South Africa is not only about safaris and national parks. It is the continent’s most modern country and the urban landscape is being modernized and transformed. New city centers are built and old townships are getting electricity and water supply. Also new airports, bus stations, roads and railway networks have made travel easier, faster and safer. Some of the best hotels and resorts are also present in the country from which travelers can choose from. Some of these resorts are situated in or near the national parks. The urban areas of the country have many luxury and boutique hotels. Some of the best hotels of the country are compiled.
Where to Stay in South Africa
Bankubung Bush Lodge Hotel
Located within the Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, this hotel is a very peaceful and quiet place to stay at. Also the location is easily accessible and convenient for both corporate and leisure travelers. The hotel also has meeting and banquet facilities. A restaurant is also found in the hotel. The services and facilities provided in the hotel are luxurious and up to date which make the hard day of sightseeing comfortable.
The Reef Hotel
Located within the financial district of Johannesburg and with views of a bustling city, the Reef Hotel provides modern and luxurious accommodation in 120 suites. The hotel provides all the basic amenities such as wifi, airport shuttle, room service, bars, restaurant, business center, meeting/conference facilities, banquets and no smoking rooms. Also the hotel is situated close to all the business centers, which make it a favorite option for socialites and businessmen.
Three Cities Riverside Hotel
The hotel is located very close to the city center of Durban and offers amazing views across a wonderful green belt that stretches from the Umgeni River to the Indian Ocean. The hotel has 169 luxurious bedrooms, eight conference venues and two restaurants that offer its guests a relaxed environment.
What to Eat
South Africa doesn’t have an indigenous cuisine, even though efforts have been made to bring Cape Cuisine to this status. But there is one thing that unites the country that is the love of meat. Also South Africa has a wide variety of seafood, which includes fish, lobster, oysters and mussels. There are a number of excellent restaurant where one can enjoy international as well as local food. Some of the restaurants are mentioned below.
The Test Kitchen
This restaurant is located in Cape Town and has local as well as international food. It is a favorite of all the food lovers and people even wait for months to book a table. Headed by Chef Luke Dale-Roberts, this hotel won the restaurant of the year award for the third time.
This Johannesburg hotel is famous for its outstanding technique and presentation. Chef David Higg has designed such a menu in which every ingredient shines and gives diners a fine dining experience.
This restaurant is located in Stellenbosch with Chef George Jardine as the head chef. The menu is such that it mesmerizes the diners with great flavors, textures and techniques. The food her is made with confidence and the result is delicious and beautiful food.