Tourist Tips for South Africa – Accomodation types

South African offers the tourist a wide array of accommodation choices that suit every budget and aspiration:

Backpackers and Hostels

Backpackers and hostels offer accommodation that ranges from the private room through to large dorms and offers travellers the opportunity to stay in accommodation at budget prices, from as little as R100 upwards per night.

Each backpackers has its own unique atmosphere and they often work in tandem with the hop on hop off buses.

Normally associated with a great way to meet some new friends South African backpackers can be an exciting option.

There are a number of websites where information can be obtained from: –

Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfast and self catering

The tourist is blessed with the widest array of guesthouses, B & B’s and self catering establishments form which to choice. South Africa has a huge guest house selection of some 20,000 places to stay.

These can range from the low budget places all the way up to luxury establishments that out many so called boutique hotels to shame.

For a full selection of guesthouses, bed and break fasts and self catering estabilshments enter here

Boutique Hotels

Boutique hotels offer tourists an intimate and usually luxurious hotel type environment. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain/branded by providing personalized accommodation and services / facilities.

There a number of websites where you can view Boutique Hotels in South Africa:


Hotels tend to offer tourists greater amenities than the average guest house or bed and break fast. Many contain top class restaurants, bars and corporate facilities.

Mirroring the diversity of South Africa, South African Hotels offer travellers the basic old fashioned value for money to the opulence of 5 star.

Hotel websites to visit include: