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Vacation apartment for 2 people, with pool and garden
3.3
5 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$47per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.9mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$187per night
Villa for 8 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,691ft²
4.9
7 reviews
Phalaborwa, Limpopo
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$154per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
4.8
16 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$133per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
13 reviews
Cape Agulhas, Western Cape
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$79per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with garden and pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0.7mi to the beach
4.8
5 reviews
Hibiscus Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
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$310per night
Villa for 12 people, with pool and balcony/terrace as well as balcony
12 pers., 7 bedrooms, 5,274ft², 4.7mi to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$1,219per night
Vacation apartment for 3 people, with ocean view and pool as well as garden, child-friendly
4.4
61 reviews
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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$32per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and garden
5.0
5 reviews
Hibiscus Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
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$69per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony and pool
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 797ft², 3.2mi to the beach
4.7
17 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$52per night
Cottage for 4 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
5.0
5 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$153per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with garden and pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 4,844ft²
5.0
6 reviews
Johannesburg, Gauteng
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$364per night
Guesthouse for 2 people, with garden
4.9
324 reviews
Swellendam, Western Cape
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$76per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 4,306ft², 1.2mi to the beach
5.0
4 reviews
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
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$205per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden and pool
4.7
20 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$101per night
Villa for 10 people, with garden and pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 3,552ft², 0.8mi to the beach
4.9
12 reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape
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$330per night
Vacation house for 2 people
5.0
84 reviews
Western Cape
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$112per night
Homestay for 2 people, with garden, with pets
4.4
76 reviews
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
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$28per night
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Highlights in South Africa

  • National Park Safari
  • Cape Town
  • Sun City theme park
  • Numerous animal species
  • Miles of sandy beaches

Most popular in South Africa

Pool 1,642
Internet 2,581
Balcony/Terrace 1,945
TV 2,457
Air conditioning 1,296
Garden 1,444
Parking 2,621
Washing machine 2,022
Heating 1,484

Vacation rentals in South Africa

Fantastically beautiful landscapes

In South Africa you will find a diverse landscape and your own flora and fauna in all parts of the country. Whether in the vicinity of bush land, rain forests, deserts, lagoons or wetlands, a vacation rental in South Africa lets you easily reach your excursion destinations. South Africa also has a two thousand kilometre coastline with unique dream beaches, making this region ideal for a relaxing bathing holiday.

Find the perfect accommodation

Whether near Johannesburg or Cape Town, a vacation rental in South Africa is the ideal place to relax after extended tours and excursions and at the same time the best starting point to reach the beautiful national parks shortly. If you want a little more comfort in your accommodation, then it is worth renting a finca in South Africa. Such a holiday residence is often surrounded by a large plot with garden, so that you can enjoy peace and relaxation in the midst of a wonderful nature.

Jaracanda trees avenue in South Africa
Jaracanda trees avenue in South Africa

Holiday in South Africa

Location and orientation

The holiday region at the southern tip of Africa

South Africa is a country bordering the Indian Ocean to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Neighbouring countries include Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland. The three most important government cities in South Africa are Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Johannesburg is the second largest metropolis in the country after Cape Town.

On the beach of Cape Town
On the beach of Cape Town

Things to know

Different vegetation and climate zones

In South Africa the climate can be extremely dry and hot, like in the Kalahari desert, but also very humid, like in the subtropical forests near Mozambique. On the coast, however, there is a strong maritime climate and on the higher mountains there is also snow in winter.

Species-rich animal world

Particularly in the national parks you can visit the indescribably varied flora and fauna of the country. The Kruger National Park is home to three hundred mammal species, around one hundred reptile species and more than five hundred bird species. Not to forget the countless insect species that live in South Africa. Apart from the big game species such as lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino, South Africa is also home to giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas and many other animals.

In South Africa, music plays an important role that has been shaped by many musical styles, such as rock, pop and jazz. Mbaqanga is a style of music that combines traditional influences and danceable rhythms.

Top travel tips

1. Visit numerous sights in Cape Town

An excursion to Cape Town gives you the opportunity to visit the most important sights of the country. These include Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the Victorian harbour with its many museums, restaurants and boutiques. Worth seeing are also the Castle of Good Hope with its baroque appearance, the Cape Town Opera, the City Hall and the prison island Robben Island, which belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.

2. Visit the "Big Five" in the national parks

If you have always wanted to see the five largest animals in Africa on a safari in the open air, then a vacation rental in South Africa is the perfect place to start. The Big Five include the elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard that live in national parks such as Kruger National Park, Ithalan Game Reserve, Addo Elephant National Park and Augrabies Falls National Park.

3. Fun and enjoyment in the amusement park

In the north-western province of South Africa, the Sun City amusement park is located in the middle of the High Veld and in the immediate vicinity of the Pilanesberg National Park. In addition to luxurious hotel complexes, this leisure complex also has several casinos, live shows, artificial waterfalls, sports facilities and golf courses. In the amusement park you can also visit an artificial sunken city with figures carved in stone and various attractions.

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