For a sophisticated stay in pristine semi-rural surroundings, this Constantia hotel set in a historic manor house is ideal. Elegant interiors, thoughtful in-room luxuries, manicured gardens and outstanding service together create an outstanding package. The hotel also has two private villas for rent, including the two-storey Madiba Villa, complete with its own pool and 24-hour butler service. The hotel's Martini bar and lounge is a comfortable place to while away an hour or two, and the on-site spa is superb. Not to mention the Greenhouse, Conservatory Bistro and The Cape Malay restaurants, all serving great food, with executive chef Peter Tempelhoff at the helm.