This cluster of apartment blocks and high-rise hotels on a fine stretch of beach (with a promenade to match) is one of South Africa’s most sought-after destinations.
Pippa de Bruyn
Pippa de Bruyn is author and co-author of various travel books, including Frommer's Southern Africa, Hedonist Guide to Cape Town, Frommer's East Africa, Frommer's India, Frommer's Eastern Europe, Pauline Frommer's Italy. She is the Cape Town destination expert for The Telegraph and a regular contributor to various travel publications. Her company BestKeptShhh.com puts together bespoke itineraries to Africa and India for local and international travellers.
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A week touring Cornwall in a vintage Kombi with her husband and two teenagers delivered Pippa de Bruyn the happiest of holiday memories.
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Stanford is a rural town with nature, a beautiful river and history, plus it’s an easy weekend escape for Capetonians. Our Pippa De Bruyn seeks out its gems.
Easy to get to in under four hours from either Bloemfontein, Joburg and Durban, the Northern Drakensberg is an amazingly scenic getaway. Here’s our pick of the best places to stay.