South Africa

We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in South Africa. Click on a destination below to see our current pick of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…

Destinations in South Africa

  • Cape Town

    Cape Town

    Glorious beaches and soaring mountains frame this thriving city built on the foothills of Table Mountain, along the edge of the Atlantic.
  • Garden Route & Winelands

    Garden Route & Winelands

    If variety is the spice of life, this swathe of South Africa has to be one of the spiciest spots on earth.
  • Hermanus


    At the southernmost tip of Africa, the seaside town of Hermanus sees one of the continent’s most amazing natural spectacles when, for several months a year, Southern Right whales come to calve around beautiful Walker Bay.
  • Johannesburg


    This 'City of Gold' has suffered from a tarnished image in recent years but Johannesburg, built on the fabulous mineral wealth beneath the veld, is beginning to recapture its glitter.
  • Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park

    This exhilarating and accessible Eden – which still bears traces of Stone Age secrets – promises stylish lodges and classic 1900s-style camps, in addition to spine-tingling encounters with wildlife.
  • Madikwe Game Reserve

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    Looking out over the Madikwe Game Reserve, it’s hard to imagine this vast stretch of protected bushveld was once poor, arid farmland. Following a massive animal translocation project in the Nineties, its 75,000 hectares are now teeming with wildlife.
  • Marakele National Park

    Marakele National Park

    Marakele National Park is a landscape of towering mountains, grass-clad hills and fertile riverbeds. Part of the Waterberg Biosphere, its Tswana name means sanctuary: this malaria-free expanse of bushveld is now home to an impressive variety of wildlife.

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