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By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-11-08T17:53:26Z

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South Africa

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town

At this Cape Dutch-style hotel on former farmland in Camps Bay, you have "the ocean at your doorstep and the Twelve Apostles Range as a backdrop." The all-white landmark has pastel rooms with contemporary interiors--some with canopy beds--and ocean and mountain views. "Excellent and very accommodating staff" scatter rose petals on room floors and light candles in the bathrooms for guests. The spa has glass-enclosed thatched gazebos and treatment rooms that resemble white crystal grottoes. Order oysters at Azure Restaurant, and dine on the terrace overlooking the ocean. "I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cape Town."

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