10 Most Wish-Listed Airbnbs In Africa (2021) - Updated 2022

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Africa is a dream destination for everyone who loves the sea, beautiful towns and cities, mountains, and wildlife. Since it is home to over 50 countries, the attractions and activities to be enjoyed here are limitless. Explore Stone Town in Zanzibar, Cape Town in South Africa, Cairo in Egypt, and Marrakech in Morocco among many other wonderful places. Of course, no visit to Africa is complete without interacting with wildlife in the many national parks, safaris, nature reserves, and animal sanctuaries dotting the continent. If you are planning to travel here, choosing a place to rest is vital for a perfect vacation. Whether you’re someone who prioritizes a home with a strategic location or one with hotel-like amenities, there is an Airbnb option for you. Looking for the best accommodations? Check out the most wish-listed Airbnbs in Africa below.

1. Beautiful studio with endless views in Cape Town (from USD 97)

Stay in this beautiful studio located in a secure and private neighborhood in Cape Town with amazing views of the Western Cape. If you are someone who enjoys mountain walks, there are trails right at the back gate of this property. From there, you can reach a viewing point that overlooks Llandudno.

The studio features contemporary architecture and interiors. Good for two, it has an open-plan queen-size bed and bathroom with a tub. A picnic table and sun loungers for two are also available if you want to dine al fresco while enjoying mountain views. Just a few steps from the bed is the kitchen, which has a sleek and chic vibe using neutral colors and wood accents.

A bus stop is available near the entrance of Mount Rhodes, allowing you to easily explore the area. If you are planning to rent a car, free parking is provided on the premises.

Endless Views & Privacy
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
177 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a stunning view in a cozy set up
watching the sunrise was incredible facilities: - wifi connection great - apple tv easy to use
this is a beautiful apartment with the most amazing views
lovely apartment with great finishes and a stunning view
it's definitely a top notch location with amaizing facilities views and thee ultimate privacy
Cleanliness:
we stayed for 8 days and it was clean quite and beautiful
the place is very modern clean private and romantic
it was sparkling clean and had such a beautiful view
Host:
great host and help
dale was an amazing host
dale was a great host quick responses
dale was a great host and assisted when we needed
amazing apartment with a great host and wonderful staff
Location:
central to local attractions and shops
it’s close to some of the best restaurants in capetown too
lots of great things to do in the area and a special location to do it from
a lovely location and views as well as very friendly and hospitable hosts
such a great place
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2. Contemporary beachfront home in Zanzibar (from USD 371)

If you’re looking forward to a vacation on the island of Zanzibar, then this Airbnb is the perfect place to stay. It’s a newly built accommodation by the beach. It features an ethereal view of the Indian Ocean and Kiwengwa, a beautiful white sand beach just 10 minutes from the island of Mnenba.

This home has a chic yet cozy vibe, especially with the combination of neutral colors and wood. It also boasts a private beach area and a private garden, perfect for outdoor dining with the family. Guests will be served delicious daily breakfast cooked by a professional chef, but they can also use the full kitchen to prepare their own meals.

Since it comes with three bedrooms, two of which have a king-sized bed, six people can stay here. If you want the perfect beach trip, book this property now.

Private beach Apartment " Moja " Ocean Front View
Zanzibar North-East, Tanzania
58 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is beautiful with many touches and such comfortable beds and furniture
the apartment is on the groundfloor with a huge outdoor space just for us
the breakfast and meals we had in the house made by the chef were delicious
foodthe breakfast spread is simple but so good pancakes eggs the way you like and other accompaniments
the beds were comfortable and the apartment had plenty of space
Cleanliness:
clean is an understatement
everything was very clean and in a perfect condition
as a large group we appreciated the room cleaning everyday and definitely benefited from it
everything in the house is clean stylish and in great condition - as described really
the house was spacious beautiful clean and the breakfast provided was tasty
Host:
the staff was very kind
simone and staff where very friendly knowledgeable and quickly responded to our questions and requests
great host super warm and welcoming
elena and simone have been great hosts very responsive
all the staff working there are brilliant and make you feel so welcome
Location:
the place was absolutely fantastic in terms of location design atmosphere and location
the place is at a great location
great place at the beach with a kite station in 50m
the property is walking distance from melia hotel was has fantastic restaurants especially the gabi beach restaurant
nice small beachbars close buy and very friendly people
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3. Garden cottage surrounded by nature in Mahé (from USD 145)

