These boutique hotels offer luxury accommodation, fine-dining options, and all the top amenities guests expect. From big cities to small seaside towns, here’s our selection of the best boutique hotels in South Africa.
The Auberge Burgundy is a French-style boutique hotel in the picturesque seaside village of Hermanus. The hotel is located within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and beautiful walking routes, plus the views are amazing. Whale watch from the balconies or walk a short distance to the lookout points.
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is situated close to Johannesburg’s bustling business district, Sandton, in the suburban neighborhood of Athol. The atmosphere is, however, nothing like you’d imagine in a big city, as there’s remarkably little (if any) noise pollution. The boutique hotel has nine exquisitely decorated suites on offer, as well as a cozy library and a relaxing outdoor area complete with a heated pool.
Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa, in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers first-class accommodation in the Mother City. The hotel’s six en-suite rooms are all decorated in a Victorian theme combined with modern fittings and fixtures and the main suite has access to a private garden.
Angala Boutique Hotel is set within the Cape Winelands and visitors experience a total balance between luxury and nature. The boutique hotel also has a wellness spa on the premises, ensuring a relaxing stay. Angala is also great for golf enthusiasts, as it’s close to three of the top gold estates in the country. Gourmet dinners are served from a small a la carte menu, with the finest Cape Wines to compliment your meal.
Hartford House is set on a working stud farm within the stunning KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and also houses an impressive spa facility. Activities include trout fishing, and horse riding, and visitors can book to see the world-famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. One of the highlights is the traditional Zulu Dance Troupe that performs on selected evenings.
Camp’s Bay is one of the most visited destinations in South Africa and POD Boutique Hotel is situated right on its beachfront, offering guests uninterrupted views of the mountain and ocean. The hotel incorporates green architecture and hosts 17 modern rooms. Delicious breakfast is served daily, while some of the best restaurants in Cape Town are only a stone’s throw away.
This Cape Dutch style guesthouse in Johannesburg is spacious and beautifully decorated with French touches and modern finishes. The garden facing suite is the most luxurious as it faces the lush gardens, and includes a private courtyard, ensuring a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Peech Hotel is situated close to Johannesburg's business hub | Courtesy of The Peech hotel
The Peech Eco Chic Boutique Hotel, situated close to Melrose Arch, has sixteen rooms, including garden rooms and garden suites. Set within beautifully kept gardens, the hotel is Fair Trade Tourism certified and strives to ensure environmental policies and practices. The room décor is contemporary with African touches and allows guests to get a true feel for this cosmopolitan city.
This five-star hotel is situated in the upmarket beachfront neighborhood of Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth and is ideal for those traveling through the beautiful Garden Route. No. 5 Boutique Art Hotel has ten immaculate suites, each including its own lounge and double bathrooms.
The Saxon Hotel offers guests a range of villas and suites, each suited to individual needs and decorated in a modern African style. The Saxon also has a world-class spa on the property as well as a piano and cigar lounges, a beautiful infinity pool, and a world-class restaurant with views of Johannesburg’s skyline.