South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

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.

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.

Marataba is the newest golden-era safari experience from the Hunter Hotels group, responsible for bringing crystal-decanter, high-thread-count wilderness chic to coastal South Africa.

The re-purposed Airstream hotel will open a luxe trailer park an hour from Cape Town, surrounded by vineyards and fruit orchards.

The hotel opened in May 2010, with bright, spacious guest rooms and a popular outdoor terrace.

Location An 18th-century Cape Dutch house on a 544-acre farm with expansive views of Table Mountain, 18 miles from La Residence.

Surrounded by blooming rose and jasmine gardens—as well as stunning Cape Winelands scenery—this property practically begs for thrown-open windows and romantic strolls.