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City Accommodation

The lights of Ezard House glow against the sea on the coast near Cape Town, South Africa.
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Many people find spending time in cosmopolitan Cape Town, vibrant Johannesburg, or the lush Cape Winelands a stimulating contrast to their time in the bush. A few days exploring the history and culture of one of Africa's great cities or the stunning landscapes of the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, or the Panorama Route makes a perfect way to start or end your journey.

The cutting-edge restaurant at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa, features dining tables set in a shallow pool surrounded by trees in giant tin buckets.
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Our city accommodation options range from internationally renowned five-star hotels to characterful guesthouses known only to old Africa hands. While larger places often have a wider array of services available, we feel that staying in a smaller place can often add substantially to your experience. Smaller places are often owned and run directly by local people, providing the opportunity for you to experience the warmth of African hospitality at its most personal without sacrificing comfort or style. We're more than happy to recommend intimate luxury properties known for their personalised service.

The interior of a suite at The Saxon in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the world's leading boutique hotels.
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Style and décor range as widely as size, from historical Cape Dutch to rustic bush-chic to sleek contemporary looks which would not be out of place in New York or Milan, all with a distinctive African twist. The best of Africa's city hotels offer luxurious accommodation and superb service equalling that of their European, Asian, and American counterparts. Moreover, city accommodation (particularly in South Africa) offers astounding value for money, and you will be surprised by how much your money can buy.

Please let us know if you are interested in spending a few days in the city as part of your trip.