Top 16 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2021

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Cape Town is one of the largest cities in South Africa. It’s known for its stunning beaches, perfect waves for surfing, and the abundance of sharks, ( which is ideal if you want to shark-cage-dive). It’s also home to the famous Table Mountain, an iconic site world over. Hike Table Mountain, enjoy the Victoria and Albert waterfront, the beaches and the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Cape Town is known for its food, with unlimited options of restaurants, all full of the freshest produce. There are amazing public transport links too, so no matter where you are in the city, you’ll never be stuck anywhere. Check out some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Cape Town and start planning a trip to this amazing place!

1. Guest rooms in Zaida's Lodge (from USD 28)

The hosts run a bed and breakfast and are renting one of their rooms in this listing. There’s room for two guests in this en-suite double bedroom with a spacious bathroom. There’s a big, peaceful garden perfect if you want to relax or do some outdoor yoga. The house is close to some great restaurants and cafes, as well as being a commutable distance to some of Cape Town’s sights. The hosts offer airport transfers, as well as advice for the best tour routes through the city.

Zaida's Lodge - Guest Rooms
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfasts were well prepared with choices including fresh fruit
Cleanliness:
the room was clean well equipped and comfortable as highlighted in the listing
Host:
the owners have room for growth and i'm sure this was a learning experience for them
zaida was a very welcoming host who catered to most of our needs
Location:
the place was situated in a nice central part of town
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2. Apartment with mountain views (from USD 23)

If you’re searching for an apartment with amazing views of Table Mountain, this is a great choice for you. It features a patio that looks out straight over the mountain, as well as a spacious double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. You will also have access to the communal kitchen and living room as well as the garden. The apartment is close to the train line into the city, as well as the local supermarket and a range of cafes and restaurants. The host can arrange tours for you as well, so you can make the most of your time in the city.

Crawford Mountain Views
3 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Location:
the location is quiet and safe
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3. A comfortable apartment with amazing views (from USD 120)

The very first reason you should book this apartment is because it presents amazing views of Cape Town. Savor 360-degree views of the city and the harbor. You will never feel bored of seeing all those stunning views right from the comfort of your apartment. The second reason is, of course, facilities. The apartment comes with everything you need, including two bedrooms and two bathrooms for four people, a dining room and a well equipped kitchen. You are going to also love the living room that features grey velvet sofa, on which you can lay down and watch your favorite show or read your favorite book.

Relax at a Green Point Pad with Amazing Views
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
145 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 6 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thanks lovely view and stylish apartment
stunning apartment with a breathtaking view of cape town
the apartment is beautiful and the views spectacular
lots of space comfortable and a beautiful view
beautiful apartment with a wonderful view
Cleanliness:
clean secure and good communication
very clean and well kept apartment
the views are beautiful the apartment is clean and quiet the location is central to cape town
Host:
host was wonderful and our stay was great
a special thank you to anneth who has been an outstanding host
the host was very kind to allow us a very late check in
she was very responsive to any questions / needs we had including late check-in
host anneth was extremely helpful and was very quick to respond to queries
Location:
lovely condo in a superb location in ct
nice place in a good location
great location easy access to breakfast joints and dinner places
i could definitely come back and would recommend this location
incredible location and set up absolutely loved staying here
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4. Crawford Studio (from USD 25)

This beautiful, modern garden studio apartment is a perfect little escape in this busy city. The city centre is only a fifteen-minute drive away, making it the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day in the city. You have your own entrance and free reign in the garden. You have a great view of Table Mountain from your back garden, and you’ll be tempted not to leave your nest. There’s a full kitchen with all the appliances may need, as well as a small living room area. The bedroom is large and spacious with plenty of storage room if you’re staying there a while.

Crawford Studio
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the apartment was arranged well clean and comfortable
Host:
the host was also kind considerate and eager to help
the hosts are also super helpful
absolute super host who was resourseful and friendly
Location:
i will defnitely stay at this stunning location again
the neighbourhood is ideal for people who want to be in a quite place
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5. An expansive space in the heart of the city (from USD 236)

Situated right in the heart of Cape Town, this apartment promises an exclusive retreat high above the city. Up to four guests can relax and enjoy a restful sleep in the two bedrooms available. The floor-to-ceiling windows present the best views of the city’s skyline. Enjoy a morning coffee and breakfast in the cozy patio. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and utensils, so you can prepare your own meals. A private splash pool makes a great place for you to recharge and relax.

