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Broke? Visit These 10 Budget Hotels In South Africa

Budget Hotels in south Africa
Written by See Africa Today

Your finances might have taken a hit leaving you a little short of holiday funds due to COVID-19. But that shouldn’t be a reason to forgo your annual holiday this year if South Africa was your preferred destination. There is no shame in booking budget hotels in south Africa, regardless of the type of trip or break you are planning. Some individuals despise the thought of staying at a cheap hotel, while others thrive on it.

However, Budget hotels in South Africa have come a long way and are no longer dark and dingy establishments anymore. Below we will have a look at some Budget hotels that will leave very impressed.

The Grey Hotel

The Grey Hotel

The Grey Hotel. [Photo:]

The Grey Hotel is located in Cape Town’s bustling De Waterkant neighbourhood and features a rooftop bar with an outdoor pool. If you are looking for budget hotels in South Africa, this is the one. Also this low-cost boutique hotel features views of Table Mountain and a restaurant where guests can dine.

The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and have distinct decorations. There is a private bathroom with a shower in each room. You will get complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer in the room at the room rate. Guests can dine listening to live music at the Piano Bar. At The Piano Bar, you may get coffee and brunch. The Grey Hotel offers complimentary WiFi access throughout the resort. The trendy Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village is right across the street, and the V&A Waterfront is a 5-minute drive away

Bethulie Guest Farm

Bethulie Guest Farm is located in Bethulie, South Africa, and offers lodging in the historic family property. This refurbished apartment provides free WiFi and mountain views, as well as the original wooden flooring.

Each of Bethulie Guest Farm’s spacious rooms features an open-plan bathroom, a small fridge, and coffee-making facilities. They all have a flat-screen TV, and some even have a fireplace or a spa bath.

They serve home-cooked meals in the dining room are served. The communal lounge has a TV with satellite channels and a lit fireplace during the colder months. Guests can unwind on the traditional stoep of South Africa (patio).

Bethulie has several historical sites as well as modest restaurants and also one of the best affordable hotels in south Africa.

THEBLOEM Guest Suites


Thebloem. [Photo: Bloem guest suites]

THEBLOEM Guest Suites in Knysna offers express check-in and check-out. There are non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi, and a garden. Knysna Forest is only 7 km away. This hotel has family rooms as well as a terrace for guests to enjoy. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, room service, and tour planning for visitors.

The guest house’s include a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. Guests will find a desk and a kettle in each apartment.

A continental or à la carte breakfast is available at THEBLOEM Guest Suites.

The hotel is 9 kilometres from Knysna Heads and 3.4 miles from Pledge Nature Reserve. THEBLOEM Guest Suites is 28 kilometres from Plettenberg Bay International Airport, and the facility provides a chargeable airport shuttle service. If you are planning on booking budget hotels in South Africa, you should list this one.

De Ark Guest House

De Ark Guest House is located in Lydenburg, 850 meters from the town centre, and offers free WiFi. The on-site bar is available to guests. The Kruger National Park’s Phabeni Gate is 112 kilometres away.

Each room has a TV with satellite channels. After a long day, unwind in one of the units’ seating areas whilst sipping on a cold drink. Views of the pool or garden are available in specific units. For your convenience they provide, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Ladies will be pleased to know there is a hair salon on the premises. if you are planning a trip, it is the best pocket friendly hotels in South Africa.

Rukiya Safari Camp

Nestled on the banks of the Blyde River in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, only 20 kilometres outside of Hoedspruit, is Rukiya Safari Camp.

The en suite tented rooms at the camp have views of the river or the jungle. They also include a seating space, bed linen, and complimentary toiletries.

They include all meals in the price and served in the dining room. There is also a boma area at the camp, as well as family-style meals and private banquets.

Bush hikes and game drives are among the activities available. Hippos, crocodiles, baboons, warthogs, and other plain game animals can be spotted from the camp. Leopards, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and impalas are among the many animals that call the reserve home. it is also one of the cheapest hotels in south Africa right now

12 Greenpoint Guesthouse 

12 Greenpoint Guesthouse is a kilometre from Cape Town Stadium and is in a vibrant part of the city. As expected, the establishment has free Wi-Fi and on-site parking. Literally at the doorstep of the hotel are numerous restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. In the winter, the rooms have heating giving a lovely warm and cosy ambience. The community kitchen and living space and the on-site BBQ facilities are open to guests. If you are looking for budget hotels in South Africa, visit this hotel.

 Stephan’s Guest House

Looking for affordable hotels in South Africa?? Stephan’s Guest House is in Port Shepstone, 3.4 kilometres from Oribi Plaza. It features an outdoor pool, free private parking, a communal lounge, and a garden. There is a shared kitchen and room service, and free WiFi throughout the resort are among the amenities available. Each suite has a terrace with views of the river.

The guest house’s rooms include a sitting area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom. Guests will have access to a desk and a kettle in their rooms.

Every morning, Stephan’s Guest House offers continental and buffet breakfast options.  BBQ facilities are also is available, serving a traditional South African braai.

43 On Sandstone

43 On Sandstone offers an outdoor pool and is on an eco-estate with a beautiful view of the entire False Bay and the backdrop of the Cape Mountains.

They attractively decorated the guest house’s rooms, some with balconies with mountain scenery. All rooms have indoor and outdoor living areas, a private kitchenette, flat-screen TV. There is free WiFi and nice clean bathrooms included in all rooms.

Golfing, biking, hiking, restaurants, wine routes, beaches, beautiful drives, and bird viewing are all available in the vicinity, either on the estate or nearby. And also one of the best affordable hotels in South Africa.

The Strand beach is 15 minutes distant by car, while Cape Town International Airport is 29 kilometres away.

Oom Piet Accommodation

Oom Piet Accommodation is one of the cheapest hotels in south Africa and offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a garden with a barbeque and garden views. They are in Gansbaai, 2.6 km from Romansbaai Beach and 4.2 km from Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai. Tiled floors, a fully furnished kitchen with a microwave, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a shower room with shower and hairdryer within the units. There’s also a refrigerator, an oven, and a burner, as well as a kettle.

Maropeng Boutique Hotel


Maropeng. [Photo:]

Maropeng Boutique provides air-conditioned accommodations just 5 minutes’ walk from Maropeng and 10 minutes drive from the Sterkfontein Caves. The hotel features an outdoor pool on the terrace, and guests can dine at the on-site restaurant. This Hotel is an African-themed rooms include a patio, a flat-screen TV, and tea-and-coffee-making amenities. The bathrooms provide a bath and shower, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Also this Hotel is among best affordable hotels in South Africa. And it is just 60 kilometres from Johannesburg. The nearest airport is Lanseria (Johannesburg) Airport, which is 45 minutes away.

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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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