Text Naomi Larkin Photographs Sean Calitz, Naomi Larkin WHERE: Clifton First Beach, Cape Town. WHY WE LOVE IT: To wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing below, on what has to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is reason enough to love this apartment. Add views of all of the Clifton beaches from your private balcony and decor designed by Cape Town’s Coco Karoo into the mix and you won’t want to leave. Ever. X-FACTOR: Aptly named The Love Pad this really is a romantic spot. Sleep on your king-size bed with the windows and patio doors open and just take in the intoxicating sounds and smells of true beachside living. For more information, visit perfecthideaways.co.za. This article originally featured in the July 2014 issue of House and Leisure.