The 25 Best Villas To Rent in Cape Town + Surrounds

The 25 Best Villas To Rent in Cape Town + Surrounds Owner’s Villa at Delaire Graff

Because there’s hardly a better time to splurge on the getaway of your dreams…

With domestic travel à gogo – and international travel blackballed for the foreseeable future – the Western Cape is pretty much our oyster…

We’re currently eyeballing these rockstar villas that, ordinarily, are the stuff of wildest dreams… But, we figure, since we’re “saving” on international flights and accommodation (not to mention in desperate need of a scene change), splashing out on one of these beauties is worth it, and the stuff lifetime memories are made of.

From a rambling farmhouse on a hillside to an ultramodern architectural edifice by the sea and a historic manor house in the Winelands, these eyeteeth-worthy villas are ready when you are.

Find a rental villa in the following areas

Atlantic Seaboard
City Bowl
Southern Peninsula
Cape Winelands
West Coast
Overberg
Klein Karoo
Garden Route

If you know of a beautiful holiday home that deserves to be on our list, please let us know in the comments below.

Atlantic Seaboard

The Aven

Cape Town Villas: The Aven
Cape Town Villas: The Aven Camps Bay
Cape Town Villas: The Aven Bedroom
Cape Town Villas: The Aven Bathroom

Where Camps Bay
Sleeps 16
The setting This beautiful private villa on Rontree Avenue in Camps Bay is fresh from a refurb at the beginning of 2020. The Ibiza-esque property oozes a luxe holiday vibe, with its polished concrete floors and minimalist off-white, cream and wood-textured interiors. Panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head imbue the communal areas with a sense of calm that is carried through to each of the six bedrooms.

The lodgings

  • eight bedrooms with queen-size beds and one with two twin beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • lounge with a smart TV
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • fully stocked minibar
  • terrace with a garden or ocean view
  • complimentary wifi
  • breakfast daily
  • room service daily
  • swimming pool with views of the Atlantic Ocean
  • private garden
  • secure parking

Good to know You can also book a stay on a per-room basis as The Aven doubles as a boutique hotel.
Child friendly? No children under 12 without prior arrangement
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R30 000 per night
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 Le Thallo

Cape Town Villas: Le Thallo
Cape Town Villas: Le Thallo Camps Bay
Cape Town Villas: Le Thallo Lounge
Cape Town Villas: Le Thallo Bedroom

Where Camps Bay
Sleeps 10
The setting Surrounded by greenery with an uninterrupted front-facing view of Lion’s Head and the ocean in the distance, this luxurious villa perched high above Camps Bay offers a winning mix of location, serenity and privacy. The striking architecture, beautiful interiors and inescapable natural surrounds create a sumptuous escape where rest and relaxation are a given.

The lodgings

  • five bedrooms with king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bath
  • two guest bathrooms
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • multiple living areas, one flatscreen TV
  • 10-seater dining area
  • two study areas
  • wooden outdoor deck with an 8-seater dining area
  • outdoor lounge
  • braai area
  • pizza oven
  • swimming pool
  • three-car garage
  • laundry facilities
  • complimentary fibre; uncapped wifi

Child friendly? Yes, but supervision is required at all times, because of the pool and other edges
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R5 000 per night (depending on season)
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Bungalow 52

Cape Town Villas: Bungalow 52
Cape Town Villas: Bungalow 52 Clifton
Cape Town Villas: Bungalow 52 Interior

Where Clifton
Sleeps 8 (five adults and three children)
The setting Designed by award-winning architects, this shore-hugging escape is reminiscent of a tropical seaside paradise (think St Barts, North Island in Seychelles or Soneva Fushi in the Maldives) with lashings of style and luxury. A few steps off your dreamy deck and you’re on the accolade-accruing Clifton 4th beach, where swims in the sea, lazy afternoon lounging and morning runs on the sand beckon. There’s even a surfboard and wetsuits…

The lodgings 

  • two en-suite bedrooms with queen-size beds (one with a bath and shower, one with a shower)
  • one en-suite bedroom with a three-quarter bed and access to a private bathroom with a shower
  • three beds in the downstairs media, with a private bathroom with a shower
  • fully equipped open-plan lounge
  • state-of-the-art kitchen
  • eight-seater dining area
  • downstairs media room with old-school vinyls (which doubles as a teenager’s sleeping pod with two double beds and an en-suite shower and kitchenette)
  • undercover deck
  • heated pool (with spa jets)
  • sun loungers
  • hammock
  • day mattresses
  • braai area
  • outdoor heated shower
  • private garden
  • private front lawn
  • lock-up garage
  • daily cleaning service
  • a welcome platter and two bottles of wine from the owner’s own vineyard, Grand Domaine in Stellenbosch
  • continental breakfast
  • private chef, butler and concierge services (additional cost)

