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Affordable Portfolio stays under R800

At Portfolio we pride ourselves on offering you a collection of properties of a high standard and that’s why it’s important to remember that quality often comes at a price. But because we want everyone to be able to experience that Portfolio magic, we also have several options where you’ll get the same standard of stay that you’ve always expected from us, but at a more affordable price. Here’s our comprehensive list of places for R800 (or less) per person sharing – a steal when it comes to the excellence you’ll experience.

Garden Route

22 Julia B&B (Plettenberg Bay): From R590 pps

Intimate and charming B&B located in central Plett and offering comfort and personal attention, as well as panoramic views over the Poortjies Lagoon and ocean.

Sandpiper Guest Cottages (Mossel Bay): From R525 pps

Located in a peaceful and secure coastal village 20 minutes from Mossel Bay; cosy self-catering or B&B cottages along a golden, unspoilt beach.

Melkhoutkloof Guest House (Mossel Bay): From R425 pps

Comfortable, tasteful rooms with their own balcony – perfect for drinking in those sweeping ocean views.

Mont Fleur (Wilderness): From R538 pps

Charming B&B with breath-taking sea and lagoon views, plus a sparkling pool for those hot summer Garden Route days.

Bamboo, The Guest House (Knysna): From R450 pps

Lovely garden cottage rooms, walled courtyard garden rooms as well as tree top loft rooms all separately accessed via elevated wooden walkways through dense tropical gardens.

At The Woods Guest House (Tsitsikamma): From R650 pps

Discover the magic of the Tsitsikamma and Storms River at At the Woods Guest House, a comfortable B&B nestled in Storms River Village.

Cape Town & surrounds

African Queen Guest House (Noordhoek): From R450 pps

A stylish and tranquil hideaway with breathtaking views of Noordhoek beach and Chapmans Peak.

Baywatch Villla Collection (Paternoster): From R600 pps

Husband-and-wife run seaside accommodation in the charmingWest Coast town of Paternoster. Offering gorgeous cottage, guest house and penthouse options.

Skeiding Guest Farm (Cape Overberg): From 450 pps

A slice of farm life on this working ostrich farm. Panoramic mountainviews, candlelit dinners, swimming pool and outing green.

Darling Lodge Guest House (Darling): From R540 pps

Gorgeously restored Victorian country home offering six iindividually decorated country-style rooms – the picture of tranquillity. Beautiful, well-maintained garden.

Kapensis Guesthouse (Pringle Bay): From R800 pps

Situated at the foot of the Hangklip Mountains, Kapensis is set in the tranquil beauty of 8,5 hectares of Fynbos and is where you’ll find soothing silence, fresh air and sweeping mountain views.


De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve (Oudtshoorn): From R680 pps

Featuring lush gardens and open verandas that lead into air-conditioned and luxuriously decorated rooms. Famous for its meerkat encounters.

Karoo View Cottages (Prince Albert): From R750 pps

Modern, open-plan Karoo styled cottages that are beautifully furnished with all your “home from home” comforts.

Eastern Cape

The Angler and Antelope Guest House (Somerset East): From R525 pps

A lovingly restored church converted into a lovely, spacious guesthouse lying at the foot of the Boschberg Mountain.

De Old drift Guest Farm (Addo): From R780 pps

Only 18km from the Addo National Elephant Park, you’ll find all the modern comforts for a relaxing stay on this charming working citrus farm.

The Willow Historical Guesthouse (Willowmore): From R735 pps

Step back in time at this historic guest house, filled with Victorian furniture and old world charm.

St Aidan’s Guest Cottage (Grahamstown): From R725 pps

Beautifully restored, charmingly styled guesthouse offering cosiness and comfort. Centrally located in the town.

The Loerie Hide (East London): From 575 pps

Forested hideaway surrounded by indigenous vegetation and abundant birdlife, including its namesake, the Knysna Loerie. Contemporary and welcoming.

Aston Woods (Jeffreys Bay): From R600 pps

Modern timber beach house set amongst milkwood trees with gorgeous sea views.

Kingston Farm (Bathurst): From R600 pps

Three self-catering apartments that are fully equipped and offer you the chance to relax in a charming farm setting.

Ganora Guest Farm (Nieu Bethesda): From R560 pps

Farmstead and guest cottages nestled in the foothills of the majestic Sneeuberg Mountains. Outstanding Karoo fare.


Touraco Guest House (Pretoria/Tshwane): From R550 pps

Lovely guesthouse located in a peaceful residential area. Delicious breakfasts.

