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Best South Africa Accommodation

Known as the world in one country, South Africa is as varied as it is scenic and its wide range of accommodation reflects this very diversity. Indeed, South Africa accommodation includes everything from five-star hotels and luxury private villas to family-friendly safari lodges and self-catering guest houses. Both quality and service are comparable to anything you'd find in Europe or North America.

Luxury boutique hotels and guest houses are set in prime positions in the vibrant cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as all along the Garden Route and the country's most famous coastlines. South Africa's top national parks and game reserves such as the Kruger Park and its private reserves have accommodation options ranging from child-friendly lodges to exclusive tented camps while KwaZulu-Natal's scenic countryside has hidden gems well known for their fine cuisine and indulgent service. We've also selected safari accommodation in malaria-free Big 5 reserves - perfect for family getaways.

There's certainly a lot to choose from but we've made your decision a lot easier with our handpicked selection of the very best accommodation in South Africa. If you can't find what you're looking for however, one of our experienced African Safari Experts will happily recommend the ideal hotel, lodge or guest house to suit your requirements.

Recommended South Africa Accommodation:

  • Singita Boulders Lodge

    From $1604
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Kruger, South Africa

    Boasting a riverside location in Kruger's famous Sabi Sands Reserve, this deluxe safari lodge offers the ultimate in Big 5 luxury safaris.

  • Cape Grace

    From $338
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    Our favourite V&A Waterfront hotel, the regal Cape Grace is set at the heart of the Cape Town experience & it's great for families too.

  • Leadwood Lodge

    From $989
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Kruger, South Africa

    Only four deluxe suites guarantees intimacy & exclusivity at this super-romantic safari lodge, set in Big 5 country in the Sabi Sands.

  • Ellerman House

    From $302
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    A Conde Nast Gold List regular, Cape Town's most exceptional boutique hotel overlooks the ocean & promises a very private & exclusive stay.

  • Kensington Place

    From $214
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    Centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood, Kensington Place is an intimate & sophisticated boutique hotel with buzzing Cape Town at your fingertips

  • Birkenhead House

    From $340
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Whale Coast, South Africa

    A cliff-top location in Hermanus plus ocean-facing rooms means this service-oriented boutique hotel is ideal for whale-spotting.

  • The Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa

    From $272
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

    The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg is an oasis of stylish tranquillity in the middle of one of Africa’s most dynamic & exciting cities

  • Phinda Vlei Lodge

    From $750
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    Discover the wonders of KwaZulu-Natal's extraordinary Phinda Reserve from this exclusive lodge - it's deluxe Big 5 game viewing at its best.

  • Ngala Tented Camp

    From $824
    Per person sharing
    None
    Location: Kruger, South Africa

    There are only six tents at this classic tented camp, set in a private Kruger reserve & perfect for a honeymoon or exclusive safari.

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At a Glance

Africa's sophisticated powerhouse is home to diverse habitats, eclectic cultures & a fascinating history. Pack in beaches, the Big 5, malaria-free safaris, amazing Cape Town & Africa's finest food and wine.

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