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.