Our special brand of hospitality is now available in 10 African countries, making us the continent’s largest hotel group.

You’ll find a Protea Hotel near you wherever you go in South Africa’s nine provinces. And if you’re travelling around Africa, our excellent service and quality accommodation is also available in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Our collection of accommodation options includes small country hotels, sea- and lakeside resorts, sexy urban hotels and fabulous game and safari lodges. Discover some of our top destinations below.

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TOP DESTINATIONS

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Cape Town South Africa

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The Mother City of South Africa is renowned for sun, sea, shores and Table Mountain

Built on a colourful history of diverse culture, architecture, cuisine and music, Cape Town’s rugged wilderness, utopian beaches and rich vineyards make it one epic city.
 
Cape Town is the Western Cape’s provincial capital and South Africa’s legislative capital. The Cape Peninsula has a Subtropical Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters, and mostly dry, warm summers.
 

Hermanus South Africa

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Welcome to one of the world's foremost, land-based whale-watching seaside resorts

Hermanus owes its success to the beautiful natural scenery, moderate climate, its close proximity to Cape Town and its fisherman’s village charm with modern features and comforts.

The town lies along Walker Bay on the south coast of the Western Cape. It is located about 115 km southeast of Cape Town and connected to the Mother City by the R43 highway and N2 motorway.

Stellenbosch South Africa

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Vineyards and mountains surround
Stellenbosch – the second oldest town in the country

Home to the University of Stellenbosch, this charming student town is the capital of the famous Cape Wine Route that has over a hundred premium cellars open to the public.

Stellenbosch is just 55 km to the east of Cape Town in a hilly region of the Cape Winelands. The summers are dry and warm to hot, while winters are cool, rainy and sometimes quite windy.

Knysna South Africa

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A popular holiday destination in the Outeniqua Mountains, surrounded by lush forests

Knysna's most famous attraction is the lagoon where you can  sample tasty oysters or take a ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, a private nature reserve that houses the exotic Knysna Loerie.

The largest indigenous forest in South Africa, Knysna contains rare and ancient trees, including stinkwood, yellowwood and Cape chestnut. It’s also home to the 600 year old King Edward VII Tree.

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Bloemfontein South Africa

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The City of Roses lies in the Free State in the heart of South Africa

Bloemfontein, the judicial capital city of The Free State province, is a modern city with a thriving central business district and is the sixth largest in South Africa.

This well-loved city is situated on the main road, rail and air links between the north, south, east and west of South Africa. It has a semi-arid climate with hot summer days and frosty winters.

O.R. Tambo International Airport South Africa

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OR Tambo International Airport, formerly Johannesburg International, is Africa's busiest airport. Named after struggle hero, Oliver Reginald Tambo, it has an array of restaurants and shops.
 
The airport is located in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, near the city of Johannesburg and is a hot and high airport. It is situated almost 1 700 m above mean sea level.
 

Durban South Africa

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The Golden Mile, friendly locals and tropical atmosphere allows you to fully relax

Popular all year round thanks to warm weather every month of the year and a great selection of hotels and attractions, Durban is the perfect place to spend the holidays in the sun.

uMhlanga and Ballito are a 20 minute drive up the coast from Durban and have superb beaches and malls, while the South Coast and Midlands Meander are perfect for lazy weekends away.

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Kruger National Park South Africa

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This sanctuary is home to more wildlife than any other nature reserve in Africa, including the Big Five, and contains over 147 species of animals and 507 species of birds.
 
The Limpopo province is dominated by the immense Kruger National Park that spans an incredible two million hectares.The park has nine main gates that allow entrance to the different camps.
 
 
 
 

Garden Route South Africa

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Africa’s Garden offers raw scenic beauty, warm seas and temperate climate

Spectacular beaches, a range of scenery, vegetation and wildlife and myriad incredible outdoor activities make the Garden Route stretch one of the top destinations in South Africa.

South Africa's Garden Route region stretches along the west coast of the country between the towns of Mossel Bay and the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve.

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Kwazulu Natal South Africa

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A cosmopolitan mix of cultures, scenery and eternal summers by the coast

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal’s history is rich with African, Indian and European cultures. The focal point of this mix of ethnicities is the bustling city of Durban.
 
KwaZulu-Natal, on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean, is a varied region of subtropical coastline, savannah and the towering Drakensberg Mountains.
 

Gauteng South Africa

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Gauteng has a unique geography with a combination of natural beauty and mineral wealth. The province is also the site of coal and diamond extraction operations, but it is best known for its gold deposits. Situated on the Highveld, a high-altitude grassy plateau, the province is home to the picturesque Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountains. Gauteng has warm, wind-free days in summer, and crisp, clear days in winter.
 

Western Cape South Africa

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The very southern tip of the African continent, the stunning Western Cape has it all

The province is one of the country's most beautiful with majestic mountains, colourful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and the open landscape of the semi-desert Karoo.

