Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JAN-FEB 2016

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At press time, $100 USD was equivalent to $1,395 South African Rand. This presents an incredible value for the U.S. traveler (the math wiz in our group tabulated that the most expensive entrée at Nobu – Taban Yaki Wagyu Beef – cost just $35 USD. Collectors of indigenous art and craft should also plan to bring along an extra (empty) suitcase for bringing back wares from the Watershed. Located a little more than block from the One & Only, this sprawling space is home to 150 tenants displaying unique wares from furniture to textiles, fashion and jewelry. Te Woodstock Art District, located in a suburb with a manufacturing history, is quickly becoming a hub for creative types and those who seek out their unique creations. Guests of the One & Only can create a customized art tour led by João Ferreira, who has worked in the South African art market for over 20 years. As we discovered while traversing the rolling roads that wound along the coast and around the scrubby peaks, Cape Town provided exciting discoveries around every bend. Te bohemian atmosphere at Kalk Bay, the intensely hued homes that define the Bo Kaap neighborhood, the playful penguin colony on Boulder Beach, the English enclave at Simon's Town, experiencing delightful desolation while horseback riding on the wide, wide sands of Long Beach, and surveying the high-dollar homes that line Clifton Beach just scratched the surface. My unfulflled wish to rendezvous with Great Whites leaves me with the perfect excuse to plan a return trip and dig a little deeper into this fascinating corner of the world. sl 41 40 rooms at the One & Only Cape Town surround the spa on lushly landscaped islands that are only accessibly by a footbridge. Te cellar at the Waterford Estate in Stellenbosch. Photo by Bridget Williams. Te vineyards at the Delaire Graf Estate. Photo by Bridget Williams.

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