Six Great Cape Town Boutique Lodges

It’s a shame to visit Cape Town and gravitate automatically to the Waterfront, which in my opinion, is cut off from the rest of the city and can be a little soulless and touristy.

Though I no longer live in Cape Town, I grew up there and there are some gorgeous parts of the Peninsula that tourists do not see. I love St James, for instance on the False Bay side of town and St James Manor is truly a jewel. If you are set on being in the city, Derwent House is wonderful, like being at home, a stylish home. I have also chosen wonderful places in Sea Point, Constantia, Camps Bay and Hout Bay as alternative places to feel at home, away from home.

My story, Cape of Good Stays, appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald Traveller/Melbourne Age Travel in May 2013. You can read it online here, once you have looked at the spread below. Sorry, not wonderful reproduction, but it will have to do for the time being.

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About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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