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Luxury Hotels in South Africa

Below are a selection of hotels and resorts that we recommend in South Africa, grouped by region. Our dedicated team have hand picked the best hotels for your South Africa holiday, each one of them has been visited and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

    Cape Town & Surrounds

    • Cape Grace

      Cape Grace is one Cape Town's finest hotels, situated on a private quay in the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.

    • Four Rosmead

      Situated high on the slopes of Table Mountain, this chic urban sanctuary is the result of a wonderful transformation of a charming provincial monument built in 1903.

    • Kensington Place

      Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, in the exclusive residential suburb of Higgovale, ‘KP’ was the first boutique establishment in the city – and it has become renowned as being one of Cape Town's coolest luxury hotels.

    • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

      A Capetonian icon for over 100 years, the Belmond Mount Nelson is the most renowned luxury hotel in Cape Town.

    • Cape Cadogan Hotel

      One of the original farmhouses built on the slopes of Table Mountain, the boutique Cape Cadogan Hotel is located in Cape Town’s ‘Gardens’ suburb.

    • Cape View Clifton

      Cape View Clifton is the epitome of Cape Town coastal chic at its best! This stylish guesthouse, which oozes a ‘home-from-home’ charm, boasts a stunning setting above Cape Town's fashionable beachside enclave of Clifton.

    • Ellerman House, Bantry Bay

      Perched high on the slopes of Lion’s Head, Ellerman House, Bantry Bay occupies an enviable position overlooking the exclusive enclave of Bantry Bay.

    • More Quarters Cape Town

      More quarters is the latest addition to the Cape Cadogan family. The sister property to More Cape Cadogan, the Quarters’ consists of a delightful collection of modern apartments.

    • One&Only Cape Town

      South Africa’s only urban chic resort, One&Only Cape Town has firmly established itself as a glamorous addition to Cape Town’s luxury hotel scene.

    • Private Villas

      Hotels are wonderful, but nothing beats the seclusion and exclusivity of having your own front door. No-one wants to be a tourist, it’s all about being a local, and a private villa allows you to do just that.

    • Sea Five, Camps Bay

      Described as a ‘Beach House with a difference’, this six room boutique hotel takes full advantage of its spectacular location just 300 metres from one of South Africa’s most glamorous beaches – Camps Bay.

    • The Last Word Long Beach, Kommetjie

      The surf is on your doorstep at this intimate six room hideaway which is right on the beach in the picturesque lobster fishing village of Kommetjie, just a 35 minute drive south of Cape Town.

    • The Silo

      The much-acclaimed Silo has been one of the most talked about hotels in Cape Town in recent years! Located in the city's renowned Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, it has certainly made a big impact since its opening and not surprisingly, has been featured in the BBC Two series 'Amazing Hotels: Beyond the Lobby'. Of course, the novelty of the building helped stir up interest! A concrete grain silo constructed in 1921 in a hard-working port was never going to be an obvious choice for the city's most glamorous new hotel!

    • The Twelve Apostles, near Camps Bay

      Framed by majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range on one side – and the rocky Atlantic coast on the other, the Twelve Apostles Hotel is one of Cape Towns best located properties.

    • Tintswalo Atlantic, Hout Bay

      Nestled at the base of Chapman’s Peak, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town, Tintswalo Atlantic is heaven for romantic couples.

    Cape Winelands

    • Angala Boutique Hotel

      Wonderfully located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, just 15 minutes from Franschhoek, this delightful boutique hotel and guest house is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding wine estates and countryside.

    • Babylonstoren

      Babylonstoren is a stunning wine farm in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Home to some of the most glorious gardens in the winelands, Babylonstoren is arguably the property in the region.

    • La Cle des Montagnes, Franschhoek

      Set on a working wine estate, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and plum orchards in the heart of beautiful Franschhoek, La Clé des Montagnes comprises a stunning collection of four fully-serviced private villas, all within a short stroll of the café lifestyle of Franschhoek village centre.

    • Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek

      Le Quartier Francais is is a delightful 21 room family-friendly retreat which sits in the heart of the French Huguenot village of Franschhoek in the Winelands. 

    • The Last Word, Franschhoek

      Finalist in the World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel, this delightful historic residence - now a charming boutique hotel - sits in the heart of Franschhoek village

    Garden Route

    • Hog Hollow Country Lodge

      Situated 18km east of Plettenberg Bay, Hog Hollow Country Lodge enjoys an idyllic location amidst lush lawns, flower-decked cottages, wooded valleys, a clear turquoise pool and blue mountain peaks.

