In addition, the resort offers special city and winery excursion packages.
The Catch The resort may be a quiet hideaway but the beach is not private. Count on occasional dog walkers or horseback riders passing by.
The Details 27-21-794-6561, www.thelastword.co.za
From the fall issue of Sherman's Travel magazine.