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Top 10 Most Expensive Hotels in South Africa

Most expensive hotels in South Africa
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Some of the world’s finest and most expensive hotels in South Africa shape your dream of vacation here above any other place in Africa. The finesse of South African hotels complements the country’s stunning nature.

South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries on earth. From the Garden Route to Table Mountain, the Kruger National Park, and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa will take your breath away. You’ll need weeks to cover this diverse and expansive nation. But a standalone city break in Cape Town, Durban, Joburg, or Pretoria is equally worthwhile. 

South Africa is the ideal vacation destination if you want to fulfil all of your ambitions. Let South Africa show why it is a sparkling jewel of luxury accommodation with its rich cultural history, some of the world’s best wines, gourmet cuisine, and fascinating adventures.

We’ve put together a top ten list of the most expensive hotels in South Africa to help you choose the perfect place to stay. The accommodation in these locations is of a high standard. Enjoy this list of the top 10 most expensive hotels in South Africa.

What are some of the High-end Hotels in South Africa?

  1. Royal Malewane $1031


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Thatched suites at Royal Malelwane. Photo/And Beyond


On the western edge of the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, sits a luxurious all-inclusive safari lodge. Elegant suites have colonial-style furnishings and claw-foot bathtubs. Upgraded suites come with outdoor living areas. Four-poster beds, antique furniture, and a private outdoor shower are in a six-bedroom villa. There is a room service option. 

2. The Silo (Cape Town) $732



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Most Expensive Hotels in South Africa. Photo/business insider.


The Silo, one of the most expensive hotels in South Africa, offers unparalleled views of the Cape Town harbour, V&A Waterfront, and Table Mountain. The Silo hotel has 28 rooms and access to the Zeitz Mocaa. The penthouse room is available for a cool 8,181 per night.

3. One & Only (Cape Town) $638


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Most expensive hotels in South Africa – One & Only (Cape Town)Photo/


This luxurious hotel is also one of the most expensive hotels in South Africa, located on the V&A Waterfront. The hotel offers expansive views on Table Mountain, a spa, a sun lounger deck, and an outdoor infinity pool to its guests.

There is free WiFi access, with elegant rooms and suites available. The spa at the hotel also offers a variety of massages and a sauna for guests to unwind. A contemporary gym and a game and movie lounge are also available. The hotel offers a variety of dining alternatives, including the Japanese restaurant Nobu. 

4. The Oyster Box- $798 per night



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Most expensive hotels in South Africa-The Oyster box. Photo/


The Oyster Box features two outdoor pools, an award-winning spa, free Wi-Fi, and views of the Indian Ocean and Umhlanga Lighthouse. Elegant materials and furniture are used to embellish the five-star Oyster Box’s rooms. Some guest accommodations feature a private sitting space, patio, and plunge pool.

With a view of the Indian Ocean, the Ocean Terraces Restaurant serves a delicious seafood and curry buffet. 

In the gym, visitors can use the cardiovascular machines before getting a relaxing massage from one of the in-house experts. 

5. The Marly—$553 per night


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Most expensive hotels in South Africa-The Marly. Photo/The Marly


The Marly hotel offers expansive views of Camps Bay Beach and the ocean at a spectacular Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. It has elegant suites and a bar on the pool deck.

Each of the large suites offers magnificent views of the sea or mountains. The rooms have an Illy coffee maker, an iPod docking station, a DVD player, and a flat-screen TV. 

Visitors can eat at Umi, which serves Japanese food. A stylish private patio bar with sofas and mirrors that reflect the ocean is also available at The Marly.

The hotel offers room service round-the-clock. Visitors can unwind by cooling down in the pool or strolling along Camps Bay Beach. 

6. Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa—$457 per night


Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa. Photo/


This is also among the most expensive hotels in South Africa. An outdoor pool and spa are available at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa Johannesburg. The hotel has three restaurants where visitors can dine, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.

African art is in every luxurious room at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa. Each bedroom has a balcony with views of the pool and garden. 

Qunu, Grei, and The Terrace are among the dining establishments. Visitors can unwind and enjoy the treatments at the spa. 

7. Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town $694


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Most expensive hotels in South Africa-Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel,


This luxurious hotel is tucked away on a lush garden estate in the middle of the city. They dedicated the landmark of Cape Town to providing 5-star quality services to the guests.

The Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town is a calm haven with a luxurious getaway after a long day, thanks to marble baths and freshly built furniture.

Guests can dine at the Lord Nelson Restaurant and Bar or at the Chef’s Table, which offers fine cuisine and wines. Oasis Bistro also serves local and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Explore the city’s highlights, including Table Mountain and Robben Island. The multilingual concierge staff is happy to take care of your requests.

8. Delaire Graff (Stellenbosch) – $654


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Most expensive hotels in South Africa-Delaire Graff. Photo/


Delaire Graff features ten luxurious lodges that overlook the Stellenbosch Valley. It also offers broad views of the estate’s wine estate. Guests at the hotel can enjoy the estate’s spa, gymnasium, and elegant restaurant.

9. Ellerman House (Cape town) $696


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Most expensive hotels in South Africa- Ellerman House. Photo/



Ellerman House in Bantry Bay, located on the flanks of Lion’s Head. It has expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean, a lovely garden, an outdoor pool, and a free shuttle to the airport.

Every day, breakfast is available at the Ellerman House restaurant, which serves various dishes flavoured with Cape Malay spices and made with organically grown fresh produce. At the bar, visitors can unwind with a glass of wine.

10. La Residence | Franschhoek- $1,900


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Luxurious Suite at La-Residence. Photo/andbeyon


La Residence on the western flank of this constrained valley is a luxurious boutique hotel with magnificent views of mountains, vineyards, and orchards from every angle.

This boutique hotel, built on a working farm, boasts stunning 360-degree views, a calm setting, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional food. However, its service sets it apart.

Although the high street is a 20-minute walk away, the hotel offers a complimentary vehicle for local excursions (four minutes by car). 

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