Please note The property is booked until 31 July 2021, but you can book a stay now for dates thereafter.
Child friendly? Yes, but there are steps and an exposed pool with a mechanical cover
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R19 000 per night (depending on season)
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City Bowl

Heatherfield Manor

Cape Town Villas: Heatherfield Manor
Cape Town Villas: Heatherfield Manor Lounge
Cape Town Villas: Heatherfield Manor Courtyard
Cape Town Villas: Heatherfield Manor Bedroom

Where Gardens
Sleeps 6
The setting This Herbert Baker-designed estate, in a peaceful suburb below Table Mountain, evokes tasteful opulence and heritage-rich charm. Inside, quirky art, antique furniture and contemporary accessories and upholstery melt together to create a spectacular home for those seeking comfort and style. The home’s close proximity to a slew of local attractions is another drawcard.

The lodgings

  • three bedrooms, two with king-size beds, one with a queen-size bed
  • three bathrooms (two are en-suite)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • 14-seater formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace
  • formal lounge with a wood-burning fireplace
  • large breakfast room with French doors leading to the patio
  • TV room with three couches and a flatscreen TV
  • sunlit conservatory with garden views
  • study with wood-burning fireplace
  • breakfast patio with eight-seater dining table
  • guest bathroom
  • pool patio with a splash pool and sun loungers
  • outdoor gas braai
  • large front lawn
  • security system
  • daily servicing
  • complimentary wifi

Good to know Heatherfield Manor is also available as a guesthouse on a per-room basis.
Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No, a cat and a family of chickens live on the property and are cared for by the live-in housekeeper
Cost From R15 000 per night (depending on season)
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Southern Peninsula

Cape Beach Villa

Cape Town Villas: Cape Beach Villa
Cape Town Villas: Cape Beach Villa Noordhoek
Cape Town Villas: Cape Beach Villa Kitchen
Cape Town Villas: Cape Beach Villa Interior

Where Noordhoek
Sleeps up to 16 (10 adults, 6 children)
The setting It’s not often that a property is better in real life than it appears in photographs! Cape Beach Villa on Noordhoek’s Long Beach is one such spot. Flaunting unbelievable 180-degree panoramas of the most beautiful strip of beach in the world, this bright and airy, five-bedroom holiday house is as homely as it is hi-tech. The Afro-Scandi interior design has deep roots in its surroundings – all basketry, art, rugs, pottery and crockery are locally made – and blends seamlessly with the jaw-dropping setting, right on the Atlantic Ocean. The inordinately beautiful views make escapes here heavenly, no matter what time of year you visit. Did we mention, you also have a private path to the beach below?

The lodgings

  • five en-suite bedrooms (with heating and cooling functionality), pure-cotton linen and hairdryers
  • one of the bedrooms has four single bunk beds and sleeps up to six people
  • a separate cottage (with one bedroom and two single sofa beds)
  • fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a walk-in fridge
  • indoor braai and butler’s kitchen
  • spacious open-plan dining area
  • seaview lounge overlooking the pool and ocean
  • cosy fireside reading lounge
  • lounge with a floating TV
  • complimentary wifi throughout the house
  • Caribbean-inspired sunset bar
  • wraparound wooden deck
  • private access to beach
  • outdoor shower
  • solar-heated swimming pool and sun loungers

Child friendly? Yes, for children over 10
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R9 600 per night (depending on season)
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Waterline Villa

Cape Town Villas: Waterline Villa
Cape Town Villas: Waterline Villa Noordhoek
Cape Town Villas: Waterline Villa Lounge
Cape Town Villas: Waterline Villa Bedroom

