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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

If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.

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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  • Over The Mountain Guest Farm 8 rooms from £40

    George,, Western Cape

    Forming part of the original 19th-century town of Herold, this quaint farmhouse is located just off the Montagu Pass. Simply yet traditional rooms are the height of comfort, but here it's all about the great outdoors. There's an inviting Tea Room popular with guests and cyclists alike.

    Country Escape  -  This country house is located in a rural idyll
    Value chic  -  Excellent value in a beautiful location
    Great walks  -  There are some excellent trails, leading directly from the hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the local flavours with an in-kitchen cooking lesson
    Check prices
  • The Urban 4 rooms from £42

    Mossel Bay,, Western Cape

    This four-bedroom guesthouse provides low-key living in Mossel Bay. Trendy interiors provide the perfect backdrop for this coastal getaway. Off-street parking, a fully-stocked kitchen, and open-plan living and dining areas provide homely comforts. A buffet breakfast is an added bonus.

    Value chic  -  A great value, modern stay. Ideal for younger travellers
    Sailing  -  Boat trips take off from Romanza, just 6 km away
    Surfing  -  On nearby Mossel Bay
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Check prices

See all » 36 hotels in Cape Town

  • Wanderlust's Way Guest House 3 rooms from £44

    Cape Town (Green Point,)

    Uber chic, utterly tiny, this beautifully decorated three-bedroom townhouse, located in central Sea Point provides traveller's to Cape Town with a very homely base. Rooms include private balconies, the studio room a private terrace, and living areas in which to relax as well as a large kitchen.

    Value chic  -  Quaint, charming, and very well priced
    Sights nearby  -  Signal Hill and its far reaching vistas is just a short stroll away
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Check prices
  • Chartfield Guest House 17 rooms from £53

    Cape Town (Kalk Bay,)

    Well-priced, well-located, highly recommended. This 17-room guest house enjoys an enviable location in the charming Kalk Bay, just 25-minutes drive from town, yet away from the hustle-and-bustle. Rooms are decorated in cool, nautical palettes of whites and blues and include pool and sea views.

    Value chic  -  A stylish, excellent value stay
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach, home of South African's penguin population: a must visit!
    Surfing  -  Nearby Muizenburg Beach is one of the Cape's top surfing beaches
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pools
    Check prices

See all » 22 hotels in Plettenberg Bay

  • Villa Villekula 3 rooms from £70

    Plettenberg Bay

    One of a kind. This three-bedroom, family-owned eco-hotel is inhabited by numerous animals. A peaceful place, surrounded by beautiful countryside each of its retro rooms are brimming with refurbished furnishings and bucolic views. The Villa Villekula restaurant is very popular with guests.

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by greenery and farmyard animals - you're not in the town here!
    Eco break  -  Built to eco standard it provides itself with all its own energy
    Great walks  -  Nature's Valley has miles of trails to be explored
    Sights nearby  -  Monkeyland Sanctuary is within walking distance
    Check prices
  • The Stableford House 2 rooms from £75

    Plettenberg Bay

    This charming owner managed guest house has just two-bedrooms but bundles of charm. With a sunny terrace, inviting pool, and beautifully decorated rooms its a very comfortable stay. Tea and coffee making facilities are available, as is a delicious English Breakfast each morning.

    Value chic  -  Great value, stylish accommodation. Adults only.
    Great walks  -  Robberg Nature Reserve has miles of great walks
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Check prices

See all » 19 hotels in Stellenbosch

  • Klein Welmoed 4 rooms from £67

    Stellenbosch (Off Winery Road,)

    Homely accommodation set in the heart of the picturesque Cape Winelands, with a relaxing pool and pretty garden and modern bright rooms. Generous complimentary breakfast, and there are numerous gourmet dining spots in the area. A truly lovely base from which to explore the plentiful region and town!

    Wine tasting  -  23 private cellars and 5 co-op wineries nearby. Bergkelder Cellar has a wine museum & offers wine tours as well as wine tasting
    Value chic  -  Low Season prices start from under £70 per night including breakfast in the Manor House
    Local exploring  -  A beautiful and perfect location from which to explore the Cape and winelands region
    Local markets  -  The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produce
    Check prices
  • 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

See all » 16 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

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  • The Village Lodge 10 rooms from £54

    Stormsrivier,, Eastern Cape

    Family and budget friendly, this great-outdoorsy hotel provides laidback living for all ages. Flexible accommodation includes outdoor terraces, opening up onto gardens teeming with wildlife (make friends with the resident chameleons)! A buffet breakfast is the perfect start to a day's exploring.

    Families  -  Activitie, games, the great outdoors, and family suites: plenty to keep everyone occupied
    Sights nearby  -  Knysna Big Tree is just 1km away
    Traditional
    Full of character
    Check prices
  • Tsitsikamma Village Inn 49 rooms from £66

    Eastern Cape

    A village within a village, this hotel is comprised of a collection of colonial style cottages scattered around manicured grounds and an inviting pool. There are several restaurants and shops surrounding the 'village' from Marilyn's 60's Diner to an on-site microbrewery. Plenty of activities nearby!

