While traveling along the South African coast, we found this beautiful spot a little bit outside of Plettenberg. Right before you enter on top of a hill, was this hidden get-away called Alkantmooi.
You share the spot with maybe two or three other guests and a lot of birds who mostly hide in the forest which surrounds you completely. To experience being woken up by just the sound of birds or just to relax in a free standing bathtub with the view right at the forest and with the sound of the birds is definitely something magical in my eyes.
What was even more spectacular than the surroundings was the daily sunset, which was just phenomenal. Since you have the view right into a forest valley, as soon as the sun starts to set, the whole valley is literally dyed in all the yellow, orange and red tones you can imagine. It takes about half an hour for the sun to disappear behind the hills and every minute the whole scenery is different. Definitely a spectacle to watch.
All in all, South Africa was both a great surprise and met and surpassed all my expectations.