Wonderful Places To Stay In South Africa

We've used our years of experience and feedback from our Guests to offers some outstanding places to stay in South Africa. We've stayed in every property featured in our website!

Cape Grace

cape town

120 rooms and suites

The Cape Grace is a classic boutique hotel, on Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. The rooms and suites each have their own unique décor fusing modern style with traditional Cape culture, not forgetting the fresh flowers and personally selected books. French windows open the rooms out to views of the marina or the harbour.

Winchester Mansions

cape town

51 classic or contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite

The iconic Winchester Mansions on the Atlantic seafront in Cape Town, is not far from the V&A Waterfront or the city centre. The comfortable rooms and suites are a mixture of classic and contemporary décor, offering sea or mountain views.

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa

cape town

14 Courtyard-facing rooms; 60 Mountain-facing rooms; 26 Suites; 5 Garden Cottages

The ever-popular Vineyard Hotel is a 207 room hotel situated in 6 acres of landscaped gardens in Newlands, a leafy suburb just 15 minutes from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. There are a variety of rooms and suites, with interleading and paraplegic rooms available, all offering free internet access.

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

cape town

55 guest rooms and 15 suites

This 5-star boutique hotel is 15 minutes from the city centre and the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, via their complimentary car transfer service – quicker still if you use the helipad. Closest of all is the fashionable area of Camps Bay with its beautiful beach and many restaurants, cafés and bars.

Bushmans Kloof

cedarberg mountains, western cape

Nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg mountains, 270km from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape the city and relax. Malaria and predator free, the reserve offers wide open plains, ancient rock formations, waterfalls and an abundance of flora and fauna.

The spa uses unique products made from indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants. The service, organic cuisine, varied dining venues and superb facilities have won Bushmans Kloof international recognition.

Franschhoek Country House

the cape winelands

Just a 45-minute drive from Cape Town and you’re in the scenic mountains and valleys of the Winelands – gracious gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, cask-lined cellars, oak-treed towns, historical monuments and fine restaurants.

The charming towns and wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington are there to be explored and savoured, like good wine ! Stellenbosch & Franschhoek are packed with cafes, galleries and restaurants.

Lairds Lodge Country Estate

the garden route

15 rooms

This gracious Cape Dutch style homestead is set on a 24-acre estate, offering mountain views, wide open spaces and a secluded swimming pool. The high-ceilinged elegant rooms have air-conditioning, percale linen and quality toiletries. Perfectly positioned to explore the Garden Route, from Knysna to the Tsitsikamma forests.

Pumba Private Game Reserve

the eastern cape

Water Lodge – 12 Waterfront Chalets; Msenge Bush Lodge – 11 Bush Chalets

In the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Pumba Private Game Reserve provides an authentic and luxurious safari experience, ideal as an add-on to the Garden Route. The reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5, as well as white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe and an abundant 270 bird species.

Chitwa Chitwa

kruger national park

In the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve Chitwa Chitwa offers a safari experience in a stunning setting, adjoining the Kruger National Park. Swim in the pool whilst watching hippo and elephants in the large waterhole, or relax with a glass of wine or good book on the deck. Decorated in a sophisticated contemporary style, each suite has a private plunge pool.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

kruger national park

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve borders the unfenced western edge of the Kruger National Park, and is part of the renowned Sabi Sand Reserve, home to spectacular wildlife including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant - as well as cheetah, wild dog and some 200 other animal species indigenous to the area.

Fugitives Drift Lodge

kwazulu natal

Experience the extraordinary saga of the Anglo Zulu War. Set within the Fugitives’ Drift Game Reserve, which overlooks the battlefield of Isandlwana, both the Lodge and Guest House have extremely comfortable and spacious cottages, each with a veranda.

Rovos Rail

luxury rail

Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking some of Africa's greatest destinations - Cape Town and Dar-es-Salaam, game reserves and Victoria Falls, Namibia and the Karoo, the Garden Route and Swaziland. They also run periodic Cape to Cairo journeys – a legendary 28-day adventure.