Discover the very best of South Africa luxury accommodation with a guide to properties from Cape Town to The Kruger Park. Need a little help deciding where to stay? Contact a friendly South Africa travel expert today.
Cape Town is located at the southern most tip of Africa and is often voted as one of the Top 10 best cities to visit in the world. The majestic Table Mountain towers above the city, overlooking the many pristine beaches and breathtaking coastlines. Cape Town offers the best in South African luxury accommodation with our top recommendations listed below.
The Garden Route of South Africa not only offers a breathtaking coastline rich with fauna and flora, but world-class whale watching and shark cage diving experiences too. This breathtaking scenic route is a year-round attraction but the best time to see the Southern Right whales is from July to August, when they give birth to their calves in the shallower waters off the coast. Here are three luxury accommodation options we highly recommend.
The Kruger National Park in the north of South Africa is one of the finest wildlife safari destinations in Africa. The Kruger not only features the Big 5 animals, but over 500 species of bird and 147 species of large mammals, more that any other African game reserve. The Kruger Park also boasts a selection of South Africa's finest luxury accommodation, including the highly sought after lodges below.
The traditional Cape Winelands is an area roughly 40km from Cape Town, nestled in the valleys of the Cape fold mountains and renowned for excellent wines, cuisine and luxury accommodation in one of South Africa's most picturesque settings. The most popular areas in the Winelands are Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl.
Sun City is a mega resort with a wide variety of luxury accommodation and an abundance of activities for the whole family. Built by the world-renowned hotelier Sol Kerzer, Sun City offers two PGA rated golf courses designed by the legendary Gary Player. The resort also features a man-made beach with wave pool, several crystal clear pools, Avery, casinos, fine restaurants and night life. This African themed mega resort borders the Pilanesberg Game reserve where you can enjoy a game drive during the day and the mega resort at night.
South Africa is a diverse country offering many attractions to visitors, from Cape Town in the South, up the Garden Route, into Natal and onto the Kruger Park in the North. If you want beaches, whale watching, gourmet and wine or to see The Big 5 on safari, South Africa is an ideal destination.
The best time to visit South Africa depends largely on which part of the country you wish to visit. If you want to go to The Kruger Park for a world-class safari, then July to September are optimal months. This is due to the lower rainfall and cooler temperatures which means the animals are more active during the day, and the vegetation is less dense, making for better game viewing. These months are also good for whale watching down the garden route and combining the two makes for an incredible getaway.
If you wish to visit the beautiful Cape Town in the South then November to March are preferred as the warmer weather makes for sunny days on the beach and beautiful tours through the winelands.
South Africa is a treasure chest of attractions. Cape Town offers pristine white sandy beaches, excellent winelands and world-class cuisine. Further up the coast along the Garden Route is perfect for whale watching, shark cage diving and eco estates. The Kruger Park in the north offers an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 and some of Africa's finest safari camps and lodges.
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