South Africa by Star Grading

South Africa Accommodation by Star Grading, as graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, which is the government mandated, industry supported quality assurance authority in South Africa. The Tourism Grading Council evaluates those South African establishments which apply for grading and grades them 1 to 5 stars (view Explanation of Star Grading Assessments below), according to the type of accommodation provided - hotels, lodges, b&bs, self catering, camping and backpackers.

Did you know? The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) is the only officially recognised quality assurance body for tourism products in South Africa.

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Western Cape

 Pictured: Bay Reflections in Camps Bay, Cape Town
The Western Cape is a South African province of extraordinary beauty and heritage. Along with natural attractions and plenty of history, this province boasts a collection of accommodation options that have 3-, 4- and 5-star gradings. Visito...

Garden Route

 Pictured: Head over Hills in Knysna
The scenic stretch between Storms River (Eastern Cape) and Heidelberg (Western Cape) is known as the Garden Route. Popular holiday towns like Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Wilderness are along this route, and are best enjoyed at hotels and lu...

Eastern Cape

 Pictured: The Oyster Box Beach House in Kenton On Sea, Port Elizabeth
Drink in the unassuming splendour of South Africa in this unique province, which offers so much diversity and natural loveliness to visitors. The best known areas here are Port Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s Bay, East London, and the Wild Coast of Tr...

KwaZulu Natal

 Pictured: Teremok Lodge in Umhlanga, Durban
The natural abundance of KwaZulu Natal is best experienced on game drives and bush walks through places like Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Lake St Lucia, and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This province exudes a sense of adventure in the heart of the...

Gauteng

 Pictured: Hyde Park Guest House in Sandton, Johannesburg
Gauteng may be known for commercial and retail hubs, but there are a number of comfortable, sometimes luxurious, sites just outside the city centres, which are ideal retreats for avid campers or those with caravans. Traditional campsites an...

Mpumalanga

 Pictured: Leaves Lodge & Spa in Nelspruit
Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's prettiest areas, lovingly dubbed Paradise Province. The star-rated accommodation here is ideal for travellers wanting to get the most out of the province, which is about dramatic landscapes, exquisite gre...

Limpopo

 Pictured: Zwahili Private Game Lodge in Modimolle
The province of Limpopo is not only beautiful for its baobab trees and fruit orchards, but also for the abundance of fauna and flora in its parks and reserves. This makes it a real delight for nature lovers and wildlife photographers. The n...

North West Province

 Pictured: Motswiri Private Safari Lodge in Madikwe
The North West enjoys its prime positioning in the western part of the Magaliesberg Mountains and within close proximity to Pretoria and Johannesburg. Largely an agricultural region, where fields of sunflowers and maize grace the landscape,...

Free State

 Pictured: Wild Horses Lodge in Sterkfontein, Drakensberg
The province of the Free State is one of massive scale. The grasslands stretch to the high African sky, and the mighty Orange and Vaal rivers speak of the seemingly effortless power of nature. In addition, it is an area of strong culture, h...

Northern Cape

 Pictured: Belurana River Boutique Hotel in Upington
The colourful hues of the wild flowers of Namaqualand, the sometimes-sleepy-sometimes-raging Orange River, and the rock art left behind by the ancient KhoiSan folk are what makes the Northern Cape so exquisitely unique. The diamond-mining M...

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TGCSA Star Gradings Explained
  • 1 STAR
    Fair to good (acceptable / modest) quality in the overall standard of furnishings, service and guest care. Clean, comfortable and functional accommodation.
  • 2 STARS
    Good quality in the overall standard of furnishings, service and guest care.
  • 3 STARS
    Very good quality in the overall standard of furnishings, service and guest care.
  • 4 STARS
    Superior (excellent) comfort and quality. High standard of furnishings, service and guest care.
  • 5 STARS
    Exceptional quality, luxury accommodation (matching best international standards). Highest standard of furnishings, flawless service, meticulous guest care.

Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests20
  • Rooms/Units10
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