Great Escapes November/December 2014


Cape Town, South Africa

Villa saebin, set against Signal Hill in the suburban Tamboerskloof neighborhood, takes full advantage of the views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, the Stellenbosch Mountains, and the Durbanville Hills. The vertical spread of five levels has a private study at the entrance level (with a garage underneath) and three guest bedrooms on the level above. The living area on the fourth level includes open-plan living and dining areas, a sleek kitchen with Miele appliances, a yoga room, and a terrace with an L-shaped pool. Topping it all is the fifth-level master suite with a roof garden and terrace. Artworks from around the world—a mix of pieces highlighting contemporary African and Asia-Pacific influences—accent the villa. The home, which was completed earlier this year, comes with Wi-Fi, a home-entertainment system, and housekeeping service four days per week.

Rates: From 12,000 rand (about $1,100) nightly. Contact: African Safari Co., 800.414.3090,,