This Airbnb is a garden cottage for rent located on private property in Mahe. The property is conveniently near beaches, five-star hotels, shops, and restaurants. Transportation will be easy since there is an available bus stop just five minutes away on foot. Despite this, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your privacy because of the lush tropical and landscaped gardens surrounding it.

What’s more, it offers stunning views of the beach and nature. During your stay, you can have the perfect night in their outdoor entertainment area, which comes with a swimming pool complete with outdoor furniture and barbeque grills. It’s also the best spot to see the sunset.

Red Coconut garden cottage with free wifi
239 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful accommodation with amazing views and pool
juliette and bernard's comfortable cottage is set in its own private little garden
nice pool and nice view
many thanks for juliette and bernard for making the stay very comfortable
it was amazing to bbq by the pool with amazing views
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
clean and well kept a lovely base to explore the island
the accommodation is very clean and there is everything available what you need
it was very stylish equipped and clean
what a beautiful stay the accomodation is very clean and there is everything available what you need
Host:
the staff and hosts are friendly and warm
j & b are perfect hosts as well their staff
juliette was a lovely host and the property was great
wonderful stay juliette is a great host who is very communicative helpful and friendly
overall a truly 5-star place and hosts
Location:
very good place location and hospitality
location is good swimming pool refreshing
the location is great if you have a car
what a lovely airbnb kitchen bedroom bathroom - all wonderful perfect location with beautiful beaches close by
we were pretty bummed as that was why we booked this place
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4. New Earth Guest Lodge, Francistown (from USD 69)

This refreshing bed and breakfast accommodation is located in Francistown, Botswana. It was built for leisure travelers who are looking for affordable accommodations with top-notch amenities.

Offering a tropical ambiance, the property is complete with a gazebo, a swimming pool, and a tree canopy, all accessible to guests. It is a perfectly recommendable site for both locals and tourists who are looking for a peaceful place to stay. The chalet itself comes with a king-sized bed, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. WiFi and a TV are available, too.

A New Earth Guest Lodge Chalet
37 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable room- well thought out amenities shower was amazing :)
very nice room where you feel all the african vibes you are looking for
patricia is a wonderful hostess and bends over backwards to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable
solid wifi and good central location
the place is absolutely fantastic lots of space secure parking beautiful interior and big outdoor area with clean pool
Cleanliness:
a beautiful garden and clean rooms
the chalet was clean comfortable and very nicely furnished
the room was very clean and comfortable
the chalet is big comfy very clean and nicely decorated
very comfy and clean chalet great value for money
Host:
she was a lovely host
patricia was a wonderful host at this extremely beautiful lodge
patricia is a great host
patricia is a lovely host
patricia is a very welcoming and accommodating host
Location:
the place is beautiful and very well located
we wish we had found this place much earlier in the day -great location and great restaraunt nearby
great place centrally located excellent host
walkable neighborhood and sweet swimming pool
got a good nights sleep at patricias place while driving through botswana
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5. Victorian house with pool in Cape Town (from USD 152)

This stunning Victorian house is located in Cape Town, South Africa. The property is strategically located near the beach promenade in Sea Point, and from here, you can easily go around Cape Town.

Despite its Victorian architecture, it has a contemporary interior design. Enjoy a spacious and airy atmosphere with its high ceilings and wooden floors. The house has a total of three bedrooms—two bedrooms on the ground floor and the third one on the upper floor. It also has a spacious courtyard, a patio area, and a pool.

