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Accommodation in South Africa

SSouth Africa is well-known for its tourist attractions, not to mention its awesomely dynamic range of accommodation. It stretches from game lodges to five-star hotels, to friendly country houses, small hotels, B&Bs and camping sites – all kitted out with a range of catering options.

Whether you’re a student traveller, family holiday goers, or retirees on life’s great adventure, there is accommodation for everyone.

Budget

South Africa has an established network of affordable accommodation options that are surprisingly comfortable and luxurious. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s an active camping community that will provide you with all the relevant information about different campsites countrywide. Pre-booking is generally advisable.

Mid-range

If you would like to save some money then you should consider looking into bed and breakfast options. These differ as some offer self-catering units and some are fully serviced. They range from apartments to holiday villas, chalets and even farm cottages. On the other hand, guesthouses are slightly more expensive but worth it for the warm, homely South African experience.

Luxury

If you’re a five-star traveller, then you’ll be happy to know that South Africa is home to some of the most luxurious lodges and hotels in the world. South Africa has a number of globally famous hotels such as Mount Nelson, Twelve Apostles and Mala Mala. It’s worth mentioning that you’ll find that you pay less for luxury in this beautiful country when compared to other, more expensive, countries in the world. Safari lodges usually offer the all-inclusive variety, and will give you safari game drives, meals, and drinks or spa facilities, particularly if it’s an upmarket establishment.

South Africa on social media

God’s Window is a sunshine break destination along the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga that offers more than a brochure, travel website can explain or prepare you for on your #ShotLeft adventure. It is one of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints, with astonishing views over South Africa’s Lowveld. On a clear day over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border Mozambique. Pitstops around the area: Be sure to stop at some of the region's beautiful waterfalls: Lone Creek Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin & Lisbon Falls. Things to pack: A pair of awesome shades, sunscreen, hat, camera & binoculars. Thanks for the stunning image @pulengmotswafrika. #ShotLeft #Adventure #GodsWindow #Mpumalanga #PanoramaRoute #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #Wonderlustsouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #mycountry #Travel

Take a #ShotLeft to the Drakensberg in Kwa Zulu Natal for a back-to-nature experience as you see the sun go down from the edge of a cave. Witness its stunning scenery while hiking and, often, superb examples of the world-famous San rock paintings – arguably the finest in the country. If you're prepared to rough it for a night then a unique way to get really close to nature and to experience the mountains at first-hand is to overnight in a cave. Amazing image from @graeholliday. #ShotLeft #adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #SouthAfrica #Drakensberg #KWAZULUNATAL

Why not take a #ShotLeft to Knynsa in the Western Cape & spend your weekend in this leafy wonderland. This destination is located along the famous Garden Route in the Western Cape & is home to lush forests which attract all nature & outdoor enthusiasts like @tlou_meriam_ntsewa. In the forest of Knysna you'll discover rivers, waterfalls and a mass of flora amid the giant trees. Keep an eye open for various antelope species that roam the forests during the day. Thank you @tlou__meriam_ntsewa_ for love snap. #ShotLeft #adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #Knysna #WesternCape #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica

If you’re in love with elephants then taking a #ShotLeft to the Addo Elephant National Park is a must! This spot is situated just a few minutes from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape & rated as one of the best places on the continent to see these gentle giants up close. This wildlife paradise is home to the legendary BIG FIVE as well as a range of animals and natural vegetation. Brace yourself for an authentic wildlife experience at Addo as it’s a pleasure to visit throughout the year although spring & autumn are just about perfect. Thanks for the awesome image @that_boy_from_africa #ShotLeft #Adventure #addoelephantnationalpark #wonderlustsouthafrica #Exploresouthafrica #mycountry #portelizabeth

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