Where to stay on safari in South Africa Luxury South Africa Safari Lodges & Hotels, Curated For You

South Africa has some of the finest safari lodges in Africa, as well as spectacular city and seaside hotels. Whether you’re headed for the bush of beach, you’ll find something on Art of Safari’s shortlist that will get you excited about visiting the rainbow nation.

Ngala Tented Camp

The clean lines and uncluttered style of Ngala Tented Camp mean that there are very few distractions from the ultimate luxury – spending time in the wilderness and enjoying close…

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Phinda Vlei Lodge

From Phinda Vlei Lodge, you can explore the mosaic of different habitats that lend such variety to the Phinda Private Game Reserve. The charming thatched suites have elevated safari style…

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The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa

Stay on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with the peaks of the 12 Apostles mountains guarding your back. Watch whale and dolphin traverse the sea while you dine on…

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Thonga Beach Lodge

iSimangaliso Wetland Park was South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, and with good reason. It’s a mosaic of interwoven habitats – estuary, beach, dune, forest and reef – and possesses…

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Tswalu The Motse

Located on the distinctive red sands of the Kalahari, with unique wildlife from desert black rhino to meerkat and pangolin, Tswalu The Motse offers a safari experience like no other.…

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Ivory Lodge

A family-owned ‘home made to order by Mother Nature’, Ivory Lodge fuses style and substance to create a visually arresting luxury South African safari lodge. The More family’s role as…

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Tintswalo Atlantic

Lying within Table Mountain National Park, on the foothills of Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Atlantic offers an intimate beachfront escape. Enjoy watersports, nature walks and hikes, pool and seaside lazing, or…

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Madikwe Lelapa Lodge

Set on 76,000ha of conserved land with a well-visited waterhole, Madikwe Lelapa Lodge offers plenty of safari activities, as well as opportunities to relax: in your private plunge pool, at…

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Marataba Trails Lodge

Be one of just eight people to enjoy the unadulterated wilderness of the off-the-grid Marataba Trails Lodge. Tucked into a valley in a private concession within Marakele National Park, this…

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Phinda Rock Lodge

Phinda Rock Lodge combines getting away from it all with being immersed in dramatic, untouched landscapes. The unique adobe-style stone suites resemble small castles floating on the very edge of…

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Londolozi Tree Camp

Follow the spoor of leopard, lion, elephant, rhino or buffalo on game drives or interpretive walking safaris, do outdoor yoga or dine in the wild at Londolozi Tree Camp. Situated…

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Gorah Elephant Camp

Encounter one of the world’s densest population of elephant at Gorah Elephant Camp, a luxury South African safari lodge set on a private conservancy in the Addo Elephant National Park.…

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Bushmans Kloof

Discover an ancient art gallery at Bushmans Kloof, 7,500ha of private wilderness where the San once roamed. Visit some of the 130 rock-art sites, spot the rare Cape mountain zebra…

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Grootbos Forest Lodge

Follow the flower trail from Grootbos Forest Lodge, which is situated on 2,500ha of fynbos-dotted private land overlooking Walker Bay, just two hours from Cape Town. From birdwatching to Marine…

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Cape Grace

Set on a private quay at the V&A waterfront, Cape Grace offers an elegant hotel experience that combines the history of the Cape with understated luxury. Enjoy private yacht charters,…

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Cape Cadogan

Feel the heartbeat of Cape Town at Cape Cadogan, a boutique hotel in Cape Town’s City Bowl surrounded by vibrant bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightlife. Enjoy stunning views of Table…

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Le Quartier Français

Explore the quaint village of Franschhoek from Le Quartier Français, a country-style boutique hotel in the centre of town. Hike, bike or horse ride through the valley, discovering abundant natural…

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Ebony Lodge

Explore big-cat country at Ebony Lodge, located along the Sand River in an exclusive reserve within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Experience the warmth of a family home combined with…

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Tsala Treetop Lodge

Whether you’re looking to simply unwind or are after some excitement, Tsala Treetop Lodge will meet your needs. Enjoy pampering spa treatments at this enchanting forest hideaway, or get your…

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Kirkman's Kamp

Travel back in time to the colonial era of the 1920s, when intrepid explorers came to test their mettle in the African bush. With candlelit baths, extravagant meals and guided…

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