The price is for the apartment, which sleeps two or three, and not per person. It's a big one-bedroomed flat with separate kitchen, bathroom and patio very close to Table Mountain and within walking distance of the central city of Cape Town. Everyone who walks in says: 'Wow, it's bigger than it looks in the photos'. Perhaps I should have used a wide-angle lens :-)
There's a bus stop nearby (they're building one round the corner so it's getting closer) and secure off-road parking behind a gate if you have a car. We have Wi-Fi and we'll welcome you with a bottle of good red Cape wine.
Just for fun, we have a bush shower on the patio so you can watch clouds scud across the blue sky as you shower (yes, it does have a shower curtain). Some love it, others wouldn't think of trying.
African Sun is in a quiet neighbourhood. There are good shops and six excellent, trendy restaurants within strolling distance. There's a lemon tree in the garden and a shady bench to watch lemons ripen.
Both of us are writers. We're great on information about where to go, what to see and who to contact for traveling in Africa. We speak English, Italian and a bit of French.
And of course there's Cape Town - consistently rated as one of the finest cities in the world to visit. We know where you can see the Big Five African animals within an hour and there's stuff to do like wine tours, shark cage diving, mountain and rock climbing. Also the city is mountain-bike mad with some great routes and bikes to hire. Most guests say: 'I wish I booked for longer'.
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We had a great time et African sun! The accommodation was just what we expect, comfy and clean. We especially appreciated to shower in the garden. Don and Patricia are great host and very interesting people too, we enjoyed their company but as we were out discovering the city most of the time during our stay, we haven't been able to spend as much time speaking with them as we would have liked. Shame! African sun is near city centre and table mountain, which offers a whole range of things to do while staying there.
Don your host is Don your friend. So helpful with a beguiling charming personality and you will like both him and his place at your 1st meeting. Location is superb, apartment is superb and your stay at Don's is superbly superb. I want to come back and stay at Don's at my return visit to Cape Town. Thank you, (website hidden) : Sincerely Yours, Nadiah.
We loved Africa Sun. Great location. The centre of CT and many other places of interest were easily reached,either by public transport or by car. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Don's experience as a travel writer was especially useful. He completely 'reorganized' our Kruger visit. His knowledge of SA generally proved invaluable. The apartment is roomy and adequately furnished using an African theme. We loved the outdoor shower!
Africa Sun's hosts Don and Patricia made our stay in CT. If we return we will definitely stay at Africa Sun
Best place to stay in Cape Town when you are looking for a small private self-catering apartment. We came with our 2-year-old boy who enjoyed playing and braaing in the patio a lot.
We also liked the warm welcome and attentiveness of the hosts. Just great to arrive somewhere after a long drive and meet some really nice people and find some bread, fruit, cheese and wine waiting for you on the table.
The location of the apartment is perfect to explore the city: Nice suburb with everything you need in walking distance right next to Table Mountain, the city centre not far away. We hope to come back one day.
Don is the best host you an wish for. We change our complete travel trip because he was sure it would be better. He was more than right. We loved his tips. Go here! The appartment is livery with an outside shower and it's on a perfect spot in Cape Town. Thanks don!!
Staying at African Sun was great! The apartment was larger than I expected and the views of Cape Town splendid. The Waterfront and other attractions are very close by and having my own outside garden with a shower was perfect to lounge around in the hot sunny afternoons. Don was ever so accommodating and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Gem of a place!
We enjoyed our stay at Patricia's and Don's place in Cape Town. The house is located really close to the city centre but also not far from Table Mountain and Lions Head.
Don and Patricia were really helpful hosts, they welcomed us with a welcome package (wine, bread, ...) and gave us a little tour of the neighborhood as well as recommendations on where to go.
Since we stayed over Christmas, they even invited us for a Christmas Eve supper and a drink. Patricia and Don didn't spare any effort to find a church with a church service on Christmas Eve that we could attend.
The appartment itself was well-equipped and contained everything we needed during our stay.
We as well really enjoyed the outdoor shower ;-)
We can definately recommend the place and would like to come back one day ;-)
Everyone going to visit African Sun and Cape Town should stay longer than 4 days. We really regretted having booked for only 4 days.
The house is beautilfully situated in the hills below Table Mountain, still close to the center. Very personal and charming rooms. And most important, the hosts were wonderful - very helpful and hospitable. They helped us plan our visit in town and the rest of our vacation in South Africa. We would love to come back. If we will visit Cape Town again we know where to stay.
The accomodations were top-notch. However, it was Don and Patricia's hospitality that truly made African Sun stand out. They went above and beyond in every way imaginable. From engaging converstation to excellent recommendations on wineries to visit and trails to hike/bike (Don even took me out on a mountain bike ride up to Tafelberg Rd!), I felt like they took a genuine interest in helping me make the most out of my trip. They played a big part in making Capetown one of the most enjoyable and memorable traveling experiences I have ever had.
Don and Patchi's place was quite simply the best Airbnb experience I've had to date. It's a spacious little apartment with a awesome outdoor area and a great kitchen. The outdoor shower was amazing! Thanks for your hospitality and for organising the braai place - sorry we never got to spend more time with you!