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Ideally suited to families and friend groups (the villa has 3 spacious en-suite bedrooms spread across two levels), this seaside retreat, located in Bantry Bay, champions a sophisticated take on barefoot luxury. Our favourite part? The infinity pool, with its panoramic ocean views (oriented to be sheltered from the wind and offer complete privacy), is the perfect place to unwind and take in the city’s famous sunsets.
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This exclusive Art House Collection beach house checks all the boxes. Step out onto a wrap-around, cabana-style veranda (complete with space for hosting lazy alfresco lunches and sundowners) that leads down to a show-stopping pool overlooking Camps Bay and its nearby white-sand beaches.
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A few steps from the breaking waves, this modern beach bungalow is a slice of Clifton paradise, with a pool that stretches the width of the home, looking out onto the ocean. Japanese-inspired architecture meets a vibrant collection of South African art on Cape Town’s most sought-after stretch of beachfront real estate.
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Few pools can claim to border Table Mountain National Park, with breathtaking views of Cape Town’s famous natural wonder front and centre. The house itself rises above the pool, with a conservatory-style living space and spacious terrace perfect for entertaining all summer long.
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Few Cape Winelands escapes pack as much style as this design-forward manor house. Surrounded by vineyards, Brenaissance is appointed in a palette of charcoal and cream tones, with time-worn timber antiques and an impressive collection of contemporary art. Outside, you’ll find a generous pool in the manicured gardens.
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Nothing says holidays like lazy days spent in the heated pool and starlit evenings around the fire. Once you check in at Halcyon you might never leave – the 3-level villa in Bantry Bay (designed by celebrated interior architect John Jacob) is appointed with state-of-the-art luxuries, with each of its 4 suites enjoying stunning ocean views.
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As far as the award for Cape Town’s most spectacularly unusual pool goes, Quarry House is a shoo-in for first place. Set on the home’s top level, which emerges above the tree tops with views of the city, and finished in scarab-green tiles, the pool dips low against the master bedroom en-suite shower below, to dramatic, subversive effect.
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As the name suggests, Views Forever is designed to make the most of its spectacular surroundings – and the pool certainly doesn’t shy away from this. Extending from one side of the house and lined with loungers, this stylish feature is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink while the sun sets over the Cape Winelands.
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