South Africa is one of Airbnb’s fastest growing markets, with the highest number of listings in Africa and the Middle East—and half of those are in Cape Town. By far the continent’s most sophisticated city, Cape Town offers stunning mountain vistas, beautiful beaches (with penguins!), and design-savvy restaurants, shops and galleries. Winter is just settling in in that part of the world, which means cooler temps, a bit of rain, and reduced crowds.
Even the most luxurious Airbnb rentals are pretty fairly priced compared to other cities (just look at this fully staffed villa overlooking the Atlantic), but on average, whole-house rentals average $130—and you can get some pretty swanky ones for much cheaper than that. Here are 10 of our favorites to help you start your search.
1.“Ezulwini” apartment 2.Loft apartment 3.Peaceful studio 4.Quirky mirco-loft 5.Duplex apartment 6.Central apartment 7.Three-story penthouse 8.Tamboerskloof apartment 9.Studio apartment 10.Jewelbox of an apartment
Erica Jackson Curran is a former alt-weekly editor turned moonlight freelancer based in Richmond, Virginia.