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The 10 best Airbnbs in Cape Town

From boho villas to beachfront suites, here's our pick of the best Airbnbs in Cape Town

Katherine Lovage
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Written by
Katherine Lovage
&
Alex Floyd-Douglass
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When it comes to finding a city with an incredible mix of history, wildlife and nature, and top restaurants, hotels and things to do, few cities do it better than Cape Town. Iconic natural beauties like Table Mountain, majestic animals such as the African lion and elephant and a rich tapestry of civil rights history – you’ll find it all here, right on the Southern peninsula of the African continent.

And if you’re visiting this idyllic metropolis, there’s no better way to embrace authentic living than by staying in an Airbnb. So we’ve curated a list of some of the best Airbnbs in Cape Town, to make booking a breeze. Permission to daydream, granted.

Looking for the best areas to stay in Cape Town? Take a look at these awesome neighbourhoods

Cape Town Airbnbs

The Spa House in Hout Bay
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1. The Spa House in Hout Bay

Aptly named "The Spa House", this stunning Airbnb Luxe in Cape Town's sunny neighbourhood of Hout Bay truly has it all. Developed by an award-winning architect, the marble underwater spa features a steam room, sauna and salt bath – while the mini deck provides a stepping-stone adventure for anyone willing. This luxury home has room for up to six guests across three bedrooms – including mountain views in abundance throughout. With wraparound glass walls and the secluded nature of the surrounding hillside, this is the ideal Cape Town stay if you're looking to party in private.

The boho bungalow in St James
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2. The boho bungalow in St James

This is the ultimate hidden gem in Cape Town – both in stature and location. This gorgeous Aribbn in St James is the perfect getaway with a group of buddies for a weekend by the warmer side of Cape Town's ocean. With 180-degree sea views and a design to make your heart sing – if you're into the boho vibe – it's the ideal holiday home. Sleeping six guests across three bedrooms and a bathroom apiece, opt for a simple shower – or sink-in for an afternoon spent with sundowners in the hot tub. We know which one we'd prefer... 

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The stunning apartment on the water's edge of Mouille Point
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3. The stunning apartment on the water's edge of Mouille Point

There's something pretty special about waking up to the sound of the ocean, right? Well, strangely enough, this is a pretty regular occurrence for Airbnbs in Cape Town. Just like this amazing studio in Mouille Point – conveniently nestled between the shopping hub of the V&A Waterfront and super sunny Sea Point. Live like a local and head to the Oranjezcht Farmers Market on Saturday mornings or head to one of the many incredible restaurants at the waterfront to get a taste of Cape Town cuisine. Top tip: check out Sevruga for fresh sushi all day long. 

The oceanfront apartment in Clifton
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4. The oceanfront apartment in Clifton

Hold a shell to your ear and supposedly, you’ll hear sounds of the sea. But wake up in this breathtaking beach-side pad and it’s absolutely guaranteed. Pick up your favourite book and settle in for a long day of lounging beside the gentle waves – it's epic.

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The sophisticated cliffside spot in Bantry Bay
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5. The sophisticated cliffside spot in Bantry Bay

Styled like the interior of a luxury yacht with the views to match, this relaxed abode has all the classic features of a high-end hotel: sophisticated furnishings, a clean and contemporary bathroom and spades of comfort. And since it sleeps six, there’s only one thing it doesn’t have – an over-inflated price tag.

The contemporary apartment in De Waterkant
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6. The contemporary apartment in De Waterkant

Clean and cool, this two-level space boasts some modern amenities fit to make any home-tech junkie quake with excitement. We’re talking heated floors, a Smart TV and a rain shower. Utilising contrasting colours through edited accessories, there’s a definite sense of youthful fun that sweeps through the space.

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The sea view villa in Camps Bay
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7. The sea view villa in Camps Bay

Minimalism doesn’t have to mean boring – and that’s something exemplified by this peaceful Airbnb in Cape Town. Once you’ve spent your day surfing, hiking and paragliding, retreat to this clean living space to settle in for the evening sunset.

The rustic home in Green Point
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8. The rustic home in Green Point

Light, airy and calming, this Airbnb Plus home in Cape Town is almost effortlessly stylish. With rustic accents that make great focal points and a cosy king-size bed, it’s the perfect spot to unwind before heading down to the ocean.

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The urban oasis with lush gardens in Newlands
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9. The urban oasis with lush gardens in Newlands

Like a picturesque mirage, this peaceful Cape Town Airbnb is dreamy. Surrounded by a lush garden, winding stream and a braai to cook on, spend your evenings experiencing the best of alfresco. It’s also not too far away from the waterfront – and with Cape Town’s weather, that makes for more than a pleasant stroll.

The sunny residence with mountain views near Clifton
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10. The sunny residence with mountain views near Clifton

Sure, swimming with Cape Town’s great white sharks may be on your to-do list, but no-one wants their accommodation to be scary. Luckily, making yourself at home in this chilled, sleek space is easy – and there’s enough space for six.

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