South Africa

South Africa

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Where to stay around South Africa?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,249 vacation rentals near South Africa. From 945 apartments to 699 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Africa for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Africa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Africa. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Oudtshoorn: 33 vacation rentals
  • Knysna: 38 vacation rentals
  • Franschhoek: 48 vacation rentals
  • Garden Route National Park: 83 vacation rentals
  • Cape Peninsula: 80 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Africa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Africa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Africa:

  • Oudtshoorn: 33 rentals
  • Herolds Bay: 15 rentals
  • Pretoria: 156 rentals
  • Cape Town: 1,500 rentals
  • Mossel Bay: 41 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to South Africa?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in South Africa are:

  • Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ): 26 vacation rentals
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT): 1,338 vacation rentals
  • George Airport (GRJ): 40 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Africa?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in South Africa. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South African Astronomical Observatory: 1,247 rentals
  • St. James Beach: 1,096 rentals
  • Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre: 1,089 rentals
  • Good Hope Centre: 1,240 rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,028 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Africa listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Four Top South Africa Accommodations

Perhaps you've considered a trip to South Africa a must-do on your vacation list. South Africa has numerous qualities that gain our attention like the warm waters, scuba diving, and an intriguing culture. South Africa accommodations can be found in Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga. The Eastern Cape's South Africa house rentals are located in Cape Town, the most populated city. Gauteng South Africa lodging is found away from the watery attractions in inland South Africa.

South Africa Accommodations in Gauteng Province


South Africa accommodations in Gauteng place you in old Transvaal Province, in the center of the Highveld. Only 1.4 percent of South Africa’s landmass makes up Gauteng. Despite its small size, you will discover numerous South Africa vacation rentals. The population of Gauteng is over 10 million, concentrated in cities like Johannesburg and Pretoria. Business may be one reason to rent South Africa lodging, yet you will not want to miss the botanical gardens or provincial reserves in the area.

South Africa Vacation Rentals Close to the Valley of a Thousand Hills


KwaZulu-Natal is yet another province of South Africa where you can enjoy plenty of outdoor recreation. South Africa villas in KwaZulu-Natal can run along the beaches of the country, offering sunrises and sunsets each day of your vacation. The main attractions around South Africa accommodations are water sports. Dive tour boats leave the nearby docks each morning to visit coral reefs and venture on other fascinating dives that include shark dives. Deep sea fishing, surfing, Jet Skiing, and snorkeling are other popular activities. If you take a day away from the coast, you have the hilly interior with the Valley of a Thousand Hills to explore.

Trading and Tourism by South Africa Lodging


Cape Town is considered Africa’s tourist destination which means you can find many South Africa lodging options within the city limits. The Cape was originally settled for the Dutch East India Company to sail from Africa, India and the Far East to northern Europe. Today, tourists come for the beaches, the waters of the Cape of Good Hope, and to see Table Mountain National Park.

Narrow down your search of South Africa vacation rentals and search for Western Cape vacation rentals.