Text Naomi Larkin WHERE: The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, 044-534-8082 WHY WE LOVE IT: The mix of its polo heritage, beautiful location on the Garden Route and family ownership make the Kurland Hotel something of an institution when it comes to luxury boutique hotels in South Africa. With 12 exclusive suites, each uniquely and exquisitely decorated, ample public spaces, a spa and picturesque grounds, it’s a thoroughly fabulous place to stay – all year round. X-FACTOR: Despite its five-star status, this is actually a family hotel with a surprisingly broad offering for kids in both accommodation and activities. For more information, visit kurland.co.za. This article was originally featured in the April 2014 issue of House and Leisure.