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With its epic beauty South Africa can feel like many countries in one. It's not just that there are 11 official languages and that the scenery includes everything from empty deserts, to savannah, to lush river systems, to a gorgeous coastline or that South Africa is a great place to spot the Big Five - plus whales. It's also that the South African way of life varies from modern first world standards in the big cities to a much more traditional way of living in the smaller towns and villages. Most travellers come to South Africa hoping to see something of all of these worlds, so choosing the best places to stay in South Africa is all about deciding what you really can't miss from a list of un-missable attractions.

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What not to Miss

The Wilds of South Arica

From the empty openness of the Kalahari to the verdant deltas of the Limpopo River and from the incredible biodiversity of the KwaZulu-Natal to the Kruger National Park's big-game-rich savannah, South Africa is one of the world's most epic destinations when it comes to flora, fauna and scenery.

It's also big. Really big. So choose your jumping off points carefully!

  • The Western Cape is known for the Garden Route which is an easy way to see quite a bit of countryside. Also for wine, whales and Table Mountain. The Kirstenboscåh National Botanical Garden sits on the Eastern slopes of Table Mountain and is renowned for being one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in the world and this reputation is well-earned. Rare and endangered species live in this vibrant paradise and there are also a few restaurants for when your legs need a break! Robberg Nature Reserve is a fantastic coastal park through which you can hike whilst keeping the sea in sight! A great place for some gentle exercise. The beautiful bay of Knysna Heads is best visited by boat as this opens up the possibility of whale spotting depending on the season. Stunning scenery and a terrific place for a day trip.
  • The Eastern Cape has the Tsitsikamma National Park which marks the end of the Garden Route, the Addo Elephant National Park, fantastic beaches at Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay and the best surfing.
  • The Northern Cape is famous for diamonds and the Kalahari desert.
  • The KwaZulu-Natal region is where you’ll find seaside the city of Durban, plus the Drakesberg Mountain Range and the Tugela Falls, the world’s second highest waterfall.
  • Mpumalanga has part of the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon.
  • Limpopo has the rest of the Kruger National Park and is where you leave South Africa to enter Zimbabwe.

South Africa's Colourful Cities

South Africa is still a country in flux. Apartheid has only just been quashed - and many current citizens have experienced this change first hand. While this is still a country of huge inequalities it is changing. To put what you see in South Africa’s cities into context it’s really useful to visit museums charting the revolution against apartheid - not just Robben Island.

  • With the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain in one direction and the glittering expanse of Table Bay in the other, Cape Town has a reputation for being one of the world's most beautiful cities. It's both rugged and delicate, and rough and pristine, and extremely photogenic. On top of the beauty, the city has a reputation for being laid back and friendly and many of the best places reflect this attitude with their great service.
  • Johannesburg is where most people enter South Africa and is arguably the economic heart of the whole continent. As well as the commerce you're familiar with, you'll also see a lot of business being done on the streets - especially at the traffic lights. This city is fast modernising and smartening up.
  • Pretoria, the administrative capital, feels more like an old Afrikaner city than South Africa's other major centres. Elegant and gracious, the old administrative buildings are now where people of all backgrounds work. Though it looks historic and has some of South Africa's best museums it's actually very multicultural.
  • Durban is very much a coastal city and Africa’s busiest port. The waterfront is a great place to be, it is freshly revamped as there’s quite a bit of development going on in Durban. The Golden Mile, the name for the stretch of wide golden sand close to downtown Durban is well-loved by surfers and there are play pools and playgrounds as well as cafes and bars. There are lots of purpose designed visitor attractions too - like aquariums and marine parks because Durban is a popular holiday destination for South Africans.

South Africa's Stunning Coastline

With golden beaches on the eastern coastline, warmed by the Indian Ocean, and the semi-arid west coast painted by the ice Atlantic, there’s a lot of choice even once you’ve decided you want to see the coast!