Sherewood Lodge (Pretoria/Tshwane): From R750 pps

10 charming, en-suite rooms with a distinct urban-rustic style, set in lush indigenous bushveld and the perfect place to combine business with pleasure.

Highgrove Guesthouse (Johannesburg): From R735 pps

Georgian-styled home with well-appointed rooms each with its own patio overlooking the garden and pool.

Panorama Route, Mpumalanga & Limpopo

Rissington Inn (Hazyview): From R620 pps

Award-winning country lodge in the heart of the Lowveld. Stylish, relaxed and informal, the inn is the perfect stopover en route to the game reserves Extensive, colourful gardens and superb cuisine.

Idle and Wild (Hazyview): From R715 pps

Welcoming farm in the sub-tropical Sabie River Valley. Honeymoon rondavels with spa baths – perfect for that romantic escape.

Beetleloop Guesthouse (Nelspruit): From R748 pps

Located in the heart of Nelspruit on the edge of a gorgeous nature reserve, Beetleloop Guesthouse combines the natural beauty of the bush with a laid-back African ambience and friendly hospitality.

Hillwatering Country House (Sabie): From R710 pps

Sweeping views of the Drakensberg Mountains and lovely, spacious rooms.

Porcupine Ridge Guest House (Sabie): From R750 pps

Relaxing country escape on a secluded hillside combining old-world charm with modern comforts. Leisurely al fresco breakfasts.

Sherwood’s Country House (Limpopo): From R495 pps

Hilltop avocado estate complete with beautifully manicured gardens, Victorian charm and spectacular views.

Heuglins (White River) – from R500 pps

Warm and relaxed stay courtesy of stylish country cottages located in magnificent gardens – a guaranteed tranquil experience.

Free State

Bloemstantia (Bloemfontein): From R545 pps

Experience Cape elegance in the Free State at this charming, Dutch-style home set in a beautiful garden in a quiet Bloemfontein suburb.

Nick’s Place (Smithfield): From R500 pps

Vicotrian charm abounds at this inviting guest house. All the comforts of home and small town hospitality at its finest.

Oranje Guest Farm (Clarens): From R388 pps

Beautifully restored farmhouse boasting lovely rooms and panoramic mountain views.


Mackaya Bella Guest House (Durban): From R650 pps

A little oasis tucked away from the busy world offering friendly service, comfortable rooms and good food.

Winterton Country Lodge (Drakensberg): From R500 pps

Cosy, quaint and romantic getaway, set between huge trees and abundant birdlife - peace and tranquillity abundant. Farm breakfasts by arrangement.

King’s Grant Country Retreat (Midlands): From R640 pps

Serene history (it used to be a missionary supply farm), pastoral setting and amazing wildlife make this a special place.

Caladdi B&B (Midlands): From R550 pps

Feel right at home at this family-run B&B, with its warm hospitality and comfortable rooms. The best boutique breakfast in the Midlands!

Glen Ormond (Midlands): From R650 pps

Exclusive guesthouse in an idyllic country setting on the Mooi River. Charming units with their own entrances and fine Egyptian linen.

The View Boutique Hotel & Spa (South Coast): From R748 pps

5-Star, exclusive boutique hotel complete with stylish rooms, spa baths and al fresco dinners with stunning sea views.

Whalesong Guest House (St Lucia): From R630 pps

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and a homely ambience to make it feel like a home away from home. Delicious full English breakfasts.

Wendy’s Country Lodge (Isimangaliso): From R795 pps

Tropical paradise perfectly positioned between the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve and the famous World Heritage iSimangaliso Wetland Park. A family-run lodge that is inviting and comfortable.

Northern Cape

Aletheim collection (Kimberley): From R490 pps

An old, classic house, lovingly restored, gives one a home from home experience. Choose between a room in the main house or one of the garden cottages.

Kuilfontein Stable Cottages and The Paddocks @Kuilfontein (Colesberg): From R550 pps

A collection of farm cottages oozing charm and eclectic country appeal. A warm, Karoo welcome awaits.

Mieliefontein Karoo Guest Farm and Wolmade Self-Catering Cottage (Colesberg): From R430 pps

Mieliefontein is set in lush, peaceful gardens with tasteful, en-suite rooms. Wolfmade offers lovely self-catering cottages housed in an old homestead – simple country living at its best.

If you’d like any assistance with booking or to find out more about any of these marvelous places, feel free to get in touch with our wonderful reservations team – they are more than happy to help. Here’s to experiencing the same Portfolio standard, but for less at this amazing Places.

Main image: Piesang Valley Lodge