Where to stay around South Africa?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,542 holiday lettings near South Africa. From 804 Houses to 272 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Africa is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Africa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Africa. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cape Town: 1,600 holiday homes
  • Camps Bay: 331 holiday homes
  • Hout Bay: 85 holiday homes
  • Stellenbosch: 285 holiday homes
  • Franschhoek: 50 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Africa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Africa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Africa with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cape Town: 1,600 holiday lettings
  • Stellenbosch: 285 holiday lettings
  • Franschhoek: 50 holiday lettings
  • Knysna: 88 holiday lettings
  • Hermanus: 70 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Africa?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in South Africa are:

  • Johannesburg International Airport (JNB): 184 self catering accommodations
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT): 1,411 self catering accommodations
  • Durban North (VIR-Virginia): 65 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in South Africa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in South Africa. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • V & A Waterfront: 1,282 holiday rentals
  • Camps Bay Beach: 1,306 holiday rentals
  • South Africa Library: 1,301 holiday rentals
  • Rhodes Cottage Museum: 1,151 holiday rentals
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach: 75 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Africa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental, home or villa in South Africa your home away from home

South Africa

South Africa is an incredible country of diversity, both in terms of culture and landscapes. The country is still developing an identity after the end of apartheid, and this means there is a vibrancy and excitement surrounding the country. No two holidays to South Africa will ever be the same, and no matter how much South African travel you have done, there are always many more experiences to be had.

Places to holiday in South Africa

It would take months to compile a list of places worth visiting from a South African holiday rental, and before embarking on a South African holiday it is strongly advised that you read about the country. However, here are a couple of vague ideas for your South African holiday;

KwaZulu Natal is a spectacularly beautiful area, steeped in Zulu history. The Drakensburg Mountains rise out of nothing, and are adorned with Stone Age cave paintings. The coastal regions offer some of the best surfing, deep sea fishing and beaches, 10 of which have been awarded World class status, and inland, the golf courses, hang-gliding facilities and mountain biking trails are amongst the best in the world. The city of Durban and the Golden Mile are situated in KwaZulu Natal.

The Western Cape is no less diverse. The wild Agulhas Coast is separated from the dramatic Cedarberg Mountains by the Cape Winelands and the Garden route, whilst the coast itself stretches for hundreds of miles, broken up only by fishing villages, beach resorts and rocky outcrops. The sea fishing, as in KwaZulu Natal, is exceptional, and there are plenty of opportunities to charter a fishing boat and guide whilst staying in a South African holiday villa. Any travel to this part of South Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town and the imposing Table Mountain which overlooks it.

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s fastest growing provinces, having been created in 1994. Despite being a new province, the land has a very long history, and sites have been presented exquisitely for tourists to gain an understanding of past events. However, Mpumalanga is South Africa’s safari heartland, and wildlife is diverse and exciting, and the fishing here is superb. Although there is no coast, you can view game from kayaks, cave dive, white water raft and power boat on the rivers.

Gauteng was also created in 1994, and is the region where you can find Johannesburg is located. It is a cosmopolitan area, with 70 shopping centres and derives its wealth from the gold deposits found there over the centuries. It is often considered the gateway to South Africa.

Limpopo is the north-eastern province of South Africa. It is an unspoilt region offering sanctuary for game, and is therefore a favourite for South African safaris. The world famous Kruger National Park is here and there is extensive wildlife to amaze and inspire you.

Things to do in the South Africa

South Africa is blessed with so many natural resources that it excels in every activity and adventure it offers. The violent history has produced some fascinating monuments and battle fields, whilst the natural surroundings make it a favourite for safaris, fishing (sea, river and lake), horse riding holidays, and beach holidays. There are also a huge number of world-class South African golf courses and vineyards, and this is before you immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomic delights of this fantastic country.

Travel to South Africa

There are many cheap flights to South Africa, but it is essential to choose the final destination for your South Africa holiday before deciding on flights as there is such a variety, and there are often good deals on cheap flights to South Africa.