PICS | South Africa's greatest hotel views
Which filters do you put on when searching for accommodation? Is it 'swimming pool' or perhaps you search by price tag?
A lot of clever booking sites include 'beachfront view' as an option. But not a lot of sites include 'view' under its choice of filters, which honestly is a grave shame.
But do not fret, here are some of the best hotel, B&B or self-catering views around SA:
We all know the spectacular views you can see from the Silo Hotel in Cape Town and the Westcliff in Johannesburg, but there are plenty more hotel views to discover.
Tintswalo Atlantic, Hout Bay
Hugging the Atlantic Ocean at the very base of Table Mountain National Park, across the bay from Hout Bay, is this exclusive escape. The view from your ocean-facing room is nothing but spectacular.
This luxury, self-catering pod in the Hemel-and-Aarde valley of Hermanus is the perfect hideaway from the world. The view of the Creation vineyards around sunset is awe-inspiring.
Glamp in between the mountains in this luxe tenting accommodation that's ideal for a weekend break with friends or family. Here you are isolated from the worls, surrounded by nature in its very splendour.
Turbine Hotel & Spa, Knysna
For the ultimate in luxury and pampering, head to this dreamy spot, located on the exclusive Thesen Island in Knysna.
Trogon House and Forest Spa, Plettenberg Bay
The Garden Route is already quite a magical place, but this stay will make you believe that you might have just stepped into one of Tolkien's stories, and an elf and hobbit might just flit by delivering a ring to a very hot place (and no, not Oudtshoorn).
The view from the honeymoon suite is soooooo sweet...
Radisson Blu Waterfront, Cape Town
A Cape Town sundowners favourite, this hotel offers guests the most stunning ocean views from both their rooms as well as from the infinity pool.
Tintswalo Lapalala, Waterberg, Limpopo
This family-friendly lodge is ideal for spotting animals from the deck of your glamorous, luxury tented suite. Sit back in your splash pool and breathe in the sounds and smells of the bush.
Agulhas Rest Camp, Agulhas
This small camp of wooden huts is located 10.3km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse. The view from your room and the deck of your hut is of ocean and fynbos.
River Time, Velddrif, West Coast
Stay right on the Bergrivier that runs through Velddrif. Spend your days watching birds and boats whizz by.
Away with the Fairies Backpackers, Hogsback
Brahman Hills, KZN Midlands
In the very heart of Nottingham Road you'll find this unique escape. From the self-catering cottages you'll see the rolling hills that seem to stretch on forever and infinity.
Castello Di Monte, Pretoria
A popular wedding venue, from the rooms your view is the stunning hills of Waterkloof. A unique way to see the city, indeed.
Ocean View Hotel, Coffee Bay
Want to truly get away from it all? Then take a laid-back stroll to the secluded beach only meters away from the rooms.
Pablo House, Melville
Ideally located for nights out in Melville’s legendary 7th Street, sunset allows for the most incredible north-facing views of the Melville Koppies.