PICS: Find your escape at the world's best hotels - three of which are in SA


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in the BEST hotel in the world?

From bush luxury escapes to nooks and crannies of gold in some of the busiest cities - Travel & Leisure have listed The Top 100 Hotels in the World!

The hotels were chosen on a basis on their rooms, facilities, food, service and value. Read more on how T&L chose the nominees that make their best lists here.

Whether you're looking to slip into luxury in the vineyard region, in the heart of your city, or if you need to unleash your wild side in comfort, check out which hotels made the top 100 list of the best luxury stays and where South Africa's gems ranked.

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South Africa's triple threat on the top 100 list

Talk about being an overachiever! We always knew our country was home to some real beauts and luxury stays and it seems the world agrees.

Check out our three top star contenders that made the coveted list:

La Residence in Franschhoek swoops in at spot 19

This slice of luxury is nestled in the breathtaking Franschhoek Valley that boasts magnificent views of rugged mountain ranges, plush surrounding vineyard plains and a tranquil energy rarely matched.

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Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg sits at lucky number 29

What better way to immerse and treat yourself to a luxury stay than in the heart of the city of Gold. The hotel is set in an atmosphere of warm and welcoming sunshine in the opulent, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst.

Enjoy the rich cultural history as well as the extravagant five-star service on the 10 acres of peace and serenity. 

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Lodges (Mpumalanga) lands at 54

Sabi Sabi ties at number 54 alongside The Oberoi in Gurgaon, India. 

The Sabi Sabi lodges are set within the plush Sabi Sand Game Reserve bush. The award-winning private game reserve promises to deliver world-class luxury to the wild. Unleash your inner wild side in the comfort of this luxurious stay.

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So, who made the top 10?

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Other Africa mentions on the list include...

View the full list of the Top 100 Hotels here.

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