10 Best Luxury Airbnbs In Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2023

Plarlene Juliane
Plarlene Juliane 
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Cape Town is best known for being the “Mother City” in South Africa because it is the country’s center of culture and history. If you want to witness Cape Town’s stunning beauty, the best places to visit here are Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Bishopscourt. Both of these places are the city’s pieces of heaven for they also offer sweeping views. If you’re a hiking enthusiast, this city is also home to trails such as the popular Table Mountain, Pipe Track, and Tygerberg Nature Reserve, to name a few. For your upcoming retreat, why not stay in a lavish accommodation? To help you with that, check out the 10 best luxury Airbnbs in Cape Town, South Africa.

1. Hildene Haven

With astounding views of the mountains and city lights, Hildene Haven is a luxury abode you should consider booking. This property is ideal for eight guests and has well-lit four bedrooms. You can start your day here full of energy with your usual morning cup of joe while lounging on the rooftop deck. After a day of hiking or strolling around the city, you can take a dip in the heated pool. This place is definitely a perfect hideaway because it is situated in a peaceful neighborhood.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.16 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

2. Tranquil villa with two swimming pools (from USD 1281)

Located in Hout Bay, this plush Airbnb offers a mesmerizing view of the hillside and leafy surroundings. The Spa House features a marble underwater spa where you can use the steam room, have a salt bath, or relax in the sauna. Indoor and outdoor pools are also available here. If you want to set up a party night, you can take out some liquor or beverages from the nearby shopping center. Since there’s a grill facility provided by the host, you can pair your drinks with grilled meats. Other amenities include parking, DVD player, and WiFi access. The place is also just 2 km (1.2 mi) away from the beach.

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Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
8.83 km (5.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
17 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

3. Chic bungalow near a popular beach (from USD 595)

This luxurious vacation rental just sits right next to Clifton 3rd Beach. The place has generous living and dining areas, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half baths. The interiors are tastefully designed as if you’re living in an urban-style home of affluent young professionals. Outside the property, there is a number of seating areas where you can just spend quality time witnessing the beautiful waves of the ocean. Guests can also have a soothing swim in the heated pool at night.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.5 km (4.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 9 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful house on 3rd beach very comfortable with a very nice outside space and heated pool
great place amazing view and dolphins were swimming in the sea to top it off
stunning location incredible sunsets stylish and comfortable amenities
each room has a spacious ensuite bathroom so it was great for 5-6 people
this place is great very modern and clean
david is a wonderful host
david is a completely delightful host
david is a great host too
the maid is helpful and friendly
very helpful responsive host and maid service
the most amazing location and perfect house for a beach break
beautiful location be prepared to walk down many steps but it’s totally worth it
location location location gorgeous garden/outdoor entertaining area
fantastic house in an unbeatable location
amazing location really nicely decorated with everything we needed
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4. Modern villa with a hot tub (from USD 872)

Live life to the fullest and experience grandiose living at this exclusive property fronting the ocean. Just by seeing the impressive interiors and exteriors in the picture, you would never think twice about booking this five-star quality rental. It features a private sauna, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a lovely garden. The entire property has five bedrooms and five beds. There are also five full baths, three of which are en-suite bathrooms. Cleanliness is guaranteed when you stay here because the housekeeper does the cleaning every weekday.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5.3 km (3.3 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
92 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated all the complimentary touches and the well supplied kitchen and linen cupboard
fantastic villa we had our family reunion and the villa was awesome nice clean and tidy
flawless booking and fast responses by owner
julius greeted us with genuine warmth when we arrived and was always helpful and knowledgeable
excellent location outstanding design
fabulous house in a wonderful location
this is a spectacular property in an amazing location
perfect place for a stay in camps bay
i would recommend this property to anyone looking for a special place to stay in cape town
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5. Vibrant penthouse near the bay (from USD 351)

Have a great stay in Cape Town by experiencing opulent living in this rental for four guests. In this luxurious Airbnb, you will wake up even more refreshed due to the breathtaking views of Bantry Bay. The property features an open-plan layout, so you can expect that every corner here is naturally well-lit. Moreover, it has two bedrooms, two beds, and two-and-a-half baths. You will also love the oceanfront sundeck and the private plunge pool included in the rent.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8.25 km (5.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
94 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment and view exceeding the photos and our expectations by far
excellent wi-fi connectivity throughout the house
this place is great with a stunning view in the sea and an amazing living room and terrace
really nice apartment with stunning seaview & sundowner on the terrace
amazing views regular sightings of whales in the ocean comfortable and modern home
spotless clean wonderful host
jarrad was a good host
jarrad is a thoughtful host and we are grateful for his hospitality
jarred was a very lovely host
jarrad was a very responsive host
jerrad is a great host - super easy checkin / checkout and always available via phone
location is convenient and easy to find
this place is in simply the best location in cape town
jarrad's place is perfectly situated on a residential street in bantry bay
great location and a super-responsive host
very close to wonderful restaurants in sea point and a quick uber ride from the city centre
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6. Stylish house with a wooden pool deck (from USD 881)

