Where to stay around Cape Town?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,563 holiday lettings near Cape Town. From 696 apartments to 471 houses, 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 Cape Town is on HomeAway.

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:

  • De Waterkant: 192 holiday homes
  • Green Point: 221 holiday homes
  • Bo-Kaap: 255 holiday homes
  • Fleur Park: 15 holiday homes
  • Flamingo Vlei: 45 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 offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cape Town. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • V & A Waterfront: 1,253 holiday lettings
  • Camps Bay Beach: 1,277 holiday lettings
  • South Africa Library: 1,270 holiday lettings
  • Rhodes Cottage Museum: 1,119 holiday lettings
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront: 1,252 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Town listed on HomeAway 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 apartments in Cape Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 696 apartments in Cape Town. Our other popular types of Cape Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 471 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 207 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 72 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 665 holiday homes with pool available in Cape Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    "Make a holiday rental home or villa in Cape Town your home away from home Cape Town, a sophisticated elegant city of great character, is the gateway to South Africa. Renting self catering Cape Town accommodation will undoubtedly be the first of many visits to Cape Town and the Western Cape, as the city has a charm and magnetism that will keep you returning year after year. Old and new, natural and man made all mingle harmoniously creating a fascinatingly unique city where the welcome is warm, the culture vibrant and the landscape dramatic. Things to do in Cape Town, South Africa Under the dominant view of Table Mountain, Cape Town has much to offer. The many clean, sandy beaches are some of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world, and there is a magnificent choice for sunbathers, water sports enthusiasts and naturists. The best beaches for sunbathing, swimming, frisbee and football are the Camps Bay beaches, just minutes from the city centre. There are a large number of surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing (boardsailing), and fishing beaches, or for those who wish for slightly warmer waters or naturist beaches, False Bay, Kalk Bay or Simonstown are perfect. The World Heritage site of Table Mountain is a National Icon. Rock climbers and mountaineers have a haven for climbing, and if that is too much effort for you, there is a cable car to the summit, with rocky trails around the summit to enjoy the spectacular 360° views of South Africa. The Angling from Rooikrans, Strandfontein and Cape Hangklip is fantastic, and there is some challenging fishing to be enjoyed. The city itself is a maze of points of interest, museums, galleries and beautiful architecture. However, for myself, the modern, bustling areas of Cape Town are the most interesting, with people adorning cafes, restaurants and the lively street markets. There are so many reasons to take Cape Town holiday accommodation, it is impossible to describe more than a pinch, and once you have come here once and scratched the surface, you will be returning to the self catering villa in Cape Town time and time again. Places to holiday in Cape Town, South Africa Robben Island is one of the most significant historic places in South Africa. As a colony for dangerous political prisoners from 1960, it was 'home' to Nelson Mandela for over twenty years. Today, a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit daily, with tours of the island, and walking and cycle routes into the nature areas of the island. For nature lovers, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens holds over 500 species of indigenous plants. The Good Hope Nature Reserve is a magnificent local park where baboon, zebra, steenbok and 150 species of birds can be seen. Boat trips can be taken to see the seals of Hout Bay or to Table Bay, or children can enjoy the rides of Ratanga Junction, the 'wildest place in Africa'! It is a large theme park rivalling the Disney parks. The Tygerburg Zoo is the largest in Africa, and is in within easy reach of all self catering accommodation in Cape Town. Weather in Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town has a magnificent moderate climate, so is never stiflingly hot or bitterly cold. Summer temperatures can rise into the high 30s (°C), but rarely reach 40°C. Winters are mild, with snow only falling in the mountains, between April and August (winter). Flights to Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town International Airport makes it very easy to reach your Cape Town villa rental from the UK. Flights usually take in the region of 7 hours, and fly from all major British Airports. For cheap flights, try British Airways. "

    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)

    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)