South Africa Holidays

11 Hip Hotels in South Africa

The staggeringly beautiful landscapes, fine wine & dining, and the opportunity to encounter the country’s magnificent animals in the wild – South Africa holidays has it all.

Hot Events in South Africa:

Cape Town Jazz Festival - A star-studded occasion, this important musical event in Africa’s calendar sees highly acclaimed artists like UK funk jazz outfit, Shakatak take to the international stage in front of nearly 40,000 music lovers. Fashion aficionados also flock to this revered event for a partnership fashion festival known as 'Fashion and All That Jazz'. March 28-29.

Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week - As the first African city to be hailed World Design Capital, Cape Town the highly-anticipated Fashion Week is heightening the Mother City's reputation as design diva. Visitors can expect a mix of Afro-inspired haute couture as well as global designers, with an abundance of red-carpet glamour. August 8-10.

MCQ Project - The MCQP is an outlandish yet celebrated start to the summer season in Cape Town. The fancy dress occasion whose policy remains 'dress to impress' hosts annual themes ranging from the kitsch to the totally outrageous. With the city's gay heartland the De Waterkant 'Pink' district and the unrivalled gourmet scene on the V&A waterfront, the Motherland is a hot bed of culture. December 15.

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    • Design hotel with a destination bar at the foot of Table Mountain. It’s all about the views of the city’s icons. Murano Bar would be at home in Vegas.

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    • Designer decor with a destination bar and lounge.
    • Impressive views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and The City.
    • Walking distance to Kloof Street, National Museum and the V&A Waterfront.

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    £1,529 per person

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    • An exclusive urban boutique hotel experience, Melrose Arch is a very stylish hotel with all the facilities and amenities any business traveller could want. The rooms do a great job of blending modernity, saturated colours, indigenous textures and finishes and luxury- each being sleek and stylish and equipped to the nines. The Library Lounge on the ground floor is open 24 hours

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    • Modernity, luxury and style with the reassuring comfort of the safety and security of a gated lifestyle development-a city within a city!
    • Close proximity to smart shops and a choice of imaginative restaurants offering a wide choice of dining options.

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    £2,279 per person

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    • A bohemian bolthole in a historic building on Kloof Street, the most fashionable address in town. Designed by David Strauss, the look of the rooms in the hotel, the apartments and the villa is a result of an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique. There is a lounge and a library, and plenty of great bars on Kloof Street.

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    • The charm of a boutique property with history.
    • In the middle of Cape Town’s most fashionable area.
    • The option of independence and space of an apartment instead of just a room.

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    £1,379 per person

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    • Contemporary Africa at its very best; blending, design, fine dining and the wild bush into a luxury adventure of the highest order. Spacious, beautiful, earthy with private garden and plunge pool Every day, you can chose your accompaniment from the wine cellar and feast on a 5 course chef’s menu

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    • Huge suites with a private garden and plunge pool.
    • Game drives are wonderful; the area is well known for its pride of lions.
    • Fine dining in the bush, exquisite food can be enjoyed with a variety of viewpoints.

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    £2,819 per person

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    • A private and exclusive game reserve on a property bordering Kruger National Park that has been in the same family for four generations. Old world charm with a contemporary Afro-Euro chic twist. Ivory Lodge has a private bar with a fireplace, perfect for cosying up with a drink.

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    • A fourth-generation family game reserve with unequalled location on the banks of the Sabie River.
    • Private Reserve under the eye of an ecologist for superb game viewing.
    • The accommodation combines contemporary standards of luxury with authentic African decor.

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    £3,179 per person

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    • Luxury boutique ‘foodie’ hotel consisting of well-appointed suites and rooms set around courtyard and pool. Separate cottage with garden is perfect for families. A choice of suites and rooms all of which are spacious, individually styled and thoroughly luxurious. Wine tasting tours, the Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant and a fabulous selection to accompany your meals.

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    • Award-winning fine dining and truly exceptional hospitality.
    • Central location ideal for strolling around cafes and shops in between meals.
    • Auberge suite is like a home from home for families with a fireplace, kid’s DVD player and private pool ensuring those holiday touches.

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    £1,370 per person

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    • A sleek and stylish contemporary collection of suites and apartments in the historic heart of Cape Town. African woods and contemporary artwork by local artists in a palate of muted tones that recall Africa’s savannahs. The Vista Bar is exactly that, a spectacular eight-metre-high wall of glass framing a stunning view of Table Mountain.

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    • One&Only’s sleek and luxurious approach to Africa with style.
    • Cape Town’s most expansive spa and acclaimed dining experiences at your doorstep.
    • Located in the heart of an energetic and stunning Waterfront in one of the world's most fascinating cities.

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    £1,819 per person

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    • A magic world of romantic eco-sensitive treehouses nestled in the wooded magnificence of the Afromontane Forest, on the edge of the exotic Knysna lagoon. Not a room but a private treehouse with luxury bathroom overlooking the forest. The Bar is called Eyrie, a place for drinks and spectacular sunsets in summer and pre-dinner cocktails around a log fire in winter.

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    • The romance of a private luxury tree-houses.
    • The spectacle of the setting and the wild beauty of the surroundings.
    • Close to Knysna for local shopping, adventure activities and boat trips.

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    £1,365 per person

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    • The leading golf hotel in Africa, Fancourt is an oasis of luxury and sophistication. The 18 luxurious suites each come with personalised butler service, ready to cater to your every need. Relax with a drink in the Manor House bar and library.

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    • 150-year-old National Monument set on the Fancourt Estate in the heart of the Garden Route.
    • A deluxe blend of classic chic and sophisticated boutique hotel.
    • Fancourt is bursting with activities from 3 Gary Player golf courses and academy, a spa, leisure trails and kids & teen club.

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    £1,189 per person

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    • The Marine Hotel Hermanus is an exclusive cliff top retreat in South Africa’s mountainous Overberg region. The 40 rooms and suites combine traditional home comforts with elegant, sophisticated décor to give guests the ultimate luxury living experience. The Sun Lounge is the perfect place to relax with a glass of South African wine or a cocktail.

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    • Spectacular cliff top location, perfect for whale watching.
    • Bespoke, elegant decor and furnishings.
    • Gourmet restaurant, The Pavilion, serving fresh, locally sourced cuisine.

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    £215 per person

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    • Rock Lodge is perched high on the summit of a koppie and provides panoramic views over miles of bush, the wildlife roaming within and the beauty of the lowveld below. The Makwela Suite is named after a very special leopard who’s territory is around the hills of Rock Lodge. This beautiful suite features a spacious bedroom and lounge area complete with outdoor deck and infinity plunge pool. The Rock Lodge bar is set in front of the large panoramic windows offering incredible views over miles of bush as well as nearby Xikwenga Dam.

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    • Split your stay between two lodges each offering a different perspective over the bush.
    • Ulusaba’s charitable arm, Pride ‘n Purpose, continually works with the local communities
    • Ulusaba offers unique Wedding and Honeymoon Packages.
    • Stay 5 nights pay 4
    • Read more about this hotel to see the offers

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    £2,719 per person

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