  • Hermanus is one of the best places in the world (on land) to whale watch - a key spot on the migration route of the Southern Right whales.
  • Cape Town is well know for its its beautiful, golden beaches, ideal for surfing and windsurfing. If you want to get even closer to the inhabitants of these waters visit the Two Oceans Aquarium. If you're a qualified diver you'll even be able to get into the water.
  • The Eastern Cape is also known for its beaches: Jeffrey's Bay is the country's best known surfing beach, but Port and Elizabeth and East London are probably more aesthetically lovely.
  • Just south of Cape Town you'll find Simon's Town, a picturesque little village with a colony of penguins.

For Wine Buffs and Foodies

  • From Cape Town the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Constantia - South Africa's very first wine region - are just a short drive, and there are many tours you can join which will save you having to drive yourself. We'd recommend you stay in Franschhoek or Stellenbosch.

With such a variety of places to see and things to do, there will be no shortage of finding one of the best places to stay in South Africa. It just depends what you are going for!

The best places to stay in South Africa

For an Adventure

  • Within the Elandskloof Nature Reserve, the Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse is an elegant, spacious, Victorian guesthouse with rooms, suites and a self-catering house. There’s a pool and six thousand acres of private reserve to explore. Aside from joining in game drives, guests can hike, cycle, row, kayak, fish or windsurf.
  • Close to the Garden Route, the Hlangana Lodge in Oudtshoorn, is an exotic, but homely feeling guesthouse with lovely landscaped gardens and 18 bedrooms. As well as the Garden Route you’re also close to the Cango Caves.

For Cape Town

  • Welgelegen is the Dutch word for 'well situated', which is exactly what this guesthouse is. The 13 bedroom Victorian era property is on a leafy cul-de-sac right around the corner from the trendy bars and restaurants of Long and Kloof Streets.
  • Similar to Welgelegan, An African Villa has been converted from adjacent Victorian terrace houses into a 12 room guesthouse. The location, between the waterfront and the Table Mountain Cableway, is a quiet residential pocket with a village like feel.
  • The Cape Grace Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Cape Town if you want to be right on the water. The views, especially from the rooftop spa, are incredible.
  • Kensington Place is a small stylish hotel in Higgovale on the Table Mountain foothills. This intimate spot puts emphasis on peace and tranquility. Each room comes with private balcony and most have phenomenal views of the city and bay. Check out nearby Kloof Street, Cape Town's hottest spot for restaurants and bars.
  • Alta Bay is a three room townhouse B&B with airy suites and private terraces. The bay views are beautiful and there’s a feeling of relaxed intimacy, perfect for a low-key city break.

For the Coastline

  • The Abalone House & Spa in Bek Bay, in the coastal village of Paternoster, offers all the luxury you’d associate with its five star rating. It also offers great sea views, has a fantastic restaurant and a hot tub on the roof - perfect for sundowners overlooking the sea.
  • Also in Paternoster, the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel is a simple, but beautifully designed property with just 14 suites, some of them opening directly onto the beach. The food is good and as this is an adult’s only hotel so you can expect it to be peaceful.
  • Essenwood House in Durban is great value, cosy and comfortable. It’s a short drive from Durban city and a great base from which to organise a safari.
  • The Twelve Apostles Hotel is 'around the corner’ from Cape Town on Camps Bay with views of two oceans and Table Mountain. A classic, comfortable,70 room hotel, this is a great location for enjoying the best of both Cape Town and the coast.

For Wine and Food

  • Cellars-Hohenort is an elegantly converted old manor house on a wine estate at the base of Table Mountain. The sleek rooms are white on white with splashes of bold fabric, utterly chic! Spectacular views, award winning gardens, spa services and an extensive wine cellar in addition to the two award-winning restaurants will make it hard to leave.
  • Majecka House in Stellenbosch is a modern hotel with fun decor and state-of-the-art bathrooms, statement murals and funky wallpapers. There are just 23 rooms, four outdoor pools, plus a spa and hammam. The restaurant is excellent.
  • La Residence, Franschhoek is a visual feast, with impressive antiques, exotic paintings and palatial decoration. Each of the 16 suites is decorated like a Maharajah’s palace - or Versailles and there’s an indulgent looking dining room and award-winning spa.
  • Also in the Franschhoek Valley, the Leeu Estates are in the middle of a beautiful, working vineyard. The hotel has been converted from an elegant, 19th century manor house and the decor is both colonial and African, Both the dining and the wines are fine.
  • The Rickety Bridge Manor House, on the Rickety Bridge Wine Estate, is an intimate, three bedroom manor house in the verdant Franschhoek Valley. The decor is charming and homely and the price is reasonable.
  • Sitting in between the Franschhoek Valley and the Stony Brook River, Holden Manz is a spacious, five room country house with a fantastic kitchen and a spa that we really take you away from it all - though you sort of already are....

