South Africa

Wild Dogs in Kruger National Park

Where to Stay in South Africa

Beautiful, vibrant and diverse, South Africa welcomes you to her shores and is anxious to showcase her treasures to the world.  Wherever you go in this fascinating country you can be sure there will be several choices for accommodation in South Africa.  The best hotels in South Africa are world-class and you need not worry that you will experience reduced levels of comfort, service and hospitality by comparison to other countries; in fact the opposite is true with South African hotels going the extra mile to ensure visitors have a wonderful experience, so all visitors will want to return. 

There are hotels in South Africa to suit all tastes and budgets; Bed and Breakfasts offer an alternative to full-service hotels, and there are also many holiday apartments in South Africa if you prefer to self-cater.  Travellers on a strict budget will find many cheap hotels in South Africa and back-packer hostels are also available in many towns.  If you want luxury, South African luxury resorts and lodges can rightly take their place among the best in the world and are waiting to welcome you.  If you prefer laid-back and rustic there are also options to suit you. 

Luxury Hotels and Resorts in South Africa

Some of the countries’ best luxury resort hotels are to be found along the many thousands of kilometres of coastline, offering visitors luxurious escapes to the beach.  On the sub-tropical east coast of Kwazulu Natal you will find the beautiful Oyster Box hotel and the Beverley Hills hotel; both of these 5 star hotels are situated right on the beach where the warm waters of the Indian Ocean welcome you.   

Along the Garden Route at Port Elizabeth the 5 star Radisson Blu holds a commanding position on the Summerstrand beachfront, and in Cape Town you are spoilt for choices as the many 5-star hotels compete for your business; try the Cape Grace hotel on the V&A Waterfront or the Gracious Mount Nelson nestled at the foot of Table Mountain.

Game Lodges in South Africa

The vast majority of visitors to South Africa will want to spend some time in one of the Game Reserves in the country.  Here again, there is an enormous choice of accommodation in South Africa to choose from.  Some of the best seriously luxurious game lodges in South Africa are situated on one of the private game reserves.  Phinda Mountain Lodge, in Northern Kwazulu Natal is one of these; choose the remarkable Rock Lodge where each room has its own infinity pool overlooking the wilderness. There are several other Lodges in all the categories in this part of the country.  

On the boundary of the Kruger National Park there are many other very luxurious game lodges, such as Mala Mala, Sabi Sabi and Tshukudu.  All of these are expensive – you are not just paying for accommodation in South Africa, but for the whole wildlife experience.  Of course, there are cheaper options as well; If you are visiting the Kruger National Park you can stay in very inexpensive and characteristic rustic Bushveld accommodation in all the campsites, such as Letaba, Bataleur and Copacopa Luxury Lodge.  This type of accommodation in South African game reserves gives you the chance to admire the Big 5 without breaking the bank, and similar lodge accommodation can be found in all the major game reserves. 

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