Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Western Cape, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Western Cape is home to some of South Africa’s most popular attractions. The photogenic landscapes, the breathtaking scenery of the Garden Route, and its proximity to the famous Robben Island and Cape Town are just a few of the reasons why the Western Cape is loved by nearly all kinds of travelers. A trip to this magical destination is bound to exceed your expectations, and you are most likely to find it difficult to resist the urge to extend your stay. And, just as it is rich in attractions, it is also rich in places of accommodation so that you don’t have to worry about where to rest your sore muscles after a day of exploration. Read on to find the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Western Cape, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Thorn Tree Cottage; West Coast National Park (from USD 370)

Located in the heart of West Coast National Park, this place is in one of the most graceful and tranquil areas. The cottage is completely off the grid, but there is solar energy to power the lights and the fridge.

It is furnished with all the amenities necessary for a memorable stay. The major highlight, however, is the veranda that gracefully opens up to the wilderness and the sea in the near distance. So much peace and tranquility reigns here!

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West Coast DC, Western Cape, South Africa
119.65 km (74.4 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
77 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no shops available great braii facility
even though the cottage is off the grid you have everything you need for a comfortable stay
very well equipped - kitchen and play things
it has everything to make one comfortable as one would expect for a premium price stay
thorn tree is a clean and modern home in churchhaven
very clean nice materials blankets cushions
the host canceled this reservation 143 days before arrival
the location is wonderful
the lagoon is within a easy 2 min walking distance
house was very comfortable and a short walk to the water
we were amazed at the wildlife and a dawn walk down by the lagoon is so beautiful
andrew and penny’s house is truly a sanctuary- close to the beach tranquil beautifully designed
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2. Buff and Fellow Eco Pod 4; Mossel Bay (from USD 125)

Spend your nights in this gorgeous eco-cabin on a buffalo breeding farm and the banks of a farm dam. Each unit features one bedroom, a well-equipped kitchen, an en suite bathroom, and an open-plan living area with a fireplace.

This rental also has a private patio with a wood-fired hot tub. Moreover, this pod is a great place if you desire the peace and serenity of a rural area without missing out on the luxuries of the city.

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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
287.12 km (178.5 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
153 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
nice modern design clean and comfortable
the place is clean and modern
super peaceful clean and well equipped
the eco pods are very well designed and communication with host was excellent
apart from that i would see this location as a perfect stay for a couple
about 30 min drive to wilderness national park and less then 10 min to a very nice beach
i loved staying on the farm while still being close to the beach
amazing place would definitely visit again
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3. La Bruyere Farm Cottage; Tulbagh (from USD 51)

Wake up to the fresh mountain air in this cottage that sits right at the heart of the Witszenburg mountains in the Western Cape. It is a cozy rental and a short distance from the heart of the alluring and historical Tulbagh.

Some of the activities you can do here include swimming in the lake, hiking in the mountains, touring the wine farms, and soaking in the refreshing nature of the Western Cape. Additionally, the cottage is equipped with all the amenities you may need for a comfortable stay, including a kitchen and a spacious living area with a fireplace.

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Tulbagh, Western Province, South Africa
10.49 km (6.6 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
230 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is equipped with wifi dstv and all the cooking utilities needed would definitely visit again
jenny's cottage is beautifully furnished and very cozy
equally as incredible views and sunsets fun hikes and a dam that's perfect for a winter swim
hill cottage is very well appointed with everything you need to make your stay there comfortable
such a little gem perfect to just unwind and relax lovely fireplace cozy cottage stunning surroundings
a very comfortable clean and cosy cottage
the cottage is clean and has everything you need
our check-in was effortless and everything was clean and well prepared
the cottage is clean comfortable cozy and well equipped in a breathtakingly gorgeous setting
clean tidy everything you need amazing view
jenny is such a lovely host
jenny was very responsive and accommodating
jenny was a great host and we enjoyed the stay so much
jenny as a host makes it so easy - thank you
hosting at its best x thank you jenny
great location the lake was everything
an incredibly beautiful location
if you need some mental clarity an escape from a busy life this is the place
beautiful walks right on your doorstep and the birds by the dam are amazing
great location and well equipped cottage
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4. Kaaimans River Villa; Wilderness (from USD 89)

Let the gentle flow of the nearby Kaaimans River send you to deep sleep in this beautiful villa. It is a rustic-like holiday river house equipped to take care of all your accommodation needs and allows easy access to a myriad of fun outdoor activities. Inside, you will love the rustic vibes of the accommodation, the cozy bedroom, and the handy kitchen.

