Hotels in South Africa

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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... Read More

This tiny family owned operation—there are just six rooms—is perfect for an intimate, secluded stay in Franschhoek. Three standalone cottages share a... Read More

Three terraced Victorian houses in the sunny hills of Cape Town’s Tamboerskloof district make up this 12-room boutique hotel. Distinctly African,... Read More

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... Read More

This rambling 17th-century Cape Dutch–style farm estate in the Cape Winelands is no rough-and-ready dude ranch. Rehabilitated by Afrikaans... Read More

We ran a story on the opening of this historic Cape Dutch farm-hotel when I was working at Travel + Leisure back in 2009, and it always stuck in my mind... Read More

South Africa’s Balule Game Reserve—35,000 acres of former farmland traversed by the Olifants River. Here, there are excellent, service... Read More

This formerly decrepit Victorian hotel has been turned into an offbeat, modern art–filled 15-room brightly decorated country hotel. On any given... Read More

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... Read More

Since 1899, this pink-faced colonial beauty—a short stroll away from the Company Gardens—has been the reigning queen of Cape Town’s hotels. Originally... Read More

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. Originally... Read More

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 Boers to... Read More

25 thatched-roof suites around a busy watering hole; courtyards have carvings by South African sculptors. Read More

Full-service hideaway with a wellness focus and access to original Bushman art sites, 3 hours from Cape Town. ... Read More

Cape Cadogan is a listed national monument, and its 15 suites reflect this, with ornate fireplaces, plush headboards, and standalone soaking tubs. The... Read More

I'll always be partial to this historic Georgian villa—after all, I spent part of my first visit to Cape Town here. The 15 suites are befitting the... Read More

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

Old meets new at this quaint boutique hotel in an 18th-century building in the heart of the central business district's vibey Bree Street. While the... Read More

Green Point, Cape Town is filled with art galleries and cafes, not to mention the Cape Town Stadium, which opened for the 2010 World Cup. In its shadow,... Read More

Owner/interior designer Jessica Latimer's cliffside abode is a contemporary beach aerie: seven chic white-and-gray rooms, each with staggering ocean... Read More

This boutique b&b in the leafy-chic Rosebank neighborhood is a refreshing departure from Johannesburg’s other hotels in secure suburbs, which... Read More

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