World Cup boosts number of enquiries for Cape Town by over 50%

Book your accommodation for the World Cup now from only £578 per week

After two-thirds of the available tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup already sold*, the choice of accommodation in South Africa is getting scarcer. On HomeAway Holiday-Rentals though you can still find a wide range of holiday homes available to rent for the World Cup, ranging from budget apartments to luxury houses with pools. 

According to the recent HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Marketplace Report, Cape Town was the number one destination being enquired about for holidays in June 2010 and total booking enquires in 2009 increased by over 50 percent compared to the previous year. Owners are experiencing strong demand, as people rush to secure their accommodation for the FIFA World Cup. Nonetheless, those looking for accommodation in South Africa still have plenty to choose from. There are currently over 300 properties in South Africa listed on including more than 170 holiday homes in Cape Town.

Below are details of three properties in Cape Town, as well as a beautiful country house near Durban, one of the hosting cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. For more, browse through over 300 holiday homes in South Africa on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

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Prices quoted are per property per week for the 2010 World Cup and all had good availability at the time of going to press.


Self-catering cottage set in a tranquil garden
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4 - Bicycle Lodge caters for discerning visitors who appreciate luxury finishes, quality beds and linen, tranquil gardens and the outdoors. Boasting full 60 channel digital DSTV, cable and wireless internet connection (free), African leather lounge suite, fully equipped kitchen and comfortable dining area as well as a patio set overlooking a private garden. Swimming pool and weber braai ensure you will have everything needed to enhance the perfect holiday.
£578 per week

Peaceful, self-contained holiday house situated on the edge of the Constantia Valley
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 7 - Just 25 minutes from the centre of Cape Town the cottage is ideally located for both tourists and business visitors. The cottage can accommodate up to seven guests in three bedrooms with flexible combinations of single and double beds to suit your needs. There is a well equipped kitchen that opens into the spacious lounge and dining area from which there are sliding doors to the garden. Outside the garden has a sparkling pool with lounging patio, built in BBQ and a shady dining area.
£1,040 per week

Lovely house with pool and charming mountain views
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 - A beautiful, fully furnished family home very centrally situated in Cape Town with close access to mountains, vineyards, shopping and beaches. The property is in excellent condition and features a sitting room with TV, DSTV and DVD player, a spacious dining room and a sun-room with sliding doors to patio, garden, pool and gas braai.
£1,750 per week


Beautiful spacious country house with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean
4 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 8 - Luxurious and spacious country house on the beautiful iMbabala Forest Estate in Kwa Zulu Natal. There are four double bedrooms (two en-suite) all with air-conditioning - plus a third bathroom and a cloakroom with toilet. The terrace at the front of the property has beautiful Indian Ocean views and a terrace at the back leads to the pool and garden. There is a small private pool and an outside shower at the rear of the house.
£1,950 per week