About this listing
We're simply the best place from which to explore Cape Town. Check out our reviews....
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 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'.
We're close to great restaurants and a neat little supermarket. Also the heart of the city and Tale Mountain are conveniently nearby.
Interaction with guests
There's a link to our side of the house. You can stay private and keep it locked or pop in whenever you like.
Other things to note
Because Airbnb sets the booking dates from day of arrival to day of departure, guests sometimes think the morning departure date is actually that night's sleepover. If we don't have guests booked on that extra night it's no problem, but when we do there's a mad scramble for alternative one-night accommodation elsewhere. And in Cape Town that's sometimes hard to find at the last minute. So please keep this in mind when you book.
We prefer you not to smoke inside but on the patio.
Because we clean the apartment thoroughly for new guests, we'd like you to vacate on your final day by 10am. You can store cases etc with us for longer if you need to.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Don Is a travel writer and photographer with wide experience in, mainly, Africa and is the author of many books on travel, biography and natural history. He has a PhD in political science and an odd bag of professions: historian, criminologist, travel writer and photographer.
Patricia is an internationally published novelist and poet. She curates poetry anthologies and also writes for children.
We sell our books on site, if you're interested.
We speak English, Italian and a little French.