10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Africa for Your Next Vacation


Hotels in Africa have rich hospitality, great customers, dynamic ocean views, and all the features you could get from a good hotel. Africa is known for its hospitality and rich culture. This is evident in their hotels and homes in general, but the former is on our watch list today.

In terms of luxury, Africa has lots of historic and luxurious hotels and we’ll be revealing the top 10 luxurious hotels in Africa.

Before then, kindly be informed that these hotels are expensive, unlike the regular ones you’re familiar with.

Now, sit tight, and let’s ride.

Top 10 Luxurious Hotels in Africa

1. Riad Kheirredine — Marrakech, Morocco

Hotels in Africa - Riad Kheirredine
Riad Kheirredine in Morocco – (Photo Credit: Travelhelix.com)

In terms of luxurious hotels in Africa, the Riad Kheirredinehas is our favorite choice. The hotel has lots of special features and services that make it top of our list and I’ll be outlining those.

It’s a five-star hotel, of course, located in the heart of Marrakesh in a clean and serene environment. Visiting the Riad Kheirredine for the first time, you feel a change in the scent of the atmosphere with lovely perfumed rooms. Security is top-notch, you don’t have to worry about your car or belongings getting stolen.

Its location, the real estate, and executive vibes among others will make you feel as if you are in one of those private islands for rent. They’ve also got a means of air transport, free and fast WiFi, a concierge, a soundproof room, a pool, and many more. The best part has to be the food, the Riad Kheirredine serves both local and international dishes. 

Make Your reservation here: HTTPS://WWW.RIADKHEIRREDINE.COM/

2. The Oberoi Beach Resort — Mauritius

Hotels in Africa - The Oberoi
The Oberoi Resorts in Mauritius – (Photo Credit: TravelPlusstyle.com)

Don’t get confused by the “beach”, it’s actually a hotel – a five-star hotel in the lovely nation, of Mauritius. The good thing about this hotel is its close proximity to other recreational centers which you can visit to get a new feel of things outside the hotel.

Aside from that, customer service is quite good, a very tranquil environment – perfect for unwinding after a stressful day or long trip.

There are lots of activities to engage in while enjoying your stay. A tennis court, a fitness center for keeping fit and also a nice swimming pool.


3. Dar Ayniwen Garden Hotel & Bird Zoo – Morocco

Dar Ayniwen Garden Hotel & Bird Zoo – (Photo Credit: Hg2.com)

The hotels from the Northern part of Africa seem to be dominating our list, let’s see what the Dar Ayniwen Garden Hotel has in stock.

The Dar Ayniwen Garden Hotel & Bird Zoo has a charming atmosphere that engulfs you on entering the premises. The vast land houses some of the best rooms, lodges, and other recreational facilities in Morocco. It’s quite close to the airport, getting there from the Menara airport isn’t difficult.

The hotel boasts of a fully air-conditioned room with a hot bath, cable TV, and coffee maker. Also, there’s free Wi-Fi for customers, a patio, and a large swimming pool.

Get a room here: HTTPS://DAR-AYNIWEN.COM/

4. La Maison Arabe – Morocco

Hotels in Africa - La Maison Arabe
La Maison Arabe – (Photo Credit: thewotme.com)

The Maison Arabe is a very prestigious hotel and has the best rooms, suites, and lodges that you’ll need from a five-star hotel.

The meals – they’ve got the best of cooks, preparing tasty meals and dishes. Occasionally, top music stars are invited to entertain the visitors.

The Maison Arabe has 26 well-furnished rooms and suites, 2 large swimming pools, a minibar, free internet access, and a shuttle bus to transport you to and fro the annex. There’s also a spa, for those who’ll want it.

Book a room here: LAMAISONARABE.COM

5. The Oyster Box – South Africa

Hotels in Africa - The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box in ZA – (Photo Credit: Chaloafrica.com)

The Oyster Box is one of the best hotels in Africa, actually, I’ll say it’s the best in South Africa in my opinion. With lots of fully furnished and well-decorated rooms — they’re actually 86 in number. Hospitality is of the highest level with well-trained staff for the job. 

