Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Cape Town

Enjoy the museums and other features of Cape Town. This city's coral reefs, local tours and mountain views draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Table Mountain and Greenmarket Square. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Cape Town

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation 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 center:

  • 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)
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 center:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transportation 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 center.

If you're traveling 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 many vacation rentals are available around Cape Town?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,012 house rentals around Cape Town. From 507 Houses to 989 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cape Town is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape Town:

  • Camps Bay: 195 vacation rentals
  • Hout Bay: 103 vacation rentals
  • Cape Town City Centre: 349 vacation rentals
  • Big Bay: 52 vacation rentals
  • Fish Hoek: 53 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Cape Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Cape Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Camps Bay Beach: 1,697 home rentals
  • Boulders Beach: 955 home rentals
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront: 1,658 home rentals
  • South Africa Library: 1,691 home rentals
  • Chapmans Peak: 1,430 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 507 Houses in Cape Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape Town include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 989 lodging choices
  • Villas: 235 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 116 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,011 vacation homes with pool available in Cape Town.

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