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When to book a hotel in South Africa
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Top tips for finding the perfect South Africa hotel
If you wish to experience the eclectic nightlife of South Africa, consider staying around Longstreet in Cape Town. This street is concentrated with some of the city's top nightclubs and bars and attracts Cape Town's youthful and urban population. Consider staying at Long Street Backpackers, within walking distance to several nightlife avenues in the city.
For outdoor adventure, consider booking a hotel in Magaliesberg, Gauteng. This area features various activities for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill lovers, including aerobatic flying, rock climbing, mountain biking, game trails and balloon rides. Staying at Blue Roan Country Lodge places you a few minutes to the mountain, where you can enjoy various outdoor activities.
If you are a wildlife lover, consider checking in at a Kruger National Park hotel. This iconic game park is an excellent destination for nature and wildlife lovers, featuring incredible diversity of vegetation and a wide range of wild animals and bird species. There are several hotels at Kruger National, ensuring you get accommodation that fits your preference and needs. Tintswalo Safari Lodge is a great pick, conveniently located only a few strides from the park. Also, the hotel has a spa featuring relaxing treats, ideal for unwinding after an adventure at the park.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in South Africa found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $11, while the most expensive was $1,112.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in South Africa for 3 days.
Book at least 77 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your South Africa accommodation.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in South Africa if you stay on a Thursday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in South Africa, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in South Africa in August and June.
FAQs when booking a hotel in South Africa
If you seek a romantic escape in South Africa, consider booking a hotel around The Garden Route in Western Cape. The path through the forest, canopy excursions, and breathtaking scenery are all couples need for a romantic experience away from the bustling world. Lovebirds can also enjoy various attractions on this route, including Robbery Natural Reserve, Congo Caves, and Birds of Eden. Consider staying at The Plettenberg Hotel, a great choice for a bonding experience for couples near The Garden Route. Also, this beachfront establishment features a pool with a scenic sea view, a spa and a wellness center, ideal for a romantic vacation.
If you seek a memorable family vacation in South Africa, consider booking a hotel in the southern part of the country, preferable, Cape Town. Cape Town offers a wealth of exciting family-friendly attractions and activities tucked between the mountains and the ocean. Cape Town features lovely beaches, scenic hiking trails, and attractive gardens, making it ideal for a fun-filled family vacation. Also, children will love riding the rotating cable car to the summit of the Table Mountains, which features spectacular views of the city. Staying at Best Western Cape Suites Hotel will place you at the foot of Table Mountain, and offer you convenient access to many others attractions within the city. This establishment also features a kid-friendly buffet, playground, family rooms, ample storage, and laundry services, ideal for families.
If you are traveling to South Africa, consider booking a hotel in Johannesburg. The city is the top business destination in South Africa, placing you close to various business hubs, top exhibitions and trade fairs, and corporate events. Staying at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg is well recommended. This hotel is ideally positioned on Rivonia Road, only a few minutes from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Sandton Convention Centre. Also, the establishment features a business center, an in-room working desk, laptop safe, and currency exchange on-site, making it a great fit for business travelers.
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in South Africa. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Cape Town (66% of total searches to South Africa). The next most popular destinations are Johannesburg (23%) and Durban (8%). Searches for hotels in Sun City (3%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in South Africa is Western Cape. Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in South Africa for as cheap as $7 (Klerksdorp) in the last 3 days. The average price is $116.
In the last 72 hours, users have found South Africa hotels for tonight for as low as $9 (Port Elizabeth). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $16 (Kempton Park) and 4-star+ hotels from $20 (Bloemfontein).
Where to stay in South Africa?
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