Book cheap hotels in South Africa

South Africa is a country at the southern tip of the African continent; it is the most developed and wealthiest country in Africa and is the travel hub and commercial hub of the African sub-continent. Yet despite this it is a country struggling to come to terms with a history of institutional inequality and colonialism. It is a country where a quarter of the population live below the poverty line and yet the biggest city, Johannesburg, accounts for almost a tenth of the entire GDP of Africa, which is either a mark of the country’s success or the continent’s failings, depending where you stand. The history of the country, as well as its dramatic landscapes, world-class nature reserves, modern first world cities and fascinating cultures and people are its main advantages in an international tourist industry that has become increasingly competitive. It has a diverse mix of cultures and is the only country in the world with eleven official languages and a multi-lingual national anthem.

All you need to know about South Africa
South Africa is built of contrasts, first and third world live side by side, it has the highest crime rate in the world and yet some of the greatest examples of the human endurance and the capacity for forgiveness have been shown the African people who were systematically subjugated by the white population. Do you want to book an accommodation in South Africa? It is a surprising holiday destination. The country is very popular: a beautiful nature, delicious local specialties, architectural landmarks and a very traditional and unique culture. There are numerous hotels to book. There are plenty of budget hotels from €41,00 per night. Do you want a more luxurious room? Then the prices rise towards €111,00 per accommodation. You have many options here for a sun holiday. You can also enjoy a great holiday here in winter. Book your hotel room in South Africa easily online. Compare the best providers below and book the best offers.

CountrySouth Africa
Capital cityCape Town
Average hotel room price€72,00
Spoken languageAfrikaans, English
Official CurrencySouth African rand (ZAR)
Favorite travel timeMarch, April, September & October
Number of inhabitants59.893.885
Land area1219912 km2
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (South African Standard Time)
Leading airlineSouth African Airways
Major Airport Tambo International Airport Johannesburg (IATA:JNB)
Official government websitewww.gov.za

Practical information
Are you going on a trip to South Africa? Prepare yourself well! The country’s capital is Cape Town. People pay here with South African rand (ZAR). The South African time zone is UTC+02:00 (South African Standard Time). The most common language(s): Afrikaans, English. The country has approximately 59.893.885 inhabitants in the country. The total area is 1219912 km2. Some additional practical info: the voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the socket type is C / M / N. The country code for phone calls is +27.

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Special regions for a hotel stay in South Africa

South Africa is by far the most visited country in Africa for all these reasons and more and there is much to see and do while on holiday in South Africa. South Africa has versatile holiday areas. Please select one of the available regions below. You can then find an explanation and view the available hotel offer. Also check out hotel accommodations in Paraguay or Romania.

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Details on public transportation in South Africa

South Africa has a well laid out public transport network. An important airport in this country is Tambo International Airport Johannesburg. This is a very nice airport. The national airline company is South African Airways. They offer various destinations. You can also book a last minute deal. Via www.gov.za you can find more information about: tax for tourists, police and emergency services and residence permits (visas) and passports.

Normal hotel prices

South African hotel prices depend on many factors. We offer a price estimate in the next figure.

Accommodation typeTariffs
Basic hotel€41,00
Regular room€72,00
Luxurious accommodation€111,00
City trip€216,00
Meal (per person)€22,00
Standard rates for an hotel stay in South Africa

Climate & Weather Forecasts June 2024

South Africa is a special country. We define the climate as a Cold desert climate. The average temperature here is 18,3 degrees Celsius. In winter it is a bit colder. It is then (on average) about 9,7 degrees centigrade °C. Temperatures rise during the summer. Arround 24,9 degrees centigrade °C. In the table below you will find the weather forecast for the next 7 days.


What to see

Your first point of entry to South Africa is likely to be Johannesburg, the commercial and travel hub of the country and much of the continent. Tourists in South Africa will land at O.R Tambo International Airport and then catch a connecting domestic flight to one of the other major cities in South Africa, such as Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Kimberly, Port Elizabeth, East London etc. In Johannesburg it is worthwhile taking a few hours or even a few days to explore the city and see a different side to it than the ‘crime capital of the world’ label so often stamped upon it by the international media.

Johannesburg

Cradle of Humankind
This is a famous UNESCO World Heritage site and is so named because it is the place from which the species Homo sapiens are believed to have originated from. Located near Johannesburg it is a location filled with fascinating caves with rich paintings of the world’s original hominids before they ventured forth across the vast continent of the world before it broke up into the shapes they are now.

Constitution Hill
Located at the western end of Hillbrow sits a hill and upon this hill stands the gleaming buildings of the Constitutional Court. It is an amazing place and is the manifestation of the final steps taken by the iconic heros of the struggle to bring some measure of political and legal equality to a people subjugated by settlers for over 300 years of their history. It is an interesting and emotional landmark for anyone remotely interested in the Struggle, Apartheid and the coming of democracy to South Africa. (There is a dilapidated prison complex next to the Constitutional Courts representing the full circle turn that the law in South Africa has taken).

Apartheid Museum
Another must-see location for any visitors to Joburg, this museum offers a guide to the Apartheid regime of South Africa which, for over 60 years, developed many parts of the country to be on-par with the cities of the First World, while the rest of the country was left in conditions akin to Victorian England. It illustrates the inequality that Apartheid instilled, charts the rise of the various struggle or freedom movements and gives visitors a clear idea of the challenges still facing this country on the tip of Africa. It is a must for anyone who wants to put things in context and understand why things in South Africa are the way they are.

Places to visit in wider South Africa:

Durban
 Durban is the internal tourist destination of South Africa, it is the country’s beach and summer sun paradise and the locals here are renowned for being rather laid-back and friendly. There are many beaches and beach-front hotels in Durban and has a suberb ocean boulevard where good bargains can be achieved at the many outdoor markets – make sure you haggle for a good price as locals will try to make more money off foreign tourists. Durban is widely regarded to have one of the most beautiful skylines from the ocean, so make sure you take the time to go out on the water with one of the local yacht charter companies that leave from Durban harbor, the busiest port in Africa.

Cape Town
this is the fashion and hippie capital of the country, and is also one of the richest cities after Johannesburg. With the city’s boundaries fronting the Atlantic and Indian Oceans it offers diverse beaches and many luxurious hotels. It can be rather cold by African standards in the winter but is a major tourist draw in the summer. Because the city is built in the shadow of the iconic Table Mountain and wraps itself round the many other hills and mountains along this part of the country, the city’s layout can be confusing and tourists going to this part of South Africa should definitely by a comprehensive guide book.

Cape Town is located in the Western Cape province, which is also home to the country’s famous Garden Route – the sleepy, sloping hills of the a region famous for its production of the some of the best wines in the world. These wine estates are well worth a visit. Robben Island, arguably one of the most famous islands in the world, is located just off the coast of Cape Town and is infamous as the home of the jail in which former President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for much of his 27 years behind bars before his dream of a free South Africa was realized. Robben Island, like the Cradle of Humankind, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.