This is a gem of a property outside Jo’burg, although still within spitting distance of Sandton, with views overlooking polo fields and stretching out to the Magaliesberg Mountains beyond. The modern rustic design (it’s basically a posh barn conversion) sits sympathetically within the landscape and is the perfect escape for those wanting to release some of the urban pressure. The decor is intentionally visceral juxtaposing roughly cut wood and stone with sleek modern furniture and all necessary creature comforts. The Feedroom (yes, it’s continuing the rustic farm theme) delivers farm-fresh ingredients to diners in an all encompassing international menu (still hard to escape even out here). For those needing to unwind they can walk the hotel’s own trails or try and relax at the Vital Source Spa, which offers a variety of treatments as well as the run-of-the-mill gym, sauna and steam bath.