Kick off your South
African getaway in style at this seductive boutique hotel.
The 35-room Queen
Victoria Hotel sits amid a cluster of colonial buildings above the
bustling V&A Waterfront. Step inside the white marble lobby and
you're enveloped in a world of discreet sophistication.
Rooms are a glamorous
blend of shimmering taupes, silvers and lilacs, with views (suites
have balconies, pictured) that take in the Waterfront and the
Atlantic on one side, or Table Mountain on the other.
Downstairs in the
cocktail bar, join locals for a glass of pinotage or chenin blanc
from the nearby winelands, then head to Dash for dinner.
WOW FACTOR: The
French-Capetonian menu at Dash changes seasonally; when available,
order the yellowtail fish or springbok antelope.
FLIGHT TIME: 12 hours
WHEN TO GO: Winter,
GO: Doubles from £238 per
night, B&B (www.newmarkhotels.com). British Airways (www.ba.com) flies from
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