The 9 best Airbnbs in Cape Town

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The core of Cape Town is anchored in its outdoor lifestyle, coast, and excellent wine, and all of those things are enjoyed to the fullest in an Airbnb home — not a hotel. If you’re planning a trip to South Africa and have anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in the city, here’s a selection of some of the best Airbnb options. Most of these have baller status but are reasonably affordable. If you’re packing a surfboard, or just want to enjoy a cold glass of rosé with ocean views, here are the best Cape Town Airbnb options.

1. Fresnaye villa with large garden near beach, shopping

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This villa is close to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, the waterfront shopping center, sea point, and Table Mountain. The villa also has a solar-heated pool, and a huge garden, which is said to attract many local birds. Even if the property with such easy access to the best of Cape Town and its natural surroundings, don’t overlook the practice of “garden bathing” — it’s like forest bathing, but you don’t have to leave the house.

Seven guests, four bedrooms
Price: $912 per night

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2. Stunning loft apartment with Table Mountain views

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This newly renovated loft is centrally located and perfect for couples and solo travelers. It’s within walking distance to V&A Waterfront and De Waterkant and has all the gadgets and modern features you’d need, namely 24-hour security and a saltwater swimming pool. You’ll also be close to nightlife and dining, though if you spend most of your time staring out the window at Table Mountain, we won’t blame you.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $64 per night

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3. Glen Beach villa with sea and mountain views

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This property is located opposite Glen Beach, an easy two-minute stroll away from Camps Bay. It sleeps six and has exceptional views of the sea and mountains. This home is the perfect escape from the city and ideal for taking advantage of Cape Town’s outdoorsy lifestyle, be that on the incline or in the water.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $284 per night

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4. Luxury mountain retreat for families and groups with large pool

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This secluded villa, named Maison Noir, is among the mountain ranges and minutes from the coast. The listing highlights a fully stocked wine cellar, entertainment areas, and private cinema. The home is the perfect place for a retreat or group event. If traveling with family, a group of colleagues, or for other organized retreats, there’s no more luxurious Cape Town Airbnb listing than this.

Fourteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $1,478 per night

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5. Luxury beach house with sea views

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This four-double-bedroom house has views of Clifton Third and Fourth beaches, Lion’s Head, and Table Mountain. The rental price also includes a full-time maid and chef on request. The solar-heated pool is an ideal spot for an afternoon cocktail overlooking the beach, especially if you were out there surfing in the morning. At this price point for eight people, it is the best Cape Town Airbnb for the money.

Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $307 per night

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6. Beach bungalow with hot tub and garden

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The beach bungalow listed here has a granite seawall on two sides and uninterrupted views down the coast. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the property has been designed to highlight the outdoor environment and the stunning landscape. It is built to “blend into” the surrounding landscape, with a relaxing garden on site and a hot tub on the deck. This is the most therapeutic Cape Town Airbnb available, and it’s eco-friendly to boot.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $903 per night

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7. Seaview villa in Camps Bay for 12

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Panoramic views over the infinity pool sounds like an ideal way to enjoy the scenery of Capetown’s coast. This rental has a three-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, and the promenade. There are also six en-suite sea-facing bedrooms, a jacuzzi, BBQ, pizza oven and full-time housekeeping.

Twelve guest, six bedrooms
Price: $477 per night

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8. Beach villa with pool, hammock, and epic views

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This epic beachside villa sleeps eight and has direct beach access. It is situated in the fishing village of Kommetjie, a 45-minute drive from the city center. A great place to rent if you’re looking to surf or have an interest in outdoor sports, as there is plenty of hiking, biking, and general beachside rabble rousing to do off-property. Of course, you could just lounge in the hammock, moving only for an occasional dip in the pool. No harm there, either.

Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $219 per night

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9. Opulent Clifton beach house with views over the surf

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Located on the coastal stretch of Victoria Road Ezulwini, this property is isolated from the crowds. Clifton Second Beach is a quick descent down 168 steps that lead from the property. The toughest decision you’ll make here is choosing between beach and pool.

Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $1,095 per night

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