Where Noordhoek
Sleeps 8
The setting With wraparound views of the ocean, mountains and fynbos, this magnificent duneside villa – overlooking Noordhoek Beach – epitomises style and sumptuous seclusion. Modern architecture, carefully considered living spaces, and a special focus on relaxation make Waterline Villa a heavenly escape.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms with king-size, queen-size or twin beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath, indoor rain shower and outdoor shower
  • two indoor open-plan lounges
  • wood-burning indoor fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • 12-seater dining area
  • library
  • study
  • TV room
  • outdoor deck
  • two outdoor lounges
  • rim-flow pool  
  • complimentary wifi
  • concierge service

Child friendly? Yes, however, there is no safety net over the pool.
Pet friendly? No
Cost R13 000 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Tintswalo at Boulders

Cape Town Villas: Tintswalo at Boulders
Cape Town Villas: Tintswalo at Boulders Simon's Town
Cape Town Villas: Tintswalo at Boulders Breakfast Deck
Cape Town Villas: Tintswalo at Boulders Bedroom

Where Simons Town
Sleeps 22
The setting Located above the striking fynbos, a stone’s throw from world-famous Boulders Beach, this exclusive-use boutique beach villa is an attractive combination of laidback modern comfort and sumptuous luxury, ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together. Days fall into an easy routine of waking up to the smell of ocean air, before sauntering down to the stunning beaches for a day in the sun among the animated penguins.

The lodgings 

  • nine suites (some with their own private balcony or terrace)
  • children’s Penguin suite
  • en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower
  • north-facing balconies
  • spacious open-plan lounges with fireplaces
  • TV room
  • two fully equipped kitchens
  • indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • wind-protected courtyard with a fire pit
  • pool on the top deck
  • direct pathway down to the boardwalk and beaches
  • complimentary wifi
  • concierge service
  • private chef (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R12 500 per night for 10 people (minimum stay two nights, depending on season)
R1 000 per person thereafter
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 Villa Misty Cliffs

Cape Town Villas: Villa Misty Cliffs
Cape Town Villas: Villa Misty Cliffs Interior
Cape Town Villas: Villa Misty Cliffs Kitchen
Cape Town Villas: Villa Misty Cliffs Bedroom

Where Misty Cliffs
Sleeps 8
Setting One of the most scenic spots in Cape Town, Misty Cliffs is the ideal location for a holiday by the sea, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you prize peaceful seclusion and being a stone’s throw from the beach, this beach house on the edge of the peninsula should be on your list. You couldn’t get closer to the shore if you tried!

The lodgings 

  • three bedrooms (one with bunk beds for the little ones)
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • open-plan living area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge and dining area
  • two spacious sea-facing terraces
  • outdoor pool overlooking the ocean
  • Jacuzzi
  • braai area
  • entertainment zone with a TV and couches

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost R4 500 per night for the house (season-dependent)
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Cape Winelands

Le Grand Jardin Villa

Cape Town Villas: Le Grand Jardin Villa
Cape Town Villas: Le Grand Jardin Villa Stellenbosch
Cape Town Villas: Le Grand Jardin Villa Dining Room
Cape Town Villas: Le Grand Jardin Villa Bedroom

Where Stellenbosch
Sleeps 15
The setting Ensconced in a secluded slice of Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley, this lavish family-friendly villa is exactly like nothing you’ve experienced before. At Le Grand Jardin, all paths – and there are many – lead to pleasure. How many holiday homes do you know of that have a life-sized Tintin rocket in the kids’ bedroom, a chandelier strung up over a giant-lily-pad pond, a jetty with a rowboat, outdoor lounges with fireplaces, a zipline, outdoor steam room built into a rock, a Jacuzzi under ancient oaks, an underground wine cellar and tasting room… and the list goes on? Part pleasure dome and part regal retreat, this Herbert Baker-style home is one of those rare properties that appeal to adventure-seeking four-year-olds and (70-year-old) style savants alike!

The lodgings

  • a manor house with three en-suite bedrooms, an entertainment area, spacious living area, fully equipped bar, kitchen, formal dining room, office, library and outdoor terrace
  • three outdoor pool suites, including a honeymoon suite, family room, and queen-size room
  • numerous balconies and relaxation decks
  • large swimming pool
  • outdoor sauna and steam room
  • tree walks leading to a treehouse-inspired seating area
  • glass conservatory (this can be booked for private functions, hosting up to 40 people)
  • dam and eco-pool
  • zipline
  • outdoor pizza oven
  • Jacuzzi
  • teepee
  • gym equipment
  • all rooms feature complimentary wifi

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R24 750 per night (depending on season)
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The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