Some notable attractions nearby include a secluded beach, the river, and the popular Garden Route. If you are a nature lover, this is one of the best accommodation options you will have in the Western Cape, as it provides scenic vistas, which you can enjoy on the balcony.

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
308.86 km (192.0 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
214 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rustic and comfortable with no fancy airs and graces
cozy little house with a great view
the accommodation is comfortable rustic and has some incredible views
looks exactly like the pictures and a real treat for a cozy getaway
oh and a very very comfortable bed :))
linen and towels weren’t sparkling clean
the apartment is cosy an clean
it’s incredible spotlessly clean right on the river and with the use of boats kayaks and sups
he was so hospitable and kind
francis the caretaker was always so willing to help and give us local info
francis the caretaker is very friendly and helpful
francis the caretaker is super friendly and helpful
hospitality was very accommodating friendly and helpful would defiantly stay there again
such a wonderfully relaxing location and stay
a must do great location and the perfect getaway
what an amazing location relaxing fun and in the middle of nature
fantastic place take the canoe and you are away from everything
otherwise the house is in the most beautiful location private and pet friendly which was great
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5. Elfen House; Prince Albert (from USD 90)

Luxury and comfort await you in this elegant house with a plunge pool. It features two spacious en suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a covered veranda for you to welcome the morning sun. You will also not get bored with the available flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. Moreover, you can use the wood-burning combustion stove and the open-plan dining area. After a long day, unwinding in the enclosed courtyard with a daybed and loungers would be perfect.

With its location at the foothills, it is an ideal place for travelers in need of a quiet and serene place to break away from the hassles of the city.

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Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa
254.46 km (158.2 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
163 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
peaceful and quiet so comfortable with all the amenities you could hope for
it even has a dishwasher the bedrooms have air conditioning and the beds are very comfortable
the home has all the amenities you could need including a lovely kitchen and pool area
the cottage has been tastefully furnished and the pool is a pleasant respite from the heat
house is well equipped for a short or long stay and very comfortable with good wifi
beautiful and stylish super clean and comfortable
the house is beautiful clean and very nicely furnished
the house is stylish clean and tidy
the sheets were soft and clean
clean with everything you require
rene's service is outstanding she is a great host
elise is a perfect host
elise the host is very kind and helpful
great host great value
elise is a wonderful host and easy to stay in touch with should you have any questions
perfect location private from the main roads short walk to the restaurants and galleries
peaceful great location in prince albert
great place right in the town
a stylish beautiful home close to the attractions of prince albert
it is beautifully and thoughtfully designed an easy walk into the village and close to everything
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6. Two-bedroom home on Leisure Isle; Knysna (from USD 132)

Spend your days and nights in this spacious home on the famous Leisure Isle in the Western Cape. It is an open-plan home that is fully equipped with all the necessary amenities you will need for a decent and comfortable stay.

It is also close to the Steenbok Nature Reserve, a perfect spot for runners, walkers, and dog runners. Moreover, the house has a beautiful garden ideal for enjoying the outdoors. During low tide, you can always head down to the lagoon to see the interesting plant life and a variety of small creatures.

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
356.65 km (221.7 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
96 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is comfortable bathroom and terrace are excellent
got a mid stay clean as well
maria's place is spotless and we were made to feel right at home with her thoughtful touches
great house very spacious stylish clean and very friendly host
thank you maria for being a great host
maria and martin are thoughtful and fantastic hosts
maria and martin are super friendly and also assisted with baby cots
maria is the best host i met until today on airbnb
stunning host definitely a must stay in this gorgeous house
the location is fantastic and really close to the water
beautiful location and close to a the must see places
it's in a great location
simply great style location condition
the location is outstanding with a very local feel
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7. Clean home steps away from the beach; Plettenberg Bay (from USD 101)

This rental is a clean home with a living and entertainment area on the same level. It is spacious, fully furnished, and within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and supermarkets. It is in a relatively quiet place and away from the busy streets, guaranteeing tranquility. Some of the notable features you will love about this gorgeous home include a solar-heated pool, Wi-Fi, and a carport with private access.

