In South Africa, the traveler will find all the usual forms of accommodation. From luxury hotels to standard hotels, guesthouses, guesthouses, wildlife camps, backpacker hostels, bed & breakfast. Breakfast options to campgrounds is here to have everything. The mid-priced hotels are usually surprisingly well equipped and relatively cheap for Europeans due to the exchange rate. Guesthouses are available in all quality levels from simple to 5 * luxury. The prices are seasonal almost everywhere. Farm stays already exist for 130 Rand p. Including breakfast. The prices in the luxury game lodges are 400, – to 500, – US $ per person. Game lodges are located in private huge game reserves. As a rule, you even get the Big Five shown here.
Often there are discounts if you stay longer than two nights. You should also always inquire whether the price per person or per room and whether the breakfast is inclusive. In any case, you should book your accommodation in the high season (October to February and Easter). If you do not want to commit yourself, you should call and order one to two days in advance to avoid nasty surprises.
Reliable hotel chains include Sun International, Southern Sun, Protea Hotels, Holiday Inn and City Lodge. The camps in the state-owned wildlife parks are comfortable and reasonably priced. The hotels are usually expensive and often more impersonal than guest farms, retreats and bed & breakfast. Breakfasts as accommodations. Here you live individually and you get in touch with the locals and often get many tips that you will not find in any travel guide. Often you also get into conversation with other guests, exchange experiences and maybe go to dinner together. The standard is relatively high, especially in the upper price category. These accommodations start at 300 Rand per person per night. Often these accommodations are found in historic buildings or in private villas and especially in very good locations. However, even the simpler accommodations offer their own charm. It does not always have to be the upper price segment.
Basically, with the variety of accommodation options reservations are not essential. However, if the route is already known before, they are very convenient, since the search on site then deleted. So you have the certainty of really getting the accommodation you want. In touristically frequented areas and for the national parks, you should also reserve outside the main season.