South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

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.

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.

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

Five family-run lodges on 42,000 wilderness acres known for leopard sightings.

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.

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.

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

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.