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. Cape Town, South Africa

    Kaap Mooi

    Style

    Garden-swathed gentility

    Setting

    Oof-worthy Tamboerskloof

    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 sparkling wine and a fruit platter

    Price per night from (ex tax)$89.13

  2. Essaouira, Morocco

    Madada Mogador

    Style

    Refined Orientalist

    Setting

    Ocean-view ramparts

    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 or a home-made pastry

    Price per night from (ex tax)$116.13

  3. Marrakech, Morocco

    Dar One

    Style

    Minimalism à la mode

    Setting

    The Marrakechi Marais

    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 on arrival

    Price per night from (ex tax)$117.10

  4. Marrakech, Morocco

    Riad Azzar

    Style

    Out of Africa

    Setting

    Souk-side cul de sac

    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 local gift

    Price per night from (ex tax)$125.81

  5. Marrakech, Morocco

    P'tit Habibi

    Style

    Riad retreat

    Setting

    Marrakech medina

    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

    Free airport transfer on arrival

    Price per night from (ex tax)$135.49

  6. Cape Town, South Africa

    Gorgeous George

    Style

    Pool-topped treasure-trove

    Setting

    Cape Town’s beating heart

    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 Gorgeous hamper including a bottle of wine and a personalised gift.

    Price per night from (ex tax)$128.97

  7. Marrakech, Morocco

    Riad Jaaneman

    Style

    When Italy met Morocco

    Setting

    Dar el Bacha Medina hideout

    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 small tagine containing Ras el Hanout spices; GoldSmith members also receive one free dinner

    Price per night from (ex tax)$140.33

  8. Marrakech, Morocco

    Ksar Fawz & Spa

    Style

    Boho bolthole

    Setting

    Funky cold medina

    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-way airport transfer; stays over three nights will get return transfers

    Price per night from (ex tax)$127.75

  9. Cape Town, South Africa

    Welgelegen

    Style

    Victoriana with an African twist

    Setting

    Kloof Street central

    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 or port on arrival

    Price per night from (ex tax)$140.49

  10. Essaouira, Morocco

    Le Jardin des Douars

    Style

    Kasbah à la française

    Setting

    Riverside hilltop oasis

    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 30-minute hammam session and black-soap exfoliation for each guest

    Price per night from (ex tax)$159.08

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