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Mon, 07/26 - Mon, 08/02
$927-8%

7 nights
$850

Bed and breakfast for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 388ft²FREE cancellation
4.7
(390 reviews)
Fri, 05/28 - Mon, 05/31
$338-14%

3 nights
$289

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 344ft²
Mon, 07/26 - Mon, 08/02
$772-10%

7 nights
$692

Guesthouse for 2 people, with garden and pool
2 pers., 1 bedroomFREE cancellation
4.9
(88 reviews)

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$67
per night

Vacation apartment for 3 people, with garden and pool
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 355ft², 2.3mi to the beach
4.8
(23 reviews)

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$73
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 861ft², 450yd to the beach

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$78
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 700ft², 5.7mi to the beach
5.0

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$96
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 861ft²
4.3
(10 reviews)

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$42
per night

Vacation rental for 14 people, with garden and pool
14 pers., 6 bedrooms, 6,997ft², 5mi to the beach
4.5
(5 reviews)

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$229
per night

Vacation apartment for 6 people, with terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,476ft², 0.7mi to the beach

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$162
per night

Vacation rental for 7 people, with garden
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,691ft²

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$37
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 2,799ft², 200yd to the beachFREE cancellation

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$88
per night

Guesthouse for 2 people, with pool and garden
2 pers., 550yd to the beach
4.1
(19 reviews)
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$73
per night

Vacation rental for 3 people, with pool and view as well as garden, child-friendly
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 323ft², 5.2mi to the beach
4.5
(11 reviews)

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$65
per night

Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and garden as well as pool, child-friendly
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 667ft², 5.3mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.8
(4 reviews)

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$125
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with pool and terrace as well as jacuzzi, child-friendly
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.4mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.6
(92 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$171
per night

Vacation rental for 5 people, with pool and garden
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,668ft²FREE cancellation
4.8
(53 reviews)

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$105
per night

Apartment for 2 people, with balcony and view as well as pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 915ft², 1.6mi to the beachFREE cancellation
3.3
(7 reviews)

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$289
per night

Vacation rental for 7 people, with garden, child-friendly
7 pers., 4 bedrooms, 6,458ft², 4.5mi to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$225
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with ocean view and garden, child-friendly
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 0.9mi to the beach
5.0
(13 reviews)

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$97
per night

Apartment for 3 people, with ocean view and garden as well as pool, child-friendly
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 861ft², 200yd to the beachFREE cancellation

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$41
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 161ft²
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning
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$119
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with ocean view and view as well as garden and pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 161ft², 5.6mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.7
(181 reviews)

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$82
per night

Tent for 5 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as garden, child-friendly
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 5.1mi to the beach
4.6
(174 reviews)

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$38
per night

Apartment for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.5mi to the beachFREE cancellation
3.7
(5 reviews)
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Map

Highlights South Africa

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

Most popular in South Africa

Pool 108
Internet 159
Balcony/Terrace 122
TV 153
Garden 126
Parking 163
Washing machine 120
View 126
Heating 138

Prices and availability

Prices

May
June
July
August
September
$227
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$195 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$187 per night
May 01 - May 08
$208 per night
May 08 - May 15
$174 per night
May 15 - May 22
$153 per night
May 22 - May 29
$200 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$227 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$225 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$208 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$176 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$198 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$221 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$220 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$215 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$187 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$197 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$207 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$207 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$204 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$214 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$222 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$204 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$179 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$152 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

May
June
July
August
September
68 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
60 %
Apr 24 - May 01
57 %
May 01 - May 08
61 %
May 08 - May 15
61 %
May 15 - May 22
64 %
May 22 - May 29
65 %
May 29 - Jun 05
65 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
65 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
67 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
64 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
64 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
64 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
66 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
66 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
68 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
65 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
66 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
66 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
65 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
65 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
68 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
66 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
64 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
64 %
Percentage of available rentals

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.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in South Africa

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in South Africa?

South Africa is one of the most expensive countries in Africa. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $306.00 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to South Africa in June, November, and July, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $164.51, $186.41, and $194.83 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in South Africa?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in South Africa, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, January, February and September, with average prices per night of $492.96, $481.46, and $436.41, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in South Africa?

Considering the data observed in 2020, it is an excellent country for a last-minute escape, since it has an average annual availablity of 63%, which is comparatively high.

When are more vacation rentals available?

The most available months are, on average, June (with an availability of 76.75%), July (76.5%), and May (76.4%), according to the trends observed in 2020.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in South Africa?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is December (only 48% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by February (50.2%), and January (56%).

Are there many vacation rentals in South Africa?

In South Africa we offer you a comprehensive catalogue of around 23000 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 15 local and international providers.

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