Top 10: boutique hotels

1 Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa

Many discerning travellers, including royalty, statesmen, Nobel prize-winners, film stars and authors have returned time and again to experience the unsurpassed qualities for which the Saxon has gained worldwide renown. more

2 Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa offers a little slice of the East in the tranquil suburb of Morningside, just the other side of the hustle and bustle of the Sandton Central Business District. Enjoy facials, pedicures and manicures, Vichy showers, and why not try out the Four Hands Massage? more

3 Le Quartier Francais

One of South Africa’s premier boutique hotels, situated in the gorgeous town of Franschhoek.

4 Birkenhead House

Watch the whales from your bed at this exquisite property in the seaside town of Hermanus.

5 Kensington Place

The perfect city boutique hotel with all the trimmings and sublime views of Table Mountain.

6 The Peech

This 10-bedroomed boutique hotel is close to the entertainment hub of Johannesburg. It also boasts a champagne cellar. more

7 Ten Bompas

The very first boutique hotel in Johannesburg has 10 designer rooms and a fantastic restaurant called Winehouse.

8 Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

This hotel is superbly positioned overlooking Wilderness beach and the Indian Ocean, on South Africa's famed Garden Route. Its contemporary interior styling is designed for maximum comfort and luxury.

9 Ellerman House

This elegant Cape Town property is a discreet getaway for the discerning traveller, set in the mountainside with panoramic ocean views. more

10 The Windermere

One of the top boutique hotels in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.