Accommodation in South Africa may seem expensive, but this often comes with a higher standard as well. Even a typical backpacker lodge will provide a minimum of fresh sheets and clean rooms. Other than in the very cheapest rooms, a private bath or shower is almost always provided, and you’ll often have the use of a pool.

Cape Grace


Our favourite V&A Waterfront hotel, the regal Cape Grace is set at the heart of the Cape Town experience & it’s great for families too.

Location: South Africa, Cape Town, V&A Waterfront
Highlights: Multi-award winning and a regular feature on Conde Naste’s Gold Lists of best hotels
Type: Hotel
Price: From $300 per person sharing

Ellerman House


A Conde Nast Gold List regular, Cape Town’s most exceptional boutique hotel overlooks the ocean & promises a very private & exclusive stay.

Location: South Africa, Cape Town, Cape Town Coast
Highlights: A historical mansion with classic architecture
Type: Boutique Hotel
Price: From $325 per person sharing

Kensington Place


Centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood, Kensington Place is an intimate & sophisticated boutique hotel with buzzing Cape Town at your fingertips.

Location: South Africa, Cape Town, Cape Town Central
Highlights: Excellent cuisine
Type: Boutique Hotel
Price: From $150 per person sharing