Top 10 South African Hotels

Top 10 South African Hotels

Everyone has their own opinion as to the best, brightest and boldest hotel and each and very guest experience is unique. What may be my favourite hotel, you may cringe away from, but never-the-less thousands of review sites and forums pick the greatest (and worst) hotels around the world year after year. Using some of the best review sites as a guide, here is my pick of South Africa’s top 10 hotels – from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, located just outside of Camps Bay in Cape Town was recently voted by Conde Nast Traveler as the top hotel in Africa and I couldn’t agree more! This spectacular hotel is located close enough to taste the sea as it sprays off the rocks. Excellent service is combined with lavish furnishings, gourmet food and delicious cocktails, making any stay at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, an unforgettable one.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

For years guests from around the world have flocked to the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reservein Kruger National Park. Three lodges can be found on the reserve whose accolades boast the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Africa Safari Camp of the Year and nominations for the World Travel Award’s Africa Leading Luxury Lodge and Leading Safari Lodge of 2012.

Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town

The Cape Grace Hotel can be found at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and this beautiful hotel is a favourite amongst many. Exuding old-world style, the Cape Grace Hotel boasts a location like no other and has been acknowledged as a top hotel by Conde Nast Traveler as well as by many a “best hotel” list.

Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl

Located within the spectacular Cape Winelands, Grande Roche is often acknowledged as a leading Winelands hotel. Set within a historical farm, Grande Roche boats some of the best views and one of the best restaurants in the Cape.

Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg

This Johannesburg hotel was once used as a writing retreat for South Africa’s ex-president Nelson Mandela. The quaint Saxon Hotel is the ideal place to experience some peace and tranquility within the bustling city of Johannesburg. The hotel ranks sixth on Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards for the top hotels in Africa in 2012.

The Palace of Lost City, Sun City

Voted as Africa’s Leading Casino Resort for 2012 by the World Travel Awards, the Palace of the Lost City offers the ideal long stay vacation destination. Guests staying at the palace can bask in the luxury of the hotel while also enjoying all the stunning activities that Sun City has to offer.

The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban

Boasting what might just be the most spectacular location for a hotel in South Africa, the Oyster Box Hotel is quickly becoming a favourite amongst locals and internationals alike. A sparkling pool is the feature of the hotel whereby guests can gaze out over the white sandy beach and lighthouse.

Bushman’s Kloof, Western Cape

The private Bushman’s Kloof Wildlife Reserve and Wellness Retreat offers a gorgeous escape in the African outdoors. Anything but rustic, this private lodge offers exclusive accommodation, combined with award-winning service and gourmet dining at a variety of indoor or alfresco dining areas.

Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

The classy Table Bay Hotel is located in the waterfront area of Cape Town. Situated at the heart of it all, the Table Bay Hotel is world-renowned for its spectacular food and service. Rooms and location came out top, placing the hotel 4th on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of best hotels in Africa in 2012.

Singita Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

The Singita Game Reserve ranks at the top of most review sites for exclusive lodges in Africa. This remote lodge really allows guests to get into the heart of the wilderness. Supreme wildlife safaris are on offer at the Singita Private Game Reserve.

This guest article was submitted by Janine Mare. Janine Mare currently works as a travel and text writer for South African Hotels.


Thanks a lot

Thank you for so much for your response and link about that location.

Read about them some of them

Some of them are really new and many thanks to the author. Would like to know the name of the hotel shown in the picture

Top Hotels in SA

Yes all of them are top hotels in South Africa . So comfortable and luxurious . Find out more about traveling at travel hotel booking online.

Top 10 South African Hotels

Thanks for your comment. The picture is of the boma at the Earth Lodge on the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.