7 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In Southern Africa

By Parker Diakite


The southern region of Africa boasts coastlines, mountain ranges, and culturally packed cities like no other. 

If planning a trip to a region that boasts plenty of natural world wonders,  exotic wildlife, and amazing food wasn’t hard enough, planning where to stay can be even harder. That’s why we did some digging to find the 7 best luxury hotel stays across the Southern Africa region:


Cresta Lodge In Gaborone

Located minutes away from the city’s center,  Cresta Lodge is a stylish accommodation that provides both a tranquil and picturesque setting for travelers.

In addition to the beautiful five acres of land,  you will love the relaxing atmosphere Cresta Lodge provides.

Photo courtesy of Crest Lodge Gaborone


Maliba Mountain Lodge In The Leribe District

Maliba Lodge touts itself on being the first and only 5-star luxury accommodation in Southern Africa.

Located in the Tsehlanyane National Park in the heart of this Mountain Kingdom, Maliba offers both luxury all-inclusive mountain lodge and self-catering lodges with the mountain view that satisfy all budgets.

Photo courtesy of Maliba Lodge


White Pearl Resorts In Zitundo

One of the most stunning hotels in Mozambique is the White Pearl Resorts.   The accommodation was designed with relaxation in mind.

“The beach bar, set against a backdrop of white and turquoise, is at the heart of this unmatched beach experience,” a statement reads on the company’s website.

And if the sounds of the Indian Ocean and ocean breeze weren’t enough,   White Pearl offers a variety of spa treatment services designed to help you release tension and escape your everyday life. 

Photo courtesy of White Pearl Resorts


GocheGanas in Windhoek

Situated on a hilltop outside Windhoek, overlooking a spectacular landscape, GocheGanas is a luxurious accommodation that offers a unique combination of wildlife, nature and wellness experiences.

The architecture and decor of all buildings at GocheGanas incorporates local arts and crafts in celebration of the culture of Namibia.

Photo courtesy of GocheGanas

South Africa

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa In Johannesburg

The Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa is the perfect blend of rich cultural history and contemporary five-star service.

Situated on ten acres of indigenous gardens, the accommodation provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other.

Photo courtesy of Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa


The Royal Villas Swaziland  in Ezulwini Valley

The Royal Villas in Swaziland lives up to its name and will make you feel like royalty.

Surrounded by the stunning views of the Royal Mdzimba Mountain,  the Villas were designed to make the most of the African sunlight and views.

Photo courtesy of Royal Villas Swaziland


aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa in Livingstone

aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is a luxury hotel near one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world: Victoria Falls. 

One highlight for travelers is the view of the Zambezi River from the resort where on any given day you can see elephants, zebra, and monkeys roaming the yards.   

Photo courtesy of aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
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