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Hotels in South Africa

From luxury resorts to small design hotels and cozy inns, there are an infinite number of great places to stay in the world, including hotels in South Africa. Browse our travel guide and get Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best South Africa hotels—all-inclusive resorts, design hotels, remote lodges, vacation rentals, and more. Our international team of editors and writers handpicks the top South Africa hotels, helping travelers discover the most popular places to stay in South Africa, and the most memorable.

Whether a boutique hotel with luxury amenities, a wilderness lodge, a cool rental home, or a country inn fit for your budget, Travel + Leisure highlights the best of the best. From affordable beach resorts and cozy inns to high-tech hotels and kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts, these South Africa hotel listings will help you find just the right place to spend the night during your visit. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top spots for where to stay in South Africa.

  • 54 on Bath

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Discreet property with a refined air and doting staff, not to mention a glitzy address in the tony suburb of Rosebank, near the city's best shoppin... More
  • A Room with a View and a Hundred Angels

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
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    An African Villa in Cape Town

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Three terraced Victorian houses in the sunny hills of Cape Town’s Tamboerskloof district make up this 12-room boutique hotel. Distinctly African, t... More
  • andBeyond Phinda Zuka Lodge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For families or other groups on safari, you can’t do much better than andBeyond’s outpost in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, a four-hour drive fro... More
  • Babylonstoren

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This rambling 17th-century Cape Dutch–style farm estate in the Cape Winelands is no rough-and-ready dude ranch. Rehabilitated by Afrikaans designer... More
  • Balule Game Reserve

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    South Africa’s Balule Game Reserve—35,000 acres of former farmland traversed by the Olifants River. Here, there are excellent, service-oriented lod... More
  • Barrydale Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Barrydale Karoo Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This formerly decrepit Victorian hotel has been turned into an offbeat, modern art–filled 15-room brightly decorated country hotel. On any given we... More
  • Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Just over an hour’s drive northeast from Cape Town, this chic oasis in the up-and-coming Swartland wine region is the embodiment of rural respectab... More
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    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Since 1899, this pink-faced colonial beauty—just a stroll away from the Company Gardens—has been the reigning queen of Cape Town’s hotels. Original... More
  • Boesmanskop Kruisrivier

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A two-room inn opened in 2006 by a local farmer named Tinie Bekker. A soft-spoken fiftysomething Afrikaner whose ancestors were among the first Boe... More
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    Bush Lodge at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    25 thatched-roof suites around a busy watering hole; courtyards have carvings by South African sculptors. More
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    Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Full-service hideaway with a wellness focus and access to original Bushman art sites, 3 hours from Cape Town.  Room to Book: Deluxes in the 1843 Ma... More
  • Cape Cadogan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Once a dark Victorian house, this national monument is now flooded with light, thanks to a renovation by its English and South African owners, who ... More
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    Cape Grace

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A movable pedestrian bascule bridge provides access from the bustling waterfront to this quiet, mansard-roofed hotel on its own private quay. The s... More

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