Spectacular Table Mountain Views, Space in Heart of City
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
169 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this spacious 3 level apartment has spectacular views with smart and modern amenities
bose speaker and apple tv supplied stunning appliances immaculate furnishings etc etc etc
amazing views of table mountain
great apartment with fantastic views and lots of comfort
the apartment is beautiful with excellent views
Cleanliness:
lovely clean space with great views
their place is very clean with contemporary decor
we had a great stay the apartment is beautiful spotlessly clean and in a great location
Host:
jaco & charl were wonderful hosts
charl and jaco are wonderful hosts
charl was a very friendly host
jaco and charl were wonderful hosts
great hosts to a wonderful home in cape town
Location:
great location with lots of restaurants within walking distance
perfect location close to everything but in a quiet and safe neighbourhood
safe location with safe parking (on street)
with walking distance to great restaurants cafes and shopping it is extremely safe & convenient staying here
perfect neighbourhood for us
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6. A beautiful apartment by the beach (from USD 535)

Wake up to the panoramic vista of the beach and fall asleep to the sound of the waves every single day during your stay in Bantry Bay. Situated just seconds away from the beach, the apartment is what you need for a nature retreat with your loved ones. Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the apartment can accommodate four people. In addition, you can also enjoy facilities that include a kitchen, a living room, an oceanfront sundeck and a private plunge pool.

Plunge Pool in a Beautiful Villa in Bantry Bay
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
67 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
Cleanliness:
spotless clean wonderful host
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:
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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7. Zaida's spacious garden cottage (from USD 47)

The host has renovated her own cottage in her backyard, leaving this entire space just for you. It’s small but cosy, with its own kitchen and bathroom, and a large bedroom. The hosts offer a full breakfast in the morning as well as uncapped Wi-Fi. If you want to explore the neighbourhood, there are two local parks, cafes and restaurants and the local mall nearby. The house is also close to public transport links, taking you into the city or the beaches, and beyond.

Zaida's Spacious Garden Cottage
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
 Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

8. Comfortable accommodation with a pool (from USD 113)

Located in the residential Camps Bay neighborhood in Cape Town, this accommodation is suitable for two people. The studio has a comfortable bed, a large sofa, a bathroom, and a kitchen area. You have exclusive access to the swimming pool from where you also get a magnificent view of the beach. Private entrance to the property ensures full safety and privacy during your stay here. Table Mountain Cable Way is a short drive away from this rental.

Primaview, Camps Bay, Cape Town
180 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch is so comfortable
very stylish apartment with wonderful views across camps bay
the pool and the view are great
a fantastic apartment with a fantastic view and hosts
breathtaking views wonderful pool and fabulous sunsets
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very clean and nothing was missing
it was perfectly clean
the house was perfectly clean and had every basic item for comfortable stay
the house was perfectly clean and had every basic item for comfortable stay
the apartment is very nice it is clean and everything is as described
Host:
the host are beyond amazing
its host is kind and lovely
the hosts were friendly and helpfull
delightful hosts wonderful accommodation
jono was a great host and very accommodating with our schedule
Location:
another wonderful break in this idyllic location
location was excellent short walk to beach
this is really a great location to stay
close to the main part of cape town but peaceful and quiet
the location is amazing quite and so romantic
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9. Self-catering apartment (from USD 43)

This apartment with beautiful interiors is ideal for a couple looking for a beach holiday in Cape Town. This rental includes a bedroom with a queen bed, a bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a living room, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own food if you so desire. Cape Point with its excellent hiking trails is located nearby for those who like walking and being one with nature. A short stroll will take you to some of the most picturesque beaches in Cape Town. Shops, restaurants, and medical shops are also located in the vicinity.

(1 ) Sun Sea Sleep - Simon's Town, Cape Town
204 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a stunning apartment the view from the balcony is just breathtaking
great views and a stylish apartment
the apartment and it’s stunning view is just gorgeous
the apartment has an absolutely stunning view of the bay right from the bedroom
great place to stay with beautiful views comfortable in a quaint town
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy
very clean and stylish
clean and modern with a personal touch
it was spotless and so comfortable
beautiful place and sparkling clean
Host:
the hosts are friendly and helpful
well simply loved the hosts because they were so kind
so helpful and kind
cornelia is a lovely host
cornelia was a fantastic host who went above and beyond
Location:
perfect location perfect house
the location is ideal with lovely restaurants nearby
location & apartment are superb
a great location perched up the mountain overlooking the bay of simons town
quiet with easy reach to cape town
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10. Charming cottage for four people (from USD 29)

This wonderful cottage can accommodate up to four people. It has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. Soak in the sun while lazing around on one of the sun loungers by the pool or grill up and enjoy a barbecue feast with friends. Traveling with kids? This place has a travel cot and a high chair for your convenience. Free parking on premises is available to those traveling by car. Restaurants, shops, beaches, and entertainment options are within walking distance from this Airbnb vacation home.

