The Oyster Box, a five-star luxury hotel in Umhlanga Rocks is the finest hotel in South Africa according to TripAdvisor, which revealed the international hotel category winners in their 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards.

"Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box, a Member of Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is the ultimate in colonial charm and style," says its website.

Second place went to the Kapama River Lodge, while third place went to the Cape Grace in Cape Town.

The list also has accommodation for every taste, from luxury boutique hotels with no more than 25 rooms, to huge upmarket hotels with over 200 rooms.

See the top 25 hotels in South Africa below:

1. The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks
2. Kapama River Lodge, Kapama River Lodge
3. Cape Grace, Cape Town
4. Royal St Andrews Hotel, Port Alfred
5. Queen Victoria Hotel, Cape Town
6. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Camps Bay
7. 54 on Bath, Johannesburg
8. Drostdy Hotel, Graaff-Reinet
9. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
10. Beverly Hills, Umhlanga Rocks
11. The Plettenberg Hotel, Plettenberg Bay
12. Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
13. One&Only Cape Town, Cape Town
14. Taj Cape Town, Cape Town
15. Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, Port St Johns
16. Cabana Beach Resort, Umhlanga Rocks
17. Romney Park All Suite Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
18. The Palazzo Montecasino, Fourways
19. The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Randburg
20. Casterbridge Hollow, White River
21. De Hoek Country Hotel, Magaliesburg
22. The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
23. Thaba Eco Hotel, Johannesburg
24. Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Kempton Park
25. Fancourt, George

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