There is a wide range of hotels in Southern and East Africa. Most of them are located in or near the main city gateways of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Nairobi. Our favourite full service hotels in Cape Town are located centrally in the city and Waterfront district and have mountain and sea views. There is a handful of luxury hotels that we like to use in Johannesburg, notably within easy access of the airport. Many travelers need to overnight in Nairobi en route to their East Africa safari circuit. Here too, there is a selection of hotels to suit most travel styles.
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Unsurpassed for its location atop the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa with phenomenal 360-degree views across one of the world’s most iconic cities, The Silo Hotel is truly an architectural masterpiece and a destination hotel that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Situated in the heart of beautiful Cape Town within easy walking distance of its buzzing V&A Waterfront, the towering Silo seamlessly combines opulent eclectic décor with industrial concrete architecture and breathtaking views of the harbour, Waterfront and Table Mountain. Read More
The grande dame of Nairobi, Fairmont The Norfolk has been at the centre of the city’s high life for 110 years now. Today it offers an oasis of peace in the middle of the bustling city that has grown up around it, welcoming safari and business travellers alike with professional and dedicated service and all the five star amenities you’d expect. Built around several lush courtyard gardens, this well placed Nairobi hotel is surrounded by a choice of restaurants and bars. Read More
An opulent five-star hotel on South Africa's exquisite Garden Route coast, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa sets new standards of luxury and excellence. Located in an unspoilt Eden overlooking the Indian Ocean and Knysna Lagoon, Pezula - which also has a Championship golf course and world-class spa - is a magnet for high-profile guests seeking rest and relaxation in breathtaking natural surroundings. Read More
The Cape Town representative of this internationally renowned Asian hotel group leaves no stone unturned in the quest to provide guests with the ultimate in luxury with Indian flair. Situated in the heart of the city centre and occupying two completely refurbished heritage buildings, the five-star Taj Cape Town urban escape sees a steady stream of discerning international visitors and guests. Read More
Perched high up on the cliffs, overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay in Hermanus, The Marine is one of the southern hemisphere’s most spectacular seaside resorts. Looking out over the best whale-viewing expanse of ocean in the world, the five star Marine provides guests with the opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching areas available. From June to November you will be able to view these magnificent creatures from the comfort of your own sea view room. Read More
Funky design and sophisticated luxury are the watchword at 15 on Orange, one of the African Pride group of world class luxury hotels. In the heart of Cape Town, with close-up views of Table Mountain, it is a stone’s throw from Parliament and the Company Gardens, so ideal both for business travellers and weekenders exploring the attractions and night life of the Mother City. Locals flock to the legendary Bottomless Bubbly Sunday lunches at Savour Restaurant, and the sumptuous spa is a chic urban retreat, while the state of the art conference centre is the place to do business in style. Read More
Everything is done on a grand scale at the Peermont D’Oreale Grande, where opulence and Las Vegas glitz look to imperial Rome for their inspiration. No surprise when you discover the hotel is part of the self-contained Emperors Palace luxury casino resort, with shopping, restaurants, cinemas, casino and convention centre all in one secure and ornate gated complex. Conveniently close to OR Tambo airport, it adds entertainment and glamour to a Johannesburg stopover, with regular complimentary shuttle buses making the 10 minute transfer seamless. Read More
When it comes to exclusive accommodation in a serene setting, there are few places that can compete with the five star Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate. Nestled between the Tsitsikamma mountain range and the unspoilt sandy beaches of Plettenburg Bay and Nature's Valley, this Tatler award winning destination is a true slice of paradise. Read More
A stunning setting overlooking the Franschhoek valley and surrounded by vineyards is home to Mont Rochelle, a chic luxury hotel that Richard Branson has just added to his Virgin Limited Edition Collection. The hotel has been refurbished top to bottom with the addition of a brand new spa and a second restaurant next to the wine cellar among the vines. Read More
This tranquil retreat on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon embodies the spirit of the Garden Route - natural, beautiful and unpretentious, with a rustic elegance and warm hospitality that will appeal to the discerning traveller. Set in exquisitely lush gardens, Knysna River Club has won a string of awards for its superb service, facilities and aesthetic. Read More