If you’re looking to have a romantic outing, business meetings, or other social events, the Oyster Box is the perfect box. The hotel has great ocean views, two big-sized swimming pools, a free complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, and a spa.

Book a room here: OYSTERBOXHOTEL.COM

6. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa – Tanzania

Hotels in Africa - Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa – (Photo Credit: Voyage-prive.ch)

This wonderful edifice located in the eastern part of Africa is one great spot for family recreation and romantic outings. It’s situated close to the airport – a 10-minute drive from the airport to Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa.

Hospitality is pretty much okay, with good customer service, exotic and well-spaced rooms, and delicious meals. The hotel has a quintessential touch of nature to it plus a great ocean view.

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villa also avails you of family rooms, a private balcony, room service, a minibar a standard-sized indoor and outdoor swimming pools.


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7. Hemingways – Kenya

Hotels in Africa - Hemingways
Hemingways in Kenya (Photo Credit: theluxevoyager.com)

Set in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, Hemingway provides top-class hotel services to visitors in a serene and squeaky-clean environment. The hotel is in close proximity to recreational venues like the David Sheldrick Wildlife and the Nairobi National Park. The classic spa is great for winding away your stresses.

A fully equipped bar and lounge, unique mini bar, free breakfast, and an air transport facility. At Hemingway’s, customer satisfaction is a top priority, there’s also a butler service for customers. All these you get at a relatively affordable price.


8. Pod Camps Bay – South Africa

Hotels in Africa - Pod Camps Bay
Pod Camps Bay in ZA – (Photo Credit: Booking.com)

A hotel with a quintessential look of nature, a hotel most loved by tourists and locals alike, the Pod Camps Bay fails to disappoint, it offers all you’d ever need from a world-class hotel. The Pod Camps are subtly decorated naturally, hence it’s loved by all – who doesn’t love nature?

Staff attendance ticks all the right boxes, spacious and well-decorated room to maximize your comfort. You enjoy every pay at the Pod Camps with world-class service.

The hotel houses lots of lovely rooms with free WiFi, a fitness place, coffee-making machines, free breakfast, and great mountain views.

Get a room here: https://www.pod.co.za/

  1. Zanzi Hotel and Resort – Tanzania

Hotels in Africa - Zanzi Hotels
Zanzi Hotel – (Photo Credit: Timbuktutravel)

Another wonderful place to be, Zanzi resort tick all the right boxes a luxurious hotel should have. There’s good hospitality, natural scenery, and well-furnished rooms.

The bouquet consists of both local and international dishes from the best chef. Drinks are of all classes and types, and the rooms – very exquisite!

These hotels provide you with a private beach, bridal suite, air transport facility, fitness center, patio, and air-conditioned rooms. 

Book a room here: HTTPS://WWW.ZANZIRESORT.COM/

10. The One Above – South Africa

The award-winning One Above is truly above, the name speaks for it. Set in Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful city, the One Above is truly a home away from home with all the luxury you could wish for.

The One Above is perfect for a family time out or holiday, business meets, or other social events. Its gorgeous views, excellent customer service, tasty meals, and a wide assortment of drinks all enclosed in state-of-the-art rooms make it more special.

Get a room here: booking.com

Do you know other luxurious hotels in Africa?

Africa has got lots of luxury hotels and suites, above you’ve been treated to the top 10 amongst them. Which will you be visiting? Or have you been to any, let’s hear from you!

Stephen Gbolagade
Stephen Gbolagadehttps://www.stephengade.com/
Stephen is a Frontend engineer, technical writer, owner and part-time blogger here at Gbolamedia, incoming data scientist, an enthusiastic cynophilist, and a curious introvert. Stephen is currently available for full-time, part-time or contract-base role. Contact him here: on WhatsApp or check him on Linkedin


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