Cape Town Villas: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards
Cape Town Villas: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards Pool
Cape Town Villas: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards Bedroom
Cape Town Villas: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards Lounge

Where Stellenbosch
Sleeps 12
The setting Splendidly secluded in the Banhoek Valley, on the dramatic Helshoogte pass, this meticulously restored historic homestead is the ultimate luxe-winelands escape. The Homestead’s lofty proportions, chic decor and state-of-the art appliances will impress even the most well-heeled globetrotters. And, while the house has been given an utterly modern overhaul, The Homestead retains the charm and character of its Cape Dutch roots. Its unique (and enviable) position in the depths of a valley, and impossibly easy access to endless nature, are unexpected bonuses (for nature lovers).

The lodgings 

  • six bedrooms with four king-size beds, one queen-size bed and two twin beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped eat-in kitchen
  • formal dining room with an open fireplace
  • open-plan living room
  • gym
  • sun-kissed open verandah with a built-in braai
  • swimming pool overlooking sweeping vineyards and rolling lawns
  • complimentary wifi
  • full breakfast served daily
  • a personalised wine-tasting at the Oldenburg tasting room
  • trained butler with concierge skills
  • housekeepers
  • private chef, driver, childminder, personal trainer or yoga instructor (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R24 500 per night for the first two bedrooms (depending on season, minimum two-night stay)
R5 000 per additional bedroom thereafter
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The Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines

Cape Town Villas: The Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines
Cape Town Villas: The Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines Stellenbosch
Cape Town Villas: The Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines Lounge
Cape Town Villas: The Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines Bedroom

Where Stellenbosch
Sleeps 6
The setting On the slopes of Stellenbosch’s Helderberg Mountains and surrounded by rolling vineyards, this picturesque villa at Hidden Valley Wines epitomises tranquil country living. No interruptions, just sweeping views of the valley, vineyards, and Table Mountain in the distance, make this luxury lodge a private paradise, and the perfect place to immerse yourself in endless nature (and lashings of modern luxury).

The lodgings

  • three bedrooms (one in the main building and two in a separate cottage across the wooden deck)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan living area with a flat-screen TV
  • indoor fireplace
  • six-seater dining area
  • wooden deck with a pool and braai area
  • complimentary wifi

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R4 200 per night for two people sharing (depending on season)
From R6 600 per night for four people sharing (depending on season)
From R9 000 per night for six people sharing (depending on season)
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Spanish Farm Guest Lodge

Cape Town Villas: Spanish Farm Guest Lodge
Cape Town Villas: Spanish Farm Guest Lodge Somerset West
Cape Town Villas: Spanish Farm Guest Lodge Interior
Cape Town Villas: Spanish Farm Guest Lodge Bedroom

Where Somerset West
Sleeps 4
The setting This stunning guest lodge on the mountainous slopes of Somerset West spans four hectares of fynbos-dotted land, and is home to a beautiful two-bedroom villa overlooking panoramas of rolling hills all the way to the sparkling False Bay coastline in the distance. There is also a slew of immersive activities on offer to suit nature lovers and energetic types alike.

The lodgings

  • two bedrooms with extra-length king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • private garden
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area with a flatscreen TV
  • indoor wood-burning fireplace
  • sundeck
  • private nature swimming pool
  • outdoor terrace with a dining area
  • complimentary wifi
  • breakfast or lunch on request

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R3 550 per night (depending on season)
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Owner’s Villa at Delaire Graff

Cape Town Villas: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff
Cape Town Villas: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff Stellenbosch
Cape Town Villas: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff Interior
Cape Town Villas: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff Bedroom

