FIND & BOOK ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION IN SOUTH AFRICA is your green heart guide to eco-friendly accommodation throughout beautiful South Africa. We partner with all kinds of accommodation establishments that operate in an eco-friendly, sustainable and responsible way. So whether you opt for a luxury boutique hotel or rustic treehouse, you can feel good knowing your holiday supports a place that serves the environment and community in a positive way. To help you make these good choices, we are committed to growing a wonderful selection of urban and country, luxury and rustic green accommodation options where you will love to stay!

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Winelands Villa Guesthouse | Somerset West

From R695 per person | 4 Star Guesthouse, B&B, Self-catering Accommodation. Perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Free Wi-Fi. *3.5 Green Hearts*

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa | Port St. Johns

From R965 p.p.p.n. *Incl. meals | Award-winning family resort & spa presenting a paradise lost in time, ready to be explored! Wheelchair-friendly. *4 Green Hearts*

Tzaneen Country Lodge | Limpopo

From R1390 for 2 adults *Incl breakfast | Stylish rooms & relaxing pools in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. 84 km from Kruger National Park. Wheelchair-friendly. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Tree Spirit Cottages | Knysna

From R650.00 per night for 2 people; Self-catering/catered | Combining the beauty of both fynbos and forest. Perfect for couples seeking a peaceful, romantic retreat or a nature-loving family breakaway. *5 Green Hearts*

Three Trees at Spioenkop | Drakensberg

From R2300 per person sharing. *Incl. meals & more | 4 Star luxury lodge. Spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food & superb hospitality. Halfway between JHB & DBN. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Thonga Beach Lodge | Mabibi

From R2845 p.p.p.n. *Incl meals & activities | This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Intermittent Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

The Shire Eco Lodge | Stutterheim

From R550 per couple sharing | Captivating innovative design & magnificent setting on the edge of the Amatola mountains & afro-montane forests. Perfect for nature lovers & business travellers. *5 Green Hearts*

Retreat at Groenfontein | Calitzdorp

From R610 p.p.p.n.*Incl meals | Klein-Karoo hospitality with a touch of luxury in a vast and unspoilt natural landscape bordering the Swartberg World Heritage Site. *5 Green Hearts*

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The Peech Hotel | Johannesburg

From R1975 per room | Boutique hotel with 16 rooms & bistro cleverly spread across a lush one acre garden. Close to Melrose Arch, Rosebank & Sandton. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

The Little Farmhouse | Stanford

From R1200 per night for the house | A quaint, hidden gem that oozes country character, offering a taste of Stanford farm-life. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday. *5 Green Hearts*

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The Ibis Lounge | Nieu-Bethesda

From R400 per person per night. *Incl Breakfast | An eclectic gathering spot in Martin Street which radiates a sensational “Yuppi Karoo” character. The perfect place to shop, eat and sleep. *3 Green Hearts*

The Cederberg House | Clanwilliam

From R750 per couple per night | Self-catering, private house on a nature reserve in the heart of the dramatic Cederberg Mountain Range. Peace, indulgent tranquility, natural beauty and total seclusion. *4 Green Hearts*

Terra-Khaya Eco Backpackers | Hogsback

From R130 p.p.p.n. | Off-the-grid Family & Travelers Eco Lodge set on a 38 acre Permaculture Farm in the Amathole Mountain region. Experience sustainable living in magnificent natural surroundings. *5 Green Hearts*

Teniqua Treetops | Sedgefield

From R1265 per night | Luxurious self-catering, tented treehouses offering a unique opportunity to sleep, eat & shower up in the canopy of the forest. *5 Green Hearts*

Swell Eco Lodge | Mdumbi

From R325 p.p.s. | Self-catering traditional Rondavels overlooking white beaches & Indian Ocean. An ideal location to discover the splendour of the true Wild Coast. *5 Green Hearts*

Somerset Villa Guesthouse | Somerset West

From R495 p.p. *Incl. Breakfast | Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, 5 min. away from False Bay beach. Well suited for individual travelers, small groups & families. Free Wi-Fi. *2.5 Green Hearts*

