Throughout Southern Africa you can stay in unusual hotels offering personal service and boundless luxury. The mark of a boutique hotel or resort is superior accommodation and additional luxuries not always found in the large chain hotels.
Some of these hotels have linked in a loose association and so you can expect a high, yet similar standard of decor and cuisine. From Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay the choice of these quaint and luxurious hotels is exceptional and there are many that I have visited and all have impressed me.
However, these luxury properties are not restricted to the Cape – you’ll find them throughout the country and owners and staff will do their best to ensure your holiday with them is perfect.
As with the luxurious guest houses on African Stay’s recommended list, the boutique hotels and resorts are in general run by eccentric owners and quirky managers who will know their area well and will often happily act as tour guide if their time permits.
Because the boutique hotels are generally privately owned, they offer many specials during the off-season months. It’s important for me to mention that some don’t accept family bookings if the child/children are under 16 years old. But there are a few where the Hotel staff goes out of their way to welcome children and to this end have wonderful onsite activities for them.
If you want to be pampered and recognized we suggest you consider staying in one of these luxury hotels. Many boutique hotels offer onsite activities to suit the discerning tourist. Besides gourmet meals, they’ll likely have a spa and wellness centre: a gym and a library.
If you’re a keen golfer or if you are traveling to Southern Africa for a special interest tour such as the Battlefields, for game fishing or simply business, we strongly recommend a boutique hotel.
Please contact me for advice and recommendations and you can be sure that each one African Stay suggests, will have been inspected and checked by my company. As accommodation specialists, we endeavor to match you to the ideal hotel or resort so your stay is unique and memorable.