The Western Cape is a province in the south west of South Africa. Most of the province is considered to have a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

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Johannesburg South Africa

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A major metropolis, the City of Gold has many museums, art galleries and high-rises

More commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, the city is at the cutting edge of South Africa’s development, considered as one of Africa’s premier business destinations and home to the busiest airport on the continent.

Johannesburg is located in the eastern plateau area of South Africa known as the Highveld and features a subtropical highland climate with late afternoon thundershowers in the summer months.

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Pretoria South Africa

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​Welcome to the Jacaranda City, where the president lives and works

Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa is known as the Jacaranda City because of the magnificent display of blooming Jacaranda trees every spring that carpet the streets in purple.

Located in a transitional belt between the Highveld and the lower-lying Bushveld to the north, Pretoria has a moderately dry subtropical climate, with hot, rainy summers and short, dry winters.

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Western Cape

​The very southern tip of the African continent, the stunning Western Cape has it all.
 
The province is one of the country's most beautiful with majestic mountains, colourful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and the open landscape of the semi-desert Karoo.
 
The Western Cape is a province in the south west of South Africa. Most of the province is considered to have a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

Gauteng

The breath-taking Highveld is all about big business and a rich history of gold
 
Gauteng has a unique geography with a combination of natural beauty and mineral wealth. The province is also the site of coal and diamond extraction operations, but it is best known for its gold deposits.
 
Situated on the Highveld, a high-altitude grassy plateau, the province is home to the picturesque Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountains. Gauteng has warm, wind-free days in summer, and crisp, clear days in winter.

Kwazulu Natal

​A cosmopolitan mix of cultures, scenery and eternal summers by the coast.
 
Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal’s history is rich with African, Indian and European cultures. The focal point of this mix of ethnicities is the bustling city of Durban.
 
KwaZulu-Natal, on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean, is a varied region of subtropical coastline, savannah and the towering Drakensberg Mountains.

Mpumalanga

​Mainly situated on the high plateau grasslands of the Middleveld, Mpumalanga rises towards mountain peaks in the northeast.
 
Mpumalanga, ‘place where the sun rises’ in the local languages of Siswati and Zulu, is bordered by Gauteng in the west, and Mozambique and Swaziland in the east.
 
Come to Mpumalanga for the rich Ndebele and Swazi cultural heritage, eco-tourism and adventure holidays, and Big Five game viewing in the Kruger National Park.

Free State

​The Free State lies on the plateau between the Vaal and Orange Rivers in the very heart of South Africa.
 
It's a large, sparsely populated province with the baking Karoo desert in the South stretching to the vast rolling prairies that dominate its landscape.
 
Travellers can explore the Free State's many tourist routes from the majestic, mountainous Maluti Route to the historic, luxurious Diamond and Wine Route.

Limpopo

​Named for the Limpopo River flowing along its northern border, the Limpopo province of South Africa offers a wealth of historical and cultural treats, spectacular scenery and wildlife safaris.
 
Limpopo is South Africa’s northern most province, and borders onto Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana – a gateway province into southern Africa!
 
From Highveld grassland savannahs to majestic mountain ranges to lush subtropical forests, you’ll find a touch of Eden in the Limpopo province.

North West

​The North West province extends all the way from Gauteng to the Botswana border, flanked by the Magaliesberg and the Kalahari Desert.
 
Also known as the “Heritage Province”, it is home to the magnificent Pilanesberg and Madikwe game reserves. As well as viewing the Big Five, spectacular bird-life and wide-open African skies, you can encounter archaeological discoveries going back to the beginnings of humankind.
 
Slip back in time with Herman Charles Bosman’s tales of Oom Schalk and the Groot Marico (home to the home-distilled peach brandy mampoer), and discover the rich cultural and historical heritage of the North West province.

Eastern Cape

​The Eastern Cape is a land of diverse landscapes which range from the desolate Great Karoo to the lush forests of the Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley.
 
You'll find dramatic mountains in the Southern Drakensberg and the fertile Langkloof, sandy beaches and the only snow slopes in Africa.
 
The Eastern Cape offers you beaches where you can surf the world's biggest waves, widespread hills in a breathtaking panorama of hues, spectacular wildlife and sea life viewing, and warm, small-town hospitality. This is the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and truly, a continent in one province.

Northern Cape

​Known for its clear skies and breathtaking sunsets with brilliant starry nights, the Northern Cape is famous for more than diamonds.
 
With the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Richtersveld National Park and the Augrabies Falls National Parks, wildlife and nature are on your doorstep. Come springtime, the dazzling Namaqualand flowers are in bloom.

South Africa

​Welcome to a democratic country with diverse cultures and incredible natural beauty.
 
South Africa is a vast enigma of eight world heritage sites, twenty national parks and nine unique provinces that each has something unmatchable to offer local and international visitors.
 
South Africa is located at the southernmost region of Africa, with a long coastline that stretches more than 2 500 km and along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans.
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