There is a range of classic, luxury and good value lodges for you to explore on our South Africa Safari Lodges page.
Notten's is a lovely camp that we wish there were more of – charming, personal and great value for money, it is the place to go for people looking for a well-priced Sabi Sands experience.
Londolozi Varty Camp is a phenomenal destination for leopard and one of Africa’s finest Big Five game-viewing areas.
Londolozi Tree Camp is a truly fabulous camp – definitely one we would recommend.
Pioneer Camp is one of five lodges located in the private Londolozi Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s Sabi Sands. This reserve is a phenomenal destination for leopard and one of Africa’s finest Big Five game viewing areas.
Londolozi Granite is one of five camps located in the private Londolozi Reserve which is in the heart of South Africa’s Sabi Sands. It is a phenomenal destination for leopard and one of Africa’s finest Big Five game-viewing areas.
Londolozi Founders Camp is one of five camps located in the private Londolozi Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s Sabi Sands.
Lion Sands River Lodge is located in the private Lion Sands Game Reserve in the southern section of South Africa’s Sabi Sand. It is the largest of the three properties in the Reserve.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in the whole of South Africa.
Kirkman’s Kamp is the only lodge in the private Kirkman’s Reserve in the Eastern area of Sabi Sand.
Dulini Private Game Lodge is a luxury lodge in the private Exeter Reserve that lies in the west of South Africa’s Sabi Sand.
Ulusaba is Richard Branson’s luxury private reserve in the far west of South Africa’s Sabi Sands. The reserve is home to two lodges – Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge.
Safari Lodge is one of two lodges in Ulusaba, Richard Branson's luxury private reserve in the far west of South Africa's Sabi Sands.
Chitwa Chitwa is a luxurious lodge in an area of the northern Sabi Sands that has a good reputation for game viewing.
Currently being refurbished: Mala Mala is a private reserve in a phenomenally good game-viewing area – an area that we believe is one of the very best in Africa.
Rattray's is Mala Mala's top lodge and offers some of the best game-viewing to be found anywhere.
Unparalleled luxury and spectacular game-viewing make Singita Boulders one of our favourite lodges in the Sabi Sands.
Beautifully decorated in a colonial style, Ebony Lodge offers sumptuous luxury and excellent game viewing.
A beautiful setting, excellent cuisine and abundant wildlife, make Little Bush Camp a wonderful safari getaway!
Bush Lodge is the largest lodge in Sabi Sabi, yet it still manages to retain a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
This camp has a definite character of its own, and a lovely "out of Africa" feel.
Earth Lodge has a totally unique character – very avant-garde and cutting-edge. It is the most exclusive and expensive of the four lodges in this reserve.
Leopard Hills Lodge is one of several top-end lodges in the Sabi Sands combining extreme luxury with very good game-viewing.
A stay at Singita Castleton can easily be combined with a few nights at Singita Sweni across on the Mozambique border. It too can be booked for the exclusive use of up to twelve guests.
The lodge at Savanna Private Game Reserve overlooks watering holes and nearby dams, so guests can relax and enjoy watching the wildlife coming down to drink. In the drier winter months, elephants usually visit the watering holes daily.
Simbambili Game Lodge is really great-value and the romantic feel of the lodge makes this the perfect destination for a honeymoon couple.
Arathusa Safari Lodge is located in the northern part of Sabi Sand Reserve, which is adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. The lodge offers standard rooms facing the waterhole or more secluded deluxe rooms with views of the surrounding bush.
Idube Game Reserve Lodge is situated in the west region of Sabi Sands, within its own game reserve. The Sabi Sands borders Kruger National Park, contains two rivers, and boasts brilliant wildlife viewing all year round!
Elephant Plains is situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and offers Big Five game viewing and excellent value for money, with a variety of accommodation options, from rondavels to luxury suites.
Dulini Leadwood Lodge, previously &Beyond Leadwood Lodge, is located in the west area of the Sabi Sands within the wildlife-rich Kruger Private Reserves.
Dulini River Lodge was previously known as &Beyond River Lodge. The ‘River’ in the name of the property refers to the Sabi River, which flows through the reserve.
Ngala Safari Lodge lies in a beautiful setting under a canopy of tamboti trees and overlooking the seasonal Timbavati River.
Ngala Tented Camp is situated in Ngala Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s Timbavati Reserve. This famous Big Five game-viewing area borders the western boundary of Kruger National Park.
