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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
8.1 Excellent

2.1 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,187 reviews
8.1

Housed in a 20th-century building and overlooking Table Mountain and V & A Waterfront, Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge features modern accommodation in Cape Town. It provides private parking on site and is conveniently set for sightseeing, with Cape Town International Convention Centre a short drive away.

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport
7.8 Good

12.3 mi from city centre, Johannesburg Show on map

GoodBased on 1,930 reviews
7.8

Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport provides 3-star accommodation in Kempton Park, just minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. It features a spa, as well as a currency exchange, a free shuttle service and an outdoor pool.

Peermont Metcourt Khoroni, Thohoyandou
6.9 Good

2.4 mi from city centre, Thohoyandou Show on map

GoodBased on 3 reviews
6.9

Peermont Metcourt Khoroni Thohoyandou provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Thohoyandou. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
8.0 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Durban Show on map

ExcellentBased on 902 reviews
8.0

Boasting an outdoor pool, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is located in Durban and offers modern accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

The Hyde All-Suite Hotel
8.4 Excellent

3.2 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 309 reviews
8.4

Situated in Cape Town, The Hyde All-Suite Hotel offers stylish 4-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also provides a coffee bar, a beauty centre and a free shuttle service.

Premier Hotel Cape Town
8.1 Excellent

3.2 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 688 reviews
8.1

Located in Cape Town, Premier Hotel Cape Town is within easy reach of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a sun deck.

City Lodge Hotel Grandwest
8.8 Excellent

6.0 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 30 reviews
8.8

City Lodge Hotel GrandWest offers 3-star accommodation in Cape Town. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites
8.7 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 358 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Cape Town. It is moments from Cape Town International Convention Centre, restaurants and nightlife options.

Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
9.4 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 83 reviews
9.4

Situated in Cape Town, Villa Zest Boutique Hotel is an easy drive from the Chavonnes Battery Museum and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Some of the popular facilities at this unique 5-star hotel include a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

The Oyster Box
9.4 Excellent

9.7 mi from city centre, Durban Show on map

ExcellentBased on 761 reviews
9.4

Situated a brief drive from Gateway Theatre Of Shopping, The Oyster Box provides award-winning accommodation in Durban. This 5-star hotel offers views of Umhlanga Lighthouse, plus a Turkish steam bath, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:May
Average price in South Africa:$182/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Monday
$104 - $302
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The Portswood V&a Waterfront
8.7 Excellent

2.1 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

The PortsWood provides 4-star accommodation in Cape Town. It is conveniently located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

2
Cape Grace Hotel
9.4 Excellent

1.8 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Situated in Cape Town, Cape Grace Hotel & Spa offers elegant 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, a sauna and a rooftop terrace. It also commands views of the harbour and the marina, plus Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain.

3
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
9.2 Excellent

2.3 mi from city centre, Johannesburg Show on map

Boasting a rooftop terrace, a sauna and a Turkish steam bath, Four Seasons Hotel WestCliff is located in Johannesburg and provides elegant accommodation. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection
8.7 Excellent

4.9 mi from city centre, Johannesburg Show on map

Situated in Johannesburg, this 5-star property is sophisticated and stylish. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a kids club.

5
Sandton Sun
8.9 Excellent

6.6 mi from city centre, Johannesburg Show on map

Sandton Sun, located in Sandton, offers luxury accommodation and superior facilities. It also provides a sauna, a swimming pool and a beauty centre.

6
POD Camps Bay
9.6 Excellent

4.0 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

POD Camps Bay is located in Cape Town and features free Wi-Fi. Just a short walk from Camps Bay Beach, it provides unique rooms equipped with an iPod docking station, a coffee maker and a mini bar.

7
Queen Victoria Hotel
9.2 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Boasting free Wi-Fi, an outdoor heated pool and a swimming pool, Queen Victoria Hotel is located in Cape Town and provides Victorian accommodation. Featuring views of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and V & A Waterfront, it also offers a wide range of facilities, such as a free shuttle service, 24-hour room service and a sauna.

8
Camps Bay Retreat
8.9 Excellent

3.8 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Camps Bay Retreat provides an elegant setting while in Cape Town. It is situated a short walk from Camps Bay Beach.

