Rooms: 4: 3 extra length king/twin with en-suite bath and shower; 1 extra length queen with en-suite bath and shower. All overlooking the beach.
Prices: R2,100 to R2,800 per room.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Restaurants and deli in town less than 5 minutes away.
Directions: From Cape Town take N2, then R44 (Clarence Drive). After 25 minutes R into Pringle Bay. Drive for 2km, straight at roundabout, after 600m Moonstruck will be on your R.
Moonstruck was my last stop at the end of three weeks on the road and I was pretty tired. Karen intuitively diagnosed my travel fatigue and prescribed an evening of R&R. After a much-needed cup of coffee, I was soon checked in to my stylish room, decorated in soft blues, greys and greens picked straight from the fynbos outside. It was a bit blustery for a walk on the beach, so instead I took my complimentary sherry out to my balcony, snuggled up on the day bed under the softest mohair blanket and dozed off, lulled by the waves as the sun went down over the bay. I awoke refreshed the next day to the most beautiful, sunny morning so I skipped the few metres down to the beach to stretch my legs before returning to a sophisticated breakfast, sun pouring through the immense floor-to-ceiling glass, Edith Piaf crooning softly in the background as I indulged in way too many freshly-baked croissants and more of Karen's divine coffee. Pringle Bay is a 'buffer' to the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, situated on the Cape Whale Route and right next to the Stony Point penguin colony, so there is plenty of wildlife and nature to explore all around you. With the Elgin wine route on the doorstep and restaurants and an artisan deli just a 5-minute walk away, Moonstruck is the perfect, romantic beach getaway. Up the romance factor and ask for 'Pan', the honeymoon suite.Birdwatchers well catered for: binoculars in lounge, great bird books and, although Karen admits to being no specialist, she is a great enthusiast and enjoys learning the variety of species that live in the nature reserve in front of the house.