Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Western Cape, ZA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Western Cape. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Western Cape
Destination guide

Life's a beach in Western Cape

Western Cape is a perfect holiday destination for indulging your inner beach bum. This South African province has everything – from glitzy beach party hubs like Camps Bay Beach to the secluded and closely guarded secret that is Water's Edge. You can explore them all on a road trip down the Garden Route, but if you want variety, you can head inland and discover that there's more to Western Cape than its beaches. Staying at Western Cape vacation rentals by the beach will let you savor all these delights in style.

Things to do

The Garden Route: 1 road trip, all the beaches and more

The Garden Route is one of the best road trips in the world, and it's right along Western Cape's southwestern coast. You can drive this 124-mile stretch at your own leisure and be enchanted by ever-changing views. It's called the "Garden Route" for a reason – you'll be driving through lush greenery sandwiched between mountains and the sea. The beach towns along the route have Western Cape vacation rentals where you can take a break from driving and chill at the beach, hike nearby trails, or visit vineyards and historic monuments.


From the depths of the sea to the tallest peaks and beyond

You'll be spoiled for stuff to do while you're in Western Cape. At the beach, you can go swimming with the fam, play a friendly beach volleyball game, go diving or snorkeling, or surf the waves. If you visit between May and December, you're likely to spot whales close to the shore without even leaving your beachside Western Cape vacation rental. Beyond the beach, you can tour The Winelands for a sensuous culinary feast, head to the dymanic city of Cape Town, or go on a soul-searching hike up Table Mountain.

Natural features

A visual feast worth protecting

Though its beaches are magnificent, Western Cape has more wonders inland. This L-shaped province is separated from much of the rest of South Africa by the Great Escarpment and dominated by the sandstone mountains of the Cape Fold Belt. The lush valleys and forests of the Garden Route in the south are a contrast to the semi-aridity of the Karoo in the north. Much of the province is heathland, and the amazing diversity of Western Cape has led UNESCO to declare it a protected zone named Cape Floral Kingdom.

What are the top vacation rentals in Western Cape?

From luxury houses to inexpensive log cabins, Vrbo has properties to suit every taste and budget. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Western Cape:

  • "Ocean View Home With Beach Access": If you're searching for a comfy space in Neahkahnie Beach, this rental won't let you down. It comes with 6 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a hair dryer and a washing machine.
  • "Abbey Beach Cottage - By The Beach": Put your luggage down and your feet up at this pick of the bunch in Doordrift. It comes with 3 bedrooms, a restaurant dining guide, off-street parking options and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Western Cape vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Western Cape?

If vacation rentals were celebrities, these ones would be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! For a wonderful weekend away in Western Cape, check out the following options:

  • "Luxurious Self - Catering Villa": A few nights away at this Cape Winelands stay will have you feeling like your good self again. Convenient amenities here include a living room and nearby museums. When it's time to explore, Silwerstrand Golf Estate and Genandendal Mission and Museum are among the natural attractions in the area.
  • "Les Terres Noires. An Acre Opposite The Commonage And The River": An equally appealing choice, this escape in Cape Town comes with a nearby river, a fridge and more. Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve and Greyton Nature Reserve are nearby when you need to get your fix of nature.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Western Cape?

You'll find plenty of studio apartments in Western Cape. While they may be smaller in size, they sure do pack a punch when it comes to convenience, character and location. Here are two sought-after options:

  • Stay at "The Protea Apartment" and you'll be in the ideal position to visit cultural attractions like Rupert Museum and Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery. A TV and a living room are some of the amenities at this property in Cape Winelands.
  • "Bleu Cobalt Cottage Is A Lovely And Private Self" in Cape Town is another excellent option that comes with a fridge and air conditioning. The Stellenbosch Village Museum and University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery should be on your to-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Western Cape?

