Hotels are so last season... Rent a holiday pad for R115k a day

08 November 2017 - 10:49
By Aisha Hauser

As one of the most visited coastal cities on the continent‚ Cape Town offers a wide range of outdoor activities‚ from hiking to yachting. However‚ the lavish accommodation may be the greatest draw card.

According to Ruth Munitz‚ manager of Seeff Shortstay‚ non-hotel accommodation is becoming more popular in the Mother City.

“Client needs tend to vary‚ from the basic yet functional to posh. Villas with pools and views are always in demand”‚ said Munitz.

In addition to being in high demand‚ these villas are often rented at high prices.

Munitz says that visitors can generally expect to pay R2‚000 to R10‚000 per day in the CBD and R4‚000-R30‚000 a day in the luxury suburbs on the Atlantic Seaboard‚ such as Clifton.

Villas on the “top end of the scale” can cost a vacationer anywhere from R50‚000 to R200‚000 per day. Along with artwork from around the world and elegant furniture‚ many of these villas offer 24-hour staff and large swimming pools.

The Lookout‚ a two-bedroom villa in Bantry Bay‚ is priced at R125‚000 per day during high season. The property‚ listed on the Dogon Group Rentals website‚ is in a central location with access to many amenities and award-winning restaurants.

“The home is fully equipped to offer travelers the opportunity to be transported into a world not normally afforded in Cape Town’s predominantly minimalist homes‚” says the site.

Ellerman Villa‚ offered by Cape Villa Accommodation‚ can be experienced for the more affordable price of R55‚000 per day. The rate for this two-storey‚ five-bedroom villa includes a 24-hour private chef and hospitality team‚ a laundry service and a daily international newspaper of the renter’s choice.

According to the website: “Indigenous gardens and flowing water welcome guests to the entrance of Villa One with its breathtaking ocean views.”

-Hauser is on an SIT Study Abroad programme. She wrote this story in association with Round Earth Media.