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Highlights South Africa

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

Best Vacation Rentals in South Africa

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Cape Town, Western Cape
Vacation Apartment • 1076 ft² • 1 Bedroom
If you are looking for something special. A happy hideaway full of flowers and sunshine, then Corner Cottage is it. Quaint colorful beach style cottage, just 1km from the beach. There is a sunny bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, plenty of packing space and an en-suite bathroom. Cotton linen, fluffy blankets and towels provided. Cozy Living room with an indoor fireplace. Flat screen TV / Showmax / DVD and DVD library as well. For premium DSTV members there is DSTV Now you can log onto with your account. Good WIFI. There is a large double sofa bed & a single day bed in the living-room...
from $63 / night
Phalaborwa, Limpopo
Vacation Rental • 2260 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
Rental basis: Entire house or apartmentNumber of bedrooms: 2; Number of other rooms with beds: 1Come enjoy the tranquility, where nature, culture and luxury harmoniously come together. Meanwhile there is plenty to do by the wonderful variety of bird species, adventure safari tours or just around the corner a leisurely round of golf between the curious looking on wildlife on the 18-hole par 72 Hans Merenski golf course. The spacious setting, and ideal layout of the house make it suitable for families up to 8 people or two couples with children. The spacious living room adjacent to the semi-o...
from $217 / night
Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
Vacation Rental • 2422 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(4 reviews)
6-room house, detached, for 7 people, 225 m2 on 5 levels, cosy furnishings.Living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD, radio, hi-fi system, CD player, open fireplace and dining-table. Smoking not allowed. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN]).Sleeping room with 1 double bed. Sleeping room with 1 double bed. Sleeping room with 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed. Sleeping room with 1 double bed.Open kitchen with 4 hot plates, micro wave, oven, dishwasher, fridge and deep freezer.Bath-room, shower and separate WC.Balcony 20 m2, terrace 10 m2, patio 20 m2, terrace furniture, 4 deck chairs.Other equipment: chi...
from $143 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices South Africa

$213for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$261 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability South Africa

58%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
74% annual average
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 do the vacation rentals in South Africa cost on average?

South Africa is one of the most expensive countries in Africa. For a stay here you pay around $199 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in South Africa?

If you want to save the maximum during your visit to South Africa, pack your bags and travel there in May ($185 per night on average), April ($186), or September ($188), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in South Africa go up the most?

Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of December ($215), February ($213), and January ($213).

Is South Africa a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When organizing a trip to South Africa, there is no need to plan long before your trip as the annual occupation is 43%.

When are more vacation rentals available?

September, August and July are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 63%, 62%, and 61%.

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

The months with the lowest properties available in South Africa are, in order, December, January, and November with respective average availability figures of 45%, 50%, and 54%, based on the previous year.

Are there many rentals in South Africa?

Holidu offers around 26,000 properties in South Africa from 12 different partners, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!

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