South Africa: Accommodation
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Hotels in South Africa
Places to stay in South Africa
Whether you are planning a luxury vacation to South Africa or you prefer to backpack from place to place, South Africa offers a vast and diverse range of accommodation that will suit every budget and holiday style. Luxury five star hotels and South African game lodges or, to suit the more budget conscious traveller, small hotels, lodges, hostels and inns. Self catering facilities can also be found including caravan parks and camping sites.
Hotels in South Africa
South Africa caters for a wide spectrum of travellers and businessmen and many South African hotels also offer a great service to families travelling in South Africa. The top hotels in South Africa compare very favourably with the best hotels and resorts in the world. From 5 star luxury to boutique hotels and smaller, less expensive South Africa hotels to suit the more budget conscious traveller, South Africa's hotels cater for all its visitors.
Bed and Breakfast in South Africa
Bed and Breakfasts in South Africa provide you with a unique, personalised travel experience with a touch of local hospitality. B&B accommodation in South Africa is an excellent option for the more budget conscious traveller - lying between the price range of more costly hotels and the less spacious hostels. B&Bs in South Africa are an ideal option for a young couple looking for more privacy than a hostel may offer or a family who may find hotels too costly for their entire holiday stay. B&Bs and guesthouses are widespread in South Africa and can be found in almost any small town or seaside village. Bed and breakfast accommodation and Guest Houses along the Garden Route are particularly inviting. Generally, reservations do not need to be made in advance.
Hostels in South Africa
Most hostels in South Africa are independently run and can be found all over the country, both within cities, along the coast, in the countryside and even in remote destinations. South African hostels tend to be high quality, with welcoming staff and good facilities. The majority of South Africa hostels often have their own bars and restaurants and meals are generally offered too. Tours and activities can be also be organised although it is probably best to take the brochures that interest you and travel around by your own means.
Chalets in South Africa
South Africa Self Catering Cottages and Chalets /
Chalets and holiday cottages in South Africa are widespread and are available for holiday rental throughout the year. These are private, fully equipped and furnished units, often in a garden or forest setting. A fully fitted kitchen and dining area enable guests to cater for themselves if preffered. Self catering chalets and cottages in South Africa usually feature an outdoor garden or patio often with braai (BBQ) facilities. In this category, accommodation ranges from budget to very comfortable and is suitable for couples looking for privacy, travellers looking for budget accommodation and families who will find it a more spacious option compared to South African hotels, hostels and B&B's.
Apartments in South Africa
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Holiday apartments and suites in South Africa are an excellent option for those wanting self catering accommodation. The majority of holiday apartments and self catering suites in South Africa are available for holiday rental year-round. These are fully equipped and furnished holiday apartments - either privately owned units in an apartment block or self-contained suites in an hotel or guest house (with kitchenette and usually with private entrances). South African holiday apartments and suites usually give the guest access to shared facilities on the property. Apartments and suites range from budget to luxury and are ideal for singles, young couples, groups and families travelling the country. Unlike South Africa B&Bs and guest houses, South Africa holiday apartments and self catering suites need to be booked in advance.
Guest Houses in South Africa
From super deluxe accommodation to more modest, guest houses in South Africa each have a different ambiance and décor. Guest houses are an ideal option for families, couples and groups travelling around South Africa and they can be found in almost every town. In South Africa you are likely to experience genuine friendliness and old-fashioned courtesy in warm and relaxed surroundings when you choose Guest House accommodation.
Self Catering Accommodation in South Africa
From holiday apartments and cottages to luxury holiday homes and villas, self-catering accommodation in South Africa is an ideal option for travelers who are looking for more space and privacy. From basic to luxury accommodation, self-catering accommodation in South Africa caters for all tastes and budgets. Self catering accommodation can be found all over South Africa, although you may have to book in advance if you plan on staying in self catering accommodation in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban or if you are visiting during the peak holiday season. Guest houses and holiday rentals along the Garden Route in South Africa are particularly inviting and most are located right on the coast. Budget, comfortable and luxury South Africa self-catering accommodation are all available for holiday rental year-round.
Lodges in South Africa
Guest houses and lodges in South Africa are an ideal alternative to staying at the (sometimes more expensive) hotels in the area. Meals besides breakfast are often available (dinner and/or lunch) usually on request. Many of the services offered at hotels can be expected, such as airport transfers, wake up calls and laundry service.
If you are looking for luxury lodges for couples or honeymoons, then you are looking in the right place. Luxury or honeymoon lodges and chalets in South Africa can be found almost all over the country - the majority located within Safari parks. These provide you with a beautiful and romantic setting after a day of venturing out into the wilderness. Luxury or honeymoon lodges can be quite costly but a good tip is to go out of season and book far in advance to get a good bargain.