South Africa has some of Africa’s most expensive hotels on the continent and they are all 5 star hotels with the best views and a real luxury experience. Below is a list of 5 Most Expensive Hotels In South Africa.
1.Ellerman House – R16 000 per night
Located in Bantry Bay, perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head lies the elegant mansion Ellerman House. Featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, it boasts a lush garden, outdoor swimming pool and offers a complimentary airport shuttle.
Individually decorated rooms with classic furnishings come with a balcony or terrace. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV, safe and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Ellerman House restaurant serves breakfast daily and offers a variety of cuisines with the influence of Cape Malay spices and fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the bar.
The spa features a sauna, steam room and a selection of treatments available upon request. Facilities include a fitness centre, wine cellar and art gallery. Free WiFi is available. V&A Waterfront is within 6 km, Camps Bay is a 5 minutes’ drive and Table Mountain is a 10-minute drive away.
2.One&Only Cape Town – R15 000 per night
Situated on the V&A Waterfront, this luxury hotel boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain. It has an outdoor infinity pool, a sun-lounger terrace and a spa. Free Wi-Fi is available. One&Only Cape Town offers elegant rooms and suites with a private balcony. Rooms also have a tea/coffee maker and a TV with a DVD player. Each marble bathroom features a rain shower and a separate bath. Guests can unwind at the spa, which offers a sauna and a range of massages. There is also a modern gym, and a movie and game lounge.
The hotel has several dining options such as the Nobu restaurant which serves Japanese cuisine. There are a range of activities for children including fully-supervised programs, a computer area, and a secure garden area. One&Only is just a 2 km walk from the Cape Town International Convention Center and 22 km from Cape Town International Airport.
3. The Oyster Box – R13 634 per night
Overlooking the Umhlanga Lighthouse and Indian Ocean, The Oyster Boxoffers 2 outdoor pools, an award winning spa and free Wi-Fi. Gateway Shopping Centre is 2 km away. The rooms at the 5-star Oyster Box are decorated with rich fabrics and furnishings. They include satellite TV, Mini Bar facilities and tea/coffee making facilities. Some guest rooms offer a private lounge area, patio and plunge pool.
The Ocean Terraces Restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a delicious seafood and curry buffet. The Grill Room offers up the best premium steaks and seafood dishes. Guests reserving Half-Board reservations are offered a signature set menu, hosted either in The Ocean Terrace or The Grill Room.
Guests can work out with cardiovascular equipment at the gym, followed by a soothing massage by one of the onsite experts. The Oyster Box is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Free private parking is available.
4. The Marly – R9,450 per night
With the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range as a majestic backdrop, The Marly boasts panoramic views of Camps Bay Beach and the ocean. It features stylish suites and a pool-terrace bar.
Each of the spacious suites offer uninterrupted sea or mountain views. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, DVD and CD player and an Illy coffee machine. The modern bathrooms are fitted with a large bath and rain shower. The Deluxe and Superior Suites boast an additional outdoor shower on the balcony.
Guests can dine at Umi, which specializes in Japanese cuisine. The Marly also has a trendy private terrace bar, decorated with ocean-reflecting mirrors and sofas. The hotel has a 24-hour room service. For relaxation, guests can take a refreshing dip in the pool or take a stroll along Camps Bay Beach. There are 2 day spas and a hair salon located in the hotel complex. The Promenade Mall offers shops and a variety of cafes and restaurants.
Other facilities offered include a 24-hour front desk, meeting and conference facilities, dry cleaning and an ironing service. Table Mountain is 4.6 km from Marly and the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive can be reached within 20 minutes by car. Airport and Shuttle services can be arranged for a fee.
5.Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa – R7,810 per night
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa includes a spa and outdoor pool. It is located in Johannesburg’s suburb of Sandhurst and includes 3 restaurants, free WiFi, and free parking.
Each elegant room at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa incorporates African art. Each room has a balcony overlooking the garden and the pool. They also include a satellite TV.
The dining areas include Qunu, Grei and The Terrace. Guests can relax and enjoy the massages at the spa. A steam room and a fitness centre are also available. The Saxon is located 5 km from Sandton’s city centre and 10 km from the Rosebank Mall. Johannesburg International Airport is 40.5 km away and Lanseria International Airport is 29 km away. The Gautrain high speed train runs from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton Gautrain Station, a transfer can be pre-booked with the hotel for collection at the Sandton Gautrain Station.