Best Places to Stay in South Africa

South Africa is as varied as it is scenic, and its wide range of accommodation reflects this diversity. Indeed, South Africa accommodation includes everything from five-star hotels and luxury private villas to family-friendly safari lodges and comfortable 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 gorgeous coastlines. South Africa’s top national parks and game reserves – like the Kruger and its private reserves – have accommodation options ranging from child-friendly lodges to exclusive tented camps. KwaZulu-Natal‘s scenic countryside has hidden gems well known for their fine cuisine and indulgent service. We’ve also selected safari accommodation in South Africa’s malaria-free Big 5 reserves – perfect for family getaways.

Browse our favourite South Africa accommodation options below or simply get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts to help you find the one that’s right for you:

Recommended South Africa Accommodation

Cape Grace

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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Grace framed by Cape Town's Table Mountain. The grand lobby of the newly refurbished Cape Grace Hotel. The gracious Cape Grace has many quiet corners.   Enjoy a whiskey tasting at Bascule Bar. Bascule Bar, the perfect spot for an evening aperitif. Enjoy breakfasts in luxury with large windows overlooking the harbour and waterfront. Comfortable lounge area in the One Bedroom Suite.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Day tours Restaurants within walking distance

Jaci's Safari Lodge

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Madikwe, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Game drives Guided walks Photographic safaris Specialist guides

Mont Rochelle Hotel

From $170 per person sharing
Cape Winelands, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Biking Day tours Picnics Wine tasting

Saseka Tented Camp

From $1,070 per person sharing
Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa
Exterior of Saseka Tented camp. The main guest area. Open lounge. Dining on the deck. Perched on the seasonal Monwana River. Private dining under the stars. saseka-private-pool
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Day tours Game drives Guided walking safaris