    • Kurland

      This family-owned and operated 12 suite retreat on the Garden Route is a long-standing favourite of ours. It oozes Cape Dutch character and is set on a beautiful private estate.

    • The Plettenberg

      Magnificently situated with a wonderful vantage point over sea, sand and mountains, The Plettenberg is an elegant 37-room hotel built on a rocky headland and combines casual comfort with impeccable service.

    • Tsala Treetop Lodge

      Tucked away in a wooded corner of the Garden Route, rests a tree house beyond your wildest dreams

    Hermanus & Surrounds

    Johannesburg

    • The Residence Johannesburg

      Located in the historic suburb of Houghton - home to many famous residents including former president Nelson Mandela - you’ll find The Residence; a boutique hotel, perfect for travellers popping in to Johannesburg.

    Safari Lodges

    • Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

      Sanctuary Makanyane is one of our favourite lodges in South Africa, every guest we send here loves their experience, and we have sent numerous very happy guests over the last 10 years!

    • Chitwa Chitwa

      Chitwa Chitwa offers you luxury safari lodge accommodation in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. It's a Turquoise favourite for obvious reasons.

    • Garonga Safari Camp & Little Garonga

      Garonga is an intimate tented camp situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River, in the private Makalali Conservancy, west of the world acclaimed Kruger National Park. 

    • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

      Blessed with breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom-studded valley, this chic lodge with a laid-back vibe offers the perfect wildlife experience for the young at heart.

    • Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

      Fish Rver Lodge is located high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River. Set along the lush green banks of the river, the Lodge is designed to amplify the endless landscape.

    • Kwandwe Melton Manor

      Melton Manor at Kwandwe is a contemporary farmhouse - with a modern touch. This sole-use safari villa - perfect for family holidays or parties of friends - is designed to give you the ultimate group experience.

    • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

      A 2 hour drive from Port Elizabeth, Kwandwe is one of the largest private game reserves in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, providing the perfect safari ‘add-on’ to a holiday featuring Cape Town and the Garden Route.

    • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

      Set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families and parties of up to six, Uplands Homestead offers a private safari experience - complete staff, chefs and butlers to take care of you.

    • Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge

      Located in the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s premier game viewing regions which runs along the border with Botswana, Lelapa enjoys an exceptional location in a prime wildlife viewing area.

    • Marataba Mountain Lodge

      Though new, this lodge has already become one of our favourites! It offers an utterly unique experience and is the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world.

    • Marataba Safari Lodge

      This family run safari lodge is set in the Malaria free Marakele National Park, which is 23,000 hectares of private land located in the foothills of South Africa's Waterberg Mountains.

    • Royal Malewane

      Situated within the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, neighbouring Kruger National Park, you will find the suitably sumptuous Royal Malewane.

    • Singita Boulders Lodge

      Singita Boulders Lodge is one of the Singita Properties located in Singita’s privately owned game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

    • Singita Ebony Lodge

      Singita Ebony Lodge is one the Singita Properties located in Singita’s privately owned game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

    • Singita Lebombo Lodge

      Singita Lebombo Lodge is found on the south eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique.

    • Singita Sweni Lodge

      Singita Sweni Lodge is found on the south eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique.

    • Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

      If you're after an intimate safari where you will find yourself off the beaten track without another game viewer in sight, then Tswalu is perfect for you.

Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Mozambique is Africa’s undiscovered jewel where chic barefoot escapism is luring those in search of castaway living. Idyllic Benguerra Island in southern Mozambique is home to Azura Benguerra - our all-time favourite Robinson Crusoe eco-retreat where off-map seclusion and ‘fresh-from-the-ocean’ cuisine is offered in abundance. The white sand, turquoise water and dune-backed shoreline are utterly irresistible – this is laid-back luxe at its African best!

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Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Mozambique is Africa’s undiscovered jewel where chic barefoot escapism is luring those in search of castaway living. Idyllic Benguerra Island in southern Mozambique is home to Azura Benguerra - our all-time favourite Robinson Crusoe eco-retreat where off-map seclusion and ‘fresh-from-the-ocean’ cuisine is offered in abundance. The white sand, turquoise water and dune-backed shoreline are utterly irresistible – this is laid-back luxe at its African best!