Where to stay in South Africa
Where to stay in South Africa
Our guide on where to stay in South Africa
South Africa is a diverse and extraordinary country with a staggering range of accommodation, from small local guesthouses to five-star luxury lodges. There is something for every budget in South Africa. When looking at hotels in South Africa it is helpful to split them into two categories: Safari Lodges/Camps and hotels.
Safari Lodges are a complicated concept as you need to consider the accommodation and the quality of the game viewing. Game viewing varies hugely across South Africa, as does the standard of the game rangers. Safari is expensive but you need to be aware that the rate includes all your food, drinks and safari activities. Normally you will go out on a game drive or game walk every morning and evening. Reserves with exceptional game viewing will come with a premium price tag. Please read through our safari guide to help you understand the differences between all the parks.
There is so much to see and do in South Africa that we would always suggest you visit multiple destinations and explore the country. South Africa has all the larger hotel chains in the main towns and cities that you would expect to find especially in Cape Town. In addition to these larger properties, South Africa has many small, family-run properties that offer exceptional service and value. Hillsnek Camp in the Eastern Cape and Baobab Ridge in the Timbavati are great examples of this.
The hotel or lodge we would recommend depends on who you are travelling with, some properties are specially designed for children, some specialise in couples looking to escape the crowds. Your consultant will be able to discuss all the options with you to find the right place for you.
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Our recommended hotels in South Africa
There are so many safari camps, hotels, beach resorts and lodges across South Africa’s many destinations, to help guide you we have put together some of our favourites and recommended options. Our specialists have stayed in the majority of camps and hotels across the country, so please get in touch with any questions you may have.
Our recommended safari lodges in South Africa
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