For A Rural Retreat

  • Babylonstoren is a restored Cape Dutch farmhouse in the rural hamlet of Simondium. It has 12 elegant rooms with original farmhouse features like fireplaces and stone walls. They have an organic garden where they grow many ingredients for the restaurant.
  • Grand Dedale is a beautifully restored manor house turned seven room boutique-style county house hotel on a 380 hectare estate. Chic and luxurious accommodation is just the start of the offering here, you can also enjoy four course suppers of game and seafood - or even catch your own fish.
  • The Robertson Small Hotel, in off-the-beaten-track Robertson, is a five star property with Victorian design and ten, chic, light-filled rooms, a lovely pool and an extensive wine list.
  • Akademie Street is a collection of boutique-style suites and cottages in charming Franschhoek. Elegant and comfortable, with wonderful views and a choice of pools and hot tubs, this is a great village to stay in surrounded by wine and walking country.

For Families

  • Hawksmoor House is a charming hideaway outside Stellenbosch with views of Table Mountain to the South. Traditional architecture, antique furnishings and a great pool make this an ideal spot for relaxation. Very family friendly.
  • The Arabella Hotel & Spa in Hermanus is a county estate on the coast known for its golf course and award-winning spa. There are 145 rooms, with room rates starting from around £120 per night, and the decor is modern with African accents. The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools and there’s a fine dining restaurant.

For Honeymooners

  • The Abalone House & Spa in Bek Bay in the coastal village of Paternoster, offers all the luxury you’d associate with its five star rating. It also offers great sea views, has a fantastic restaurant and a hot tub on the roof - perfect for sundowners overlooking the sea.
  • Sitting in between the Franschhoek Valley and the Stony Brook River, Holden Manz is a spacious, five room country house with a fantastic kitchen and a spa that we really take you away from it all - though you sort of already are...
  • Also in the Franschhoek Valley, La Petite Ferme is a gourmet restaurant with rooms in a famous vineyard. The suites have extremely beautiful views, and some have private plunge pools. You’re close to Franschhoek and a range of excellent restaurants.
  • Mont Rochelle is a 26 room hotel in a spectacular vineyard setting. The decor is classical with clean lines and plenty of light. There’s a spoiling spa and a fabulous restaurant.

For an Apartment or Villa

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Travel Information

  • South Africa has three main international airports: Cape Town International Airport, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo and Durban King Shanka International Airport. Durban is smaller, and has fewer direct connections.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • If you’re here for a beach break you’ll need to fly into Cape Town between November and March or Durban between April and October. If you’re here for a safari you can pretty much travel at any time - though do check carefully as there are some reserves which include floodplains.

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  • Lekkerwijn 10 rooms from £58

    Franschhoek (Groot Drakenstein)

    Lekkerwijn is set in a 17th century country house, nestled in the valleys of Franschhoek. The charming rooms are decorated in a period style with antique furnishings-or you can choose to stay in one of the rustic-chic cottages. Relax in the sun by the pool! A fantastic family retreat.

    Value chic  -  An elegant coutnry house, surrounded by lush gardens at a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Weddings  -  An intimate venue which offers a well organised wedding package
    Country Escape  -  Lekkerwijn enjoys a fantastically peaceful rural location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check prices
  • Basse Provence Country House 9 rooms from £61

    Franschhoek (Western Cape)

    Quintessential thatched Cape Dutch style building dating back to 1855. Comprised of seven homely suites, some featuring in room bathtubs. In addition there is a two bedroomed cottage - ideal for families. Outside there is a pool with vineyard vistas and plenty of walking trails.

