12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cape Town City Centre, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Cape Town, South Africa is a bustling city with plenty of offerings for visitors of all types. Partake in the community’s culture by visiting art galleries and museums and by indulging in cuisine from local restaurants and coffee shops. Explore Table Mountain National Park and visit the Two Oceans Aquarium for a bit of nature-based entertainment. If you enjoy checking out the local night scene when you travel, you’ll want to visit Kloof Street, Bree Street, and Long Street. Check out the best surf spots and night markets in the city too. There is also plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation; be sure to check out these Airbnbs in Cape Town city centre to find one that best suits your needs!

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 03, 2024.

1. Green Market Place (from USD 44)

Greenmarket Square is among the hippest spots in Cape Town, and it is also where you’ll find this gem of a home. Green Market Place is a one-bedroom loft hosted by Burger and that’s ideal for couples or solo travelers who are up for adventures since most of the city’s finest offerings are close by. Some of the amenities at the property are the free Wi-Fi, a cozy balcony, as well as the building’s gym and swimming pool. Shopping stores, of course, are within arm’s reach from here, and landmarks like the Castle of Good Hope and St. George’s Cathedral are 10 minutes away on foot.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.34 km (4.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
94 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view from the roof top pool too recommended
very clean flat perfect location and amazing host
very clean flat perfect location and a great host
burger is a good host too
beautiful space in a great location
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2. The Adderley (from USD 117)

An affordable but certainly luxurious place to stay in Cape Town is the Adderley, a two-bedroom condominium hosted by Laurene. This rental has a private balcony with stunning views of the city and, of course, Table Mountain. Some of the features of this property are the open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area and bedrooms with a view. A small group or family of four can be comfortably accommodated in this luxurious penthouse with a million-dollar view.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.18 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
181 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was really strong
the wifi signal was excellent
beautiful views of table mountain
amazing views of the table mountain in a stylish and comfortable apartment with all necessary amenities
the views from the apartment are outstanding
clean and very modern looking
very clean apartment nicely decorated
the appartment was very clean and the communication with laurene was easy
very safe pool and gym are clean and private
amazingly clean spacious apartment in a fantastic location
laurene was a great host
she was a great host and was easy to communicate with
a fantastic host and an awesome flat
thank you for hosting us
laurene was an excellent host
location close to interesting city spots
great location central to everything
location is perfect in the center of the city close of everything
what a lovely location and apartment
great location safe and beautiful
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3. Modern apartment with city and mountain views (from USD 48)

Stay in style in this modern accommodation in Cape Town located in a historic building in the Mutual Heights community. You’ll enjoy a view of the city and mountain backdrop, all while being close to Cape Town’s best attractions. This apartment is perfect for a couple’s getaway, as it has a single double bed and one bathroom. Guests also have use of the beautiful fully-equipped kitchen, on-site gym and secure parking area.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.17 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
194 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi was super fast
as pictured great amenities including air-conditioning excellent wifi and netflix
the air conditioning isn’t really strong either
good internet and wonderful apple tv
wifi and apple tv - fantastic for working and streaming any entertainment
very clean and homey
the apartment was very clean and tidy
such lovely hosting and the place is attractive clean and fun
the apartment was sparkling clean comfortable & functional
comfortable bed and everything was clean
the host is great too
many details showed the owner's care
mandy and charmaine are perfect hosts
charmaine was a great host
really appreciated the secured parking and friendly doormen
excellent location in the heart of cbd
location couldn’t be better
it’s safe and situated close to everything
the location was central with a security guard in the building foyer
excellent location and lovely apartment
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4. Fifth story apartment in downtown Cape Town (from USD 54)

If your trip to Cape Town can only be complete with a cozy place to stay at night, this apartment is sure to delight you. With room for two guests, this apartment that’s one of the best Airbnbs in Cape Town city centre has a wonderfully modern and inviting feel to it. Amenities inside include a spacious bathroom, kitchen and a cozy dining nook and living room. You will have access to a secure underground parking garage if you have driven a vehicle of your own, or if you would like to use the bus system, the bus route runs right in front of the apartment building.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.15 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
444 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we will definitely book the apartment again for our next capetown visit
great location extra amenities including pool friendly and efficient host
the apartment also come with a parking lot useful for those with car rental
amazing apartment with good use of its small space
the location is perfect and the apartment amenities will be more then you expect
excellent unit very clean and comfortable
super clean and so stylish flat
clean and fresh with personal touches that feel homely
the space was sparkling clean and lovely
smallish bathroom but very clean and everything in working order
david is a great host
the hosts were very helpful even after checkout
they are great hosts
my hosts were wonderful attentive and available anytime
david was very responsive and helpful
great location and very stylish
the location is perfect really central to any major tourist attraction
the location is fantastic with so many restaurants and museums in easy walking distance
it’s at a great location on walking distance to many interesting areas
walking distance from amazing restaurants and bars
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Cape Town Tour Guide