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Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport
8.0 Excellent

12.5 mi from city centre, Johannesburg Show on map

Located in Boksburg, Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport is within a 15-minute drive of OR Tambo International Airport and provides an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. It has a fitness centre, as well as room service, outdoor tennis courts and an airport shuttle.

$41
Avg. per night
Reef Hotel
7.8 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, Johannesburg Show on map

Featuring a popular location, The Reef Hotel provides views of Johannesburg, and is a short walk from IBM Building. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$41
Avg. per night
Premier Hotel Cape Town
8.1 Excellent

3.2 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Located in Cape Town, Premier Hotel Cape Town is within easy reach of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a sun deck.

$44
Avg. per night
Cape Town Lodge Hotel
8.5 Excellent

1.6 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Conveniently located, Cape Town Lodge offers easy access to Cape Town's best hot spots. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$45
Avg. per night
Belaire Suites
8.6 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Durban Show on map

This award-winning hotel provides modern accommodation in Durban. It features a spa, as well as outdoor tennis courts, a beauty centre and a swimming pool.

$45
Avg. per night
The Aviator Hotel Or Tambo International Airport
8.4 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kempton Park Show on map

Just a 10-minute car trip from OR Tambo International Airport, The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo provides convenient and art deco accommodation. It has a gym, as well as a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

$47
Avg. per night
Townhouse Hotel
8.9 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Conveniently situated, Townhouse Hotel Cape Town offers easy access to Cape Town's popular hot spots. A short walk from Parliament of South Africa, it provides historic rooms equipped with a telephone.

$49
Avg. per night
Best Western Cape Suites Hotel
7.8 Good

1.0 mi from city centre, Cape Town Show on map

Located in City Bowl, Best Western Cape Suites Hotel offers 3-star accommodation and laundry facilities, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. It also boasts views of Table Bay and Cape Town and provides a terrace, a garden and a BBQ/picnic area as additional highlights.

$49
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Hotel prices in South Africa

2 stars and under

$8 - $125

#1 Most popular

$55
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$10
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3 stars

$28 - $133

#1 Most popular

$133
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#2 Most popular

$49
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$28
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$41 - $674

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Taj Cape Town
9.0 Excellent
$113
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#2 Most popular

$110
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Best value

$41
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About South Africa

Renowned for its wildlife reserves, wine country and rugged coastline, South Africa stretches between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the southernmost tip of Africa. It’s the launching point for cross-continent adventures between Cape Town and Cairo and boasts the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa.

Things to do

From the colourful streets of Soweto to the stunning landscapes of the Cape Winelands and the big-game encounters of Kruger, South Africa offers larger-than-life experiences.

Discover Cape Town. Dominated by the flat-topped peak of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant port city on the Atlantic Coast. It lies between the picturesque vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the dramatic coastal landscapes of the Cape Peninsula, home to the Boulders Beach penguin colony and the Cape of Good Hope.

Drive the Garden Route. Stretching for around 300 kilometres from Witsand to Storms River, the Garden Route is a spectacular self-driving route that takes in white sandy beaches and charming holiday villages. Inland lie scenic lagoons and rolling hills blanketed with Cape Fynbos, together with the dramatic Outeniqua Pass that links to the semi-desert landscapes of the Little Karoo.

Wildlife spot in Kruger National Park. Home to the “Big 5”, Kruger National Park sprawls across grassy plains, tropical forests and rugged mountains. Thrilling game drives offer up-close encounters with elephants, rhinos and buffalos, as well as a huge diversity of bird species that include martial eagles, lappet-faced vultures and Pel’s fishing owl.

Explore Soweto. The birthplace of Nelson Mandela, Soweto is a culturally significant township within Johannesburg. The former president’s childhood home has been preserved as a museum while the Orlando Power Station Cooling Towers are adorned with murals depicting Mandela and his community.

Getting around

Cape Town International Airport, OR Tambo International Airport and Durban International Airport are the main gateways to South Africa, with several smaller airports offering domestic flights throughout the country. Buses connect towns and cities across South Africa, while minibuses are the main means of getting around the country’s urban centres.

South Africa travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in South Africa?

    Users favor staying in areas such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in South Africa?

    1,285 reviews rated Taj Cape Town with an average score of 9.0/10. It may also be worth looking into the Villa Zest Boutique Hotel, which received a rating of 9.4/10 from 83 reviews. Cape Town Lodge Hotel could also be a good option, with a score of 8.5/10 from 2,832 reviews.