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Natures Valley, South Africa
Nature's Valley is a small town on a strip of the most beautiful coastline in all of Southern Africa. Building code stipulates that no houses should be seen from the beach, making sunset strolls on the beach free of civilization entirely possible. For nature lovers, this is a paradise. With more than 150 species of birds, sea otters, whales and dolphins, endless miles of hiking all at your fingertips, it is tough to beat.
--Michael van Dijken, Seattle, Wash.