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Inside 2 of SA’s most luxurious hotels

The Liz McGrath Collection's five-star luxury offerings recognised among the best in Conde Nast? annual Readers? Choice Awards.

By Luthando Vikilahle  | October 9, 2019 | Travel Leisure

Two of the five-star luxury offerings have been named among the top 30 of Africa’s best hotels in 2019.

The exotic, The Plettenberg - situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay, along the famous Garden Route – was recognised as #17 in the Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Africa category.

The five-star hotel showcases the most breath-taking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand.

It boosts at least 35 beautifully decorated rooms and two family-style villas.

Meanwhile, its sister hotel, THE Cellars-Hohenort - located in Constantia, also known as ‘Cape Town’s Vineyard’ - came in at #23 in the top 30 hotels in Africa category. 

The hotel’s 51 guest rooms and suites boast breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the property’s award-winning gardens.

Image: Supplied More than 600 000 Condé Nast traveller readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today. 

The Condé Nast traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

"We are thrilled to have received accolades for both The Plettenberg and The Cellars-Hohenort hotels, which join The Marine to form The Liz McGrath Collection's five-star luxury offering. We are particularly pleased to have done so well, seeing that these awards are driven by guests and readers. 

"It is the expressed enthusiasm for our hospitality offering that drives us to continue to excel - after all, the satisfaction of our guests is our reason for being. We offer our congratulations to our dedicated staff on these two prestigious achievements and extend our well wishes to all our fellow industry members who also stood out in these awards."

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

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