26 Sunset Avenue Llandudno hosts The Bachelor Finale

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We are huge fans of The Bachelor: a TV series that centres around a hot, soulful guy looking for love. It’s packed full of all our favourite ingredients: romance, adventure and exceptional destinations. So really what’s not to like? The most recent season of The Bachelor, featuring the gorgeous Brad Womack as – you guessed it… Read more »

6 Reasons NOT to stay in Camps Bay

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Did you read that correctly? Is it a typo? Quell that confusion and surprise. You have not misread anything. Cape Town is so much more than just Camps Bay! The Atlantic Seaboard is often referred to as “Cape Town’s Riviera” and has become synonymous with the Mother City. Camps Bay especially has this magnetic pull… Read more »

A must for summer cocktails in Cape Town

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Nothing beats an afternoon cocktail in Cape Town! We’ve put together our definitive list of the top five afternoon tipple locations. The Planet Bar at Mount Nelson Hotel. This old faithful is still as sensational as ever. The Planet Bar is living proof that a Grande Dame can be sexy. This summer we suggest you… Read more »

Beach Rock Villa features in Simon & Baker

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From its corner position we had excellent views of the sea, the beach and the neighboring rocks that are a natural part of the bay. To read the article please click here.

Beach? City? Safari? Road Trip? Golf? So many choices, so little time.

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With a mountainous spine running the length of a peninsula that stretches like a crooked finger into the Atlantic, what we fondly call our “Mother City” is naturally the most popular destination in the country. Regularly heralded as one of the most beautiful in the world, it is naturally divided into distinct geographic subcultures –… Read more »

Best Villas in the World

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Villa Fabrica

Villas rose in popularity during 2010 and during 2011 they look set to shine once again. The Icon Villa Collection offers the best-of-the-best when it comes to South African Villas but there are also a few international villas that are definitely worth a look-see. We thought it would be interesting, and rather gorgeous, to take… Read more »

Cape Town Foodie Favourites

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Cape Town recently took third place in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice selection of the world’s best food cities. This got us thinking about our fave places for eating out, restaurants we still want to try, recommendations from others. All of which, obviously, led to a bit of Google exploring. And this naturally led to some Instagram scrolling. From all… Read more »

Cape Town Summer Musts

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It’s summer in Cape Town and that means that it’s time to get out and explore this sensational city! Take a break from work and get living because this weather is far too good to waste. Put on a pair of killer sunglasses, slap on some sunscreen and randomly select an activity from the nine… Read more »

Christmas and New Year Villa Stays

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As the year rolls rapidly towards an end and we all express shock at how fast Christmas is coming around again, you may be pondering those holiday plans. Perhaps you were going to stay at home this year but are now feeling some wanderlust coming on. Or perhaps you’re now thinking of changing destinations. Either… Read more »

Condé Nast Traveler Chooses IconVillas

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We are thrilled to announce that Condé Nast Traveler has chosen IconVillas to be part of their 2009 Villa Agent Rolodex as the only option for South Africa. The list accompanied the article on “How to Score an Affordable Beachfront Villa”.

Consider a Concierge while on Holiday

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South Africa has experienced unprecedented growth in tourism during the past decade, and as a result the local tourism scene has become both more sophisticated and varied – from boutique wine estates to niche fashion outlets; Italian restaurants to sidewalk cafes; specialist spas to exhilarating local décor trends, a plethora of options awaits. Aside from… Read more »

Create a Autumn Villa at home…

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Nothing compares to having a sanctuary that we all desire to come home too after a demanding day at the workplace. With the introduction of the seasons change we realised it is time for the winter comforts to come out. We consulted interior designer Margaret De Villiers on how to transform our homes into a… Read more »