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
384.24 km (238.8 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
182 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful home with stunning yard and pool area for the kids
very well renovated space with lovely pool and braai facilities
incredibly clean and luxurious
very clean nice bbq area
this property is sparkling clean spacious and modern
great house spacious and clean
we especially loved the super clean pool to cool down on hot days
host was very helpful
host is very helpful also
experienced the best hospitality ever from thefrom the owner nicolas and the house manager paul
the manager paul has been very kind and helpful
the hosts really payed attention to detail when designing this home and making it airbnb friendly
great location close to everything and activities
great place in a great location
a spacious great place idealy located near town
stylish house with everything you need in a good location
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8. Self-catering beachfront villa; Saint Helena Bay

This self-catering beachfront villa boasts the class, elegance, and comfort that many desire for a comfortable stay in the Western Cape. It has barbecue facilities, a well-maintained garden, and unobstructed sea views.

The villa even has spacious bedrooms, perfect for a group. You can even use the dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Moreover, guests will love the patio from where one can enjoy the beautiful sea views. You will also have access to a balcony, free Wi-Fi, and private parking for convenience.

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Saint Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
139.59 km (86.8 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
54 reviews  
Entire villa 6 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i adored the furnishings and the beds are out of this world
the wifi was a bit of trouble for us working remotely there but tanya tried to help
beautiful modern and comfortable space secure peaceful with great views of the ocean and easy access
a wonderfully picturesque place to stay fitted with comfortable furniture and a very user-friendly kitchen and braai/bbq
tidy comfortable friendly (even to pets) peaceful holiday home with the best views and right on the beach
the house is luxurious sparkling clean and has everything you could think of
modern squeaky clean with stunning ocean views
the martinique beach villa was sparkling clean and presented beautifully upon arrival
really beautiful home right on the waters edge spotlessly clean
tanya is an amazing host
she is very accommodating kind and friendly
tanya is a fantastic host
tanya is a amazing host and tended to put every need and request
tanya is a great host and the house is beautifully furnished
great location a few minutes from shops and paternoster
amazing location right on the seashore
the villa was fantastic the location and the house itself was amazing
what a place well done tanya well done
an amazing place to stay
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9. The Red House; Koringberg

The Red House is a stylish house at the foot of a mountain and surrounded by the expansive Swartland wheat fields. Its interior was also designed to seamlessly blend with the outdoors.

Some of the outstanding features here include a well-equipped kitchen and a swimming pool. It even has a wide veranda and a spacious living area, perfect spots to lounge and relax. Moreover, this house is in a beautiful location with easy access to attractions.

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70.48 km (43.8 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
78 reviews  
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my small boys enjoyed watching the occasional train roll by and made good use of the large pool
we loved this space for its unexpected collection of beautiful artworks artifacts fine linens furnishings kitchen wares
the pool is big and lovely to swim in the beds comfortable the view amazing
perfect in the winter with the fireplace gas heaters and more than enough blankets
the style and decor are beautiful the pool is perfect and it's a total tranquil escape
the owners were very helpful and friendly
highly recommended and such amazing hosts
the hosts could not have been more welcoming
hosts were great with communication
its an amazing place with wonderful hosts
great getaway close to the city
i would recommend the place to anyone looking for a break from city life
it was extremely comfortable and accessible in location and use
the red house is a beautiful and very unique place
a perfect place to detach relax and reflect
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10. Gorgeous villa with uninterrupted views; Cape Town

Enjoy the breathtaking mountain and sea views from the comfort of this beachfront villa. It is a gorgeous bungalow with spacious bedrooms for a medium-sized group. Those not keen on dining out will love the fully equipped kitchen. Guests can also lounge in the lavishly furnished seating area and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV.

Its location allows easy access to several popular attractions in the region, such as the Table Mountains, the beach, and V&A Waterfront—all are less than 5 mi (8 km) away.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
106.39 km (66.2 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
112 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds and couches were incredibly comfortable
excellent location outstanding view and great facilities
very clean and comfortable
primerose the cleaning lady did a very good job the apartment was very clean
great house very clean and well looked after
the house was gorgeous and very clean
clean lovely kitchen with all of the essentials
max was very responsive and the concierge he works with to check you in was efficient and helpful
host max was helpful and welcoming throughout the booking process and our stay
we got all the help we needed and max was the best host
the owner and the greeter were both so gracious and flexible too
thanks max for being a great host
amazing location right on the 4th clifton close to camps bay
camps bay is a nice walk away
great location - all was great
great stay convenient location and amazing house
outstanding location beautiful in every regard
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Soak in the beauty of Western Cape

Western Cape has several incredible attractions for everyone. While here, you also need a great place to rest at night. So, consider these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Western Cape, South Africa, for a comfortable and memorable stay.

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