Cheapest and most expensive places to visit in South Africa

Camps Bay, the upmarket beach suburb of Cape Town, is the most expensive travel destination in South Africa, according to a new survey from

The survey compared 30 popular destinations within the country based on their cost of lodging.

The upcoming high season of December 2015 to March 2016 served as the basis of comparison.

In Camps Bay, travelers will have to spend an average of R1,252 per night for the least expensive double room.

It must be mentioned that only centrally-located hotels or guest houses with a rating of at least 3 stars have been considered by the survey.

Franschhoeck, one of the oldest towns in South Africa, was runner-up with an average rate of R1,137.

The Top 3 are rounded out by Marloth Park, a holiday town located on the southern boundary of Kruger National Park, where an overnight guest will have to spend an average of R993.

Cape Town and Johannesburg rank in the midfield, with average rates of R834 and R706 respectively for their cheapest double room.

The most affordable destination in South Africa is Port Elizabeth. There visitors should find a room during the high season for about R500 per night, according to the survey.

South Africa’s most expensive destinations

# Suburb Province Average Cost
1 Camps Bay Western Cape R1,252
2 Franschhoek Western Cape R1,137
3 Marloth Park Mpumalanga R993
4  Stellenbosch Western Cape R978
5 Sandton Gauteng R964
6 Umhlanga KwaZulu-Natal R962
7 Hout Bay Western Cape R892
8 Hermanus Western Cape R878
9 Cape Town Western Cape R834
10 Paternoster Western Cape R820

Most affordable destinations in South Africa

# Suburb Province Average Cost
21 Mossel Bay Eastern Cape R688
22 Durban KwaZulu-Natal R680
23 Bloemfontein Free State R678
24 Swellendam Western Cape R677
25 Nelspruit Mpumalanga R633
26 St Lucia KwaZulu-Natal R619
27 East London Eastern Cape R617
28 Oudtshoorn Western Cape R576
29 Jeffreys Bay Eastern Cape R561
30 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape R501

Other noteworthy areas mentioned in the survey included: 12. Gordons Bay (R777), 14. Pretoria (R748), 16. Knysna (R707), 17. Johannesburg (R706), and 18. Plettenberg Bay (R704).

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