Side by side to the best hotel chains in the world, South African entrepreneurs have built and developed magnificent, local hotel brands over the years. Each brand enjoys a specific corporate identity, reputation and character, recognised by local and regional holiday makers and business travellers.

Even between the popular, bigger chains, you will find iconic venues and locations that are rare among the holdings of international chains in South Africa.


Tsogo Sun Hotels are renowned for comfort, intuitive service and characteristic African warmth. At over 100 hotels throughout South Africa and further afield – from economy, full service and luxury – guests are welcomed with warmth and cared for with attention to the little details that count. The portfolio include beach hotels, city hotels and casinos.


The Sun International Group has a diverse profile of assets including world class five star hotels, modern and well located casinos, and some of the world’s premier resorts. Their destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service.

Sun international are the developers and proud owners of the legendary Sun City resort in North West province that include The Palace of the Lost City.


Premier Hotels and Resorts offer luxury hotels and conference venues carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. They focus on offering discerning clients a home away from home.


Legacy hotels and resorts are known for a collection of exclusive and luxury assets. Legacy prides itself on offering guests a collection of Africa’s most exclusive and unforgettable four and five-star hotels, resorts and bush lodges.

Hotels, resorts and bush lodges have all been carefully designed and built to complement the special features of each destination. While each Legacy property is entirely unique, they all share a charm, elegance and commitment to service excellence to which the discerning traveller has become accustomed.


Village N Life specializes in urban resorts. Their assets are located in Cape Town and a few other beach towns in the province and are loved by young adults and adults young at heart.

Village N Life echoes the moto of ‘Once in a lifetime travel experiences’, meaning to give you an extra something you won’t be able to find in any of the other brands.

The Royal Portfolio is a collection of exclusive hotels and lodges located in iconic destinations across South Africa all owned by the same family. The Royal Portfolio showcases the very best luxury South African travel experiences, brought to evidence by repeatedly wining A-List international design awards.

The portfolio include Royal Malewane at Greater Kruger National Park, Birkenhead House in Hermanus, La Residence in the Franschhoek wine route and The Silo and Private Residences in Cape Town.


Tintswalo Lodges is a collection of intimate and luxurious boutique lodges. The brand is synonymous with unique locations and outstanding luxury.

Newmark is the management company for a selection of luxury hotels, residences, reserves and lodges in Africa. The collection includes a number of neighbouring properties in the V&A Waterfront, in addition to other trendy properties spread out in Cape Town. It also includes private game reserve offerings in Mpumalanga, Timbavati and Serengeti; a historic hotel in Graaff-Reinet, located in the Eastern Cape; as well as a beach-side lodge in Zanzibar.


The Collection by Liz McGrath, comprising  in Cape Town, The Marine in Hermanus, and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay – three iconic hotels that exemplify South African hospitality. Unique in location, the three 5-star hotels share a philosophy of creating ‘a world away from the ordinary’.

Decor, food and gardening were Liz McGrath’s passions. She called them her addictions, and they helped her to create three magnificent properties, in exceptional locations. Her heirs keep her legacy and lifetime achievements of hospitality exceptional.

Aquila Safaris collection are leaders in Big 5 conservations and wild life rehabilitation. Wild animals on their safari plains are all rescuers from bad facilities and salvaged from men abuse, bringing back dignity and fair comfort to these magnificent creates.

The game reserves and resort collection are located in the Western Cape at a comfort drive out of Cape Town.