In South Africa, reference to this accommodation type may be a little confusing to many travellers -- guest houses are often called lodges or even hotels etc. yet are graded as guest houses by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa! Boutique hotels are most often graded as luxury guest houses!
South Africa's accommodation is world class: At the 2005 World Travel Awards ceremony, and for the second year in a row, the Saxon (Gauteng, South Africa) was voted World's Leading Boutique Hotel, beating Le Soleil Hotel and Suites in Vancouver, the Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas in California, Australia's Royce Hotel, the Metropolitan of London and the Delano in Miami.
White Shores Guest House
Located in the exclusive village of Southbroom, on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, this Tuscan-style guest house offers luxury accommodation in spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and stunning panoramic views of the warm Indian Ocean from each private balcony and bedroom.
At Ascot Inn our guests are able to enjoy the comfort of "dinner, bed and breakfast" or "self catering" units. Individuals, couples and families can be accommodated, all within a secure environment offering 24 hour security and gate control. All the rooms have en-suite facilities and are serviced daily. Each room is equipped with colour television, M-net and the sports channel.
The lodge is the ideal venue for conferences, weddings and functions, or for a quiet getaway; it consists of 17 bedrooms and suites, function and conference facilities, a Restaurant and Safari Pub which serve a la carte meals and pub lunches.
Greenwoods Lodge Guest House
Located in a quiet suburb, abounding in trees, 2.5km from the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and only half an hour away on national highways from the Johannesburg International Airport -- rooms are provided with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, TV...
Budmarsh Private Lodge
Set in the tranquility of the Magaliesberg Mountains, Budmarsh Private Lodge epitomizes understated elegance. The lodge has eleven exquisitely appointed en suite rooms and provides a distinctive venue for discerning patrons.
Kwela Lodge is a privately owned and operated property set in 58 ha of landscaped gardens and unspoilt African thornveld at the foot of Otto's Bluff mountain with a breathtaking view over the Albert Falls Dam and Umgeni Valley - and only 15 km from Pietermaritzburg