Romantic Hideaways

It’s one of those perfect evenings on the Cape’s Atlantic shoreline and taking a silent walk with the setting sun is non negotiable.

A kilometre or two along the 8km stretch of Long Beach we gaze in awe at the seascape and at the surrounding mountain ranges. This is romantic beyond words and The Last Word Long Beach, where we are spending the weekend, is an intimate hideaway with the well-deserved distinction of winning six consecutive World Travel Awards for being South Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel, the latest being presented in 2014. Here guests relax in homely surroundings right on the water’s edge in the quaint fishing village of Kommetjie. There is, arguably, no hotel closer to the ocean along this coastline. All six luxury en-suite bedrooms are sea facing. Discreet touches such as sun hats, and towels in a beach bag, are assurance that there’s pride and pleasure in charming guests with exclusive experiences. Warm smiles, personal attention and the tranquil ambience open a space for total relaxation. There’s a certain magic in this hidden gem on the southern tip of Africa, ideal for those who appreciate a touch of romance as well as leisurely walks or horse riding along the beach, and nature trails in the mountains. Memories are made of this…

The Last Word: www.thelastword.co.za