    Sights nearby  -  Franschhoek town is just a scenic walk or short drive away.
    Great walks  -  Along the Franschhoek River.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices

See all » 17 hotels in Stellenbosch

  • Bonne Esperance 15 rooms from £77

    Stellenbosch Central

    A boutique hotel set on an oak-lined street in the centre of the pretty town of Stellenbosch. The Victorian exterior opens onto elegant contemporary interiors. Light and spacious with geometric patterns and sharp lines. Surrounded by pretty gardens and offering easy access to the town's attractions.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed with as easy access to the town's attractions as the surrounding mountains and wineries
    Great walks  -  Take long walks along the trails running across Stellenbosch Mountain
    Local markets  -  The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Check prices
  • Twice Central 7 rooms from £88

    Stellenbosch Central,

    Both stylish yet homely this small guesthouse is a chic spot set near the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Impeccably styled rooms feature contemporary fixtures, boldly patterned fabrics and the best has a free-standing bath. The living areas are equally well designed. A hip choice.

    Active Holiday  -  Surrounded by the Jonkershoek Mountains, a popular destination with hikers, mountain bikers, birders and nature lovers
    Great walks  -  The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve has hiking trails, from easy to relatively difficult
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at the Slow Food Market held every Saturday
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Check prices

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  • Glen Hotel 24 rooms from £60

    Cape Town

    Our favourite gay-friendly hotel in Cape Town in Sea Point, a wonderful location near all the best restaurants and bars. Charming white on white suites with splashes of colour. Casually chic with fantastic personalised hospitality.

    Views  -  Wonderful views of Lion's Head and the Atlantic Ocean.
    Gay friendly
    Great walks  -  The Glen runs a half day tour of Cape Town's art galleries, trendy bars, museums, restaurants and heritage sights.
    Local markets  -  Check out Main Street for some great shopping.
    Check prices
  • Nova Constantia Boutique Residence 8 rooms from £86

    Cape Town

    An excellent boutique offering located down a leafy residential road in upmarket Constantia. Plush suites are decorated in crushed velvet and feature whirpool baths. The Premier Suite has its own hot tub. Enjoy a game of tennis or an afternoon swim. A scrumptious breakfast is included in the rate.

    Fishing  -  Catch a fish supper in Hout Bay harbour.
    Private Hot Tub
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices

See all » 15 hotels in Franschhoek

  • Lekkerwijn 10 rooms from £58

    Franschhoek (Groot Drakenstein)

    Lekkerwijn is set in a 17th century country house, nestled in the valleys of Franschhoek. The charming rooms are decorated in a period style with antique furnishings-or you can choose to stay in one of the rustic-chic cottages. Relax in the sun by the pool! A fantastic family retreat.

    Value chic  -  An elegant coutnry house, surrounded by lush gardens at a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Weddings  -  An intimate venue which offers a well organised wedding package
    Country Escape  -  Lekkerwijn enjoys a fantastically peaceful rural location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check prices
  • Basse Provence Country House 9 rooms from £61

    Franschhoek (Western Cape)

    Quintessential thatched Cape Dutch style building dating back to 1855. Comprised of seven homely suites, some featuring in room bathtubs. In addition there is a two bedroomed cottage - ideal for families. Outside there is a pool with vineyard vistas and plenty of walking trails.

    Sights nearby  -  Franschhoek town is just a scenic walk or short drive away.
    Great walks  -  Along the Franschhoek River.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices

See all » 4 hotels in Hermanus

  • Auberge Burgundy 19 rooms from £71

    Hermanus 7200

    A charming Provencal-style guesthouse offering gorgeous mountain and sea views. Simple yet elegant rooms feature white-on-white style with pine and cane furniture. Surrounded by pretty gardens, terraces and boasting a lovely pool. A laid-back base to explore the region from.

