Glamorous grown-up getaway

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True North in St Helena Bay

Indulgent dark blue ocean views set the scene for three luxury self-catering suites at True North in St Helena Bay – where reconnecting and rest are the names of the game.

At this couple’s haven it would be easy to spend the entire day on the terrace gazing out to a shimmying sea – enjoying lunch, tea and (go on, you’ll have room) cocktail sharpeners and snacks. However, you’d miss out on the paradisal beach that stretches yonder into the distance. Here, you can walk, paddle, cruise or laze around blithely. And if you’re not a wimp, you can swim and surf too. Plus, a walk-about at the Cape St Martin Private Nature Reserve is a kind of purification rite.

A clutch of eateries beckons. Pick of the litter includes the Portuguese Alegria; Seester’s light meals; seafood at Oppikaai; Shelley Point Hotel’s Cattle Baron has steaks and burgers; and De Palm’s bistro fare.

Airily styled in crisp blue tones that reassuringly melt into the sea vistas, the spacious suites are pepped up with modern conveniences, luxury linen and toiletries. In the fully-equipped kitchenette, a Nespresso machine, microwave and air fryer do the cooking tricks.

Nothing is too much trouble for sociable hosts Matt and Tertia Vogler. So ask away if you need anything.

Rates: from R870 pn. Find True North at 101 Beach Way Street, Sandy Point Beach Estate. Contact: 083 2900557/084 370 4422; info@truenorthwestcoast.co.za