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Top 10 Hotels in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing location, and serves as one of the most popular destinations for vacations. Every year, thousands of families with children, businessmen, honeymooners and people searching for active getaways choose South Africa. At the end of every day, after hours spent building precious memories, comes the time to kick off your shoes, relax, take a deep breath and to recharge your batteries for the next day. Find below a list with Top 10 Hotels in South Africa. Most of the hotels are luxury hotels but you may be pleasantly surprised by the price when you figure out the exchange rate.

1Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town

Cape Grace Hotel is beautifully located on Cape Town’s Alfred and Victoria Waterfront, on its own private quay. Every hotel room will amaze its guests with scenery views of either table Mountain or the harbor. The very luxurious hotel will make your stay here unforgettable: excellent dining facilities, spa services, whisky bar, amazing pool and great staff. If you don’t have possibilities to book a room here (rates start at around USD 500 per night), it's worth just going in and having a drink to soak up the atmosphere.

2Diaz 15, Jeffreys Bay, Garden Route

The lush gardens on the white sands of Jeffrey's Bay where the 4 Star Diaz 15 House on the Beach is located, is the perfect nest during your Garden Route journey. It is a very well situated hotel to enjoy all the sights of the Garden Route. All suites are decorated in a comfortable Mediterranean style with their own balconies and patios where guests can enjoy their sundowner in luxury, while watching the dolphins in the surf below. The hotel is well known for its awesome rim-flow swimming pool overlooking the beach. Rates start at around USD 100 per person including breakfast.

3Hamiltons Tented Camp Skukuza , Kruger National Park

Hamiltons is a luxury Tented Camp located in a private concession in the Kruger National Park, where it is surrounded by the sound, smell and energy of the African bush. The wooden walkways which link the tents are the best attractions – guests can enjoy excellent views. The romantic ambience surrounding the camp attracts thousands of Honeymooners every year. Here, guests will have the great opportunity to practice game drives, bush walks, bird watching in the hide overlooking the waterhole, swimming pool and butler service. Rates start at around USD 300 per night.

4Alpine Healtg Resort, Jagersrust, Drakensburg Mountains

The Alpine Health resort is ideal for families with children. It offers a lot of things to do both indoors and outdoors, as well as comfy chalets, exquisite dining and great staff. Leisure activities and sport can be practiced all day long by people of all ages: hotel is equipped with a fully furnished gymnasium, squash courts, tennis courts, volleyball, several swimming pools are surrounded by awesome views and even bikes for mountain trips. Crystal clear streams and crisp fresh mountain air surrounds the resort making it the perfect place to relax. Rates start at around USD 300 per night.

5Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl

Grande Roche Hotel is set in an elegant Victorian Manor House, perfectly combining the historic and contemporary style. Due to its amazing location in the Cape Winelands, visitors are welcomed with lush sceneries. The establishment has been restored its original Cape Dutch style, and transformed itself into a luxury hotel which was declared a national monument in 1993. Grande Roche is the type of place where guests are waited on hand and foot receiving attentive pampering, magnificent catering and is a spot where serene relaxation can be enjoyed. Utter bliss.  Rates start at around USD 255 per night.

6Jaci's Lodges, Madikwe Game Reserve, Limpopo

Jaci's Lodges consists of Jaci's Safari Lodge and Jaci's Tree Lodge – the perfect choice for families and their children – set in the malaria free 'Big Five' Madikwe Game Reserve. There are outdoor jungle showers as well as en-suite bathrooms. Each en-suite bathroom contains a twosome 'rock bath' and outdoor 'safari shower'. Early morning and evening game drives or walks are the highlight of your stay at Jaci's Safari Lodge. Raised wooden walkways lead to a restuarant and bar. Between times guests can lounge around the pool, paddle a canoe on the Marico River, lie in a hammock or sip ice cold drinks while watching the birds, butterflies and animals at the waterhole. Rates start at around USD 300 per night.

7MalaMala Game Reserve Hotel, Skukuza

The MalaMala Game Reserve Hotel is beautifully situated on the banks of the Sand River. MalaMala is consistently rated as a top hotel in South Africa and safari destination; guests staying at this hotel will find its convenient location and tranquil atmosphere pleasurable. Visitors will have the opportunity to choose from 18 luxurious rooms under thatched roofs with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. They will enjoy world-class game drives during the day and dine around the bonfire under the stars. Rates start at USD 500 per person and include meals, snacks and game drives.

8The Selborne Hotel, Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal

The Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate is an international hotspot fronted by the emerald greens of the Selborne golf estate and surrounded by the indigenous forests typical of KwaZulu-Natal's coastal areas. The surrounding forests are inhabited by numerous birds which can be easily spoted. It is one of the most sought-after golfing venues in South Africa. Selborne Hotel offers discreet, attentive hospitality to each guest entering the establishment’s doors. Besides golf, visitors can practice tennis, attend the gym, relax in the enormous swimming pool, spend the day at Selborne' private beach club or at one of the gorgeous beaches on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, and spoil themselves with treatments at the spa. Rates start at around USD 100 per person including breakfast.

9Thonga Beach Lodge, Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Thonga Beach Lodge is located on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean close to the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Visitors have to choose from 11 air-conditioned thatched bush suites built on stilts in the sand dunes. The hotel is popular among tourists due to the great array of activities that can be practiced: snorkeling, diving, dining on the beach and turtle tracking in the summer are just some of them. Rates start at USD 250 per night per person inclusive of meals and activities.

10Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Lodge, Kuruman

The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is an intimate, luxurious and stunningly beautiful place to enjoy the unique Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Accommodation is limited to just 30 guests at two locations. Choose between Motse, an African village consisting of eight authentically stone walled and thatch-roofed bungalows. Or Tarkuni, a free-standing dwelling with a luxury swimming pool opening to the remarkable scene of animals drinking at a nearby watering hole. Tswalu has won numerous tourism and environmental awards. Rates start at USD 650 per person.
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