Once you set foot inside this luxurious rental, you will be welcomed by tasteful furnishings and meticulous interior design. When you opt to stay here, you can cook your favorite meals in the open-plan kitchen. After exploring Cape Town’s wondrous attractions, you can sit in one of the sun loungers and feel the sea breeze. Your rent here also includes all the amenities you need such as laundry and bath essentials, TV, WiFi access, heating, air-conditioning, and free street parking. There’s also an expansive wooden pool if you want to swim any time of the day.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
6.74 km (4.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture and common areas are quite comfortable; beds in particular provided excellent rest
it has a really nice deck with a really nice pool
the place is cleaned everyday by the wonderful cleaning team and laundry is done too
the space was modern and clean
the house is in excellent shape perfectly clean and looks great
the ladies that come every day to clean the house do a great job
stunning location & setting amazing pool area on the beach beautiful spacious & clean rooms
hosts are super friendly and accommodating
the host was really friendly and always available if needed
mary-louise was the perfect host
gorgeous scenery with excellent host responsiveness
marie-louise is a great host as well
unique location and wonderful stay
the location of this property is amazing
beautiful house in the perfect location
perfectly positioned beautiful place
amazing property in a wonderful location
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7. Lovely home with a private patio (from USD 576)

Looking for a private property that is well-organized and has a homey vibe? Choose this luxury Airbnb now. Inside the property, you will see well-appointed common spaces with thoughtful touches. It also comes equipped with four bedrooms, six beds, and four-and-a-half baths. There’s also a patio where you can enjoy a barbecue party with your friends or family members. The place is surrounded by panoramic views of nature.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
18.98 km (11.8 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is modern and tastefully decorated has comfortable furniture and new appliances
all the rooms have en suite bathrooms and great views of mountain and sea
the big spacious bedrooms all with in suite bath rooms were amazing
the house is very spacious clean and modern
greenways beach house is exceptionally well-maintained and immaculately clean
the house was very clean and well equiped we've nothing missed
my family of five loved staying in this very clean and spacious accommodation
the house is beautiful gorgeous clean close to the beach and safe
corne was an excellent host who went out of her way to assist us
corne was a very friendly host and the service provided by her and her husband was first class
wonderful stay and amazing host
they were very friendly and welcoming upon our arrival
corné was a really attentive host and provided some great local insights
the house is in a stunning location close to the beach
excellent location a stroll to the beach and local shops
fantastic location to the beach with kids even walkable for toddlers
she's the best host hands downcons:wish the area was closer to the city
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8. Lavish villa with a sunroom

Located in Camps Bay, Cape Town, this stylish and luxurious Airbnb rental offers uninterrupted views of the ocean. Guests can expect access to the heated pool, sunroom, and a hot tub overlooking the beach. Additionally, you can unwind with a cup of coffee by the ocean as there is a cafe nearby. For your daily meals, this villa also features a full kitchen with a convection oven, breakfast table, and espresso machine.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5.89 km (3.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
36 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 12 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a beautifulhouse with a pool and hot tub and amazing views
the wonderful housekeeper keeps everything immaculately clean and tidy on a daily basis
john was a really good host
responsive host and very helpful
he was super friendly and helpful with all of our requests and questions
would highly recommend this super host
he was so helpful very kind to the children and kept the villa looking fresh and welcoming
the location is great
camps bay is a safe and inclusive location
it’s a short walking distance to all the good restaurants in camps bay and the beach
we enjoyed the property it’s location and general features
stellar location with amazing views
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9. Gorgeous beach house for eight (from USD 350)

This custom-designed luxury rental has four spacious bedrooms, and it is close to the surfing strip. You will definitely love the property’s backyard with an outdoor pool. This place also features cozy common spaces decorated with beautiful paintings. This luxury rental has four bedrooms, two kitchens, two dining rooms, and five baths. The place is secure and free parking on the premises is possible.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
21.31 km (13.3 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
28 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful house with comfortable furnishings and acres of space
stylish comfortable and very well equipped villa with an ocean view
all in all a fantastic stay with the best view of table mountain from bloubergstrand
the villa is very comfortable with lots of living-space
the villa was clean tidy and comfortable
the place is a quiet clean calming and save
the whole house and the outside area with pool is very clean
all of our visitors equally complimented how clean organized and spacious this home was
douw & petro are great hosts
great house great hosts 100% happy
douw and petro are great hosts and they take care of every need
the hosts are super lovely people and made everything super easy from checking in to leaving
we are definitely coming back the owners of this home were wonderfully helpful and gracious
recommend watching the sunset from blue peter a short walk away
great location in bloubergstrand close to the beach blue peter restaurant and big bay
beautiful and spacious property in a fantastic location
amazing house brilliant location great hosts
the location of the villa is perfect for (kite-/wind-) surfers
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10. Fancy apartment with an oceanfront location

This luxury rental can sleep up to eight folks, and it features an open living area, a private pool on the patio, a bathtub, and sun loungers. It has four bedrooms, five beds, and four baths. The interiors give off a calm aura because of the neutral-colored decor. Just right in front of the property is the ocean that you will really appreciate. You can prepare your desired meals in the full kitchen with a double oven and dishwasher. For your entertainment, WiFi access and smart TV are included in your accommodation.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
6.02 km (3.8 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
19 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is beautiful with stunning views
the views are fantastic and the interior of the apartment is very beautiful
we enjoyed our stay the view was outstanding and the apartment spacious clean and very comfortabel
the apartment has a very nice interior as well as the rooms have a good size
very stylish clean and beautiful
the beds towels and linens were new and nice and the place was immaculate
rob was an excellent host that was very flexible
rob was an outstanding host who made everything smooth and easy
rob was an excellent host easy to communicate with everything worked perfectly
this was an absolutely delightful stay in a wonderful apartment in a very special location
very beautiful and a safe place to stay with camps bay beach just around the corner
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Live a luxurious lifestyle

Make the most out of your South Africa holiday by booking one of the best luxury Airbnbs in Cape Town. Whether you’re looking for a beach house or a penthouse, the list we curated will not disappoint you. You will definitely experience a luxurious lifestyle once you check in to these impressive luxury abodes.

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