Table Mountain will soon be jockeying for the position of the most famous icon in Cape Town
Five reasons you want to head to the airport right now
Table Mountain will soon be jockeying for the position of the most famous icon in Cape Town thanks to the launch of The Silo in 2016. This heritage building in the V&A Waterfront has now become a glamorous six-star hotel. Not only will be guests be wowed by its location – based above the MOCAA museum and looking out over the harbour and Table Mountain, but they are sure to enjoy its luxurious facilities, such as the rooftop champagne bar and rooftop glass swimming pool. Its pillowed glazing panels will turn the hotel into a lantern at night, welcoming travellers into the harbour.
Why have one private beach, when you can have three. Six Senses Zil Pasyon opens on the island of Felicite in 2016. The state-of-the art villas that are scattered over the massive granite rocks offer exceptional views of the sea. And as you would expect with a Six Senses hideaway it also comes with a spa that offers numerous sensory journeys that will help you ease away those 21st-century problems and get you back on your feet.
For a safari adventure to remember, book a stay at one of Asilia The Highlands’ new yurts. These cosy pods with floor-to-ceiling windows give you uninterrupted views of the wilderness from the comfort of your own king-size bed. Set at the edge of the mountain forest, this landscape is home to buffalo, zebra, leopards and elephant. After a day’s hiking you can return to your yurt and relax in front of your own wood-burning stove.
Eco-tourism meets high luxury with the launch of Miavana on the island of Nosy Ankao in Madagascar. Arrive by helicopter and take your luggage to one of 14 villas scattered along an untouched private beach. You can spend your day trekking through the jungle to see lemurs or you can climb aboard a boat to go whalewatching or enjoy an underwater safari.
Wild Coast Lodge, Sri Lanka
If you are looking for a camp, but with the luxuries of a hotel room, look no further than the Wild Coast Lodge that opens in Yala National Park in 2016. One perk of the resort, is that you will also have access to vehicles which will take you into the park that is a hot spot for the famed Sri Lankan leopards.