SA hotels, resorts and lodges clean up at the 2021 World's Best Awards

22 September 2021 - 09:18 By Toni Jaye Singer
One of the luxe rooms in The Silo Hotel in Cape Town, which was named one of the Top 5 Africa City Hotels in Travel + Leisure magazine's 2021 World's Best Awards. File photo.
One of the luxe rooms in The Silo Hotel in Cape Town, which was named one of the Top 5 Africa City Hotels in Travel + Leisure magazine's 2021 World's Best Awards. File photo.
Image: The Royal Portfolio

SA can boast that it’s officially home to one of the globe’s 25 Best Cities and all five of Africa’s Top City Hotels now that Travel + Leisure magazine has announced the winners of its annual World’s Best Awards.

Each year, the prestigious New-York-based publication invites its reader to weigh in on their international travel experiences by taking part in a survey covering everything from cruise ships and resorts to airlines and spas. The scores are tallied and the winners sorted into lists.

Here’s which lists Mzansi featured on in 2021:

The 25 Best Cities in the World: Cape Town (#20).

The Top 100 Hotels in the World: andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge (tied for #20) and The Oyster Box (#90), both in KwaZulu-Natal. andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge (tied for #71 and Lion Sands Game Reserve (tied for #88), both in the Kruger National Park.

The Top 3 Resort Hotels in Africa: The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks (#2).

The Top 5 Africa City Hotels: The Cape Grace (#1), The Silo Hotel (#2), Ellerman House (#3) and One&Only (#5), all in Cape Town. The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa (#4) in Johannesburg.

The Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa: andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge (#3) in KwaZulu-Natal and andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge (tied for #9) in the Kruger National Park.

The Top 10 Cities in Africa and the Middle East: Cape Town (#1)

To see the full lists of this year's winners in the World's Best Awards, click here.


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