Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.
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Travel + Leisure, an American travel magazine, has published its 15th annual list of the most beautiful hotels in the world.

Whether newly opened or recently revamped, properties had to stand out and bring fresh energy to a “been there, done that” neighbourhood to qualify.

After no less than 32 countries were visited in search of the perfect and unforgettable, Cape Town's Camissa House and Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape made the final cut. They feature on a list of 72 hotels, among them JK Place in Paris and The St Regis in Venice.

Camissa House and Lekkerwater Beach Resort also represent Africa alongside eight African and Middle Eastern destinations.

Take a virtual sho't left to the Cape and explore these two beautiful destinations through the pictures below:


Situated in Oranjezicht, this luxury boutique hotel boasts eight rooms decorated in an elegant, contemporary style. Each room features unique touches inspired by the flora and fauna of the Cape Floral Kingdom and some have terraces offering stunning ocean and city views.

INSIDE LOOK | Cassima House:


About three hours drive from Cape Town, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is set on the beach. Its seaside location is echoed in the blue and white palette that runs throughout the nature-inspired décor of the lodge's seven rooms.

INSIDE LOOK | Lekkerwater Beach House:

This article was originally published by the Sunday Times.

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