Best boutique and luxury hotels in Africa

We’ve discovered your new favourite luxury and boutique hotels in Africa. Scroll on to find your first-class African holiday… 

  1. Benguerra Island, Mozambique

    Azura Benguerra

    Style

    Desert-island digs

    Setting

    Miles from the mainland

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A one-hour massage each

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,965.81

  2. Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Mahali Mzuri

    Style

    Swank canvas

    Setting

    Home on the high plains

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A private dinner for two set up on your tent’s wooden deck

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,629.31

  3. Marakele National Park, South Africa

    Marataba

    Style

    Canvas masterpiece

    Setting

    Boho Limpopo

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A bottle of wine and romantic evening turn-down service; Smiths staying three nights or more also get 50 per cent off the Treehouse experience

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,198.87

  4. Ouarzazate, Morocco

    Dar Ahlam

    Style

    Kasbah with added wow

    Setting

    Betwixt High Atlas and Sahara

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    One 30-minute Moroccan ritual body scrub a person

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,189.71

  5. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

    Ulusaba

    Style

    Hobbit houses and stilted suites

    Setting

    Wilderness of winning game

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A personalised Ulusaba Encountered book – a picture-laden guide to the reserve

    Price per night from (ex tax)$985.79

  6. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Etali Safari Lodge

    Style

    Safaris and stargazing

    Setting

    Magical Madikwe

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A complimentary spa treatment

    Price per night from (ex tax)$969.44

  7. Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Delaire Graff Estate

    Style

    Polished gem

    Setting

    Diamond in the bluff

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A book on the artist Vladimir Tretchikoff, who painted the famed Chinese Girl

    Price per night from (ex tax)$939.81

  8. Kruger National Park, South Africa

    The Outpost

    Style

    Wild thing

    Setting

    Vast, remote Makulele

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A full-body massage each and a bottle of South African sparkling wine; if you bed down in Pel's Post, you’ll get a bush-dining experience and a branded gift instead

    Price per night from (ex tax)$818.63

  9. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Madikwe Safari Lodge

    Style

    Animal kingdom

    Setting

    Really wild reserve

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A romantic turndown, plus a private dining experience with butler service

    Price per night from (ex tax)$807.86

  10. Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

    Mhondoro Safari Lodge

    Style

    Sofa safari

    Setting

    Where white rhino roam

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A 60-minute spa treatment and herbal spa bath each, and a South African gin tasting session

    Price per night from (ex tax)$778.56