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South Africa has some of the best hotels in the world, says Tamsin Mathews, product manager at Giltedge Africa, a luxury touring company. 

“Ranging from rooms with the best views of Table Mountain, to relaxation in the Cape vineyards - South African hotels offer it all,” Mathews told Business Insider South Africa. 

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South Africa received a total of 15.5 million international tourists in 2016 - contributing 2.5% of the country’s GDP.

Mathews gave Business Insider South Africa a list of some of the most expensive hotels in South Africa (prices are per person, per night - the lower price is for out-of-season, and the higher for peak season). 

The Silo (Cape Town) - from R4,790 to R10,893

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South Africa’s most expensive hotel offers unparalleled views of the Cape Town harbour, V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. The hotel has 28 rooms and access to the Zeitz Mocaa. The penthouse room is available for a cool R140,000 per night.

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One & Only (Cape Town) - from R4,790 to R10,893

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Only a couple of hundred metres from the Silo, sits the One & Only Cape Town. Situated on its own 1,000m² private island, the hotel has a spa and 10 chalets with balconies above the V&A canal.

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Delaire Graff (Stellenbosch) - from R7,275 to R11,175

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Delaire Graff features ten lodges that overlook the Stellenbosch Valley, offering sweeping views of the estate’s wine estate. Guests can enjoy the estate's spa, a gymnasium and renowned restaurant. 

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La Residence (Franschhoek) - from R5,400 to R8,300

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Situated on a 12-hectare estate, the hotel offers the perfect getaway from the bustling city. Each one of the 16 rooms are individually decorated by owner Liz Biden. The estate also features several swimming pools, a spa, restaurant and vineyards and wildlife for guests to explore. 

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Ellerman House (Cape town) - from R5,625 to R6,300

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Cape Town’s self-proclaimed “most luxurious hotel” is situated in an old Cape Edwardian mansion just 10 minutes from the Cape Town CBD. With only 11 rooms, two suites and two three-bedroom villas, the property boast two lounges, library, dining room, three dining terraces, spa, fitness centre, heated swimming pool, brandy lounge, wine gallery, contemporary art gallery and champagne cellar – all exclusive to its guests.