    Families  -  Beautiful, spacious, cottage accommodation is ideal for families
    Value chic  -  Excellent value family accommodation
    Sights nearby  -  Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure is an adrenaline filled afternoon spent zip-lining through the forest
    Local markets  -  Storms River Arts and Crafts Market is a short stroll from the hotel
    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 » 157 hotels in Western Cape

  • Over The Mountain Guest Farm 8 rooms from £40

    George,, Western Cape

    Forming part of the original 19th-century town of Herold, this quaint farmhouse is located just off the Montagu Pass. Simply yet traditional rooms are the height of comfort, but here it's all about the great outdoors. There's an inviting Tea Room popular with guests and cyclists alike.

    Country Escape  -  This country house is located in a rural idyll
    Value chic  -  Excellent value in a beautiful location
    Great walks  -  There are some excellent trails, leading directly from the hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the local flavours with an in-kitchen cooking lesson
    Check prices
  • The Urban 4 rooms from £42

    Mossel Bay,, Western Cape

    This four-bedroom guesthouse provides low-key living in Mossel Bay. Trendy interiors provide the perfect backdrop for this coastal getaway. Off-street parking, a fully-stocked kitchen, and open-plan living and dining areas provide homely comforts. A buffet breakfast is an added bonus.

    Value chic  -  A great value, modern stay. Ideal for younger travellers
    Sailing  -  Boat trips take off from Romanza, just 6 km away
    Surfing  -  On nearby Mossel Bay
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Check prices

See all » 36 hotels in Cape Town

  • Wanderlust's Way Guest House 3 rooms from £44

    Cape Town (Green Point,)

    Uber chic, utterly tiny, this beautifully decorated three-bedroom townhouse, located in central Sea Point provides traveller's to Cape Town with a very homely base. Rooms include private balconies, the studio room a private terrace, and living areas in which to relax as well as a large kitchen.

    Value chic  -  Quaint, charming, and very well priced
    Sights nearby  -  Signal Hill and its far reaching vistas is just a short stroll away
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Check prices
  • Chartfield Guest House 17 rooms from £53

    Cape Town (Kalk Bay,)

    Well-priced, well-located, highly recommended. This 17-room guest house enjoys an enviable location in the charming Kalk Bay, just 25-minutes drive from town, yet away from the hustle-and-bustle. Rooms are decorated in cool, nautical palettes of whites and blues and include pool and sea views.

    Value chic  -  A stylish, excellent value stay
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach, home of South African's penguin population: a must visit!
    Surfing  -  Nearby Muizenburg Beach is one of the Cape's top surfing beaches
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pools
    Check prices

See all » 22 hotels in Plettenberg Bay

  • Villa Villekula 3 rooms from £70

    Plettenberg Bay

    One of a kind. This three-bedroom, family-owned eco-hotel is inhabited by numerous animals. A peaceful place, surrounded by beautiful countryside each of its retro rooms are brimming with refurbished furnishings and bucolic views. The Villa Villekula restaurant is very popular with guests.

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by greenery and farmyard animals - you're not in the town here!
    Eco break  -  Built to eco standard it provides itself with all its own energy
    Great walks  -  Nature's Valley has miles of trails to be explored
    Sights nearby  -  Monkeyland Sanctuary is within walking distance
    Check prices
  • The Stableford House 2 rooms from £75

    Plettenberg Bay

    This charming owner managed guest house has just two-bedrooms but bundles of charm. With a sunny terrace, inviting pool, and beautifully decorated rooms its a very comfortable stay. Tea and coffee making facilities are available, as is a delicious English Breakfast each morning.

    Value chic  -  Great value, stylish accommodation. Adults only.
    Great walks  -  Robberg Nature Reserve has miles of great walks
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Check prices

See all » 19 hotels in Stellenbosch

  • Klein Welmoed 4 rooms from £67

    Stellenbosch (Off Winery Road,)

    Homely accommodation set in the heart of the picturesque Cape Winelands, with a relaxing pool and pretty garden and modern bright rooms. Generous complimentary breakfast, and there are numerous gourmet dining spots in the area. A truly lovely base from which to explore the plentiful region and town!

    Wine tasting  -  23 private cellars and 5 co-op wineries nearby. Bergkelder Cellar has a wine museum & offers wine tours as well as wine tasting
    Value chic  -  Low Season prices start from under £70 per night including breakfast in the Manor House
    Local exploring  -  A beautiful and perfect location from which to explore the Cape and winelands region
    Local markets  -  The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produce
    Check prices
  • 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

See all » 16 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 Eastern Cape

  • The Village Lodge 10 rooms from £54

    Stormsrivier,, Eastern Cape

    Family and budget friendly, this great-outdoorsy hotel provides laidback living for all ages. Flexible accommodation includes outdoor terraces, opening up onto gardens teeming with wildlife (make friends with the resident chameleons)! A buffet breakfast is the perfect start to a day's exploring.

    Families  -  Activitie, games, the great outdoors, and family suites: plenty to keep everyone occupied
    Sights nearby  -  Knysna Big Tree is just 1km away
    Traditional
    Full of character
    Check prices
  • Tsitsikamma Village Inn 49 rooms from £66

    Eastern Cape

    A village within a village, this hotel is comprised of a collection of colonial style cottages scattered around manicured grounds and an inviting pool. There are several restaurants and shops surrounding the 'village' from Marilyn's 60's Diner to an on-site microbrewery. Plenty of activities nearby!

    Families  -  Beautiful, spacious, cottage accommodation is ideal for families
    Value chic  -  Excellent value family accommodation
    Sights nearby  -  Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure is an adrenaline filled afternoon spent zip-lining through the forest
    Local markets  -  Storms River Arts and Crafts Market is a short stroll from the hotel
    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
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  • 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
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