Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
South Africa, Africa Hotels
'21nov18
The Malori  
At Tswalu
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Malori means "dreamer" in Tswana, and there couldn't be a more appropriate name for this luxurious accommodation. The beautiful sleep-out deck in the middle of the Kalahari desert is so delightful it will make for the sweetest dreams. The deck is covered with thatch and open on all sides, letting …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
'21sep6
2inn1 Kensington  
Boutique Hotel
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Ideally situated in the chic neighborhood of Oranjezicht, 2Inn1 Kensington provides extravagant accommodation that allows you to escape the downtown hustle and bustle of Cape Town yet still have easy access to the city center. In addition to the quiet atmosphere, the prestigious location also allows you to enjoy spectacular …
Accommodation types: Design
'21aug18
Akademie Street  
Boutique Hotel
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Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa, nicknamed the French Corner. Its settlers named their farms after the areas in France they came from. Soon this part of the world became known for its excellent wineries. This is where Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Wine
'21jun23
Tsala Treetop  
Lodge
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A short drive from Africa's southernmost tip, Tsala Treetop Lodge is a charming getaway along the Garden Route. This 300-kilometer (190 miles) long stretch of scenic route is a must if you plan a road trip in South Africa. The name comes from the beautifully diverse vegetation and the estuaries …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'21may13
Kruger  
Shalati
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This is the way to honor an abandoned but not forgotten historical structure properly. The heritage site is located in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves. Nearly 100 years ago, trains had been passing through here and stopped overnight at the Selati Bridge. Now, a sizeable …
Accommodation types: Nature   Train
Location: Skukuza  South Africa  Africa
'18nov6
Turbine  
Hotel & Spa
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The Turbine Hotel and Spa is a premier hotel situated on Thesen Island in Knysna, South Africa, often considered among the most prestigious locales of the Garden Route. This picturesque boutique was once a power station, but it has been meticulously renovated in a luxury hotel integrating the old machinery …
Accommodation types: Industrial
Location: Knysna  South Africa  Africa
'18jul30
The Silo  
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Great location, gorgeous views, spacious rooms... sounds pretty good already? Well, that’s just the beginning because the Silo went above and beyond in making every inch of their hotel as delightful as possible. This is a hotel that once you enter, you will not want to leave again. Housed in …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Luxury
'18jul5
Naries Namakwa  
Retreat
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Naries Namakwa is a retreat in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, that really stands out for its beautiful, secluded location. For most of the year, the area is a semi-desert featuring mainly drought-resistant plants such as succulents and aloes. Between August and October, however, the unwelcoming landscape is completely …
Accommodation types: Nature
'17nov27
Santos  
Express
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Have you ever been on a train as it passes along a stunning landscape? You think if only the train would stop right here so I could explore and take in the sights some more... That dream can now become a reality by hopping on The Santos Express! This stationary …
Accommodation types: Beach   Train
'17aug11
Ellerman  
House
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Located in Cape Town, South Africa, The Ellerman House is a boutique hotel home to just 11 rooms, 2 suites, and 2 three-bedroom Villas. Perched on the cliffside of Africa’s majestic Lion’s Head mountain, this masterpiece of a mansion offers unreal views of the Atlantic and spectacular accommodations. South African …
Accommodation types: Art   Luxury
'17jul10
Bulungula  
Lodge
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The Bulungula Lodge (pronounced boo-lun-GOO-lah) is part backpacker’s roadtrip, part cultural immersion, and part package holiday. It was set up in 2005 as an experiment to see if eco-tourism could help the local economy, and it has been a resounding success. Getting there is part of the by train, bus, …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Nqileni  South Africa  Africa
'16dec13
12 Decades  
Art Hotel
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The 12 Decades Hotel is a truly distinctive lodging that transports you through Johannesburg’s vibrant and sometimes turbulent history. Situated in the up-and-coming Maboneng Precinct, this innovative hotel reflects the colorful personality that attracts many people to this newly developed hub. Each of the 16 rooms has a unique theme …
Accommodation types: Design
'16jan28
Michelangelo  
Towers
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A South African icon towering 470 feet above the Sandton skyline, the Michelangelo Towers offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg, the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD), and the Sandton cityscape. The Michelangelo Towers are located in the heart of the Richest Square Mile in South Africa. Guests will find a …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
'15dec1
Mount Noah  
Lodge
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South Africa is home to the world’s first-ever dry-dock marina, where guests can stay on any one of five yachts or boats (with one more in the making!) without the pulse of water rushing underneath. Whether you’re prone to seasickness or just longing to channel your inner-pirate personality sans water, …
Accommodation types: Boat
'15nov2
Singita Boulders  
Lodge
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Safari meets luxury at the remote Singita Boulders Lodge, deep inside in the Singita Private game reserve. After you landed at the private Singita airstrip, the staff will take you in 10 minutes to the main lodge. The resort is set right next to the Sand River within the Sabi …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'15oct14
Leobo  
Private Reserve
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Leobo is an award-winning private property that has just recently opened up for travelers. It is owned by an English family; hence it's a one-time opportunity to enjoy their exceptional creation as an exclusive rental. Leobo Private Reserve is set in the Waterberg Game Park, surrounded by a 12000-acre private …
Accommodation types: Astronomy   Luxury   Nature
'15oct9
Singita Sweni  
Lodge
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Tucked away in the trees of the Kruger National Park, Singita Sweni Lodge is a private oasis at the edge of the Sweni River. The property lies on a 33,000-acre private land within the national park surrounded by unique flora and fauna in four different eco-zones. The lodge is beautifully …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'15aug20
Marataba  
Safari Lodge
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Visitors worldwide have trekked to Africa for centuries to experience a genuine safari trip and observe the continent's amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. The Marakele National Park is among the most popular due to its incredible scenery, diverse wildlife, proximity to Johannesburg, and because it is malaria-free. While the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Tent
'15aug17
Phinda  
Homestead
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Nestled in the heart of Kwazulu-Natal, the accommodations of &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge offer guests the extraordinary ability to experience the savanna and bush of South Africa from a unique perspective. The understated class and privacy allow you to reconnect with nature and your loved ones and encounter the uninhibited …
Accommodation types: Animal   Luxury   Nature
'15apr20
Protea Breakwater  
Lodge
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Originally built as a British prison in 1859, the Protea Breakwater Lodge has been fully restored to feature contemporary rooms with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the bay. Guests can enjoy the modern comfort and affordable accommodations while staying right next to Cape Town’s Waterfront V&A. Just beyond your …
Accommodation types: Jail