Tucked away on South Africa's stunning Cape Peninsula, with the shimmering Atlantic on one side, Twelve Apostles mountain range on the other, and four unspoilt beaches below, Cape View Clifton's location from its luxe terrace is unsurpassed.

But step into this boutique B&B and you'll find the views inside are just as breathtaking - each of its five rooms and two self-catering apartments appear to have leapt from the pages of an interiors magazine. The suites are decorated in muted taupes, silvers, and whites, and finished with adorable Colonial extras that hint at owner Jess Latimer's Durban heritage. If you manage to drag yourself outside, visit the designer boutiques, hip restaurants, and party-ready clubs at the V&A Waterfront, while no visit to Cape Town is complete without a swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach. But to catch the spectacular sunsets, head back to the hotel and enjoy the view from your terrace.

WOW FACTOR Taking a ride up Table Mountain (via a mildly terrifying cable car ride) for those views of the city below.

FLIGHT TIME 11.5hrs from the UK

GO A Junior Suite costs from £210 a night, B&B www.capeviewclifton.co.za