Beautiful Victorian house with pool
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
63 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free wifi was a bonus
the bathroom is large and bright and all of the fixtures and amenities have been recently updated
the girls (15 and 14) liked the pool and their charming bedrooms
not on busy road and great pool for the kids (heated)
the house was as described and very comfortable i would strongly recommend janine's house
Cleanliness:
the apartment was clean and was also cleaned by some cleaning personal throughout our stay once a week
place was super clean relaxing and convenient
lovely victorian style home spacious clean and comfortable
we found everything clean and done with care warmth and great taste
the house was absolutely clean and we had a lot of space to the three of us
Host:
great host & great house
host very quick and helpful when responding to any queries
she’s also a brilliant host to deal with
janine is a great host with loads of great tips
jannie and her mom lanova are great host
Location:
location is good close to city bus station and hop on hop off bus
great location great house
great location giving you quick access to camps bay area waterfront and central cape town
excellent house in a fantastic location
the house is beautiful and location is very good
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6. Villa Domingo, Andilana (from USD 185)

Villa Domingo is a private family villa situated in an exclusive residential estate. Views of the Indian Ocean and various islands await you. Plus, Andilana Beach is just five minutes from here.

The villa has four spacious and comfortable bedrooms that give off a beach house vibe. All of the bedrooms come with plush beds, a storage closet, and an ensuite bathroom. If you’re a thalassophile or just someone who loves the water, their infinity pool facing the ocean is a sight to behold. The pool area comes complete with comfortable outdoor furniture, perfect for chilling under the stars. You can also hang out on the terrace, which has a barbeque grill. To top it all off, the villa has an abundant vegetable garden.

VILLA DOMINGO - Amazing panoramic view
Andilana, Antsiranana, Madagascar
42 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything you would want in the kitchen (even an ice machine) and the pool is perfect
Cleanliness:
everything is clean including the good sized swimming pool
Host:
the staff are all delightful and very helpful
the staff was warm and welcoming and very friendly with my children
Location:
located only a few minutes from a gorgeous beach this location is the perfect escape
the location is beautiful -- so is the house
if you are looking for a unique getaway i would highly recommend this location
in a quiet private neighborhood this is the best place to stay in nosy be
perfect: location vue and hospitality
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7. Colorful house in the heart of Chefchaouen (from USD 79)

If Blue City is your next destination, consider living like a local by booking this house. The residence is just a one-minute walk from the main square, offering guests easy access to various shops and restaurants.

Good for six guests, the house offers three bedrooms, a full bath, and a half bath. On the third floor, you will find the kitchen and an air-conditioned lounging area. What’s more, housekeeping services are available here, perfect if you are planning a long-term stay.

Full Home Local Maroc Experience in HeartofChaouen
256 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of great color and decoration in every room
it was extremely clean linens were all provided and wifi connection was strong
i thought this was a cool positive feature of the apartment one that gave it extra character
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
stylish clean and central
it’s so beautiful and clean
they have a nicely appointed very clean house right in the medina in very good condition
Host:
the home is wonderful and they are the perfect hosts definitely stay here
the hosts were the best responsive and so accommodating
excellent very responsive hosts who obviously take pride in their home
amazing host made everything efficient and super helpful
mohamed is kind friendly available and very generous with his recommendations
Location:
the location was excellent
the place is cute and in a great location for exploring chefchaoen
the house is perfectly located and allows you easy walkable access to the blue city
this airbnb has the best location for a stay in chefchaouen
location was great and easy to find in the medina
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8. Three-bedroom villa with sea and mountain views in Cape Town (from USD 244)

The villa is perfectly located just two minutes from Camps Bay. It’s a three-story structure with magnificent front views of Cape Town’s famous Glen Beach, Camps Bay, and Clifton. At the back of the villa, you can enjoy views of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain.

The accommodation has a modern and tropical look. It is also well-ventilated, maximizing open spaces that connect with the outdoor areas. All three bedrooms come with an exclusive toilet and bath. The outdoor area, meanwhile, contains a swimming pool where you can marvel at the sunset.

