Unless you make it down for breakfast, you hardly ever see another guest at this handsome, understated five-bedroom guesthouse – one of the most peaceful places to stay in Cape Town. It’s the kind of ultra-relaxing space where you’ll feel tempted to hole up in your room, perhaps ordering in a meal and making a selection from the intelligent DVD collection. The large, unfettered spaces offer room to manoeuvre, laze, luxuriate, and contemplate, while the huge frame-box windows transform epic ocean views into ever-changing artworks. The sophisticated approach to design that owes much to Oriental minimalism; bedrooms are done out in shades softer than beige and brought to life with strips of dark wood and shards of silk in ravishing colours. You can fall in love with the sea-view rooms, from where you can toast the setting sun, or make the less obvious choice and select the superb garden room where you can check out Table Mountain whilst soaping up beneath your private alfresco shower.