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Destination guide

Experience Cape Town in holiday lettings

Located on the coast of South Africa, Cape Town is many things – the oldest city in the country, the seat of the South African Parliament and a major trade port in the region. It’s a city of deep history and roots and a great place to secure holiday lettings and enjoy an unforgettable getaway. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, an unique culinary experience, great historic attractions or to see wildlife in its natural habitat, Cape Town holiday rentals give you everything you could want.

History

Heritage sites near Cape Town holiday cottages

As you settle into holiday cottages near Cape Town, you’ll also want to visit some of the best historic heritage sites in the region. The Company’s Garden was first established in 1652 and features a Museum of Art, imposing statues and majestic views. Groot Constantia served as the governor’s manor house in the early 18th century. The Castle of Good Hope was a Dutch East India Company fortress built in 1666, and Dorp Street in Stellenbosch is an entire street that serves as a National Heritage site.

Things to do

Things to do near Cape Town holiday homes

The wealth of Cape Town experiences accessible from your holiday rental will ensure you have an unforgettable holiday experience. At natural wonders like Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, you’ll enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, outstanding views of mountains and clear, blue waters and outdoor adventures. At Boulders Beach, you’ll not only relax in the sun and sand, but you’ll also have the opportunity to view the resident penguin colony.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Cape Town

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Cape Town has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Two Oceans Aquarium (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Grand Parade Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Hisense Wheel of Excellence (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Metropolitan Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Sea Point Swimming Pool (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Mowbray Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Cape Town holiday homes

A wealth of outdoor adventure opportunities await near your holiday homes in Cape Town. At the Aquila Private Game Reserve, you can see rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lions and leopards. You can explore the Atlantis dunes and get unmatched photo opportunities of the endless seas of sand. You might go paragliding at Lion’s Head, or even go shark-cage diving with great white sharks in False Bay.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Cape Town

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Cape Town is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Table Mountain (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Boulders Beach (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • St. Georges Mall (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Company's Garden (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • De Waal Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
Beaches

Top beaches near Cape Town holiday homes

There are many beaches just a stone’s throw from your Cape Town holiday homes. You can enjoy soft sand, sun, and clear, turquoise ocean waters at Milnerton Beach, Little Bay, Clifton or Camps Bay Beach, all of which offer you the chance to relax in the sun, engage in swimming or snorkelling or even see penguins on the march.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Cape Town

Fly into Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Cape Town Station or Cape Town Bellville Station and explore the city from there. You can get around Cape Town by jumping on the metro at Esplanade Station, Woodstock Station or Salt River Station.

How to get around

Getting to Cape Town holiday cottages

Getting around from your holiday lettings in Cape Town is easy, with plenty of transport options available. Many people choose to walk or cycle around town, and both are valid options. You can also get a hire car and drive yourself. Of course, buses are widely available as well. Whatever your preferred method of transport, you’ll find it not far from your holiday cottages.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Cape Town

Every holiday trip should include sampling the local flavour, and you’ll find regional delicacies not far from your holiday rental. Cape Town is heavily influenced by British colonial history, and as such it’s known for a vibrant culture of nothing less than fish and chips. Game meat, including zebra, springbok, warthog and kudu, is also popular. Gatsby is a uniquely South-African sandwich that is crammed with meats, chips and eggs and must be experienced to be believed.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cape Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,244 holiday lettings around Cape Town. From 545 houses to 233 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cape Town?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cape Town:

  • Camps Bay: 203 holiday homes
  • Sea Point: 198 holiday homes
  • Constantia: 95 holiday homes
  • Hout Bay: 107 holiday homes
  • Bantry Bay: 123 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Cape Town?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cape Town. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Camps Bay Beach: 1,737 holiday lettings
  • N1 City Hospital: 1,724 holiday lettings
  • Steenberg Golf Estate: 1,696 holiday lettings
  • South Africa Library: 1,730 holiday lettings
  • Noordhoek Beach: 1,429 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Town listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 545 Houses in Cape Town. Our other popular types of Cape Town holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 233 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,181 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 113 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cape Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,097 holiday homes with pool available in Cape Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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