Nothing beats zipping off on a quick getaway to explore somewhere you've never been before. Take a peek at these short-term rentals in Western Cape and check one more destination off your to-do list:

  • Reserve a few nights at "Luxurious Self - Catering Villa". Its handy location makes it an appealing base to explore the top attractions in Robertson, including Springfield Estate.
  • Another top-rated property is "Les Terres Noires. An Acre Opposite The Commonage And The River" in Caledon. After dropping off your bags and settling in, venture out for some sightseeing. Genandendal Mission and Museum is one thing you can't miss around here.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Western Cape?

Whether you've been with each other for a few months, a decade or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to stoke the flames of love. If you're looking for somewhere idyllic to spend a few days with your boo, you'll be wooed by these retreats:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Ocean View Home With Beach Access". This Neahkahnie Beach stay is custom-made for romance, with amenities like a fireplace and daily housekeeping services to help set the mood.
  • Another attractive option is "Abbey Beach Cottage - By The Beach" in Doordrift. Enjoy perks here including massage services and a fireplace, as well as each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Western Cape?

If your idea of the perfect getaway is to bring along your nearest and dearest, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Western Cape that will accommodate large groups, starting with these sprawling retreats:

  • "Country Family House With Big Pool": With 10 bedrooms, everyone can come along to this exceptional escape in Cape Winelands. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the many amenities available here.
  • "House With Garden, Terraces, Views": Located in Somerset West, this spacious option has 9 bedrooms and is another popular pick for a get-together with loved ones. There's a whole lot to keep guests content and comfortable, including a garden and a chef.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Western Cape?

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Western Cape, so pack your swimsuit and get set to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are two popular options to tempt you:

  • The pool at "Exclusive Cape Winelands Manor House On A Boutique Wine Estate" is guaranteed to add a whole new level of fun to your vacation. Located in Wellington, this rental home also features a porch and a living room.
  • "Country Family House With Big Pool" in Cape Winelands is also popular with guests. There's so much to love about this place besides its pool, such as a stereo and towels.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Western Cape?

Start working on your invitation list, because Vrbo has tons of family vacation rentals in Western Cape that'll lay out the welcome mat for your gang. Here are a few of our top picks:

  • If you'd like a place that'll sleep up to 7 guests, try "Abbey Beach Cottage - By The Beach" in Doordrift. With 3 bedrooms, nearby ecotour services and a microwave oven, your next family trip will be one for the books.
  • Alternatively, book your family trip at "Les Terres Noires. An Acre Opposite The Commonage And The River". This Caledon property has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Make use of towels and a garden during your stay.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Western Cape?

Relaxation on a grand scale for grown-ups and good times on tap for kids, an indoor pool will be a seriously impressive add-on to your vacation. If you're seeking someplace with plenty of room where everyone can go for a splash, check out these awesome large houses in Western Cape:

  • Invite up to 10 of your favorite people to an epic stay at "Perfect Luxury 5 Double Bedroom Villa In Secure Luxury Bel'aire Winelands Estate". This Cape Town retreat features 5 bedrooms and a myriad of amenities apart from an inviting indoor pool. A swimming pool and a fireplace are among them.
  • Alternatively, stay a week or more at "4 Bedroom Accommodation In Juelsminde" in Pøt Strandby. When you're not splashing around in the water, make use of other extras like a kitchen and a sauna. This rental property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates as many as 12 people.

If you want more inspiration, check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our full selection of Western Cape vacation rentals.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Western Cape?

Vrbo has an impressive selection of one-bedroom vacation rentals in Western Cape. Whether you're searching for a luxury apartment or a basic cabin, we'll help you find the perfect one-bedroom property. Here are a couple to try on for size:

  • Bunk down for a few nights at "The Protea Apartment" and discover the highlights of Franschhoek Wine Route. This one-bedroom place offers a kitchen, a garden and other conveniences to make your getaway relaxed and stress-free.
  • "Bleu Cobalt Cottage Is A Lovely And Private Self" in Cape Town is another comfortable option where you can play, stay and sleep in comfort. Top amenities here include a kitchen and a swimming pool.

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