Where to stay in South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is one of the continent’s best safari destinations, offering the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and more in accessible parks and reserves. Not only is South Africa a great safari destination, it is an activity hub offering incredible and diverse landscapes throughout the country.

Recommended Accommodations

12 Apostles

12 apostles is a gorgeous home run hotel in the heart of the Cape Town Mountains. The perfect base to which you can explore this expansive city.

Kings Camp

Set in the heart of the Timbivati area, famous for it’s white lions, King’s Camp is the ultimate indulgence in the bush, with large colonial rooms you can enjoy relaxing after your days activities in complete luxury.

Leopard Hills

In the famous Sabi Sands you will find the glamorous and luxurious Leopard Hills Lodge. With just 8 suites overlooking the waterhole and surrounding bush.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Originally a 10-acre family home, this time-honoured property has been converted into a stunning boutique country house hotel in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Peech

Just a short stroll from the humdrum of the city centre, The Peech Boutique Hotel sits proudly among 2 acres of manicured gardens.

Chitwa Chitwa

With just 8 suites and a private house this lodge is the perfect place for prime game viewing! Stylish and luxurious the rooms all have private decks, plunge pools and the service and food are exceptional!

Leeu Estates

Situated upon 100 hectares of land, made up of vineyards and manicured gardens, Leeu Estates boasts being the only 5-star hotel in the Franschhoek area.


AtholPlace is a charming modern hotel in Johannesburg and its location offers guests the perfect stay if you want enjoy what the city centre has to offer.

Cape Grace

Situated on a private quay between Cape Town busy Waterfront and the gorgeous and calm marina Cape Grace is in a prime location where all guests can enjoy the beauty of the city.

21 Nettleton

21 Nettleton has a reputation for being one of the best located hotels in the area. With 360-degree ocean vistas and perched against the slope of Table Mountain, guests can enjoy views of the 12 apostles, Table Mountain and the famous Lion’s Head.

One & Only

Spectacular views of the iconic Table Mountain are the focal point of this luxurious hotel. Their various room types range from the standard suites to the ‘one above the penthouse’, a sweeping villa style penthouse with 360-degree views of Cape Town.

Hollow on the Square

Hollow on The Square is a family friendly and central hotel that boasts being just a few minutes walking from the V&A Waterfront and the city centre.

The Bay Hotel

Based in the heart of the trendy Camps Bay centred in the strip of tasty restaurants and cool cocktail bars. With an infinity pool overlooking the beach this is the perfect place to base yourself.

Notten’s Bush Camp

One of the original Sabi Sand’s lodges and still family run this exclusive lodge has just 9 rooms in the heart of one of Kruger’s most wildlife prolific concessions.

Ellerman House

At the base of Table Mountain just around from the famous Boulders Beach (where the penguins live) is the stunning Ellerman House, with views across the ocean.

Cape Cadogan

A quirky yet charming Boutique Hotel, in the heart of Cape Town sits Cape Cadogan. With just 15 rooms it offers guests a very personal and homely feel to every stay.

54 On Bath

Situated in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, the gorgeous 54 On Bath offers its guests a mixture of luxury accommodation and high-end service, making sure their guests receive the highest levels of comfort during their stay.

Bushmans Kloof

A beautiful family owned retreat, among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient artwork, lies Bushmans Kloof. A peaceful and gorgeous sanctuary surrounded by spectacular views of the African wilderness.


One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains, Babylonstoren offers its guests a diverse and unique experience.


Just an hour from Cape Town, between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains in an exquisite setting lies Boschendal. The area is natural, unique and steeped in history.

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

Set in an exclusive location in the Riebeek Valley, on a working sheep and wheat farm this little slice of heaven is perfect for families or couples with a number of accommodation options to choose from.