Described as ‘contemporary, edgy and Afro-centric’ by Condé Nast Traveller and nominated as South Africa’s leadingrnboutique hotel for the last two consecutive years. The Peech provides hip, eco-sensitive, urbane travellers with an ideal hangout. Located in Jo’burg’s upmarket suburb of Melrose, the hotel’s sixteen bedrooms, spread around the garden, contrast modern design with traditional African wall hangings and animal skins. A bistro, manned by chef Greg Jardim, produces delicious local fare, with the herbs coming direct from the hotel’s own small organic kitchen garden. The sustainable focus of the hotel is very du jour, water is recycled and solar power provides the heating for the water, and if that wasn’t enough R5 from every guest night is donated to a local children’s charity. A swimmingrnpool provides a focus for guests to unwind and free WiFi means even the suits can chill in the sun.