Sea Villa Glen Craig Hotel & Conference Centre | Pringle Bay

From R990 per couple per night. *Incl. Breakfast | Encircled by ocean, ancient mountains and the Cape Floristic Kingdom. Ideal for leisure travel, business seminars, weddings or conferences. Free Wi-Fi. *4 Green Hearts*

Sea Shack | Paternoster

From R690 per night per shack | Intimate seaside retreat. A comfortable “glamping” experience in a serene bay nestled in the wild West Coast seas within the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. *5 Green Hearts*

Rosedale Organic Farm B&B | Addo

From R360 per person per night *Incl Breakfast | Thatched cottages nestled in the garden between indigenous shrubs, only 10 minutes from Addo Elephant National Park. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Rhino Walking Safaris | Skukuza

From R3570 p.p.p.d.s. *Incl meals & activities | Discover the hidden treasures of the African wilderness on tailored walking trails from luxury tented accommodation within Kruger National Park. *5 Green Hearts *

Rhino Post Safari Lodge | Skukuza

From R3130 per person sharing *Incl meals & activities | Elegant 16 bed lodge within Kruger National Park offering games drives & a golfers outing to Skukuza Golf course. Intermittent Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge | Hluhluwe

From R1780 p.p.s. *Incl meals & activities | 4 Star luxury private lodge offering spectacular wilderness & brilliant safari opportunities within the heart of Big 5 territory. Intermittent Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Reflections Eco Reserve | Wilderness

From R1500 for 2 adults | Self-catering luxury chalets surrounded by the Garden Route National Park on three sides. Fantastic walks and outstanding birding. *5 Green Hearts*

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve | Stanford

From R1000 per night for the cottage | Spectacular views over the Overberg. An ideal place to breakaway to the peace, tranquility and beauty of the natural world in the Cape Floral Kingdom. *4.5 Green Hearts*

Peace of Eden | Knysna

From R850 per cottage per night | A rustic and peaceful eco-friendly vegetarian forest retreat situated in the Garden Route. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

On the Beach Guesthouse | Jeffreys Bay

From R850 per person *Incl. Breakfast | Classic design, elegant décor, fresh ambiance and spectacular views. Several accommodation options to choose from. Free Wi-Fi. *3.5 Green Hearts*

Ocean View House | Cape Town

From R870 / Double *Incl breakfast | Breathtaking, unobstructed views of the unrivalled Atlantic Ocean. Close to Bakoven Beach, 1,3 km away from Camps Bay Beach. Free Wi-Fi. *4 Green Hearts*

Mosaic Private Sanctuary | Stanford

From R1960 per person sharing | Luxurious boutique guest resort situated between ocean, lagoon and glistening mountains offering a range of exclusive accommodation & gourmet dining. *5 Green Hearts*

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek | Plettenberg Bay

From R650 for 2 people sharing | Lovingly handcrafted wooden cabins nestled among the trees and charming Garden Cottage, set on 14 hectares of unspoiled indigenous forest. *5 Green Hearts*

Mariner Guesthouse | Simon`s Town

From R545 p.p.s. | 4 Star luxury accommodation above the harbour, idyllically located in a quiet street on the mountainside within walking distance from local beaches & restaurants. *5 Green Hearts*

Magoebaskloof Getaway | Magoebaskloof

From R760 per night per cabin | A small piece of heaven that holds a bit of magic between mountains and streams. Perfect stopover between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. Free Wi-Fi. *2.5 Green Hearts*

Magoebaskloof Birders` Cottage | Magoebaskloof

From R350 per person per night | Located on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment near Haenertsburg. A great base from which to enjoy magnificent birding the region has to offer. Free Wi-Fi. *3.5 Green Hearts*

Leopard Mountain Game Lodge | Hluhluwe

From 1995 p.p.p.n. *Full Board | Award-winning 4 Star lodge located high up in the wild secluded hills of Zululand Rhino Reserve. Perfect intimate setting for a romantic wedding or special occasion. *4 Green Hearts*

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Le Bonheur | McGregor

From R500 per person *Incl. Breakfast | Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway in the beautiful succulent Karoo. Walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, arts & craft venues. *5 Green Hearts*

