Recently, the Hospitality Counsel hosted their annual Hosco-Audi Luxury Tourism Awards at the stunning Riva Townhouse in Jozi, celebrating the finest contributions to the South African hospitality sector - i.e. hotels, boutique hotels, lodges and restaurants.
The hotels that came out on top are almost all situated in the Western Cape, and offer guests rooms complete with ocean views, feature infinity pools with ocean views or have infinity pools overlooking mountains and vineyards.
Though the overall winner was The Houghton in Joburg. A 5-star luxury stay, with rooms overlooking over 160 acres of private parkland. Funnily enough, staying here is best for your budget*.
Here's a look at how much it'll cost you to stay for a night at the top 10 voted SA luxe hotels:
*prices for the month of October 2019
1. The Houghton, Joburg walked away with the Best Hotel prize
Cost per night? An executive king suite is around R3 367 per night.
2. Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch
Situated on the breathtaking Helderberg pass, here a deluxe lodge room for two will set you back around R20K a night.
3. La Residence, Franschhoek
Enjoy absolute tranquility among the vineyards and book a luxury suite for two for around R15 800 a night.
4. Ellerman House, Bantry Bay
The Kardashians have stayed here, and many other celebs. A deluxe spa room goes for around R20K per night for two people.
5. Birkenhead House, Hermanus
Watch as surfers carve through the waves as you enjoy your ultra luxury from around R13K per night suite.
6. The Silo, V&A Waterfront
Literally towering over the Mother City standard Silo room costs around R17 300 per night for two people.
7. Tintswalo Atlantic, Hout Bay
Hugging the Atlantic across from Hout Bay is Tintswalo Atlantic. Expect to pay around R9 600 per night for two people.
8. Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai
This haven of sustainability has rooms that go for around R20K for two people per night. Expect an incredible breakfast also!
9. Leeu House, Franschhoek
Situated right in the hub and heart of Franschhoek is this 5-star hideaway. Expect to pay around R20K a night for two people,
10. The One & Only, V&A Waterfront
As Capetonian as hiking, this local treasure will set you back around R13 800 for a night for two.