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The most beautiful luxury beach resorts South Africa has to offer

South Africa is known for many things: its vineyards, its diversity in culture, and its national reserve safaris. All these attractions are what makes South Africa a truly unique travel destination. And let’s not even rave about the beautiful beaches and coastlines as you witness the splashing of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. To complement its exotic beaches, destinations like Cape Town and Durban offer various luxury beach resorts around the area to give an added touch of class and grandeur.

Luxury beach resorts have always been the go-to when it comes to travellers who are looking to unwind and relax. While there are many luxury beach resorts all over that boast a magnificent coastline, South Africa is unique with its thriving tourism industry — thanks to popular destinations like Port Elizabeth and Plettenburg Bay.

When it comes to luxury beach resorts, the 12 Apostles Hotel is one destination that stands out, boasting numerous accolades and awards in the last two years, with one being ‘Luxury Sea View Hotel & Spa of The Year’ by Luxury Travel Awards in 2018. The Plettenberg Hotel is another worthwhile luxury beach resort with three outlets in different parts of South Africa. The Ellerman House also boasts a spectacular view of the Cape Town coastlines, while adding its own touch of lavishness and zen.

Click through the gallery to check out our top six picks of luxury beach resorts scattered across South Africa. Be sure to tap on the (+) to read more about each of them.

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Cape Grace is situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s Victoria &  Alfred Waterfront and the yacht marina. (Image: Cape Grace)

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It’s wide variety of uniquely rooms boasts spectacular views of sweeping landscapes. (Image: Cape Grace)

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The Plettenberg Hotel has three different outlets: one in Cape Town, the other in Plettenberg Bay, and Hermanus. (Image: Plettenberg Hotel)

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Each location prides itself on having a magnificent view of the coastline. (Image: Plettenberg Hotel)

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Take a dip by its infinity pool or have dinner overlooking an uninterrupted sunset in the skyline. (Image: Plettenberg Hotel)

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The 12 Apostles is one more of the more luxurious beach resorts in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: The 12 Apostles)

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It offers a wide variety of activities, many of which include a gorgeous vista of the ocean. (Image: The 12 Apostles)

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Many of its accommodations come with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, a perfect sight to wake up to. (Image: The 12 Apostles)

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Views Boutique Hotel & Spa considers itself a lavish boutique hotel, hitting all the right notes when it comes to being a luxury beach resort. (Image: Views Hotel)

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Its various accommodations and dining options feature an unrivalled view of the ocean with its gentle breeze. (Image: Views Hotel)

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The Ellerman House in Cape Town is another award-winning luxury beach resort, which is an Edwardian-era mansion. (Image: Ellerman House)

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Aside from its many rooms, Ellerman House also has two villas up for grabs, both carrying its own unique decor and views. (Image: Ellerman House)

The most beautiful luxury beach resorts South Africa has to offer

Wi-Liam Teh

Senior Writer

Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.


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