Kings Camp offers a very high level of comfort and service at a mid-range price.
Motswari Private Game Reserve consists of a main lodge, which has 15 rooms, and then the private four- or five-bedroomed lodge, which can be booked for exclusive use.
Tanda Tula is a luxurious tented lodge located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which is well known for its incredible concentrations of wildlife.
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is one of two Simbavati properties situated in the northern region of Timbavati Private Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park.
Simbavati River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, in the northern region of Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
Makanyi Private Game Lodge is situated in the Timbavati Reserve, one of the Kruger Private Reserves in the north-east region of South Africa.
Intimate and romantic with phenomenally good game-viewing, Singita Sweni is one of our favourite lodges in South Africa.
Combining exciting game viewing with sheer luxury, Lebombo Lodge is one of our favourite lodges in the whole of South Africa.
Set atop a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, The Outpost enjoys amazing views over the Makuleke Concession.
Thornybush Waterside Lodge is situated in its own concession within Kruger National Park. It is positioned on the banks of a beautiful lake and boasts amazing views of the surrounding bushscape.
Thornybush Game Lodge is situated next to the famous Kruger National Park, close to the Monwana River within the Thornybush Reserve.
Shumbalala Game Lodge is situated near the Monwana River and offers amazing views!
Inyati Lodge is situated in Sabi Sand West, within the Kruger Private Reserves. It has a lovely location on the banks of the Sabi River, at the very heart of the Kruger region.
Serondella Game Lodge is situated on the banks of a stream in the Thornybush Reserve, one of the private concessions adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
Chapungu Tented Bush Camp is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which contains a number of camps and lodges, ranging from luxury offerings to smaller and more authentic accommodation. It has a homely charm that we find really appealing.
Lion Sands Narina Lodge is situated in a private concession of approximately 50 square kilometres, within Kruger National Park. It has a lovely location above the Sand River, providing beautiful views.
Due to reopen on 15th December 2018, Cheetah Plains will offer exclusive-use bush homes in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands! Children of all ages will be welcome, and one of the homes will be accessible for disabled persons.
This is one of Africa's most luxurious lodges and is a refined mix of old-world charm and stylish splendour.
This family-owned camp is one of Africa’s most famous elephant encounter camps.
Garonga Safari Camp is romantically set on the banks of the seasonal Makhutswi River, just west of Greater Kruger National Park.
Jaci’s Lodges are extremely comfortable and particularly well suited to families with young children.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is a high-end lodge, giving a very enjoyable safari experience.
Extremely exclusive and exceedingly expensive, Molori is a magical place for those who can afford it!
Morukuru is perfect for families and small groups, as it offers a completely private safari experience.
This is a lovely lodge with very good game viewing. Guests can even spend a night sleeping in a hide under the stars!
Impodimo gives an excellent wildlife experience at a more reasonable price than most of the other lodges in the Madikwe area.
Mateya Safari Lodge is situated in a rocky outcrop within the eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve and is perfect for you if you are looking for the ultimate luxury safari experience!
Set atop a rocky outcrop among huge boulders, Madikwe Hills overlooks the endless and beautiful bushveld of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated amidst rolling hills within the west region of Madikwe Game Reserve.
The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge is a super-luxurious property situated in the non-malarial Madikwe Game Reserve. This Reserve is well known for its conservation efforts combined with community development.
Lelapa is best suited for families, as children of all ages are accepted here. Madikwe Safari Lodge achieved eighth place in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award for Top Resort in Africa.
The word ‘Kopano’ means ‘small gathering’, which is very apt for a property that has just four suites! Kopano is a sophisticated offering, providing accommodation for travellers aged 16 years and over.
Madikwe Dithaba Lodge is one of three properties known collectively as Madikwe Safari Lodge, all located in the central-eastern region of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
Tswalu Tarkuni is the personal family home of the game reserve's owner but is available to groups of up to ten guests.
Tswalu Motse sits at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, looking out across the grasslands of the Kahalari.
Uplands Homestead is one of two exclusive-use villas on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. There is no better way for a group of family members or friends to enjoy a safari.
Great Fish River Lodge is the flagship accommodation within Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, making it one of the best malaria-free lodges in the Eastern Cape.
Ecca Lodge is probably the best lodge in the Eastern Cape for families, but it is great for couples too – a rare property that caters to everyone!
