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10 Most Extravagant Hotels in Africa

There are many natural riches throughout the continent of Africa, including exquisite grasslands and mountains, white sand beaches, and an astonishing diversity of wildlife.

But there is also quite a bit of wealth in Africa in the material sense, much of which is centered in the continent’s booming tourism industry.

If you yourself are a wealthy traveler, you will discover many opportunities to immerse yourself in luxury and opulence as you explore all that Africa has to offer. You might for example fly into one of the 10 most expensive airports in Africa. From there, you can head directly to one of Africa’s popular luxury resorts, which draw tens of thousands of multi-millionaires to stay every year.

While boutique luxury resorts are focused largely in South Africa, you will find them throughout the continent. Here are 10 of the most expensive hotels you can stay in while you are visiting this beautiful and fascinating continent!

10. 12A: The Twelve Apostles: Cape Town, South Africa

12A: The Twelve Apostles

12A: The Twelve Apostles – Image courtesy of 12A

Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $341 – $1,253

Imagine waking up in the morning with a view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. No visit to Cape Town is complete without booking a stay at the lavish luxury hotel known as the Twelve Apostles. Situated right next to the Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, this hotel gives you access to some of Africa’s most breathtaking natural treasures.

There are 55 deluxe guest rooms to choose from at The Twelve Apostles along with 15 luxury suites. Some of the rooms overlook the ocean, while others look out on the mountains. The interior décor in these rooms is an astonishing amalgam of European and African styles. Perhaps the most extraordinary is the Grand Master Suite, featuring an antique marble bath and floors, a private wraparound terrace, Italian chandeliers, and works of art by South African masters. A full English breakfast and 24 hour butler service are included.

9. Cape Grace: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Grace

Cape Grace – Image courtesy of Cape Grace

Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $543 – $2,310

Also in Cape Town is Cape Grace, an incredible luxury hotel and spa wedged between the Table Mountain National park and a multi-millionaire yacht basin. The hotel has won numerous awards over the years for its five star service and extravagant accommodations.

Among the many beautiful rooms you can stay in are a number of impressive luxury suites. These include One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites, the Table Mountain Luxury Suite, the Rooftop Luxury Suite, and the Penthouse Suite. While Cape Grace is an expensive hotel to stay in, there are many packages and promotions which can help you save money, such as the “Four Nights or Less” package for 20% off.

8. The Oyster Box: Umhlanga, South Africa

the oyster box

Image courtesy of The Oyster Box

Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $294 – $1,425

Leaving Cape Town, but still in South Africa, we have The Oyster Box, a luxury accommodation in Umhlanga. This gorgeous hotel combines “old world charm with modern day comfort” in 86 sumptuous rooms. Some of the rooms overlook the gardens, while others look out over the ocean.

The most dramatic of these rooms is the Presidential Suite, which comes with its own seating area and two marble bathrooms. A private rim-flow swimming pool and a personal lounge and dining area allow you to entertain. There is an additional bedroom as well, making this a good choice for families or groups.

7. Nicon Luxury: Abuja, Nigeria

Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $350 – $3,117

Departing South Africa, let’s stop off in Nigeria for a stay in Nicon Luxury, located in Federal Capital Territory with the Aso Rock in the background. The hotel was founded to host the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2003. Today, anyone can book a stay in any of the 253 luxury rooms, 22 of which are suites. The hotel is actually still under development. Following current expansion efforts, it will expand to a total of 582 rooms.

Options include Classic and Superior rooms along with Business, Executive, Ambassadorial and Presidential suites. Many facilities and amenities are available to enhance your stay, including a spa, swimming pool, gymnasium, lawn tennis court, and even a squash court.

6. Hemingways Nairobi: Nairobi, Kenya

Hemingways Nairobi

Image courtesy of Hemingways Nairobi

Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $346 – $683

It may not be the most expensive hotel on our list, but Hemingways Nairobi is certainly among the most opulent and sophisticated. Just 40 minutes away from the international airport at Nairobi, this luxury hotel in Kenya offers personalized butler services to guests in 45 boutique rooms. The design of the hotel is airy, with large windows which let in plenty of natural light. The high ceilings and vaulted beams give the rooms an open feel. When you step inside your suite, you’ll be greeted by the soft scent of fresh roses, and your butler will always be available to see to your every need.

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