Kosi Forest Lodge | Kosi Bay

From R1495 p.p.p.d.s. *Incl. meals & activities | Private lodge with comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach & wilderness activities. Intermittent Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Khula`s Cottage | Hoedspruit

From R650 p.p.s. | Uniquely located within the perimeter of the The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Perfect for self-drive visitors looking for comfort and an authentic bush experience. *5 Green Hearts*

Kalanderkloof Cottage | Sedgefield

From R1100 per night for the unit | 4 Star off-the-grid upmarket self-catering solitary cottage. A wonderful place for nature lovers to explore the Garden Route`s abundant bird life and flora. *5 Green Hearts*

Isibindi Zulu Lodge | Elandskraal

From R1495 p.p.p.d.s. *Incl meals & activities | A peaceful bushveld retreat situated in a private game reserve. Luxurious accommodation, game-viewing, battlefields and Zulu cultural experiences. *5 Green Hearts*

Hog Hollow Country Lodge | Plettenberg Bay

From R1680 p.p.p.n. *Incl. Breakfast | Set on a private nature reserve on the edge of indigenous forest. Well known for its panoramic views, warm hospitality, luxury accommodation & tantalising cuisine. *5 Green Hearts*

Hide Away Guest House | Knysna

From R600 per person *Incl. Breakfast | Nestled in a luscious tree-lined garden with spectacular views over the Lagoon and Heads. Walking distance to the center of town & Knysna Waterfront. Free Wi-Fi. *4 Green Hearts*

Green Kruger Lodge | Marloth Park

From R375 per person sharing *Incl. Breakfast | The well-appointed rooms, warm hospitality, natural beauty and prolific wildlife make this an ideal safari getaway. *5 Green Hearts*

Gondwana Game Reserve | Mossel Bay

From R2200 p.p.p.n. | Luxurious and distinctive safari experience with free roaming Big 5 Game in a malaria-free region and indigenous Fynbos vegetation. *5 Green Hearts*

Freedom O` Clock Backpackers Retreat | Mngcibe

From R150 p.p.p.n | Off the grid; rustic, simple, clean & comfortable holiday and backpacking accommodation with incredible views. Ideal for nature lovers & outdoor enthusiasts. *5 Green Hearts*

Forest Edge Nature-Lovers Retreat | Knysna

From R440 p.p.p.n. | Experience tranquility, privacy and romance at this authentic eco-sustainable luxury hide-away nestled against the Knysna Forest. *5 Green Hearts*

Farr Out Guest House | Paternoster

From R440 p.p.p.n.s. | Off the beaten track getaway, a place where one can wake up to the sounds of nature and revel in the overwhelming beauty of the West Coast. Free Wi-Fi.*4.5 Green Hearts*

Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve | Stanford

From R950 p.p.p.n.s. | Private, intimate and secluded retreat on a pristine private nature reserve with undisturbed views over the Agulhas Plains towards the ocean. *5 Green Hearts*

Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa | Richmond

From R1895 p.p.p.n.s. *Incl meals & game drives | Luxurious wellness and wildlife retreat nestled in the forest valley, set amongst a backdrop of some of KZN’s most spectacular scenery. *5 Green Hearts*

Dream Lodge | Magaliesburg

From R450 per person per night | The tranquility, peace & quiet of the location and fine attention to detail makes for the ultimate romantic breakaway. *5 Green Hearts*

Dover on Sea B&B | Sedgefield

From R480 per person *Incl Breakfast | 4 Star luxury beachfront accommodation, breath-taking views, stunning architecture, tasteful finishes and warm hospitality. *4.5 Green Hearts*

Cliffhanger Cottages | Knysna

From R730 per night for two people | Luxury self-catering accommodation in an exquisite forested area, the perfect hideaway for honeymooners and all wanting a private, close to nature stay. *4 Green Hearts*

Boardwalk Lodge | Wilderness

From R808 per night | 4 Star luxury guest lodge and self-catering accommodation set high on the slopes above the village amidst natural indigenous forests with magnificent views and warm hospitality. *3.5 Green Hearts*

