WHERE: 2 Lille St, Courtrai, Paarl, Western Cape, 021-863-4600.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The decor of these five luxury suites is a lavish, eclectic mix of opulent fabrics, crystal chandeliers and bespoke furniture chosen and curated by interior designers Darrol Buckton and Hendrik du Toit, who also run this remarkably plush establishment. Significant artworks from the owners’ private collection adorn the walls and a library adds to the intimate setting. There’s also a 16-metre swimming pool.
X-FACTOR: Attention to detail is world class and the cuisine exquisite. It’s in the heart of the winelands, only 40 minutes from Cape Town. For more information visit thelighthouse.co.za. This article was originally featured in the March 2014 issue of House and Leisure.