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Most Luxurious Hotels In South Africa

South Africa is one of the most mesmerisingly gorgeous countries on the planet and also owns some of the most Luxurious Hotels In South Africa. From the rocky peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains to the enormous plains of the Karoo desert.

From the breathtaking coastline scenery of the Cape Peninsula and the unending savannas of the Kruger National Park, South Africa is a paradise. The country provides an unparalleled diversity of majestic landscapes. Travellers are raving about more than just the breathtaking natural environment.

They are raving about seeing Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). They want to whale watch, eat delicious food, drink excellent wines and the world’s most beautiful city.

Most importantly, the warm hospitality of its diverse population makes Mandela’s rainbow nation a must-see destination. South Africa also has some of the world’s finest and most luxurious hotels and resorts, complementing the stunning nature. We’ve put together a top ten list of our best luxury hotels and lodges to help you plan the perfect visit.

Hoedspruit Royal Malewane

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Royal Malewane, [Photo: Traveller mode]

Royal Malewane is a premium safari lodge in the Thornybush private game reserve. It’s on the western end of the Kruger National Park, with just 7 one- to six-bedroom villas. Bill Gates, Bono, and Elton John are among the lodge’s frequent visitors.

It exudes the romance and elegance of a bygone era while providing every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unequalled here. It has incomparable Big Five game viewing and the country’s best-qualified guide team. They provide extensive insights into the South African bushveld’s complex and intriguing ecosystems.

Guests can also enjoy sensual treatments at Royal Malewane’s Bush Spa’s peaceful waters, as well as nighttime feasts under the African stars. It is no doubt one of the most Luxurious Hotels In South Africa.

Cape Town’s Ellerman House

Ellerman House is a magnificent five-star hotel in Bantry Bay, one of Cape Town’s most prestigious suburbs. The hotel’s genuine beauty lies in the careful preservation of its ancient building.

It’s mixed with discreet hospitality and efficient service that reflects the atmosphere found only in the comfort and familiarity of one’s home. Ellerman House has 13 bedrooms and two three-bedroom villas. All of these have a meticulous design to create a fabric of imagination, luxury, and sheer delight.

The individual balconies and lawned terraces surrounding the enormous, heated swimming pool offer panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. On china, silver, and crystal, exquisite meals are prepared by renowned international chefs to perfection. The hotel also houses two of the best collections of original South African art and vintage wines in the country.

Lion Sands Game Reserve, Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge, which was recently entirely rebuilt, provides guests with a luxurious African Bushveld experience. The lodge’s ageless design, which blends iron, wood, thatch, glass, water, and sand to enhances the surrounding bush habitat. It is extraordinary in its simplicity and texture.

The interiors have a sophisticated contemporary motif, with striking furnishings and dramatic décor, ambient lighting, tribal design allusions, and textured finishes. Each of the eight villas has a rim-flow pool, luxuriously fitted bedroom and lounge, and more of everything. The more daring may prefer to stay in one of the ultra-luxurious treehouses run by the same company. It is located in the same wildlife reserve, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime encounter and the ultimate African bush experience.

Franschhoek, Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle is a lovely 26-bedroom hotel and winery located in Franschhoek, South Africa, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Franschhoek, often known as the French Corner of the Cape, is a typical vineyard village. It’s in the Western Cape Province that is widely known as South Africa’s cuisine and wine mecca.

Mont Rochelle sits at the base of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range and was acquired by Sir Richard Branson in 2014. It is now part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection, including Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. The hotel provides its (often famous) guests with the ultimate in seclusion and leisure.

It offers a fantastic gastronomic experience paired with some exceptional wines (the hotel’s vineyard harvests upwards of 150 tons of grapes per season). Mont Rochelle also offers a Hammam and two dedicated spa treatment rooms.

Kruger NP, Singita Lebombo Lodge

Singita One Mile at a time

Singita Lembombo lodge. [Photo: One Mile at a time]

Singita Lebombo Lodge is a showcase for cutting-edge design in an African setting where nature reigns supreme. With bold, contemporary open plan suites dangling above the N’Wanetsi River. This stunning resort features 13 suites and one villa that give guests a front-row seat to the Kruger National Park.

Under boundless African skies, the special concession offers a tremendously diverse ecosystem filled with animals. A roof terrace and wine studio, an interactive kitchen, and a gorgeous lap pool are among the lodge’s other highlights. The lodge’s communal areas stretch outwards to allow natural light to flood in. It creates elegant, quiet, and meditative places amidst a stunning setting of huge euphorbia trees.

Coco De Mer

The Coco-De-Mer Boutique Hotel is in the heart of Ballito’s lively hotspots. It is close to all of the modern convenience stores, retail malls, restaurants, and areas of interest. They are all within walking distance of exclusive beaches.

The hotel is uniquely Afro-Bali-themed, with a blend of innovative interior design complementing its natural element surrounding the friendly Dolphin Coast. It is wonderfully positioned amid a natural eco forest and backdropped by the sultry and warm tropical Indian Ocean.

This was a great, charming little motel with all of the amenities you could want. The sea and restaurants are both within walking distance. On weekends, there is live music at the hotel’s restaurant, a beautiful patio area. The beaches were closed, and alcohol service was prohibited due to COVID regulations. Overall, a wonderful spa experience.

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