Bloomestate Luxury Retreat Guesthouse | Swellendam

From R675 per person sharing | Balancing chic, fresh décor and contemporary design with the natural environment in a complimentary way. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Blackwaters River Lodge | Knysna

From R680 p.p.p.n. | Elegant 4 Star guesthouse set on the banks of the Goukamma River and several hectares of pristine gardens, surrounded by indigenous forest. *4 Green Hearts*

A1 Kynaston B&B | Jeffreys Bay

From R300 per person *Incl. Breakfast | Both bed & breakfast and self-catering guests can anticipate sweeping ocean views, warm hospitality, comfort and tranquility. Free Wi-Fi. *4 Green Hearts*

Platbos | Gansbaai

From R850 per unit per night | Four incredible eco-friendly and off-the-grid glamping venues complete with creature comforts in unique, beautiful and ancient forest. *5 Green Hearts*

Elundini Backpackers | Elundini

From R120 per person | Community orientated eco-friendly backpackers that has it all; beautiful natural environment, breathtaking views, delicious food, warm atmosphere, incredible cultural experiences. *4 Green Hearts*

Dune Ridge Country House | St Francis Bay

From R1012 p.p.s. *Incl. breakfast | Nestled between thick coastal fynbos and large dune fields, this award winning Country House lends itself to a unique and unforgettable coastal bush getaway. *4.5 Green Hearts*

Al Marrakesh Guest House | Ballito

From R500 per person sharing | Situated in the heart of the seaside town on the popular Dolphin Coast; 1km from beautiful beaches & restaurants. Afro-Arabian themed comfort with 6 en-suite units. *4 Green Hearts*

Kogman & Keisie Guest Farm | Montagu

From R800 for 2 people | Unique, stylish self-catering cottages and luxury rooms on a working organic farm in the Klein Karoo. Ideal for family breaks, romantic getaways & solo travelers. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Antbear Lodge | Giants Castle

From R1980 for 2 people | Luxury cave & individually styled units in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains with incredible views & excellent hospitality. *5 Green Hearts*

From R130-R150 p.p.p.n. | Designed for the discerning independent traveller. Quality accommodation and communal facilities for individuals, families and larger groups. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge | Nature`s Valley

Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm | De Rust

From R620 per cottage per night for 2 people | Situated in a secluded Klein Karoo valley surrounded by natural vegetation & magnificent views of the Swartberg Mountains. Free Wi-Fi. *5 Green Hearts*

Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge | Magoebaskloof

From R650 p.p.p.n. | Experience one of the World`s Top Eco-destinations. Private & tranquil self-catering accommodation surrounded by mountains, indigenous forest, rivers & bushveld. *5 Green Hearts*

Vindoux Guest Farm & Spa | Tulbagh

From R350 p.p self-catering | Nestled between fruit trees & vineyards in the foothills of the Saronsberg Mountains. Perfect romantic retreat, family country-stay, or pampering Spa getaway. *4.5 Green Hearts*

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Karoo Pride En Route 62 | Montagu

From R270 per person per night | Eight self-catering cottages nestled between the majestic Langeberg Mountain, the rugged Karoo and the Barrydale koppies. An ideal location to explore Route 62. *3.5 Green Hearts*

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Pilanesberg Tented Safari Camp | Pilanesberg National Park

From R995.00 p.p sharing *DBB. | Unfenced camp with 8 safari tents; an affordable & authentic safari experience in the Pilanesberg National Park, home to Africa`s Big 5.
*3.5 Green Hearts*

Graceland Eco Retreat | Magoebaskloof

From R750-R950 per adult sharing per night | Elegant off-the-grid Eco Retreat set in a relaxed environment and almost untouched, scenic landscape. Ideal destination for hiking and birding enthusiasts. *5 Green Hearts*



Eco-friendly accommodation is defined as a lodging establishment with structural features that minimize the impact and footprint on the environment; as well as well as those that follow green living, sustainability and eco-friendly practices.


Look out for the Green Hearts Seal of each establishment.We are proud to showcase all of our members and love to highlight their specific efforts to protect and conserve the environment. Seals display between 1-5 Green Hearts as awarded to them for their positive Green Acts. Here`s more info!