The ‘barefoot luxury' label perfectly suits the minimalist lines of this boutique hotel facing the Atlantic, Table Mountain, and Lion's Head. Perched high above Camps Bay, there are 17 rooms here in a palette of granite, slate, and glass. Greg Wright Architects placed wooden box-like structures on the hill into which the rooms were fitted. The wood and stone combine with the white bedding to make for a surprisingly warm room in the spirit of a welcoming loft.
Less visible but still important are the ecological installations put in place during construction, including solar panels to heat the water. Make the most of the activities offered by the hotel during your stay: visit the Cape Peninsula, tour the vineyards, or head out on a day's safari.
Appreciate the lounge for late departures after checkout, which is all you need to cool off and shower up before getting to your long-haul flight.
Pod Boutique Hotel
3 Argyle Road
8005 Cape Town
+27 (0)21 438 8550
Rooms: from 3,000 ZAR