CAPE VIEW CLIFTON, CAPE TOWN
The secret is in the name. He vistas from this ravishing property simply can't be beaten. Each of its five gorgeous rooms and two apartments come with sublime decks delivering breathtaking panoramas of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, with sweeping beaches to one side and the huge Twelve Apostles mountain range to the other. Offering easy access to all the city's attractions, these elegant, breezy Cape Town crashpads combine five-star luxury with a wonderful back-to-nature feel.
But above all, it's owner Jess Latimer who elevates this place to winner status' with her beautiful Malibu Beach-style interiors flooded with light. Wonderfully serene, the sunsets from here are worth rushing back for, no matter how great the sightseeing is going – and you can be sure there'll be a chilled bottle of South African Chenin Blanc waiting. RUNNER-UP THE RESIDENCE, ZANZIBAR SPEaALMNTjoN NKWICHI LODGE, LAKE MALAWI