I would never consider staying in a hotel in Capetown. The core of this region is anchored in its outdoor lifestyle, coast, and excellent wine. All of those things are enjoyed to the fullest in a home. If you are planning a trip to South Africa and have a few days in the city, here’s a selection of some of the best Airbnb options. Most of these have baller status but are reasonably affordable. If you’re packing a surfboard, or just want to enjoy a cold glass of rose with ocean views, here are your accommodation options.

1. $507/night — Camps Bay, Cape Town

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5 bedroom villa, located in the neighborhood of Llandudno. The property overlooks the ocean and has gorgeous views down the coast. Great rental for a family or a group, which makes this option fully affordable.

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2. $836/night — Cape Town

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This villa is close to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, the waterfront shopping center, sea point, and Table Mountain. The villa also has a solar heated pool, and a huge garden, which is said to attract many local birds.

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3. $65/night — Central Cape Town

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This newly renovated loft is located centrally. It’s in walking distance to V&A Waterfront and De Waterkant. It has all the gadgets and modern features you’d need, 24-hour security and a salt water swimming pool.

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4. $330/night — Camps Bay, Cape Town

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This property is located opposite Glen Beach, an easy two-minute stroll away from Camps Bay. It sleeps 6 and has 360-degree views, including sea and mountain views.

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5. $1,096/night — Cape Town

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This secluded villa, named Maison Noir, is among the mountain ranges and minutes from the coast. The listing highlights a fully stocked wine cellar, entertainment areas, and private cinema. Perfect place for a retreat or group event.

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6. $460/night — Clifton Beach, Cape Town

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This 4 double-bedroom house has views of Clifton 3rd & 4th beaches, Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. The rental price also includes a full-time maid and chef on request.

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7. $837/night — Cape Town

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The beach bungalow listed here has a granite seawall on two sides and uninterrupted views down the coast. With floor to ceiling windows, the property has been designed to highlight the outdoor environment and the stunning landscape.

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8. $791/night — Camps Bay, Cape Town

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Panoramic views over the 17-meter infinity pool sounds like an ideal way to enjoy the scenery of Capetown’s coast. This rental has a 3-minute walk to the beach, restaurants and the promenade. There are also 6 en-suite sea-facing bedrooms, Jacuzzi, BBQ, Pizza oven and full-time housekeeping.

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9. $459/night — Kommetjie, Cape Town

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This villa sleeps 8 and has direct beach access. It is situated in the fishing village of Kommetjie, a 45-minute drive from the city center. A great place to rent if you’re looking for surf or have an interest in outdoor sports.

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10. $460/night — Clifton, Cape Town

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Located on the coastal stretch of Victoria Road Ezulwini, the owners of this property highlight the villas’ exclusivity and isolation from crowds. Clifton 2nd beach is a quick descent down168 steps that lead from the property to the beach front.

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