    Local exploring  -  Close to local restaurants, the craft market, boutiques, art galleries and quaint shopping malls, with the beach just 50 m away
    Views  -  Boasting a splendid setting between mountains and sea
    Great walks  -  Great walks and nature tours down by Walker Bay
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Check prices
  • Arabella Hotel & Spa 145 rooms from £118

    Hermanus (Hermanus,)

    A coastal country estate and relaxing haven - known for its golf course and award winning spa Arabella's caters to all tastes. Rooms are modern with African accents, private balconies and huge jacuzzi baths. There are indoor and outdoor pools plus fine dining options. Relaxing and indulgent.

    Families  -  So many activities packed into one space we defy you to try them all! This plus family suites and babysitting facilities
    Romantic Break  -  Fine dining and sprawling rooms with private jacuzzi baths
    Spa breaks  -  Boasting an award winning spa with an extensive menu
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pool
    Check prices

See all » 3 hotels in KwaZulu Natal

  • Umkhumbi Lodge 12 rooms from £66

    KwaZulu Natal

    A family-friendly lodge set within Kuleni Game Park, surrounded by a variety of wildlife including zebras, giraffes and wildebeest. Accommodation is simple and bright allowing the focus to draw towards the fabulous views. A charming base to discover this fascinating region from.

    Back to Nature  -  Boasting a spectacular location within Kuleni Game Park, it would be hard to get closer to the action!
    Sights nearby  -  St Lucia Wetlands is one of South Africa’s World Heritage sites and activities include kayaking, boat cruises and guided walks
    Kayaking  -  Explore abundant birdlife while kayaking and canoeing at Muzi Pan with the chance to see hippos and crocodiles
    Birdwatching  -  Over 900 species of birds in the area, in the various eco systems, with many hotspots close to the lodge
    Check prices
  • Montusi Mountain Lodge 16 rooms from £144

    KwaZulu Natal

    A mountainside haven offering stunning views of the Drakensberg range. Thatched suites have a traditional yet utterly luxurious feel. A fire-lit restaurant serves hearty gourmet cuisine. There's a range of outdoor pursuits available for guests but you are equally welcome to simply relax.

    Country Escape  -  Set in the spectacular Drakensberg mountains, unwind in luxurious surrounds and feast on hearty cuisine, rural perfection
    Birdwatching  -  The gardens have become a haven for hundreds of different species of bird such as sunbirds, sugarbirds, widows and wydahs
    Views  -  The only upmarket destination in the area with an uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg's famous Amphitheatre escarpment
    Fishing  -  Fly fishing at two dams on the property stocked with trout (and boasting beautiful views)
    Check prices

See all » 3 hotels in Durban

  • Essenwood House 6 rooms from £67

    Durban (Berea)

    The perfect place to while away a relaxing stay in Durban. With a smart breakfast room, homely living room and cosy bedrooms it makes for a very comfortable stay. Relax on private verandahs, al fresco lounge areas or by the outdoor pool. A perfect little find along the gateway to the safari route.

    Value chic  -  Incredible value for such period charm and great location
    Sights nearby  -  Durban's CBD is an easy drive
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Check prices
  • The Concierge 12 rooms from £94

    Durban (Greyville,)

    A relaxed and friendly boutique hotel, with rooms spread across four chic bungalows, and a novelty foodie café set in an old shipping container. Unwind in the pretty garden or access the neighbouring park to relax during the heat of the day. A chic spot in a very central location.

    Foodies  -  Great for foodies, with restaurants and street-food stands serving everything from the best curries to succulent barbecued meat
    Local exploring  -  This central location is perfect for exploring this vibrant, multicultural port city
    Surfing  -  Beach lovers have golden sands and warm seas to enjoy, as well as excellent surfing possibilities
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Durban Botanic Gardens or the Hare Krishna Temple
    Check prices

See all » 58 hotels in Western Cape

  • Lekkerwijn 10 rooms from £58

    Franschhoek (Groot Drakenstein)

    Lekkerwijn is set in a 17th century country house, nestled in the valleys of Franschhoek. The charming rooms are decorated in a period style with antique furnishings-or you can choose to stay in one of the rustic-chic cottages. Relax in the sun by the pool! A fantastic family retreat.

