An idyllic paradise from which to unlock the secrets of South Africa’s famed Garden Route, a mere 20 minutes from George airport and the only luxury hotel offering accommodation high over the spectacular coastline. Fondly known as the “Garden of Eden”, nature was indeed generous, her bounty includes: Indigenous floral Fynbos, bird-rich lakes, black tannin coloured rivers, narrow gravel road mountain passes, whales, dolphins, and kilometers of beaches that look as though no human has ever trod there before.
VIEWS Boutique Hotel & Spa has 18 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites designed for absolute comfort. Modern, eclectic and fresh, all have private en-suite bathrooms that are sure to delight. Natural light floods through frameless glass windows, bringing the outdoors in. Spectacular Indian Ocean views to the south and the Outeniqua Mountains to the north. A range of suites are available from De Luxe to romantic Honeymoon Suites, culminating in the stunning Penthouse Suites – all offering 5 star quality. Wilderness Beach is reason enough to visit Views. Here it really does seem as though time has stood still with kilometers of safe, secluded and uninterrupted beach waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the boardwalk.
Nature has been generous – the landscape to the east is rugged and dramatic with centuries of wind and tide action carving unique and fantastic shapes into the jagged cliffs and rock pools. The ever-changing reef offshore guards the coastline and provides contrasting conditions from raging white water to tranquil aqua tidal pools. At low tide, all manner of tidal creatures are to be found – spectacularly coloured sea anemones, comical sand crabs, and for the lucky, maybe even a glimpse of the shy octopus.
Safe and secluded, this is the ideal beach to walk or run, the only likely companions being precious oyster catchers, gulls and occasionally, a local fisherman.