The name is actually Russian for ‘little hideaway’, and this Durban property has developed quite its own aesthetic. Palm trees give way to sharp angular buildings, containing eight high-end suites, each with very subtle differences (they are even differently scented). Wonderful dining and landscaped gardens (with a pool) complete the package.
The country’s third largest city is a different proposition to its sister cities. It is tropical and humid, and has spawned a varied and well-respected cultural and arts scene. There’s a large Indian population and also Zulu traders on the side of the streets. Escape the stickiness at Battery Beach, and watch the surfers swim out to catch a wave.