10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 54 USD In Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2024

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One of the sought-after travel destinations in South Africa is the city of Cape Town. If exciting nature adventures and contemporary art and music are what you are looking forward to in your upcoming vacation, then Cape Town should be your next call. The Mother City is blessed with splendid vineyard landscapes of its bucolic villages and has the best surf spots, top among which is Muizenberg. For contemporary art lovers there is a full range of historical places and art galleries. Its iconic Table Mountain National Park is definitely a must-see attraction. The city is also a known destination for adrenaline junkies who wish to either skydive or meet the fierce white shark! Indeed, there is always something for everyone when you are visiting Cape Town. If you wish to stay in a luxurious yet affordable accommodation right in Cape Town, then find our comprehensive list of vacation rentals below. Here’s a look at the top 10 affordable Airbnb vacation rentals under 54 USD in Cape Town, 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 May 18, 2024.

1. Airy small apartment with Lions Head view (from USD 28)

Wishing to explore the incredible mountain peaks, beaches, and the town center of Cape Town? This perched Airbnb vacation rental is your next best bet. Ideal for couples or single travelers alike, this apartment is breezy, spacious and filled with natural light. The highlight of the apartment is the breathtaking view of Lions Head right from the bedroom. This compact studio is also very accessible to the historical Bo-Kaap and MyCiti bus route which links to the Camps Bay and beach. Guests can also hike through the most desirable hiking routes to Table Mountain. The studio has a kitchenette and a bathroom as well.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
6.69 km (4.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
632 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room has excellent view of city and mountains
waking up to the sunrise of the views of table mountain and lions head is just beautiful
the view of the room is really nice
the studio is small but cozy and we liked the view
cute little cozy apartment with a great view
extremely friendly good communication clean place
clean and cosy apartment with everything you need
clean cute and a great refuge
great cosy flat very clean in a fantastic location
such a good view very clean lots of small touches that make you feel right at home
awesome hosts they were very accommodating
host left nice touches
martin was a great host and had good recommendations for us
thanks to our hosts
very helpful hosts as well
great flat in a great location
good location near hip kloof st restaurants
fantastic place great location to explore cape town
great location and a quaint space
nice little place very conveniently located
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2. Romantic getaway

This is a secluded and romantic apartment within a budget. The studio could be your next romantic getaway where serenity and privacy prevails. To top it off, there is a rustic-chic deck area which gives a really remarkable view of the Table Mountain, including the turquoise outdoor swimming pool amidst the surrounding greenery. The compact studio offers a kitchenette, bathroom, and a spacious chic bedroom. Amenities include a parking lot, Wi-Fi access and bathroom amenities.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.52 km (4.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
426 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room and absolutely amazing view of the table mountain
nice room and amazing view
the view to table mountain is gorgeous
there are beautiful views from the pool area
nice view from the pool marsha is quick in her communication
nice clean studio type room
it was clean and well equipped
the room is small but clean and the value for money is excellent
the apartment is clean and cozy with everything you might need
clean space relaxed/peaceful suburb
marsha was a great host
marsha was a very nice host we felt very welcome
very friendly and helpful host
marsha was a very friendly host and gave us nice recommendations for the surrounding area
marsha was very kind and attentive
the location is superb
fantastic location - very central to pretty much everything
great location and excellent value for money
the setting and location is fabulous
a beauftiful house just underneith signal hill the location of the house is perfect
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3. Renovated studio with mountain and sea views (from USD 52)

This luxuriously appointed studio is reserved for discerning couples looking for comfort, style, and luxury rental accommodations right in the center of Cape Town. Awash with bright sunlight and adorned with modern furniture, the studio apartment is totally value for money. Every little part of this Airbnb Plus home has been lavishly decorated, especially the dining area which exudes opulence. Its sleek bathroom comes with essential amenities. Guests will be able to contemplate the shimmering sea view and majestic Lion Heads view from the patio. The accommodation has convenient amenities including a free parking area, Wi-Fi connection, bathroom essentials, and a full kitchen.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8.82 km (5.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
342 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with a great view in a safe and viby area
the apartment has everything you need for a longer stay too and the furniture is nice
the bed was super comfortable with extra blankets
the smart tv was set up with netflix and you can see the ocean from the balcony
a lot of thoughtful touches in the apartment and excellent wifi
modern and clean apartment
it was very clean and contemporary
it was clean and the style impeccable
nice and clean apartment
the apartment is clean and comfortable
hosts are highly responsive
kathy was a wonderful host
was perfect for my staff
they were extremely helpful and friendly
the owners are very helpful and friendly
lovely location for beach walks and close to mojo market
great location in sea point
perfect location and amazing apartment
the building's location is excellent
great apartment in excellent location
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4. Cozy apartment with a lovely patio (from USD 83)