Where Stellenbosch
Sleeps 8
The setting The price tag might make your eyes water, but if you ever wanted to make like landed gentry, read on. Perched at the top of Stellenbosch’s Helshoogte Pass, the majestic Delaire Graff Estate beckons for those seeking a spectacular spot to kick up their feet. Overlooking the awe-inspiring Banhoek Valley, this beautifully appointed Winelands escape is centred around ultimate comfort and relaxation, with a top-drawer spa ensuring all your worries melt away. The estate is also known for its two on-site restaurants: Indochine, an Asian-inspired restaurant headed by Michelin-trained chef Virgil Khan, and Delaire Graff Restaurant, which features bistro favourites with a South African spin.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms, all with king-size beds (two of which can be converted to twin beds; children under 12 can be accommodated on movable beds)
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • walk-in closets
  • private terrace off each bedroom
  • guest bathroom
  • wine cellar
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan dining area
  • two spacious living rooms with a TV
  • indoor fireplace
  • in-room personal minibar
  • outdoor deck with sun loungers
  • Jacuzzi
  • swimming pool
  • gym (with state-of-the-art equipment including a reformer machine; private trainers can be arranged on request)
  • daily breakfast
  • complimentary laundry service
  • complimentary wifi
  • complimentary transfers
  • estate wine tastings (can be enjoyed in the comfort of your villa)
  • sparkling wine and canapés served each evening
  • spa treatments (additional cost)
  • dry cleaning (additional cost)
  • childcare (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost R380 000 per night
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Mountainside Villa at Boschendal

Cape Town Villas: Mountainside Villa at Boschendal
Cape Town Villas: Mountainside Villa at Boschendal Franschhoek
Cape Town Villas: Mountainside Villa at Boschendal Interior
Cape Town Villas: Mountainside Villa at Boschendal Bedroom

Where Franschhoek
Sleeps 12
The setting One of the Cape’s oldest wine estates, dating back to 1685, Boschendal boasts some of the most beautiful surrounds in the Cape Winelands, with dramatic mountain vistas visible from the lush lawns. In addition to award-winning food and wine offerings, the estate offers an abundance of wonderful outdoor and cultural activities. All of this and more can be enjoyed during a stay at this spectacular villa at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain.

The lodgings

  • two master bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • four additional bedrooms with queen-size beds
  • two separate bathrooms with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • two lounges
  • large terrace that wraps around the whole property
  • outside bar area with a braai, pizza oven and large swimming pool
  • beautifully kept gardens, lawns and a private lake
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily housekeeping
  • farm concierge
  • private chef (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R14 000 per night (depending on season)
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La Rive

Cape Town Villas: La Rive
Cape Town Villas: La Rive Franschhoek
Cape Town Villas: La Rive Interior
Cape Town Villas: La Rive Bedroom

Where Franschhoek
Sleeps 12
The setting Like a page straight out of Pride and Prejudice, this tranquil hideaway – set on a one-hectare estate is ideal for those seeking under-the-radar splendour (without lifting a finger). Exquisitely decorated in a stylish mix of curated antique furniture and contemporary art, La Rive is conveniently located a block away from Franschhoek’s main drag but is discreet enough to offer ultimate seclusion.

The lodgings

  • six bedrooms with king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen and pizza oven
  • open-plan dining area
  • indoor fireplace
  • lounge with a flatscreen TV
  • covered terrace with fireplace
  • braai area
  • outdoor gas heaters
  • swimming pool
  • poolside patio with sun loungers
  • vegetable garden
  • Koi fish ponds
  • wine cellar
  • grand piano
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily continental breakfast
  • daily servicing
  • live-in private chef
  • butler service
  • luxury turn-down service

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Cost From R46 000 per night
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La Clé Village

Cape Town Villas: La Clé Village
Cape Town Villas: La Clé Village Franschhoek
Cape Town Villas: La Clé Village Villas
Cape Town Villas: La Clé Village Villa Bedroom

Where Franschhoek
Sleeps 22 (in four separate villas)
The setting A mere five-minute stroll from Franschhoek’s buzzy high street is this breathtaking country retreat. La Clé des Montagnes, (“the key to the mountain” in French), is among blossoming orchards and rolling vineyards, where guests are fully immersed in the Franschhoek lifestyle, with art, food, wine, space and tranquillity in abundance right on your doorstep. Whether your preference is for historic charm or modern farm-style interiors, one of the four meticulously designed villas is sure to fulfil your every desire.

