South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

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.

Thirteen artists were each given the same budget to decorate the rooms at Daddy Long Legs. Guests are taken on a tour of the unoccupied “exhibitions” and then invited to select their favorite.

Visit the new contemporary gallery at Cape Town's Ellerman House, built into the bluff below the hotel's swimming pool.

Recommended by Joel Zack, one of T+L's 2010 A-List travel agents.

Set along a secluded stretch of Atlantic coast, this 70-room mini-resort is a sanctuary where mountain views, sea breezes, and heady indigenous plant life converge.

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

This stylish Cape Dutch guesthouse has eight rooms and a swimming pool, on Prince Albert's main street.

Cape 62 is a 200-mile scenic drive that starts in Cape Town and heads west to Little Karoo; it also serves as the entry to the 134,000-acre Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, in South Africa’s lush Breede River Valley.

The owners originally built Makweti as a vacation house, but then decided to turn it into a safari lodge with a major commitment: to provide high luxury in raw nature, for a maximum of 10 guests.

Overlooking False Bay in the Constantia Valley, this small boutique hotel is located on the Steenberg Vineyards, part of the region’s oldest farm. Built in 1862, the main farmhouse and surrounding cottages are classic Cape Dutch, with whitewashed walls, thatched roofs, and decorative gables.

A refined 10-room bush camp on the western edge of Kruger offers a roster of throwback activities, such as hot air balloon rides and safaris on horseback.