Santie Gouws

Santie Gouws

Santie Gouws is a full-time registered and accredited Adventure Guide for Hiking, based in Cape Town, South Africa. A born and bred South African, she is passionate about mountains and the region's magnificent and highly bio-diverse fynbos vegetation, and offers exquisite, tailor-made, professionally guided hiking experiences to private groups, as well as 'open' scheduled group hikes, on Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula, as well as the nearby Boland Mountains, Groot Winterhoek and the Cederberg. If you love hiking in nature and would like to really get to know these mountains in a safe, fun, mindful and compassionate environment, then a guided hike with Santie, aka the ‘fynbos fluisteraar’/'fynbos whisperer', is for you. Well-experienced, having hiked nationally and internationally for the last thirty years, she knows these mountains like the back of her hand and apart from taking you on curated routes that takes in the most magnificent spots, she also shares her knowledge about their UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE fynbos vegetation, history and geology in a relaxed manner that young and old will enjoy.

Tours by Santie

5. Private room with access to beach (from USD 30)

Stay in the private room offered in this home and you’ll get to experience Cape Town while staying in a traditionally styled home in the Bo-Kaap area. This recently restored house is 200 years old and ready to accommodate you and one other guest. You’ll stay in a comfortably appointed room and have access to a shared bathroom, kitchen, living room and outdoor living spaces. Take a stroll through the garden outside and be sure to enjoy your morning coffee sitting in the enclosed exterior courtyard. The house is centrally located, with quick access to the beach, restaurants and the best places to experience Cape Town’s night life.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.45 km (4.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
271 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the best air bnb in cape town and andrew truly makes you feel at home and comfortable
i was lucky to stay in the tin tin room and having breakfast on the roof
i loved the rooftop and main kitchen area
stylish apartment with lovely details
the bedroom and bathroom were very clean (albeit be prepared for some stray rabbit hair )
very clean and comfortable
very clean with everything you would expect
the place is beautiful clean and well equipped
the house is spacious clean with funky decoration and everything you need
andrew's place was clean and well-kept and in a great part of town
andrew is a great host
andrew is a great host
andrew is a great host
friendly reception from andrew and family
andrew was a great host
very central location to the city - ideal for accessing the city
great place in great location
great location and beautiful house
great place with great location
andrew’s place is central and beautiful
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6. Sleek apartment with mountain views (from USD 65)

This Cape Town apartment has everything you and another guest need for a great stay. Located on Bree Street, you will be within walking distance to a plethora of eateries, coffee shops and art galleries; at night, the street comes alive with a bustling nightlife where you can visit the bars and nightclubs. Inside the apartment, you’ll find a modern layout, with a loft bedroom atop a tucked away staircase, spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and relaxing living room.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.43 km (4.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
380 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however there is air condition and a fan to get the warm air out
great views of table mtn
comfortable bed and couch
amazing apartment with stunning views
the views of table mountain bo-kaap and signal hill from the balcony are truly breathtaking
place was very clean when i arrived
apartment is very clean beautifully as is in pictures
the place is clean and well kept with a lovely kitchen too
space was clean convenient and in a great location
it’s well furnished with everything you need to be comfortable and is really clean as well
super host - very communicative and ready to help with recommendations
easy to get in and out and the staff at the front desk were helpful
the doormen are friendly and attentive making us feel very safe in the building under their watch
building security was very helpful in getting us settled in and friendly every time we interacted
they also provided very detailed instructions and were very responsive
great location just few mins from long street and short distance from waterfront
good location and comfortable apartment
we loved the location of the apartment
this is the most magnificent space perfect location
great restaurants grocery stores and shops all within walking distance
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7. Second story apartment on Greenmarket Square

This apartment is a great option if you have up to four guests in your party; the main bedroom features a king-sized bed and the living room has a sofa bed. You’ll find the bathroom to be quite spacious and if traveling during the winter months, you may become quite partial to the towel heating rail. The Greenmarket Square where the apartment is located has plenty of places to visit while you’re staying here, including restaurants, bars, walking tours and the market itself.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.38 km (4.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
101 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is very comfortable and the bathroom spacious with all the amenities you could need
plenty of outlets and even usb plugs all toiletries were provided gill was great and very friendly
the photos don’t do it justice- it’s huge beautifully decorated with the most comfortable bed ever
the bed felt like a luxurious hotelbed we had great nights of sleep
the place a really cosy one with an open kitchen giving on the living room
this apartment was absolutely perfect very clean smelled great clean linens
super clean comfortable and safe
the apartment is nice and clean and communication was super
the appartment is very clean and spacious
the apartment was perfectly clean and offered everything someone could need
the host was also very attentive and very helpful when needed
amazing apartment and very helpful host
the hosts are also very friendly and helpful
amy was a fantastic host
the hosts are very friendly and helpful
beautiful apartment with awesome location
location is great - very central and close to plenty of good restaurants and cafes
parking space is very near and there are many nice restaurants in walking distance (e
walking distance to everything and comfortable for four
fantastic stay perfect location right in the heart of cape town
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8. Mountain-view apartment with access to shared pool