The lodgings

  • Galerie (sleeps four across two en-suite bedrooms)
  • Manoir (sleeps four across two en-suite bedrooms)
  • Grange (sleeps six across three en-suite bedrooms)
  • Colonial (sleeps eight across four en-suite bedrooms)
  • open-plan lounge
  • indoor fireplace
  • swimming pool
  • manicured garden
  • outdoor terrace
  • shared library
  • tennis court
  • bicycles available to explore the vineyards
  • complimentary wifi
  • complimentary daily breakfast
  • personalised dining service (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R6 950 per night
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The Residence at Vrede en Lust

Cape Town Villas: The Residence at Vrede en Lust
Cape Town Villas: The Residence at Vrede en Lust Pool Area
Cape Town Villas: The Residence at Vrede en Lust Lounge
Cape Town Villas: The Residence at Vrede en Lust Bedroom

Where Franschhoek Wine Valley
Sleeps 12
The setting At the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains, a short drive from the picturesque town of Franschhoek, lies the beautiful Vrede en Lust Estate – home to this magnificent six-bedroom villa overlooking a sparkling dam. Originally established as a working wine farm more than 300 years ago, the estate is dotted with towering ancient oaks, and offers that inimitable type of country charm synonymous with the heritage-rich Cape Winelands. Coupled with the contemporary comforts found at The Residence, an unforgettable stay is guaranteed.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms with king-size beds
  • two bedrooms with twin beds that can be converted into king-size
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious outdoor and indoor entertaining areas
  • indoor fireplaces
  • braai area
  • swimming pool
  • gym and spa treatment room
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily servicing
  • daily breakfast
  • in-house private dining (additional cost)
  • childcare (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes, on request
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R17 000 per night (depending on season)
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West Coast

Silver Bay Villa

Cape Town Villas: Silver Bay Villa
Cape Town Villas: Silver Bay Villa Pool Area
Cape Town Villas: Silver Bay Villa Interior
Cape Town Villas: Silver Bay Villa Bedroom

Where Stompneus Bay
Sleeps 8
The setting This luxe self-catering villa in a rustic slice of the wonderfully wild West Coast offers uninterrupted ocean views, direct access to the beach, and an interior worthy of double-page spreads in the finest decor mags. It’s got the white walls, thatched roof and warm comfort of a welcoming beach house, but with a special sprinkling of modern luxury.

The lodgings

  • one master bedroom with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
  • three bedrooms with queen-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • two open-plan living areas with a flatscreen TV
  • indoor fireplace
  • outdoor braai area
  • open-plan dining area overlooking the pool deck
  • protected outdoor deck
  • rim-flow pool with sun loungers
  • laundry room
  • family playroom
  • double garage
  • complimentary wifi
  • 24-hour security

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R11 295 per night (depending on season)
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Overberg

The Black Barn

Cape Town Villas: The Black Barn
Cape Town Villas: The Black Barn Interior
Cape Town Villas: The Black Barn Outdoor Deck
Cape Town Villas: The Black Barn Bedroom

Where Danger Point, Gansbaai
Sleeps 6
The setting Tucked away in a sea of fynbos, with zebras and springboks roaming the area, this wonderfully secluded three-bedroom holiday home in Romansbaai (a secure private estate with its own beach) is an ideal place to relax and unwind. Part of the stylish Romansbaai Collection, the pared-back interiors, sunlit living spaces and a private walkway to the beach set the scene for a sumptuous stay along the wild Whale Coast.

The lodgings

  • three bedrooms with king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • indoor fireplace
  • outdoor deck and dining area
  • outdoor braai
  • complimentary wifi
  • firewood (included)
  • complimentary bottle of wine
  • coffee beans (included)
  • filtered water (included)
  • serviced twice a week (included)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R3 286 per night (depending on season, minimum two-night stay)
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Morukuru Ocean House

Cape Town Villas: Morukuru Ocean House
Cape Town Villas: Morukuru Ocean House De Hoop Nature Reserve
Cape Town Villas: Morukuru Ocean House Lounge
Cape Town Villas: Morukuru Ocean House Bedroom

Where De Hoop Nature Reserve
Sleeps 12
The setting Fancy a spot of whale-watching from the comfort of your king-size bed? This seaside sanctuary, along the scenic Whale Route, is hugged by the ocean on one side and fynbos-dotted dunes and a wildlife-rich reserve on the others. This utterly stylish and eco-friendly beach house is the ideal place to rest your head after a day of game-spotting, sandboarding, mountain biking or strolling along the shore.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms with king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • one children’s bedroom sleeping a maximum of four children under six years (no bathroom)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • fully stocked bar
  • open-plan lounge
  • dining room
  • fireplace
  • heated swimming pool
  • library
  • outdoor bath
  • outdoor dining area
  • spacious outdoor patio
  • wine cellar
  • study with a working desk
  • complimentary wifi
  • private butler, chef, housekeeper, nature-drive vehicle and guide
  • electronic safe
  • babysitting

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R34 000 per night (depending on season)
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Restio River House

Cape Town Villas: Restio River House
Cape Town Villas: Restio River House Pringle Bay
Cape Town Villas: Restio River House Interior
Cape Town Villas: Restio River House Bedroom

Where Pringle Bay
Sleeps 10
The setting This contemporary-chic villa, alongside the flowing Buffels River in the picturesque Pringle Bay, offers the best of both worlds: riverside relaxation with panoramas to the river mouth, white-sand beaches, ocean and mountains beyond. The stylish interior is simply jaw-dropping, while the sumptuous setting speaks for itself.

