We live in a beautiful country that offers world-class hospitality. It's no wonder that the world's rich and famous flock to our shores when you take into account our weak Rand and lack of Paparazzi. When they aren't buying their own holiday home, where do these folk stay?
Here are some of South Africa's most LUXURIOUS hotels and what they have to offer...besides a great night sleep on a Sealy!
1. The Cape Grace
Found in the shadow of Table Mountain on the Atlantic seaboard, this hotel has tons of sophistication as it rubs shoulders with the V&A Waterfront. They offer guests luxury and freedom in an old world, European style. The Penthouse apartment is available for R20 000 per night.
2. The Palace at Sun City
Popular with our politicians and their friends, The Palace offers luxury afforded only to African royalty. It was built in 1992 boasting opulent architecture and beautiful animal sculptures. Situated at the heart of the Sun City resort, guests enjoy gambling, golfing and game drives. A Superior Suite will cost you R10 000 per night.
3. The Vineyard Hotel & Spa
Nestled in the leafy suburb of Newlands, Cape Town, this hotel appeals to sports stars, Sparrows and bird watchers. Its proximity to the Newlands cricket and rugby grounds, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Liesbeek River make it a great launching pad for family outings. One of their 207 rooms could cost you R5000 per night.
4. Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Brad Pitt & Angelina recently made Sandhurst their home, and its no wonder. This first-world neighbourhood is infused with the city's energy and offers easy access on foot, via the Gautrain and its buses. The Saxon boasts that it pays attention to even the finest detail - and has its own army of chefs, butlers and chauffeurs available to achieve this. One night could cost you R10 000.
5. The Table Bay Hotel
Friendly staff and excellent security make this exquisite hotel very popular with toursits looking for a home away from home. Situated on the Green Point side of the V&A Waterfront, this hotel offers easy access to yachting, watching concerts at the Green Point Stadium or fine dining at any of the restaurants within the hotel or on its doorstep. The Executive suite will set you back R17 000.