Visitors can easily access the town center if they book this cozy apartment. Perfect for solo travelers and couples with their pets, this pet-friendly Airbnb features an enticing bedroom, a bright living room, a large full kitchen area, a bathroom, and a patio that is well-manicured. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances including a fridge, a microwave, and furniture. Guests can use the on-street parking area which is secure.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8.87 km (5.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
274 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well situated generously sized mini apartment with a stunning deck (outside) patio
the outside courtyard was a very relaxing place to eat breakfast and later on drink beer
such a great cozy place all the amenities you need with easy access to many areas
the bed is so comfortable and i loved falling asleep to the running water fountain outside
lance's place was great value - clean with a comfy bed nice courtyard and lance was an attentive host
very clean and modern decor
very clean and nice communication
extremely clean and well maintained
lovely quiet clean and comfy apartment
a very clean and comfortable place to stay
the owner was very helpful
he was a very attentive host and took care of any questions quickly
extremely helpful with recommendations and quick to reply to any questions we had
an excellent choice with very nice hosts
he is a good host & made our stay easy
loved the location of apartment
great location comfortable accommodation
good location and great value
loved the location close to everything i needed
we loved the location and being able to walk to places
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5. Whitewashed apartment with city views (from USD 81)

Located within close proximity to the Greenmarket, this decadent, and contemporary studio can accommodate two guests. Its ravishing living area is simply inspiring. There are many stunning elements of the interior decor such as the rustic table, modern furniture, and bright spaces which altogether enhance the beauty of the apartment. Its amenities comprise a full kitchen area, bathroom essentials, Wi-Fi connection, and a washer. This value-for-money apartment is reserved for those who would love to enjoy a stylish stay.

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Cape Town, WC, South Africa
7.12 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
168 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the comfortable touches and views from the balcony make it hard to leave the place
there were nice touches as well including coffee washing machine detergent and fast wi-fi
stylish space very comfortable and great views
great location lots of natural light all of the amenities would definitely stay at oli’s apartment again
oli was very fast in assisting when the wifi connection was down thanks again
very clean and neat
very clean and neat
the flat is very clean secure and stylish
the place is stylish and very clean
the apartment is nice and modern and clean
oli is a great host
the front desk/doorpersons were also very nice and helpful
oli is also a gracious host
oli was a great host who was very flexible and responsive
oli is an excellent host
close to great restaurants and food stores
excellent location in heart of town
great location - close to long street main park train station
great location for inner city exploring
its perfectly situated for visit around cape town and walking distance to lot of things
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6. Boho apartment at Sea Point (from USD 29)

This awe-inspiring boho apartment emanates simplicity, style, and relaxation. Every corner of the apartment portrays Zen-like atmosphere. Suited for three people, this studio apartment has an opulent living space, a cozy bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a clean bathroom. The interior decor of the accommodation has a sublime rustic touch. Revel in the exuberant setting of this studio and spend a memorable time with your loved ones.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8.97 km (5.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
190 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the wifi was very strong
this airb&b is very nice located has a very comfortable bed and a good coffee machine- thanks kevin
apt meets all needs :)
it was great that there was a kitchen with all cooking things and a washing machine
everything is so clean and organized
the apartment was clean and in a good spot
clean apartment with high level of security and very affordable
kevin's place was very homely clean and modern
great host communication was smooth and the apartment is great very clean and tidy and got everything we needed
nice host who always helps you
kevin was very helpful and hospitable
kevin is a great host--quick to respond to any questions
very friendly and attentive host
kevin is an excellent host and we had great days there
very well located in safe street
great location great apartment
excellent location with loads of things to do within walking distance
great location for exploring cape town and very close to the water
the location is amazing and so close to the beach
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7. Opulent apartment

