Glenconner Cottages is one of our favourite places to stay when we go to Cape Town. Altho it is actually situated in the Jonkershoek Valley outside Stellenbosch, it is withing an easy 30-minute drive of central Cape Town. We have always managed to stay in the main gabled farmhouse, in a comfortable, light room overlooking a round, farm-style swimming pool with dam water, and we love it every time we go there. The Jonkershoek valley is extraordinary, and the beautifully cared-for garden sits comfortably under the magnificent mountain peaks. Horses and dogs adorn the landscape; breakfast on the stoep in the shade of a 300-year-old oak - nothing could be nicer.