The Best Hotels In Africa

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The best hotels in Africa: 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Here are the top hotels and resorts in Africa, as voted for by you in the Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. For hotels recommended by the editors of Condé Nast Traveller, see our edit of the best hotels in Africa, the Middle East and Indian Ocean

4 October 2022

The best hotels in Africa Readers' Choice Awards 2022

Home to one of the most captivating wildlife and landscapes on the planet, Africa has no shortage of spectacular safaris and sprawling sandy stretches of land. And with the region cheerfully welcoming travellers again, the hotels that accompany them are more than ready to make a roaring return. A surge in interest for wildlife-watching and nature-based experiences are perhaps the reasons behind hotels in South Africa gaining dominance however, blissfully remote lodges in Zambia, Zimbabwe and high-flyer hideaway Giraffe Manor in Kenya have gracefully leapt in. Meanwhile in Northern Africa, apart from an unsurprising appearance from a Tunisian stay, only the dreamiest riads in Morocco were picked, perhaps owing to the spellbinding Moorish architecture

As part of the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, we’re listing the very best hotels in Africa, including luxury lodges from big-name brands to boutique boltholes across Northern and Southern Africa. The scores below are percentages representing overall average levels of satisfaction.

  • La Mamounia Marrakech Morocco
The best hotels in Southern Africa 2022

15. The Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town, South Africa. Score 92.31
14. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa. Score 92.32
13. The Marine, Hermanus, South Africa. Score 93.39
12. AtholPlace House & Villa, Johannesburg, South Africa. Score 93.85
11. The Plettenberg, South Africa. Score 94.85
10. Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Score 96.13
9. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya. Score 96.37
8. The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara. Score 96.79
7. Ellerman House, Cape Town, South Africa. Score 97.50
6. Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Score 98.24
5. Last Word Constantia, Constantia, South Africa. Score 98.93
4. Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard, Franschhoek, South Africa. Score 98.97
3. Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. Score 99.12
2. One&Only Cape Town, South Africa. Score 99.21
1. Babylonstoren, Franschhoek, South Africa. Score 99.28

Joe Thomas

The best hotels in Northern Africa 2022

  • Babylonstoren Franschhoek South Africa