Hotels, Guest Houses and B&B's Accommodation in South Africa
You can't always assume that something which calls itself a hotel or a lodge corresponds to the official definition. But nevertheless, here they are. A hotel is defined as an establishment that provides accommodation to the travelling public, has a reception area and offers at least a 'breakfast room' or communal eating area.
In general, a hotel makes food and beverage services available to a guest, though these may be outsourced or provided by the hotel. A reasonably new trend is for limited service hotels. These are usually very conveniently situated and offer comfortable accommodation (sometimes with optional self-catering or mini-kitchens) and breakfast. There is no room service, although they often have agreements with local eateries who will happily deliver.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation is usually provided in a family (private) home and the owner/manager lives in the house or on the property. Breakfast is usually served. Bathroom facilities may or may not be en-suite and/or private. In general, the guest shares the public areas with the host family.
A guest house is either a converted house, manor, etc. which is adapted to accommodate overnight guests or it may be a purpose built facility. A guest house is run as a commercial operation and is often owner-managed.
For guest house and bed and breakfast bookings in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Limpopo and Mpumalanga contact Siyabona Africa.