Luxury Hotels in South Africa

The accommodation in South Africa is as varied as the country with a LOT of great places to stay. Ever wanted to holiday in your own private game reserve? Or a private villa overlooking Bantry Bay? Now let's not get too carried away, because they don't just offer super swanky private properties, South Africa offers super swanky luxury hotels and lodges too! With a German influence on some of the hotels, they are of high standards and have European flares to them. In short, you won't be hard pushed to find a quality place to stay whilst visiting South Africa. Our ever so fortunate Africa team have visited and revisited South Africa's properties, and here are some of our suggestions of where to stay:

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Le Quartier Francais

Africa > South Africa

Le Quartier Français is a small, privately owned country inn situated in the heart of the historic village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Read more

Ngala Tented Camp

Africa > South Africa

Ngala Private Game Reserve was the first reserve to be incorporated into the game rich Kruger National Park (all 36,500 acres of it), and the tented camp gives guests an authentic safari experience, surrounded by wildlife. Read more

Mont Rochelle

Africa > South Africa

Mont Rochelle is a wonderful boutique hotel set on a hill above the historic village of Franschhoek, surrounded by vineyards and mountains. The property dates back to the 18th century when French Huguenots (many of them winemakers) fled to the Cape to escape religious persecution in France and in... Read more

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Africa > South Africa

Makanyane is a luxurious lodge situated in the Madikwe Game Reserve, overlooking the Marico River. Named after the African wild dog in the Tswana language, the lodge is ideally situated in one of South Africa’s premier game-viewing locations - and it is the amazing wildlife of Madikwe that lies... Read more

Leeu Estates

Africa > South Africa

Tucked away on a hillside overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, Leeu Estates offers contemporary, exclusive accommodation within one of South Africa’s most popular wine regions. Read more

Settler's Drift

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Settler’s Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge set amidst the Kariega Nature Reserve – a big five reserve - on South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Dotted with lanterns and roaring fires this unique camp is as welcoming to guests now as the land was to the original settlers in 1820. Read more

The Silo

Africa > South Africa

Occupying a prime spot along the V&A Waterfront, the Silo is one of the most exciting new hotel openings Cape Town has seen in recent years.  Read more

Leeu House

Africa > South Africa

Leeu House is located in the heart of Franschhoek and so is ideally located for those who wish to be able to walk to a range of dining and drinking options throughout the day. Read more

Cape View Clifton

Africa > South Africa

The stylish Cape View Clifton is located in Clifton, a beautiful suburb of Cape Town on the Atlantic seaboard between Lion’s Head Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to the panoramic views of these landmarks, which are enjoyed throughout the hotel, this is one of our favourite Cape Town stays. Read more

Morukuru Ocean House

Africa > South Africa

Looking out over the white beaches, rock pools and sand dunes of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, Morukuru Ocean House boasts a fantastic location on the Eastern Cape’s Garden Route. Plus, the reserve is UNESCO protected so you can enjoy the beautiful coastline in peaceful isolation. Read more

Morukuru Farm House

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Located in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Morukuru Farm House is a luxurious private property which sits within 100 hectares of safe, fenced-in land. Read more

Ant's Hill

Africa > South Africa

Ant’s Hill is a beautifully unique bush lodge located on a private game reserve in the malaria free Waterberg plateau (an easy three hour road transfer or a short flight from Johannesburg). Read more

Morukuru Owners House

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Under the shade of the Morukuru trees and on the banks of the Marico River, Morukuru Owners House is an idyllic private safari house. Read more

Morukuru River House

Africa > South Africa

Morukuru River House is a luxurious private safari home, perched on the edge of the idyllic Marico River banks. Read more

Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge

Africa > South Africa

Sitting within the Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge expertly combines luxury with a truly authentic safari experience. Read more

Babylonstoren

Africa > South Africa

The traditional Cape Dutch farmstead of Babylonstoren is slap bang in the middle of the Cape Winelands, within easy reach of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch and - of course - the world famous vineyards. Read more

Bartholomeus Klip

Africa > South Africa

A Victorian farmstead on its own 10,000 acre private nature reserve, and at the same time a working wheat and sheep farm, all near to Cape Town and the winelands of the Western Cape. Read more

Birkenhead House

Africa > South Africa

Birkenhead House is a luxurious coastal retreat perched on the cliffs overlooking Walker Bay, just outside Hermanus – one of the first stops on the ‘Garden Route’ running east from Cape Town. Read more

Bushmans Kloof

Africa > South Africa

Tucked away in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof offers the freedom to cycle, walk and enjoy outdoor activities surrounded by spectacular rock formations and seasonal rivers. Read more

Delaire Graff Estate

Africa > South Africa

British jeweller Laurence Graff bought the Delaire estate outside Stellenbosch in 2003, and has expertly combined art, design, food and wine to create a simply stunning hotel. Read more

Grootbos

Africa > South Africa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star 4,200 acre reserve overlooking Walker Bay, just east of Hermanus on the Cape coast. The reserve has eco-friendly objectives at heart and your visit directly contributes to the conservation efforts of the Grootbos Foundation. Read more

Hawksmoor

Africa > South Africa

There may be smarter places to stay in the Winelands, but we guarantee none have as much character as Hawksmoor. Read more

La Residence

Africa > South Africa

La Residence is a secluded retreat situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, in the heart of the Cape Winelands just an hour from Cape Town. Read more

La Clé des Montagnes

Africa > South Africa

Franschhoek is such a picture perfect place to stay, that you may want to settle in and stay for longer than a few days. Hell, it’s so nice you may want to bring the family, and friends. Read more

Grande Provence

Africa > South Africa

Grande Provence Estate is situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape. This is the heartland of South Africa’s wine country and the Owner’s Cottage is one of the finest luxury hotels in the Winelands. Additional accommodation is now also available at the lovely La... Read more

The Last Word Franschhoek

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Formerly a private homestead, The Last Word Franschhoek is an intimate haven in the heart of South Africa’s wine and culinary capital. Read more

Ellerman House & Villas

Africa > South Africa

Ellerman House is perhaps Cape Town’s most exclusive address – a luxury boutique hotel of just eleven rooms (and two seriously lux villas) located in the premier Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay. Read more

Cape Cadogan

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Originally built at the start of the 19th century and ‘Victorianised’ at the start of the 20th, this stately building in the heart of Cape Town is now home to the stylish Cape Cadogan hotel. Read more

Four Rosmead

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Dating from 1903, Four Rosmead is an elegant boutique hotel in a listed building. Read more

Kensington Place

Africa > South Africa

A one-time ‘coolest bolthole in the Cape’ according to Tatler magazine and a personal favourite of ours, Kensington Place is an intimate, modern boutique hotel situated in the quiet, leafy suburb of Higgovale, on the slopes of Table Mountain. From here, there are great views over Cape Town and... Read more

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