    Value chic  -  An elegant coutnry house, surrounded by lush gardens at a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Weddings  -  An intimate venue which offers a well organised wedding package
    Country Escape  -  Lekkerwijn enjoys a fantastically peaceful rural location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check prices
  • Basse Provence Country House 9 rooms from £61

    Franschhoek (Western Cape)

    Quintessential thatched Cape Dutch style building dating back to 1855. Comprised of seven homely suites, some featuring in room bathtubs. In addition there is a two bedroomed cottage - ideal for families. Outside there is a pool with vineyard vistas and plenty of walking trails.

    Sights nearby  -  Franschhoek town is just a scenic walk or short drive away.
    Great walks  -  Along the Franschhoek River.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices

See all » 17 hotels in Stellenbosch

  • Bonne Esperance 15 rooms from £77

    Stellenbosch Central

    A boutique hotel set on an oak-lined street in the centre of the pretty town of Stellenbosch. The Victorian exterior opens onto elegant contemporary interiors. Light and spacious with geometric patterns and sharp lines. Surrounded by pretty gardens and offering easy access to the town's attractions.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed with as easy access to the town's attractions as the surrounding mountains and wineries
    Great walks  -  Take long walks along the trails running across Stellenbosch Mountain
    Local markets  -  The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Check prices
  • Twice Central 7 rooms from £88

    Stellenbosch Central,

    Both stylish yet homely this small guesthouse is a chic spot set near the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Impeccably styled rooms feature contemporary fixtures, boldly patterned fabrics and the best has a free-standing bath. The living areas are equally well designed. A hip choice.

    Active Holiday  -  Surrounded by the Jonkershoek Mountains, a popular destination with hikers, mountain bikers, birders and nature lovers
    Great walks  -  The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve has hiking trails, from easy to relatively difficult
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at the Slow Food Market held every Saturday
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Check prices

See all » 17 hotels in Cape Town

  • Glen Hotel 24 rooms from £60

    Cape Town

    Our favourite gay-friendly hotel in Cape Town in Sea Point, a wonderful location near all the best restaurants and bars. Charming white on white suites with splashes of colour. Casually chic with fantastic personalised hospitality.

    Views  -  Wonderful views of Lion's Head and the Atlantic Ocean.
    Gay friendly
    Great walks  -  The Glen runs a half day tour of Cape Town's art galleries, trendy bars, museums, restaurants and heritage sights.
    Local markets  -  Check out Main Street for some great shopping.
    Check prices
  • Nova Constantia Boutique Residence 8 rooms from £86

    Cape Town

    An excellent boutique offering located down a leafy residential road in upmarket Constantia. Plush suites are decorated in crushed velvet and feature whirpool baths. The Premier Suite has its own hot tub. Enjoy a game of tennis or an afternoon swim. A scrumptious breakfast is included in the rate.

    Fishing  -  Catch a fish supper in Hout Bay harbour.
    Private Hot Tub
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices

See all » 15 hotels in Franschhoek

  • Lekkerwijn 10 rooms from £58

    Franschhoek (Groot Drakenstein)

    Lekkerwijn is set in a 17th century country house, nestled in the valleys of Franschhoek. The charming rooms are decorated in a period style with antique furnishings-or you can choose to stay in one of the rustic-chic cottages. Relax in the sun by the pool! A fantastic family retreat.

    Value chic  -  An elegant coutnry house, surrounded by lush gardens at a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Weddings  -  An intimate venue which offers a well organised wedding package
    Country Escape  -  Lekkerwijn enjoys a fantastically peaceful rural location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check prices
  • Basse Provence Country House 9 rooms from £61

    Franschhoek (Western Cape)

    Quintessential thatched Cape Dutch style building dating back to 1855. Comprised of seven homely suites, some featuring in room bathtubs. In addition there is a two bedroomed cottage - ideal for families. Outside there is a pool with vineyard vistas and plenty of walking trails.

