Of course you’ve seen the ocean before, but probably never quite like this…from a vantage point perched on sandstone cliffs above Camps Bay with a glorious expanse of the Atlantic spread out below. You’re in good hands: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The Leopard Bar is the spot (get it?) for a snack, cigar, or sundowner while keeping a watch out for dolphins in the distance. “Tea by the Sea” is served daily. As if vying to draw your attention inward, the African hardwood bar, retro jungle-patterned wallpaper and mish-mash of fabrics combine in an effect so brazenly self-confident that you don’t even dare pass judgment. A snifter of Cognac? There are seven on offer. Or try the signature Lazy Leopard: spiced rum and pineapple juice topped off with Methode Cap Classique, the South African sparkling wine.

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Prices: cocktails $8, light meals $15