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Our places to stay in South Africa reflect its vibrant accommodation industry characterized by top-end guesthouses, that have all the qualities of small hotels without the formality, and by superb safari lodges from the large and sophisticated to the small and intimate, most in stunningly beautiful settings.
Ten hours flying time is too long and too expensive for many North Europeans in search of winter sun, but those with the budget and the leisure are rewarded by the real thing: reliable sunshine, not too much heat, not too much humidity - an enviable climate.
As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in South Africa offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: guesthouses, restaurants-with-rooms, safari lodges and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.