Luxury and boutique hotels in South Africa

We’ve discovered your new favourite luxury and boutique hotels in South Africa. From beachfront boltholes to stylish savannah stays, scroll on to find your first-class getaway…

  1. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

    Ulusaba

    Style

    Hobbit houses and stilted suites

    Setting

    Wilderness of winning game

    Price per night from (ex tax)$1,197.76

    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
  2. Garden Route & Winelands, South Africa

    Gorah Elephant Camp

    Style

    Bastion of imperial glamour

    Setting

    Stunning South African savannah

    Price per night from (ex tax)$983.33

    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 from their cellar and romantic evening turn-down service
  3. Health & safety New safety measures are in place at this hotel. Read more here

    Marakele National Park, South Africa

    Marataba

    Style

    Canvas masterpiece

    Setting

    Boho Limpopo

    Price per night from (ex tax)$956.00

    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
  4. Health & safety New safety measures are in place at this hotel. Read more here

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Madikwe Safari Lodge

    Style

    Kingdom of the animals

    Setting

    Really wild reserve

    Price per night from (ex tax)$956.00

    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 and private dining experience with butler service
  5. Health & safety New safety measures are in place at this hotel. Read more here

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Etali Safari Lodge

    Style

    Safaris and stargazing

    Setting

    Magical Madikwe

    Price per night from (ex tax)$888.10

    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
  6. Health & safety New safety measures are in place at this hotel. Read more here

    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Delaire Graff Estate

    Style

    Polished gem

    Setting

    Diamond in the bluff

    Price per night from (ex tax)$838.77

    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
  7. Health & safety New safety measures are in place at this hotel. Read more here

    Kruger National Park, South Africa

    The Outpost

    Style

    Wild thing

    Setting

    Vast, remote Makulele

    Price per night from (ex tax)$749.95

    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
  8. Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

    Mhondoro Safari Lodge

    Style

    Sofa safari

    Setting

    Where white rhino roam

    Price per night from (ex tax)$656.21

    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
  9. The Garden Route, South Africa

    Tsala Treetop Lodge

    Style

    Modern Africa

    Setting

    Up in the forest canopy

    Price per night from (ex tax)$642.89

    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 Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine and a locally-sourced gift
  10. Health & safety New safety measures are in place at this hotel. Read more here

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Ellerman House

    Style

    Edwardian art enclave

    Setting

    Cliffs over Cape Town

    Price per night from (ex tax)$641.41

    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 paired chocolate and South African brandy tasting; Smith guests also get 10 per cent off their first spa treatment