South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

Twice-daily game rides and decks overlooking the Mkuze River falls give guests plenty of opportunities to spot the Big Five and some of the 400 species of birds at this private game reserve south of Swaziland.

The Vineyard, built around a 200-year-old homestead in the tranquil and leafy suburb of Newlands, has just emerged from a significant face-lift.

Previously The Westcliff

Palatial guest rooms in 9 villas on a hillside ridge overlooking the city. 

Sleek tower on the V&A Waterfront, with a well-appointed spa.

Doubles from $700, including breakfast.

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 respectability.

Set atop a terraced hill overlooking False Bay, this quiet boutique hotel is housed in a 1929 villa designed in a Mediterranean style, with yellow stucco walls and a pool terrace surrounded by landscaped gardens.

On a stretch of savagely gorgeous coastline, 90 minutes southeast of Cape Town in Hermanus, sits this spare, white-on-white, colonial-style, 10-room inn at the water’s edge.

This six-suite game lodge in Karoo sits settler style on 70,000 acres of wilderness.

Rising eight stories above ships and fisheries, the Table Bay has picture-perfect harbor views and direct access to waterfront shops and restaurants.

Colonial-style lodge and 6 raised tents—many with air-conditioning and green slate bathrooms—on an eco-friendly reserve. 

Room to Book: The Tented Camp has old-world ambience and up-to-the-minute design details.