Kwandwe Melton Manor is amidst 54,000 acres of pristine wilderness, which is home to the Big Five as well as a diversity of smaller and unique species. This vast expanse of wildlife flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River.
The word ‘Bayethe’ means ‘I salute you’, conveying the warm welcome the lodge bestows.
Eagles Crag Lodge, nestled in a valley surrounded by dramatic cliffs, provides a luxurious retreat for the most discerning of travellers. This lodge won World’s Leading Eco-Lodge at the World Travel Awards.
Long Lee Manor offers colonial-style accommodation and is a popular destination for travellers who like a little old-world charm on safari!
Riverdene Lodge is situated amid the open plains of the south region of Shamwari Game Reserve. It is an excellent option for families, priding itself on providing lots of activities for children of all ages!
Sarili Lodge offers well-appointed contemporary accommodation and the Shamwari lodges have been awarded World’s Leading Conservation Company since 1998!
Shamwari Explorer Camp is the most adventurous accommodation in the Shamwari Game Reserve!
Lobengula Lodge is situated among the dense bushveld of Shamwari Game Reserve. It enjoys an excellent reputation as a haven in a superb safari setting.
Forest Lodge is set in sand forest and has won awards for its eco-friendly design.
&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is made up of 25 split level suites scattered along the side of the mountain.
Phinda Rock Lodge is spectacularly located along the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Situated within a private reserve, this chic property with guest suites boasts beautiful views of mountain forests, coastal dunes and savannah.
Vlei Lodge lies on the edge of a rare sand forest and overlooks a grassy meadow with a water hole that attracts animals both in the early morning and evening.
The accommodation in the park has usually been a tad substandard, but Rhino Ridge offers a great-quality lodge in one of Africa’s oldest parks.
Amakhosi Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Mkuze River in the Amakhosi Private reserve in Zululand.
Thanda Tented Camp is situated in Phinda Mkhuze, north-east Natal, within its own private reserve. Thanda means ‘love’ in isiZulu – and we have a lot of love for the place, as a large part of it is made up of the Zululand Rhino Reserve!
Fugitives’ Drift Lodge is one of four properties situated in Fugitives’ Drift, a Natural Heritage Site covering over 2,000 hectares.
Fugitives’ Drift Guest House is one of a quartet of properties located in Fugitives’ Drift, a 2,000-hectare Natural Heritage Site.
The reserve contains five properties – Main Lodge was the first to open, in 1999. It is a friendly lodge in the eastern area and offers 24 log chalets.
Kariega Ukhozi Lodge was the second property to open in Kariega Game Reserve, intended primarily as a couples’ retreat. We think it serves this purpose very well!
Kariega River Lodge is an outstanding option for couples and honeymooners who like spending time down by the river! We highly recommend a suite with river views.
Kariega Settlers Drift is the youngest property in Kariega – opened in 2014, it provides very well appointed accommodation amidst pristine wilderness.
Kariega The Homestead opened in 2006. It is a restored farmhouse, dating back to 1908. It is by far the best option within Kariega for a large family or group of friends!
One of the great things about Cape Town accommodation is the high level of comfort, design and standards in many of the guest houses and hotels, and 2Inn1 Kensington is certainly no exception.
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is a stylish Victorian and Georgian building in the City Bowl of Cape Town.
The Cape Grace hotel provides sumptuous accommodation in an exclusive part of Cape Town! Children of all ages are welcome, and access for disabled persons is available.
Set in elegant gardens overlooking Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is one of THE places to stay in Cape Town.
Contemporary, chic and cutting-edge, Kensington Place combines extreme luxury with great style.
The One & Only Cape Town is one of the newest luxury hotel additions to Cape Town and combines a sense of contemporary glamour with South African style.
The Bay Hotel is located in the heart of the popular and trendy Camps Bay, an area of Cape Town nestled between the Twelve Apostles mountain range and a lovely palm-fringed beach.
The Mount Nelson is one of the most famous hotels in Cape Town and was originally built as an outpost for the empire to cater for guests from the Union Castle Cruise liners.
Sitting on the banks of the Liesbeek River, just fifteen minutes’ drive from the centre of Cape Town, this award-winning hotel is a great base for exploring the Cape Town area.
We really like Four Rosmead Guest House – comfortable and tranquil, with some fantastic African artwork and a lovely garden.