    Sights nearby  -  Franschhoek town is just a scenic walk or short drive away.
    Great walks  -  Along the Franschhoek River.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices

See all » 4 hotels in Hermanus

  • Auberge Burgundy 19 rooms from £71

    Hermanus 7200

    A charming Provencal-style guesthouse offering gorgeous mountain and sea views. Simple yet elegant rooms feature white-on-white style with pine and cane furniture. Surrounded by pretty gardens, terraces and boasting a lovely pool. A laid-back base to explore the region from.

    Local exploring  -  Close to local restaurants, the craft market, boutiques, art galleries and quaint shopping malls, with the beach just 50 m away
    Views  -  Boasting a splendid setting between mountains and sea
    Great walks  -  Great walks and nature tours down by Walker Bay
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Check prices
  • Arabella Hotel & Spa 145 rooms from £118

    Hermanus (Hermanus,)

    A coastal country estate and relaxing haven - known for its golf course and award winning spa Arabella's caters to all tastes. Rooms are modern with African accents, private balconies and huge jacuzzi baths. There are indoor and outdoor pools plus fine dining options. Relaxing and indulgent.

    Families  -  So many activities packed into one space we defy you to try them all! This plus family suites and babysitting facilities
    Romantic Break  -  Fine dining and sprawling rooms with private jacuzzi baths
    Spa breaks  -  Boasting an award winning spa with an extensive menu
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pool
    Check prices

See all » 3 hotels in KwaZulu Natal

  • Umkhumbi Lodge 12 rooms from £66

    KwaZulu Natal

    A family-friendly lodge set within Kuleni Game Park, surrounded by a variety of wildlife including zebras, giraffes and wildebeest. Accommodation is simple and bright allowing the focus to draw towards the fabulous views. A charming base to discover this fascinating region from.

    Back to Nature  -  Boasting a spectacular location within Kuleni Game Park, it would be hard to get closer to the action!
    Sights nearby  -  St Lucia Wetlands is one of South Africa’s World Heritage sites and activities include kayaking, boat cruises and guided walks
    Kayaking  -  Explore abundant birdlife while kayaking and canoeing at Muzi Pan with the chance to see hippos and crocodiles
    Birdwatching  -  Over 900 species of birds in the area, in the various eco systems, with many hotspots close to the lodge
    Check prices
  • Montusi Mountain Lodge 16 rooms from £144

    KwaZulu Natal

    A mountainside haven offering stunning views of the Drakensberg range. Thatched suites have a traditional yet utterly luxurious feel. A fire-lit restaurant serves hearty gourmet cuisine. There's a range of outdoor pursuits available for guests but you are equally welcome to simply relax.

    Country Escape  -  Set in the spectacular Drakensberg mountains, unwind in luxurious surrounds and feast on hearty cuisine, rural perfection
    Birdwatching  -  The gardens have become a haven for hundreds of different species of bird such as sunbirds, sugarbirds, widows and wydahs
    Views  -  The only upmarket destination in the area with an uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg's famous Amphitheatre escarpment
    Fishing  -  Fly fishing at two dams on the property stocked with trout (and boasting beautiful views)
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  • Essenwood House 6 rooms from £67

    Durban (Berea)

    The perfect place to while away a relaxing stay in Durban. With a smart breakfast room, homely living room and cosy bedrooms it makes for a very comfortable stay. Relax on private verandahs, al fresco lounge areas or by the outdoor pool. A perfect little find along the gateway to the safari route.

    Value chic  -  Incredible value for such period charm and great location
    Sights nearby  -  Durban's CBD is an easy drive
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Concierge 12 rooms from £94

    Durban (Greyville,)

    A relaxed and friendly boutique hotel, with rooms spread across four chic bungalows, and a novelty foodie café set in an old shipping container. Unwind in the pretty garden or access the neighbouring park to relax during the heat of the day. A chic spot in a very central location.

    Foodies  -  Great for foodies, with restaurants and street-food stands serving everything from the best curries to succulent barbecued meat
    Local exploring  -  This central location is perfect for exploring this vibrant, multicultural port city
    Surfing  -  Beach lovers have golden sands and warm seas to enjoy, as well as excellent surfing possibilities
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Durban Botanic Gardens or the Hare Krishna Temple
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