South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

Just 10 miles from the airport and 20 from the city center, the property not only is affordable but also has edgy interior design, including wall-mounted rotary-dial phones; wooden ceilings; a basketful of wines. The owner is warm and bakes bread daily for guests.

Why It’s Unique: Overlooking the Tsitsikamma Forest, the architecturally stunning stone-and-glass lodge has 10 secluded treehouse suites, each with floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, log fireplace in the living room, private deck, and infinity-edge pool.

 

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 shopping and restaurants.

Room to Book: Those on the fifth floor offer direct access to the workout room and spa.

Blending the work of contemporary local designers, the Grand Daddy Hotel is best known for its rooftop trailer park: seven vintage Airstream trailers, each designed with a different theme—for instance, the “Ballad of John and Yoko” includes a host of musical instruments, while “Goldilocks and the

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. 

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.

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.