South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

Three hundred miles from Cape Town, this exclusive getaway (tennis superstar Roger Federer bought a private residence here) is set on a bluff above the ocean.

Two lodges with interiors by up-and-coming African designers—Boulders is high-design rustic built into the landscape, Ebony has a vintage safari feel.

To guests staying in one of the seven high-design lodges on-site, the 54,000-acre reserve’s teeming wildlife—black rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, and over 380 species of birds—seems to have been there forever.

Montague House, a handsome 1908 palace with a polished oak interior in the town center, has been transformed into a bistro.

This resort, which opened in 2009 on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, features 131 spacious, high-tech rooms and a knockout first impression: the hotel’s 40-foot-tall picture window framing Table Mountain at Vista Bar & Lounge.

Italian Renaissance–style hotel with grand public spaces situated on Sandown’s Nelson Mandela Square.

Housed in the former South African Reserve Bank headquarters, Taj Cape Town checks all the right boxes. Heritage rooms (on the first five floors) are spacious and richly colorful in ice-blue and pistachio, with original mullioned windows.