Accommodation options in South Africa

Accommodation in South Africa

Various accommodation options in South Africa

Accommodation in South Africa is comparable to the best accommodation available anywhere in the world and often, we find ourselves amongst the top contenders for winning awards at an international level.

South African hospitality institutions cover a wide variety of possibilities; ranging from informal backpackers to the most luxurious 6* hotels. In between this wide gap you can easily find any type of accommodation ranging from ultra-luxurious 5* hotels found in each of the major cities and regions to rustic bed and breakfast institutions around every corner and even nestled in the most picturesque corners of South Africa.                                                                                       



The following accommodation categories are extensively available in South Africa.

Backpackers and hostels

Designed for the younger, experience-orientated traveller who is more concerned about cost effective travelling  than around sharing bathroom facilities,hese accommodation options are exactly what is needed for basic travelling purposes. These establishments are usually very centrally situated with the core idea of being “in the mix of things” and they are geared towards the market of seeing and experiencing by foot travellers.


Caravan and camping accommodation

Although this form of lodging is mostly used by national travellers, there are instances where caravans, park homes and mobile homes are rented out on short term basis for international travellers. Although not ultra-luxurious, these accommodation options offer more than sufficient space and cost effectiveness for the traveller.


Bed and Breakfast lodging

From country retreats to luxurious inner-city living, the establishments in this section all offer accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfast is included in the daily rate or available on request). Dinner is usually unobtainable, unless the B&B is in an area where dining facilities are unavailable nearby. Bed & Breakfasts are usually less expensive than hotels and often offer the same standard of accommodation. Staying at a B&B gives you the opportunity to live as a local and enjoy the guidance of your hosts. These establishments are usually owner-managed.


Guest Houses and Lodges

Guest houses and lodges are an ideal alternative to staying at the (sometimes more expensive) hotels in the area. Meals besides breakfast are often offered (dinner and/or lunch) usually on request. Many of the services offered at hotels can be expected at guest houses and lodges such as airport transfers, wake up calls and laundry service.



Not much need to be said here. As stated earlier, South Africa offers the traveller a range of cost-effective-owner-operated-1* establishments to the best in 6* luxury Hotels comparable to the best in the world. In South Africa you will find these establishments in the most extravagant locations; in all forms and guises and serving every conceivable need of the distinguished visitor.


Trailer / Caravan Parks

Trailer and Caravan Parks are specified in accordance with their target markets and their locations range from the most rural areas to inner  city locations. They offer the ultimate in their specialities including; safaris, golfing estates, wine making, resorts and family holidays. There is even a 5* rated trailer park situated in the Western Cape, where the travellers are accommodated in old style caravans, equipped with the ultimate in modern luxury!