The lavishly decorated studio apartment is a dream haven for couples yearning for some indulgence, comfort and inspiring views. The property is minutes away from the V & A Waterfront, Clifton Bay and the Metropolitan Golf Club. The living room is the place to be if you wish to relax and contemplate the strikingly beautiful mountain ranges. The bedroom and kitchen are sleek, breezy and immaculate. The modern bathroom has a soaking bathtub.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
9.91 km (6.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
233 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the property also had a nice view of table mountain
comfy bed and good amenities
the view was great from the room the picture doesn’t do it justice
the view from the captain’s den is amazing nothing like waking up to scenic table mountain every day
adinda's apartment in cape town was a perfect fit for the two of us
super clean and super comfy
everything was clean and as expected
the apartment was spotlessly clean and adequately equipped
the apartment is beautiful so clean and comfortable
the place is spacious and very clean
the hosts were great
the host is perfect and they solve everything for you
they were great hosts and i'd highly recommend staying in their den
hosts were flexible and easy to reach
the owners design the space very well
amazing location and beautiful apartment
the location is absolutely perfect
great restaurants in walking distance
the location is ideal especially since i chose not to hire a car
loved the unit and location
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8. Centrally located stunning apartment

Enjoy yourself with the marvelous sea views from the comfort of this apartment. Couples seeking for style and elegance will definitely enjoy this studio. There are certain elements of the apartment which have a rustic touch which accentuates its beauty. The studio is comprised of a nude-colored bedroom, a bright little living room, and a quirky yet stylish kitchenette. Its bathroom has basic amenities and a small working desk.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8.8 km (5.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
142 reviews  
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment with fantastic view
the wifi wouldn’t connect to our tablets or computers but worked great on our phones
the sea view from the bed is fantastic and made up for it
but the ocean view and minimalist aesthetic of the apartment were lovely
you will enjoy dinners with sea view and the comfy bed
with a deep clean and fresh coat of paint would be a lovely flat
clean and simple apartment with comfy bed
fabulous white bright clean minimalistic apartment for two
lovely place to stay at clean and quaint
the room was clean
the host is very thoughtful and kind
saskia was a wonderful host
saskia was a fantastic host
very friendly and welcoming host
saskia was very helpful and a friendly host
beautiful place in great location
great value and perfect location
the place was central and great value for the money
the apartment and the location was perfect
its a nice place closer to the shops and a walking distance to the beach
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9. Decadent studio apartment with pool

Previously an old farm-style house, this decadent studio apartment invites travelers or a small family of three to spend a lavish holiday with access to a wonderful outdoor swimming pool. The property has an opulent bar-lounging area, a spacious patio with trees and a playground as well. The studio has a bright large bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen with convenient appliances.

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Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
6.36 km (4.0 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
185 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all basic amenities were there and it was comfortable
it was a great value but the wifi didn’t really work
the place is also very spacious with a king size bed fan fridge etc etc
it is very comfortable place and there is a pretty view from apartment
emily reacted very fast with everithing and the wifi worked perfect
a very clean and spacious place
a real good safe and clean place
accommodation was nice and clean and spacious
nice place very clean and cheap for camps bay
clean and access to the pool and beach very close by
the host was swift and kind
thank you to your amazing staff for their outstanding hospitality
the staff are helpful and friendly
it was a very nice room near camp’s beach helpful staff and perfect location
the location was excellent
great location with a very short walk to the beach
the location is great very close to the beach
we really liked the location of the apartment
ok place close to the beach
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10. Luxurious and spacious apartment

This exquisitely appointed apartment is suitable for discerning backpackers or a group of friends on vacation. The property is located just off the ‘hippest street’, an area with quirky cafes, restaurants, bars and where you will likely meet up with the locals. The interior of the apartment is modern and has plenty of character. The transparent windows offer a majestic view of the mountain ranges. The property has two bedrooms, a shared bathroom, which is sufficiently comfy for a group of four people. Additionally, there is an open-plan kitchen and a bar area.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.16 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
229 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious loft with the most beautiful views of table mountain
good beds all amenities well taken care of
this apartment has the most stunning view onto table mountain and lions head one can imagine
the pictures are accurate and you get a gorgeous table mountain view
beds was very comfortable en there is air cons so it helps a lot
it was clean and comfortable
clean and very stylishly appointed
the apartment was clean spacious and beautifully decorated--the pictures do not do it justice
everything is well organized and super clean
the apt is beautifully decorated and spotless
the host was very responsive to all our questions and requests
the host is very helpful
the host left a book of excellent tips
we also appreciated all the local tips the host sent us
we had a wonderful time in cpt thanks to the hosts
great location and beautiful place
safe secure and a great location
amazing apartment and incredible location
great spot in a very central location
beautiful place in a great location
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Cape Town beckons

Enjoy a memorable vacation in the bustling city of Cape Town, which features fantastic places to eat and romantic things to do. Stay in these secluded yet affordable Airbnb vacation rentals. With your accommodation needs taken care of, you can concentrate on having a great holiday.

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