Best boutique and luxury 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. Franschhoek, South Africa

    Leeu Estates

    Style

    Western Cape winery

    Setting

    Valley of vines

    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 Leeu’s own Bas wine and a seasonal fruit bowl

    Price per night from (ex tax)$431.11

  2. The Garden Route, South Africa

    Tsala Treetop Lodge

    Style

    Modern Africa

    Setting

    Up in the forest canopy

    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

    Price per night from (ex tax)$381.91

  3. Cape Town, South Africa

    Labotessa

    Style

    Old-world intimations

    Setting

    Cobbled Church Square

    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 welcome bottle of wine and a small basket of fresh fruit

    Price per night from (ex tax)$303.71

  4. Garden Route & Winelands, South Africa

    Mont Rochelle

    Style

    Whole lotta bottle

    Setting

    Mighty peaks, vintage valleys

    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 picnic for two

    Price per night from (ex tax)$295.44

  5. Franschhoek, South Africa

    Grande Provence

    Style

    Huguenot heritage

    Setting

    On the grape vine

    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 Grande Provence wine each and a choice of a tasting of four wines with paired nougats or tasting of three wines with hummus

    Price per night from (ex tax)$228.44

  6. Cape Town, South Africa

    Kensington Place

    Style

    The city's original designer den

    Setting

    Foothills of Table Mountain

    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 a welcome glass of champagne; and tickets for the Table Mountain cable car for SilverSmiths and GoldSmiths staying three nights

    Price per night from (ex tax)$216.73

  7. The Garden Route, South Africa

    Schoone Oordt

    Style

    Tranquil Victorian homestead

    Setting

    Foothills of the Langeberg Mountains

    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 local wine with dinner; for stays of two or more nights, a picnic basket or a bottle of local sparkling wine (choose before arrival)

    Price per night from (ex tax)$162.55

  8. Johannesburg, South Africa

    The Peech Hotel

    Style

    African fusion

    Setting

    Central seclusion

    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 375ml bottle of Cap Classique sparkling wine in your room on arrival

    Price per night from (ex tax)$157.63

  9. Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

    The Old Rectory

    Style

    The Priest India Company

    Setting

    Seaside sanctum

    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 ZAR500 spa voucher and a beach picnic for two

    Price per night from (ex tax)$157.27

  10. 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)$120.08