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Make a Holiday Rental House in St James, South Africa, Your Home Away From Home

With plenty of history and occupying a pleasant stretch of shoreline on the Cape Peninsula, is the wonderful Cape Town suburb of St James. A St James holiday is usually favoured by those travellers who want a good mixture of sightseeing and activities, to make their trip go with a bang. A luxurious St James holiday rental house will come with all of the amenities you need for a stress-free stay, as well as some of the most spectacular sea views to be found in the whole of the Cape Peninsula.

Things to Do on Holiday in St James, South Africa

As well as being able to view some wonderful old houses that belong in the area of St James whilst on your trip, there are also plenty of hands-on activities to get your teeth stuck into. As the suburb is located on the coastline there are a myriad water-based activities to enjoy, such as snorkelling, diving, surfing, sailing, pier fishing and swimming. Other great activities available whilst on a St James holiday include paragliding, mountain biking, horse riding, caving, tennis, golf, whale watching, mountaineering and roller-blading.

Places to Visit on Holiday in St James, South Africa

If you decide to venture out from your St James holiday rental house for the day then it is highly recommended that you take the 80 mile trip to the historic town of Genadendal. The name of the town means “Valley of Grace” and is noted for being the site of the first ever missionary station in the country. There are 24 buildings situated around the Genadendal Church Square which have been deemed as National Monuments since 1980. Visitors to the town can also see a wonderful Moravian church and one of the oldest missionary printing works which is still used to this day.

Weather in St James, South Africa

If the weather is a crucial feature of your trip then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to experience a Mediterranean climate. This means that the summers are dry and hot whilst the winters are mild and wetter. The winter months run from May to July in the city and visitors can expect the temperature during the daytime to reach as much as 19 degrees Celsius. The summer months last from November until March and can see the temperature rise to as much as 25 degrees Celsius. The rain usually falls the most during the month of June when there can be as much as 5 inches in that one month alone. The driest month tends to be February when there is generally less than 1 inch of precipitation.

Travel to St James, South Africa

To begin a wonderful St James holiday is really simple due to the fact that travellers can fly directly into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) which is just over 22 miles away from the suburb. Amongst the airlines offering regular, affordable flights to Cape Town are British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa and South African Airways. There are many large airports in the UK from which travellers can depart including Glasgow (GLA), Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR), Cardiff (CWL) and Newcastle(NCL).

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'Each morning for three glorious weeks at the Villa St James we woke in the sweet silence of our little guest cottage just off the grapevine trellised patio of the main house and crawled reluctantly out from under our crisp Italian linens and down-filled duvet onto the terra cotta floor. First stop of the day: the house kitchen for coffee and fresh baked pastries from a nearby restaurant, Olympia Café, which the first person up each morning would bring, having biked the short distance into the nearby village of Kalk Bay. For the most part, I was too content to leave the house. More active guests ventured outside the estate to kite surf or hike the nature reserve beyond the back garden, jog or play tennis at the seaside courts a short walk down the road. On the rare occasion when I did leave the house, I would wander down to Kalk Bay for an ice cream or to browse its harbour and antique shops. In short we experienced the perfect marriage of luxurious living and local charm. '
  • Review Submitted: Dec 06, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007