Cape Town vacation rentals

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Home in Cape Town
Seaside Mountain Retreat in Misty Cliffs w/ Sauna
Seaside mountain retreat in exclusive Misty Cliffs nature reserve with endless views, pool and large fynbos garden with private path down to the beach. This architect designed wooden bungalow is perfect for exploring Cape Point and the Southern Peninsula or just switching off and relaxing in the verdant immersion of a conservation village. Featuring 2 large en-suite bedrooms as well as a cosy loft and additional bunkbeds for the kids. The house is just 45 minutes from Cape Town city centre.
Apr 23 – 30
$500 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 104 reviews
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Apartment in Clifton
Admire Sea Views from a Stunning Apartment by Clifton Beach
A perfect haven for couples or individuals seeking a holiday that will be truly memorable. Ezulwini is set in central Clifton, an exclusive area 5 minutes from Town and the V&A Waterfront. The apartment offers unrivalled sea and beach views. The interior is flooded with natural light, beautifully curated in a rich beachside palette of sandy hues with a touch of something nautical. Safety wise, the apartment is a lock up and go and there is battery Back with solar to deal with load shedding.
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$255 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 658 reviews
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Home in Cape Town
The Sky Cabin Misty Cliffs
Experience one of the most pristine stretches of the south peninsula coastline from our laidback house.

 

The upstairs offers spectacular ocean views with a big open plan bathroom. Downstairs is the perfect setting for dinners around the dining table leading onto the open plan kitchen. The downstairs double bedrooms share a bathroom and the front bedroom has beautiful sea views. While the downstairs deck is great for sundowners. Situated 45 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre.
Jun 23 – 30
$302 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews

Popular amenities for Cape Town vacation rentals

Stay near Cape Town's top sights

V&A Waterfront1,951 locals recommend
Canal Walk Shopping Centre495 locals recommend
Tyger Valley Shopping Centre164 locals recommend
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront125 locals recommend
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World113 locals recommend
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden1,765 locals recommend

Cape Town house rentals

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Home in Hout Bay 7806 Cape Town
Blackwood Log Cabin
Sep 6 – 13
$104 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 304 reviews
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Home in Camps Bay
Mountain House
Oct 18 – 25
$359 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 319 reviews
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Home in Fish Hoek
Surfwatch Villa
Nov 25 – Dec 2
$161 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 240 reviews
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Home in Sea Point
Enjoy the Rooftop Jacuzzi at a Colourful Home in Sea Point
Sep 10 – 17
$105 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 301 reviews
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Home in Camps Bay
Stunning Ocean Views from Camps Bay Retreat
Feb 9 – 16
$297 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Home in Sea Point
Bantry Bay | See, Smell the Sea | Digital Nomads
Sep 5 – 12
$104 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Home in Simons Town
A perfect holiday location with stunning sea views
Aug 12 – 19
$96 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Home in Oranjezicht
Solar-Powered Table Mountain Retreat
Dec 26 – Jan 2
$834 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Home in Cape Town
1 min to beach, 24hr Electricity, Scarborough
Apr 24 – May 1
$146 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 140 reviews
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Home in Cape Town
Bungalow 21 - On Clifton 3rd by Steadfast Africa
Jun 12 – 19
$320 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 16 reviews
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Home in Camps Bay
Stunning home with oceana & mountain views
Jul 17 – 24
$520 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 16 reviews
Superhost
Home in Cape Town
Stunning ocean view house with indoor pool
May 7 – 14
$312 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 29 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Cape Town

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Apartment in Camps Bay
Stylish apartment near the beach
Jul 6 – 13
$96 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 206 reviews
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Guest suite in Hout Bay
BIRDSONG-Whirlpool+Outdoor Shower+Mountainview
May 21 – 28
$122 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 247 reviews
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Guesthouse in Camps Bay
Camps Bay studio apartment with magnificent views.
Sep 20 – 27
$122 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 220 reviews
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Cabin in Cape Town
Amazing home on the beach in Klein Slangkop Estate
Oct 12 – 19
$383 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 143 reviews
Superhost
Apartment in Cape Town
Rooftop Beach Apartment Clifton 2nd Beach
Aug 23 – 30
$131 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 304 reviews
Superhost
Condo in Clifton
Clifton Sands F1 Valhalla 1st Beach Apartment
May 15 – 22
$286 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 202 reviews
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Apartment in Cape Town
Seacliffe on Two - 10 Seacliffe Road - Bantry Bay
Feb 9 – 16
$224 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 203 reviews
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Guest suite in Camps Bay
Tranquil studio w/pool 100m from beach
Feb 9 – 16
$140 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 153 reviews
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Condo in Sea Point
Breathtaking Ocean Views With Private Pool, Deck and Garden
Jun 3 – 10
$89 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 177 reviews
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Apartment in Cape Town
Casa del Sur - Atlantic View Penthouse, Level 3
Apr 29 – May 6
$271 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Apartment in Camps Bay
Primaview, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Sep 9 – 16
$114 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 246 reviews
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Townhouse in Gardens
Renovated 1930s Townhouse with Rooftop Deck
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$84 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 185 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cape Town

