Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Cape Town, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $85 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Cape Town. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Are you down to clown in Cape Town?

Not all heroes have capes, but fortunately for all of us, South Africa does. Near the southern tip of the continent, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, Cape Town is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with loads to see and do. Visitors flock to the lively waterfront for its upscale shops, unique museums, and a wealth of world-class restaurants. Just outside the city, you'll find plenty of sun-soaked beaches, gardens, and national parks. A Cape Town vacation rental will put the sights, sounds, and tastes of a true world city right outside your door.

Things to do

Cape Town – and the rest is history

From the V&A Waterfront, you can take a short ferry ride to Robben Island, just a few miles offshore in Table Bay. Here, you can tour the decommissioned prison where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years as a political prisoner. Afterwards, you can get up close and personal with marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium. The sprawling complex is home to countless species of marine life from around the world, including sand tiger sharks, penguins, octopi, and seahorses.

Activities

Hike it up in Cape Town's national parks

Into the great outdoors? Then leave your Cape Town vacation rental and head to Table Mountain National Park, an 85-square-mile preserve with steep, scrubby slopes, sandy beaches, and rocky shoreline. You'll find plenty of hiking trails, as well as a dramatic cable car that offers an easier route to the top. Boat rides are popular, and thrill-seekers can choose from a number of shark watching tours. If shopping's more your speed, stroll the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. This swanky outdoor promenade is home to a wealth of shops and restaurants, and you can find everything from haute couture to casual bites.

Weather

Cape Town – living that mild, mild life

About as far south of the equator as Los Angeles is north, comparisons between Cape Town and southern California aren't uncommon. The area has a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and cool-to-mild winters. Average summer highs tend to peak in the upper 70s between December and March, while winter highs dip to the low 60s in June, July, and August. The pleasant temperatures make the area as popular in the summer as in the winter, and you'll find that prices for Cape Town vacation rentals tend to stay about the same all year round.

Natural features

Fauna, flora, and more-a in Cape Town

Table Mountain National Park is home to the unique fynbos ecosystem, a belt of scrubby vegetation that's not seen anywhere else in the world. The park is also home to a penguin colony and numerous exotic species like rock hyrax, baboons, and ostriches. Zebras – once endemic to the area – have recently been reintroduced. There are also a number of sandy beaches and lots of rocky shoreline, and the islands to the west are home to a large seal population – which means you can also find plenty of great white sharks. You know, if that's your kind of thing.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cape Town

Fly into Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Cape Town Station or Cape Town Bellville Station and explore the city from there. It's easy to get around Cape Town by jumping on the metro at Esplanade Station, Woodstock Station or Salt River Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cape Town?

Whether you're searching for a cozy escape for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cape Town. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • "Uber Luxurious Nyc - Style Penthouse" is a guest favorite. Around 0.1 miles from Cape Town, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a kitchen island and a smart TV.
  • Another excellent choice is "1604 Carwright's Corner This Luxury", which is around 0.1 miles from Cape Town. With 2 bedrooms, a dishwasher and an iron and ironing board, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cape Town?

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget all about the office. If you're chasing some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and around Cape Town are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Spend a few days at "Art Deco Penthouse In The Cape Town Cbd", which is around 0.1 miles to the south of central Cape Town. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you on the go here. Go rock climbing and mountain biking or simply enjoy the sights of Camps Bay Beach and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Stylish Central City Apartment On Greenmarket Square With Secure Parking Garage". Approximately 0.1 miles west of Cape Town, activities around here include hiking and biking and fishing. Rather go sightseeing? Don't miss Erinvale Golf Club and De Zalze Golf Club.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cape Town?

You certainly can. If you want a simple but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently positioned in the heart of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Cape Town:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few pals to "Stylish Central City Apartment On Greenmarket Square With Secure Parking Garage". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including shopping and internet services.
  • An equally fantastic rental is "Cape Town City Center Trendy Apartment". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfortable apartment is loaded with useful amenities like a private pool, a stovetop and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cape Town?

From chic apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our most popular stays in and around Cape Town:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Cape Town City Center Trendy Apartment" is a fantastic choice. It's close to the center of Cape Town, so you'll be near all the top sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Large Luxury Apartment With Stunning Mountain Views". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cape Town?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Cape Town that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Uber Luxurious Nyc - Style Penthouse". Around 0.1 miles from Cape Town, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including air conditioning and a dining table.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "1604 Carwright's Corner This Luxury", around 0.1 miles from Cape Town. A balcony and a swimming pool will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Cape Town?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or near Cape Town will fit your entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Around 4 miles to the southwest of Cape Town is "Hollywood Mansion And Spa Camps Bay". As well as its awe-inspiring design, you'll be impressed by its top-notch amenities, such as concierge services and a fireplace.
  • Another popular option is "Luxury Cape Dutch Mansion With Pool And Mountain View". Approximately 7 miles to the south of Cape Town, this opulent vacation rental gives you a taste of high-class living and offers a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cape Town?

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Cape Town and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Grand Luxury Villa Near Waterfront". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 6 bedrooms, an ocean view and a kitchen. It's around 1 mile to the northwest of Cape Town.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Sun And Sea Family Villa" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the northwest of Cape Town, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the many amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cape Town?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Cape Town and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Get your vacation on at "Holiday House Telde For 1 - 7 Persons With 3 Bedrooms", where your main priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a porch and a DVD player help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Leyden House Loft Apartment With Mountain Views". This property is also a firm favorite and features free toiletries, a dishwasher and more.

Cape Town has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Cape Town vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cape Town?

Space, comfort and privacy are all essential ingredients for a good family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Cape Town offer the ideal solution. Here are a few to get you started:

  • With space for up to 8 guests over 3 bedrooms, "Uber Luxurious Nyc - Style Penthouse" is popular with big families. It features childrens activities and towels and is around 0.1 miles northeast of Cape Town.
  • "Art Deco Penthouse In The Cape Town Cbd" is another good option with 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests. Offering a range of creature comforts like a TV and nearby whale-watching activities, you'll find this vacation rental 0.1 miles to the south of Cape Town.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Cape Town?

Take a dip anytime you please at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your swimsuit and consider these retreats in or near Cape Town that boast this fancy perk:

  • With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people, "The Branson: Family, Fun, And Fishing" is the perfect place to take a break with your nearest and dearest. Take advantage of this property's host of amenities, such as an ocean view and a kitchen.
  • Another awesome option is "National Harbor Condo With Wifi, Resort Pool And Free Shuttle To D. C". With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 people, you can invite the whole crew to stay, hang out and swim. A kitchen and a swimming pool are other amenities your guests can make use of here.

Want to see a few more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Cape Town vacation rental that's perfect for you.

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