Want an easy break with sunshine, beaches and good wine? Then get yourself to Glen Beach, Cape Town. A 15-minute drive from the centre, it’s close to upbeat Camps Bay. The beach is small enough to feel your own, yet also draws serious surfers. Few properties have direct beach access, but two stand out. The five-bedroom White Villa is a sleek beauty with a plunge pool and private path to the sea. Rates from late January are a snip at £240 a night with breakfast. Another gem is Glen Beach Villas penthouse, sleeping four, from £175 per night. Book at i-escape.com. For more details, see Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route.
Cape Town, South Africa
By Nikki Tinto - Friday 12 December 2008