Total rentals

29K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

14K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

14K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

3.2K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

14K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

586K reviews

Your guide to Cape Town

All About Cape Town

South Africa’s breathtaking scenery and bustling cosmopolitan energy are perfectly encapsulated in the sprawling city of Cape Town, one the country’s three capitals. From the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain to the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town has no shortage of impressive sights to see — not to mention a thriving cultural scene that’s quickly transforming the city into a veritable metropolis.

Whether your perfect day in Cape Town means touring the city’s top wineries or tucking into crayfish hauled directly from the sea to your plate, you are sure to find something to hold your attention. Spend easy days sunbathing on white-sand beaches, go snorkeling at Pyramid Rock, and if you are interested in checking out the local wildlife, head to the Boulders Penguin Colony to see some 3,000 African penguins.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Town

Due to its Mediterranean climate, the city typically enjoys warm, dry summers from December to February and cooler, wetter winters from June through August. Cape Town Pride takes place every year at the end of February and is a celebration of the LGBTQ community. Tweede Nuwe Jaar, or Second New Year, happens every year on January 2 and is one of the longest-held festivals in the city, which sees the capital turn into one big carnival with parades, dancing, and traditional music. It’s a celebration of freedom and hope and continues to educate locals and tourists alike on the area’s history.


Top things to do in Cape Town

Neighbourgoods Market

Neighbourgoods Market, tucked into the trendy Woodstock neighborhood, is a buzzing food market that has quickly become a symbol of the next generation of South Africa’s diverse culture. Wander between stalls, snacking on everything from burgers to vegetarian cakes, before checking out the wares from artisans and local designers that set up shop there too.

Table Mountain Cableway

Named for its flat top, Table Mountain is one of Cape Town’s most iconic destinations. Whether you make your way up by foot or by tram, ascending the 3,562 feet to the top is an essential experience. There are a variety of trails up the mountain that vary in difficulty. But the easiest, fastest, and arguably most scenic way up is via cable car, which will have you soaring high above the rocky valley, with the sea on the horizon as you climb to the peak.

Wander Kalk Bay

This seaside suburb is beloved for its trendy cafe scene, quirky vintage shops, and English-influenced restaurants to grab a bite. You can spend an afternoon strolling along the shore, perusing bric-a-brac and antique treasures behind colorfully-painted facades, and end the evening with tea and fish and chips.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cape Town?

    Cape Town experiences a Mediterranean climate. The summer, from November to March, is typically dry with temperatures averaging around 79°F (26°C). The winter, from June to August, sees cooler temperatures around 63°F (17°C) along with occasional bouts of rain.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cape Town?

    Popular activities in Cape Town include visiting the iconic Table Mountain, exploring the colourful neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap, spending a day at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or touring the historic District Six Museum.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cape Town?

    The most popular time to visit Cape Town is during the summer months from November to February. During this time, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is often a big draw, and the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts are frequently suggested for those who enjoy outdoor music performances.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cape Town?

    Popular areas to stay in Cape Town include the vibrant and central City Bowl, the beachfront suburb of Camps Bay, and the trendy neighbourhood of De Waterkant. The historic, culture-rich District Six and the tranquil, upscale Constantia are also often suggested.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cape Town?

    There are numerous hiking trails in Cape Town for all skill levels. The scenic Lion's Head trail and the Platteklip Gorge trail leading up to the top of Table Mountain are often recommended. For a less challenging option, the Silvermine Nature Reserve has a variety of trails to enjoy.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cape Town?

    Families in Cape Town often enjoy visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium, exploring the Cape Town Science Centre, or spending a day at the Boulders Beach to see the African penguins. For outdoor fun, the Ratanga Junction theme park is also a popular choice.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cape Town?

    Day trips around Cape Town often include a visit to the charming towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, both less than 80km away. Travellers also frequently explore the spectacular Cape of Good Hope, or take a boat tour to Robben Island, former prison of Nelson Mandela.

  • Are there Cape Town vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 13,930 vacation homes with pools in Cape Town, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • What are the most popular amenities for Villa Rentals in Cape Town?

    Enhance your stay in our Villa Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 170 homes with a gym, over 560 homes with a bbq area, over 120 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • How much does it cost to stay in villa rentals in Cape Town?

    Experience the best of Cape Town with our villa rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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