CAPE BIRDSONG COTTAGE tranquillity!
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
104 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself is very stylish comfortable and quiet with all amenities needed
the most recent important things: the bed the bathroom and the couch is all good
we appreciated access to a space heater fan and drying rack to help us with laundry
our baby liked her baby bed and the high chair
we could check- in earlier and there was also breakfast and were other nice ammenities provided
Cleanliness:
it was clean and very safe
everything feels new and it was spotlessly clean
the house is beautiful clean and comfortable
such a nice getaway very modern space clean and quite
the flat was very beautifull and clean
Host:
they are lovely hosts
excellent hosts indeed
the hosts live on site and are always available for help and advice
jean was a wonderful host
very friendly helpful giving very good recommendations and advice
Location:
the location is ideal for walking to town or driving anywhere around the cape town area
hout bay is a great location for cape town
birdsong cottage is in a fantastic location within walking distance to the beach local shops and restaurants
supermarkets cafe and some nice restaurants are in walking distance
location is ideal and suitable for any couple looking for a quiet and relaxed getaway
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11. Nathier's Place

This beautiful apartment is the best place for you to turn into your home away from home. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of room for up to four people. The house is only 10 minutes away from the international airport, and close to the centre of town. You have your own access to the property, and your neighbours are in their own private apartment, similar to yours. There’s a covered outdoor patio, perfect for hot summer afternoons when you want to enjoy fresh air, and still avoid the sun.

Nathier's Place
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5 reviews
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house is clean near the airport
Host:
super kind and helpful with the area and how to get the best stay from her place
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12. Rokeby Heights

This gorgeous, modern guesthouse is perfect for four guests. It is located in the southern suburbs of the city, east of Table Mountain. It features a large bedroom containing two double bed and there’s also a sofa bed in the living room. The house is only fifteen minutes away from both the city centre and the international airport. There’s a modern fully-fitted kitchen as well as a dining room and a light and airy living room. The hosts also offer airport transfers on request.

Spacious Garden Cottage
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
49 reviews
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi signal is strong
very modern apartment with a lot of natural lighting
beautiful comfortable and clean home with all the necessary facilities of a self-catering house
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
it was exactly as advertised and very clean and neat
every week we got clean and fresh towels and beddings
nice clean apartment with everything you need
modern well designed clean apartment
Host:
great hosts who were very hospitable
the host was very friendly and made us feel at home from the moment we checked in
hosts were very accommodating friendly and helpful
his mother is a fabulous and caring host and always makes sure your needs are adequately met
salman's mother was always friendly caring and very helpful we miss her she was like a mother
Location:
location is safe and close enough to the city
it was great to be so close to the airport (10 mins
great location easy access to the highways very quiet safe and secure was perfect for the stay we had
we were so grateful for two unexpected lifts to the train station
secure place located behind gates and the main building so it's not visible from the street
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13. Two-bedroom apartment on Riversdale Road

The hosts have carefully thought about the decor of their home, making it a comfortable place for you to stay. This two-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of the city, in equal distance from the centre of the city and the airport. There are free tours in the vicinity that the hosts can organise for you. There’s a TV area and a home gym for you to use, as well as a braai (barbeque) area and a swimming pool, shared by you and the hosts. There are two double bedrooms, as well as a communal living room.The hosts can also pick you up or drop you off at the airport if you need.

On Riversdale Road with a view
Private room 2 Beds

14. Burwood B&B 1

The hosts have converted their home into a bed and breakfast and have opened up a room for you. The house is only ten minutes away from one of the city’s favourite shopping centres, and fifteen minutes away from the beaches. There is a shared living room, a pool and a large garden ready for you. You have the option of heading out and grabbing a meal or fresh ingredients to make your own food, but the hosts offer their own home-cooked Indian feast if you’d prefer.

Burwood BNB
Private room 1 Bed

15. Burwood B&B 2

This large double bedroom is in the same house as the listing above. Everything is the same! You have a shared living room, a garden and pool, and even Indian food if you’d like. Plus, you get the bonus of not being the only guest in the property and you get to meet new travellers and learn all their stories. This bedroom has the bonus of its own en-suite bathroom. There’s also parking on site, in case you’ve driven in or rented a car and need to park it before your next destination.

Burwood BNB
Private room 1 Bed

16. Private en-suite room in family home

The hosts have opened up their home for you, renting out one of their bedrooms. The room features an en-suite, giving you the privacy you need whilst staying in someone else’s home. As well as a double bed in your room, there’s also a couch and a laptop-friendly workspace in at your disposal. There’s a beautiful garden and an outdoor patio at the property too, which you’re free to use. There are restaurants and cafes just around the corner from the house so you’ll never be short of options for food.

Private ensuite room in family home.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Private room in house 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Incredible Cape Town

After you’ve hiked and explored your days away, enjoy the garden and pools at your rented property, and eat some of the freshest seafood and produce you’ve ever tasted. If you’re a wine fan, try some of the best wines from the surrounding areas. Your holiday in Cape Town will be memorable in many ways!

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