Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge - Amani Spa Massage, South Africa

Luxury Stays in These Top 3 South Africa Hotels

South Africa has become a very popular tourist destination where travellers from all over the world come to explore beautiful sceneries, cosmopolitan cities, magnificent wildlife, and fabulous sites. A South Africa safari is the ultimate bucket list vacation for many, and staying at some of Africa’s most exclusive and luxurious five star hotels is the icing on the cake. Make your South Africa vacation the trip of a lifetime, as a guest at one of the top three luxury accommodations in the country. As soon as you set foot in these stylish retreats, you’ll feel you have a new home away from home in these South Africa hotels.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Set in the southwestern section of the famed Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge offers the utmost in luxury accommodation, in an intimate retreat which has been called, by National Geographic, one of the most unique lodges in the world. The power and magic of South Africa is evident at every turn in this beautiful lodge, that appears to be sculpted right from the earth. The lodge is a delight for the senses, and its unique architecture welcomes you to discover hidden delights around every corner.

There are thirteen luxury suites to choose from, each an oasis of artistry and innovation. Each has its own private plunge pool and indoor/outdoor glassed shower. Sit by the pool in the gorgeous deep, leather chairs and take in the incredible sunsets over the African savannah. Enjoy fine dining in the indoor/outdoor dining room that overlooks a game waterhole, and take in the incredible light of the bushveld. Choose from a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines to complement your fine dining experience. Visit the secluded library, the art gallery featuring sculptures by renowned South African artist, Geoffrey Armstrong, and the beautifully serene meditation garden. Indulge in a relaxing massage with holistic body and skin treatment at the Amani Spa, and exercise in an air-conditioned gym that overlooks the wide open vistas – out to the bushland.

Friendly and knowledgeable game rangers lead daily morning and evening expeditions to view the wild animals. Travel in an open Land Rover and catch panoramic views, or on foot through the beautiful landscapes that surround you. A visit to Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge offers a South Africa vacation opportunity like no other on earth.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, South Africa
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge suite

Oyster Box in Durban
The beachfront Oyster Box in Durban is an award-winning hotel that offers luxury accommodation with stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Originally built in 1863, the Oyster Box is now one of the premier luxury accommodations in South Africa, and one of Goway’s Stays of Distinction. Condé Nast Traveler named The Oyster Box one of the world’s best places to stay in South Africa.

Choose from one of 86 luxurious rooms, suites, or villas – each beautifully refurbished and designed for style and comfort. Colonial charm abounds, from the original, exquisite tiles and murals, to the antique furnishings and fine art collection. Natural stone and timber is incorporated into the hotel’s luxury design, using a soothing palette that reflects the natural beauty of the surrounding ocean and tropical landscape.

The ethnically inspired menus in the dining facilities are sure to please the most discriminating guest. Enjoy a fine dining experience in the beautifully elegant Palm Court, or a simple, relaxed meal on the Ocean Terrace with incredible views of the sea. Spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying high tea, with sumptuous freshly baked pastries and finger sandwiches, while live piano music gives the affair an air of old-world charm. Enjoy sundowners while watching the waves of the Indian Ocean in the distance at the Lighthouse Bar. During a visit to one of the spas, you can relax and rejuvenate with a heavenly massage.

Oyster Box Presidential Suite South Africa
Oyster Box’s Presidential Suite

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a five star boutique hotel offering 70 luxurious guest rooms. The recipient of numerous awards, the Twelve Apostles is situated in Cape Town’s most scenic area, facing the azure Atlantic Ocean and in close proximity to the fabulous Table Mountain National Park and Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. The views from each room, facing either the ocean or the majestic mountains, is stunning. This hotel truly has it all – even a private cinema!

As a guest in one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels, you’ll be pampered and indulged with personalized spa treatments to gently restore mind, body and soul. Exquisite cuisine, stunning scenery, and luxurious accommodations ensure a stay at the Twelve Apostles to be a truly exciting and unforgettable experience. You can enjoy it on our 12-Day Magic of Africa – Holiday of a Lifetime.

Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

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Kirsty Perring
Kirsty Perring

Africa Experts Product Manager – Although British born and now Toronto based, Kirsty grew up in South Africa and is completely passionate about all things Africa. She finds it hard to choose a favourite destination, but lists Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Botswana as some of the most special places she has visited, and feels it’s not just about where you go and what you see, but who you get to experience it with. Kirsty is always up for an adventure and will try anything once. As such, she has para-glided in South Africa, zip lined in Mauritius, dived the Red Sea, hot air ballooned in Egypt, and even swam in the Okavango Delta. Next on Kirsty’s bucket list is to climb Kilimanjaro!

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