Glen Beach Villa 4: Cape Town Sea & Mountain Views
Cape Town, Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
222 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the property has two very spacious floors comfortable beds amenities and the most spectacular view you can imagine
everything was perfect the apartment is stunning and the views are incredible
beautiful camps bay apartment with amazing views
back pool was fun to lounge and take a dip when we would read in the morning
there are great views from every room ample private parking and comfortable beds and pillows
Cleanliness:
it was clean had everything we needed and truly felt like a luxury holiday experience
as advertised amazing views very clean and stylish villa
the furnishings looked brand-new and everything was squeaky clean and smelled great
Host:
victoria was accessible and helpful with any questions we had
first and foremost victoria is a great host
victoria was a great host with great communications and best of recommendations
victoria was a fantastic host she was friendly and very helpful making sure we had a good experience
tori is a wonderful host and very quick to respond
Location:
it’s in a great location too
the location was excellent right next to the camps bay beach and only a 10-15min drive to downtown
it is located a 10 minute walk from the beautiful uncrowned and uncommercialized clifton beaches
we highly recommend this place and will come back again in the near future
beautiful location wonderful space - brilliant energy
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9. Acacia Lodge, Kariba (from USD 125)

Acacia Lodge is located along the banks of Lake Kariba. Since it is situated in the center of a national park, you might catch a glimpse of elephants and hippos passing by. If you want to explore and fish around the area, there is a slipway where you can launch your boat.

The large chalet has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Every room is fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and fans. Bathrooms are complete with basic toiletries. The property offers a splash pool in front of the chalet, but there is also an outdoor entertainment area with a larger and shared swimming pool.

Acacia lodge,Lake Kariba
Kariba, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe
29 reviews
Entire chalet 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely place excellent views had breakfast with the ellies almost every morning
Cleanliness:
clean lodge inside and outside
i loved the cleanliness of the place
the lodge is great very clean and tidy
very quiet and clean place would recommend it
the pool was nice and clean and the electricity was reliable
Host:
fred is a wonderful host who works very hard
patrick is a world class host attentive and efficient
thanks so much to the hosts
by far the lodge's greatest amenity is freddie the caretaker
freddy is the best host and always on point
Location:
really beautiful and peaceful location
great location and fresh was wonderful
patrick's place is just fantastic
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10. Beach bungalow with hot tub in Cape Town

Enjoy panoramic views of the Western Cape right from the comfort of your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and even bathroom. Just outside are beach rocks and the sea. Also, from here, you can marvel at views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

The property is private yet accessible. Just a few steps away are restaurants, shops, and beaches in Camps Bay, so you don’t have to travel far to try local food, get essentials, or relax. The beach bungalow has an artsy and minimalist concept that blends with nature. It has three bedrooms, ideal for six guests. You can spend the day unwinding in the hot tub recessed into the wooden deck outdoors.

Beach House on the Rocks
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
35 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the most beautiful master bathroom ever with breathtaking view
the kitchen and bathrooms are perfect - including the outdoor shower set amongst indigenous trees and flowers
the beds were extremely comfortable and we all slept great
Cleanliness:
the beds are comfy the linen was clean and there were stacks of towels available
Host:
bernard was a fantastic host greeting us on arrival and showing us around
bernard was in short the perfect host
bernard was a great host and alway at hand if needed
bernard is a really kind and very attentive nice person and host
thank you bernard for hosting us
Location:
the location is best you can imagine
location seems remote but actually quite easy access to everything and with privacy
the house is perfect the location unbeatable
great house great location and great host
the beach house on the rocks is a fantastic location in the camps bay/bakoven area
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A home for everyone

Africa is a paradise that gives diverse experiences to tourists who wish to explore. It caters to different interests, whether you are a beach lover, an adrenaline seeker, an adventurous mountain hiker, or simply someone who wants to relax. Every place offers a wonderful home for you to stay. If you are looking for the perfect home before you start traveling, consider any of the most wish-listed Airbnbs in Africa. Find out for yourself what makes them so popular.

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