Conrad Pezula, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa
Listen… The silence here really is quite striking… Conrad Pezula is a destination in itself; a world of luxury and unspoiled nature at the Eastern tip of Knysna on South Africa's legendary Garden Route.
Set on a stunning award-winning private estate, known for its dramatic scenery, breathtaking views and ancient forests, this hotel is a sanctuary of privacy and indulgence with extraordinary levels of service.
All beautifully packaged with a modern twist, each of the 83 suites at Pezula offers views that make you think you've died and gone to heaven, making it a breeze to just switch off and relax - but there's plenty to do if you fancy getting more active too.
Swim in the heated outdoor pool, visit the petting farm, go hiking, canoeing, or horse-riding; challenge the family to all sorts of sporting activities at the Field of Dreams sports venue or take the complimentary shuttle to nearby Noetzie Beach, one of the most secluded, beautiful beaches in all of South Africa.
Our favourite moment? It'd have to be the spa – after your treatment, you're taken to a candlelit 'recovery' room with aqua beds which give you a 20-minute massage before leaving. Absolute ecstasy.