The lodgings

  • five bedrooms with king-size, queen-size or twin beds
  • four en-suite bathrooms with shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan living room with two fireplaces
  • two TV lounges with two flatscreen TVs
  • spacious dining area
  • sheltered outdoor seating area
  • outdoor gas braai
  • pool table
  • foosball table
  • complimentary wifi
  • Sonos music system
  • automated blinds
  • table tennis
  • trampoline
  • board games

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, small house-trained pets allowed
Cost From R9 750 per night (depending on season)
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Pringle Bay Villa

Cape Town Villas: Pringle Bay Villa
Cape Town Villas: Pringle Bay Villa Interior
Cape Town Villas: Pringle Bay Villa Sea Deck
Cape Town Villas: Pringle Bay Villa Bedroom

Where Pringle Bay
Sleeps 8
The setting Overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean in the small coastal town of Pringle Bay, this breathtaking beach house is every sea-lover’s dream. Modern amenities, open-plan living quarters, and a front-row seat to the crashing waves from every room, are just a few of its highlights. Soak up the sunset from your private deck before taking a scenic stroll down to the sea, or enjoying a braai outside.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms (two with king-size extra-length beds, one with twin beds, and one with a queen-size bed
  • en-suite bathrooms with shower and/or bath
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • indoor fireplace
  • outdoor terrace
  • outdoor seating area
  • manicured garden with a stream and pond
  • braai area
  • swimming pool
  • complimentary wifi
  • housekeeping (additional cost)
  • firewood (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R9 850 per night (depending on season)
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Garden Route

Oubaai Villa

Cape Town Villas: Oubaai Villa
Cape Town Villas: Oubaai Villa View
Cape Town Villas: Oubaai Villa Interior
Cape Town Villas: Oubaai Villa Bedroom

Where Herolds Bay
Sleeps 6
The setting Hidden among the treetops in a secluded corner of the Oubaai Golf Estate in Herolds Bay near George, this beautiful three-bedroom villa boasts sweeping views of the Outeniqua Mountains and a sought-after sense of safety and serenity. The calls of the fish eagle heard from the Gwaing river gorge below will transport you to an otherworldly paradise – a dream destination for nature lovers (and golfers).

The lodgings

  • three bedrooms (two with queen-size beds, one with two twin beds)
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and/ or shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge with a flatscreen TV
  • eight-seater dining table
  • indoor fireplace
  • wooden deck with a rim-flow pool
  • outdoor braai
  • complimentary wifi
  • firewood (included)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R4 400 per night (depending on season)
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Klein Karoo

Jonkmanshof

Cape Town Villas: Jonkmanshof
Cape Town Villas: Jonkmanshof Kitchen
Cape Town Villas: Jonkmanshof Lounge
Cape Town Villas: Jonkmanshof Study

Where Montagu
Sleeps 4 per manor house
The setting Stunning mountain views, charming Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture and the quaint shops and restaurants give Montagu its unique appeal. Built in 1854 and 1856 respectively, these historic manor houses are located a few steps from one other on the same street, and each features original wooden floorboards and Karoo shutters, wooden beam ceilings, and large rooms decorated with the finest antiques, modern furniture and local contemporary art.

The lodgings

  • four en-suite bedrooms in each house, two with king-size beds (can be made into twins), two with queen-sizes beds
  • four bathrooms with showers and bateau baths
  • both houses have wood-burning fireplaces in the lounges
  • library
  • fully equipped kitchens (one of which has a wood-burning stove for winter)
  • private gardens with farm-style swimming pools
  • underfloor heating in the bathrooms
  • indigenous succulent greenhouse (in the older house)
  • complimentary wifi

Good to know Both houses can also be booked on a per room basis.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R4 500 per night (depending on season)
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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 27 August 2020