South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

Latticed shutters, 10 acres of landscaped gardens, and an air of tranquility create a sense of seclusion at this all-suite retreat, set in a quiet, tree-lined Johannesburg suburb.

Situated on the Sea Point Promenade, this Cape Dutch—style hotel faces the Atlantic on one side and Table Mountain on the other.

South Africa’s Balule Game Reserve—35,000 acres of former farmland traversed by the Olifants River.

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 tore down walls and retrofitted period windows and doors.

The Feather Palace, a red-roof mansion just off the R62, is part of a stylish working guest ranch owned by a gay couple from Durban.

A movable pedestrian bascule bridge provides access from the bustling waterfront to this quiet, mansard-roofed hotel on its own private quay.

Seven lodges on a conservation-conscious Big Five preserve that’s home to dozens of big cats. 

Room to Book: Premiere tents at Bayethe Lodge have fireplaces, plunge pools, and hammocks.

Doubles from $1,660, all-inclusive.

This boutique b&b in the leafy-chic Rosebank neighborhood is a refreshing departure from Johannesburg’s other hotels in secure suburbs, which are typically flashy and pricey—and often soulless.