The 10 Most Expensive Holiday Destinations in South Africa

Accommodation Direct  released its list of cheapest and most expensive holiday destinations in South Africa last month. We’ve already given you tips for nine budget-friendly options to explore, but now it’s time to see how the other half lives.

Keep in mind that these are average prices for the listings on this specific website. Obviously with a bit of digging you can find something more budget friendly in these areas…but for the purposes of this exercise… we’re looking at luxury!

1. Bantry Bay

Average price per night: R5320

The website actually listed quite a few “affordable” options – in the region of around R1500 per night – but the luxury accommodation of places like The Clarendon (R12 000 per night) means the average price has shot up quite a bit.

2. Hermanus

Average price per night: R5762

Photo Credit: Jonathan Clark-Brown

Hermanus has long been a holiday favourite for many South Africans and indeed, there are options to suit all pockets with some guest lodges having rooms for as low as R450 per night.

However, places like The Marine (R5000 per night) and Abalone Lodge (R3750) catapults this holiday town into the top ten.