The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Stay in a 5 star luxury treehouse with it's own pool + terrace,from which you can enjoy unique views over the forest canopy. Spa treatments available.
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Luxurious yacht moored by the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, enjoys prime spot for views of Table Mountain. Sleeps 2 - 8 people.
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Luxury tents with their own private hot tub. In a tranquil setting with fantastic views over the Karoo region. Sleeps 2-4 people.
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Naturist/Nudist Bed and Breakfast guest holiday accommodation at Salt Rock, with pool and hot tub, 150 metres from the beach
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Spend a night under the stars in this incredible tree house while listening to the sounds of the wild life around you. On site swimming pool and spa.
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Unique budget accommodation in vintage railway coaches in the centre of Cape Town. Enjoy the on-site pool, restaurant , bar + bbq facilities.
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At Mossel Bay, alongside the beach, you will find train carriages converted into hostel accommodation.
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Comfortable eco-friendly, self-catering tree house resort on the Garden Route near Sedgefield.
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Birds eye view of Drakensburg from these unique & romantic tree-houses with jacuzzi spa bath, on Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands Meander. Cottages for 2-6.
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Bush lodge with rock lodges sleeping 2-4 people near Malelane. Enjoy a game drive and rustic day spa before tucking into traditional African food.
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Unique luxury tree house + cottage accommodation in historical Tulbagh. With great views, on-site pool+ spa. 1.5 hours from Cape Town. Sleeps 2-8.
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Charming 4 star lodge on the edge of Wilderness Lagoon with an outdoor pool, just 2 minutes from the beach. Lots of activities. Sleeps 2-5 people.
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This decadent train journey takes you through stunning South African scenery, and can include overnight stay in a game lodge.
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A romantic and original fairytale castle for 4 located in a rural setting close to the pretty town of Clarens
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A boutique backpackers where each room is individually designed by a different artist. Situated in the heart of Cape Town.
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Award winning lodge offering luxurious accommodation with its own waterhole. Excursions possible.
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An intimate and rustic camping and safari experience, with the opportunity to explore the wildlife with a professional guide, near Amakhala Game Reserve.
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A luxury tented camp, in Saint Lucia, with pool + the chance to go on safari in the oldest proclaimed park in Africa (1895) - home to the Big Five.
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Safaris with a difference - you can participate in monitoring and conservation - near Richard's Bay
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This lodge in Pumba Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth has beautiful thatched chalets overlooking Lake Kariega and the African bush.
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Experience village life while staying in luxury tents or huts on the stunning coast near Mthatha
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Eco friendly camping and safari experience based in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, surrounded by breathtaking views and wildlife.
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A quirky motel just off Route 62 in Barrydale with a rustic style and a vintage diner on site.
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5 star luxury, themed rooms + a stunning location. Enjoy the views from the pool. On the mountain side overlooking Cape Town. With family rooms for 5!
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River huts + tents on the banks of the Orange River. Join white water kayaking, river rafting fishing trips
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A working farm on the banks of the Berg River, with buffalo themed luxury tents + a cottage for groups of from 6 to 20. Two nt min stay on weekends.
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A 5 star boutique hotel in Hout Bay with individual style, outdoor pool and spa treatments.
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Freestanding log units on a farm 10km outside Springbok, with views to the mountains.
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Immerse in nature in comfortable self-catering tipis on the edge of Addo Elephant National Park
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Safari conservancy with game drives to see the animals. With on-site bar, restaurant + pool. Near Mokopane.