Where to stay - Holidays in South Africa

"Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. ”

* Beryl Markham (British-born Kenyan aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author; extract from “West with the Night”)

Over the past few years, I have reviewed several hotels around South Africa, suiting different tastes and budgets. Here is a summarised list, which I hope will help you to find what you are looking for. Click on the links for comprehensive reviews on great places to stay during holidays in South Africa .

Holidays in South Africa - Where to stay

Western Cape

The Plettenberg Hotel

Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

The Lofts Boutique Hotel

12 Apostles Hotel and Spa

Hotel Verde

Taj Cape Town


Eastern Cape

Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

Hlosi Game Lodge

Supertubes Guesthouse



Hartford House

Brahman Hills

Drakensberg Sun

Gwahumbe Game and Spa

Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate

Cathedral Peak Hotel

The Nest Hotel , Drakensberg

Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Garden Court Umhlanga



Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Walkersons Hotel and Spa

Sabi River Sun

Kruger Park Lodge

Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge 

Free State

Protea Hotel by Mariott Clarens

Golden Gate National Park


Tintswalo at Lapalala

Mhondoro Game Lodge

Zwahili Private Game Lodge

Zebula Golf Estate and Spa

Legend Golf and Safari Resort

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway



Protea Hotel Hunter's Rest

Morukuru Family Owner's House

Madikwe Safari Lodge , Madikwe Game Reserve

Moledi Gorge

Tau Game Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Kwa-Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Jaci’s Lodges, Madikwe Game Reserve

Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa

Askari Game Lodge and Spa

Mount Amanzi


54 on Bath

Mount Grace Country House & Spa

De Hoek Country Hotel

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Sandton Sun

Idwala Boutique Hotel

Kievits Kroon Country Estate

The Orient Hotel

Clico Boutique Hotel

Thaba Ya Batswana Eco Hotel and Spa

Valley Lodge and Spa

Irene Country Lodge

Riverside Sun Hotel

Bon Hotel Riviera on Vaal

Radisson Blu Sandton

Gold Reef City Hotel

Radisson Blu Gautrain

Sunnyside Park Hotel

Indaba Hotel

Most of these places can be booked here.

Holidays in South Africa

City Sightseeing Bus


Rovos Rail



Avani Lesotho Hotel

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