You’re sure to love the vantage point of this studio apartment, as it boasts an unblemished view of both Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, the perfect backdrop for your morning cup of coffee. The apartment has a cozy feel about it and features basic amenities such as a double bed, bathroom, kitchen and living areas. You and another guest will have access to the complex’s shared pool, gym and parking garage. The central location of the apartment is ideal for sightseeing throughout the area.

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6.63 km (4.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
157 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

9. Stylish apartment with easy access to Cape Town's night scene

You’ll start your Cape Town adventure here greeted by a bottle of wine and the sight of Signal Hill through the living room windows. This apartment has room for up to three guests, and offers amenities including a kitchen equipped with high-end appliances, spacious bathroom and shower and sound-proof windows to ensure a great night’s sleep. Just outside the front door, you’ll find Long Street, one of the best streets in town when it comes to experiencing the local nightlife. Also nearby, you’ll find restaurants, world famous coffee shops, and museums to explore.

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7.16 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
66 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 3 Guests

10. Stunning studio with neighborhood views

Located in Bo-Kaap a short distance from many of the area’s top attractions, including museums and the planetarium, this studio apartment has an inviting feel thanks to an open layout and an abundance of natural light. Three guests can be comfortably accommodated, with a queen bed and sleeper sofa. The apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for meal prep and a cozy living space for relaxing at the end of the day.

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7.11 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
53 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 3 Guests

11. Spacious apartment with great central location

Stay here for your Cape Town adventure, and you’ll get an apartment with a completely open floor plan that is near all the must-see attractions in the area. Just beyond your front door, you’ll be only minutes away from the best downtown museums, the world-renowned coffee shop Truth Coffee and the South African National Gallery. A comfortable living room awaits you and up to two other guests each evening in this Cape Town rental, with a cozy loft bedroom serving as a wonderful retreat at the end of a busy day.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.04 km (4.4 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
74 reviews  
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was fast and hassle free
we loved the kitchen and the availability of a washer/dryer combination
the apartment is bright airy modern and well decorated with fast wifi and a smart tv
amenities: gym and pool are nice although we did not end up using
this apartment is just exactly as amazing as it looks like on the photos
place was modern and clean
clean stylish place in the centre of cbd
it felt modern and clean
super clean and super secure with 24 hr security
it is clean well equipped and great location
daniel is a wonderful host
jesse & sarah are always available and were great hosts
they were wonderful hosts very helpful and accommodating
daniel was a great host and easy to get hold of to answer any questions
jesse and sarah were lovely hosts that were always available and willing to help if needed
excellent location for sightseeing and close to trendy restaurants
well located safe comfortable and close to several shopping centers
location was great; cafe and restaurants are so close by
the location is ideal and in the middle of everything downtown
great location and parking was secure
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12. Tenth floor apartment in Four Seasons

This studio apartment has all the amenities of home, and as an added bonus, it has a very central location within Cape Town. The apartment can accommodate two guests at a time, with a double bed and single bathroom as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable living room area. Nearby, you’ll find a variety of restaurants to dine at, shopping centers and beaches.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
6.64 km (4.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
223 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic views over table mountain
wifi worked great and gym had the essentials
nice accommodation with a beautiful view to the table mountain
simple process safe area close to coffee shops and excellent view on table mountain
the apartment is tidy and efficient with stunning views of table mountain
accommodation was clean neat and safe
the apartment was really clean n neat
it was very clean and i found the bed really comfortable
the appartment was very clean and looked nice
great communication and location in a very clean and spacious apartment
she is a great host
awesome hospitality from the host
the security is excellent with friendly reception staff
valencia was a great host
valencia is such a great host
we loved the central but very safe location
great location and great spot
perfect location in a quiet area
very central and very safe
best location when visiting cape town
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Enjoy an adventure in Cape Town, South Africa

There is plenty to discover in Cape Town, so make sure to plan your trip in a way that allows you see it all. As you tour the city, don’t be surprised if you become inadvertently charmed by all its offerings and feel like you’d rather not leave when your last day draws near. Though if you do, don’t worry, you can always plan a second trip!

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