By the Beautiful Sea in Cape Town



Whenever someone mentions Cape Town, you inevitably hear how beautiful it is. Indeed, situated between the mighty Atlantic and Cape Town, South Africa wind-carved mountains, this South African city has one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

That said, when visiting, make sure you stay somewhere that embraces the beauty one hundred percent. On a recent trip, I came across a wonderful six-suite inn called The Long Beach in the lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie, about 30 minutes by car from the center of Cape Town.

All of the rooms here face the sea, offering mesmerizing views of surfers or whales (in season) and Table Mountain in the distance.

Aptly named, the beach stretches nearly five miles, which makes for fabulous walks. There’s also a pool and plenty of deck area for private dinners served al fresco.

--Susan Farewell


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