Camps Bay Retreat sits in four acres of beautiful gardens and has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the 12 Apostles mountains.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel is a large five-star hotel in an extremely beautiful location.
POD offers service and style in a brilliant location. It is a great place to stay, especially for couples.
Cellars is an ideal choice for those wishing to stay in a top hotel in beautiful surroundings within easy reach of the centre of Cape Town.
Sea Five is one of Cape Town’s newest properties and a firm favourite in the office. Good value and a great location make this a contender for one of the best properties in the entire city.
The Clarendon Fresnaye is another of the superb hotels brought to the market by the Clarendon Portfolio. Located on the slopes of Cape Town’s Lions Head the property has a great location and is well known for high levels of personalised service.
The Clarendon Bantry Bay is one of the finest small guesthouses in one of the most affluent residential parts of Cape Town. With fantastic views out to sea it is a great option for good value boutique accommodation.
MannaBay is one of the trendiest boutique hotels in Cape Town, with Table Mountain looming above and expansive views of the city below.
Bushmans Kloof is located in 7,500 hectares of protected land at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape.
52 De Wet boasts one of Cape Town’s most glorious views, often used as a backdrop by filmmakers and fashion photographers.
The Dock House is something of a rare gem in that it offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel in an area dominated by much bigger properties.
More Quarters Hotel has a very different feel from your average hotel. Here you have the use of your own space with all the luxuries and service of a more commercial property.
Queen Victoria Hotel has a slightly opulent feel to it, which complements its position on the edge of the V&A Waterfront.
The Last Word Constantia was recently awarded Best 5-star Guest House in South Africa at the Lilizela Tourism Awards. Need we say more?
The Marly is right on the beachfront of Cape Town’s trendiest suburb, Camps Bay. Opened in December 2013, The Marly is a welcome addition to the limited options on the sunset strip.
The Table Bay Hotel is one of the most recognisable landmarks on the V&A Waterfront and occupies one of the best positions here.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel offers excellent value for the V&A Waterfront, located in one of the most central locations.
Waterfront Apartments consists of 60 apartments that are all individually decorated and can contain from one to four bedrooms. The main attraction of the apartments is that they offer the services of a hotel yet the space and flexibility of a home.
Steenberg Hotel is a historic property with many different personalities, offering an award-winning winery and championship golf course while still keeping you within easy reach of the city.
Mosaic Private Sanctuary is located on Whale Coast, only two hours south-east from Cape Town.
Abalone Guest House is situated on Siever’s Point. This is a popular spot for whale watching, between the vibrant town of Hermanus and some of the best beaches in the region!
21 Nettleton occupies an elevated position above beautiful beaches in Clifton, a prosperous suburb of Cape Town.
Winchester Mansions is situated in Green Point, an affluent suburb of Cape Town with plenty of cafés, restaurants, shops, and nightclubs!
Located in a beautiful 30-acre olive and wine estate just five minutes from Franschhoek, La Residence is a truly luxurious option for a stay in the Winelands.
Babylonstoren is a boutique hotel located on a typically Cape Dutch working wine farm in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek and Paarl.
Located in-between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Delaire Graff is one of the winelands finest properties. With exceptional views across the two valleys and Stellenbosch's vineyards, Delaire has one of the finest locations in the region.
With just 12 bedrooms this small guest house offers a very warm and personalised level of service.
Le Quartier Français is extremely well-known for its amazing restaurant, La Petite Colombe, the sister restaurant of La Colombe, ranked the 2nd best in South Africa and 73rd in the world.
Intimate atmosphere, immaculate service, lovely rooms and lots of clever finishing touches – guests are made to feel special here.
Franschhoek Country House lies just outside the lovely village of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.
The Mont Rochelle was refurbished in late 2014 and taken over by Richard Branson’s Virgin portfolio of properties. With a stunning location looking down into the Franschhoek Valley, the Mont Rochelle is Virgin’s third South African property.
Avondrood Guest House is a 1870s Victoria building that has been beautifully restored in 2011 with an elegant style, staying true to its origins.
Not only is this hotel extremely luxurious, it is a perfect place for whale watching.
Cliff Lodge has uninterrupted views of the ocean and is best for land-based whale watching from July to November.
A spectacular setting, extreme luxury, immaculate service, fabulous food and wine – Birkenhead House has it all!
The Plettenberg is a very good, traditional-style hotel in one of the most popular towns on the Garden Route.