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. 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)$2,620.69

  2. 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)$1,714.18

  3. Johannesburg, South Africa

    AtholPlace House

    Style

    The Hamptons via Africa

    Setting

    Laidback, leafy suburb

    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

    Guests staying one night get a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival; stay two nights or more and you’ll also get one dinner for two at the restaurant (excluding drinks)

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,463.81

  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)$1,338.19

  5. 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)$1,188.03

  6. 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)$1,171.63

  7. Karas Region, Namibia

    Zannier Hotels Sonop

    Style

    The roaring tent-ies

    Setting

    Middle-of-nowhere Namib

    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

    For one-night stays, a surprise gift; for longer stays, a free 60-minute spa treatment

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,105.36

  8. 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)$1,053.94

  9. 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)$818.27

  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)$778.74