Undiscovered South African hotels

Undiscovered South African hotels

Undiscovered, hidden-away, secret, private, secluded, mysterious and absolutely amazing! Those are all words that have been used to describe these South African hotels. Off the beaten track, yet still as lavish as some of the country’s top-class hotels, these undiscovered gems provide privacy, opulence and luxury for even the most discerning of travelers.


Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is hidden-away on the slopes of Chapman’s Beak in Hout Bay. Here individually decorated suites are situated directly on the rocky beach. A unique restaurant offers guests the chance to interact with the Executive Chef in the kitchen. A long, wooden deck extends over the ocean and guests can enjoy a cocktail from one of the comfortable loungers or in the warmth of the intimate Jacuzzi.


Camp Fig Tree Colonial African Lodge

This remote hide-away nestles on the Zuurberg Mountain Range, near to Addo Elephant National Park. This colonial lodge offers breathtaking views while guests can stay in suites or at the tented camp on the property. Evenings around the boma provide a stunning location encased in a starlit sky.


Hunters Country House

In the majestic Tsitsikamma forest on the Garden Route lays the five-star Hunters Country House. This original homestead features suites and cottages set within manicured gardens. Opulent and elegant this guest house is the perfect place to escape from crazy city life.


Strandloper Ocean Lodge

On the West Coast of South Africa, the quaint fishing village of Paternoster can be found. The village offers a place where guests can fish, swim, hike, bird watch, horse ride, cycle, walk or simply marvel at the flowers that turn the fields a magnificent array of colours in the spring. Each room at the Strandloper Ocean Lodge has its own terrace while some even feature private splash pools. The lodge is the perfect place to enjoy some locally-caught seafood while watching the sun set over the ocean.


The Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa

Kwa-Zulu Natal’s un-spoilt south coast is the home of the Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa. The villas and the hotel’s pool seem to teeter on the edge of sandstone cliffs with spectacular views over the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. A luxurious spa, an intimate open plan restaurant and a wide range of adventure activities are on offer at this spectacular lodge.


Bucklands Luxury Tented Camps

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp offers an intimate safari experience where guests can enjoy luxury tented suites that are fully solar powered. Each suite is individually designed, providing a unique stay every time. Activities at the Bucklands Game Reserve include game drives, guided walks, fishing, quad-bike trails, star gazing, birding and the viewing of rock art sites.


Forum Homini Boutique Hotel

This opulent hotel is set on the cradle of mankind, on of the world’s most famous heritage sites. Here guests can stay in luxury caves carved into the landscape. The Roots restaurant found here has won a number of awards for its exquisite set menus which are paired with local wines.


This guest article was submitted by Janine Mare. Janine is a travel and lifestyle writer. She currently works for the South African Tourism Company http://www.south-african-hotels.com developing hotel write-ups and travel articles.



Really a great discovery..

Been to SA a number of times but have not come across many of them listed in the article. Great find and excellent article!

Many thanks,

Undiscovered South African Hotels

Thanks for your kind comment. We hope to welcome you back to South Africa soon!