Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Cape Town

Enjoy the museums and other features of Cape Town. This city's coral reefs, local tours and mountain views draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Table Mountain and Greenmarket Square. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Cape Town

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Cape Town has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Two Oceans Aquarium (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Grand Parade Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Hisense Wheel of Excellence (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Metropolitan Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Sea Point Swimming Pool (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Mowbray Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Cape Town

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Cape Town is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Table Mountain (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Boulders Beach (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • St. Georges Mall (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Company's Garden (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • De Waal Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Cape Town

Fly into Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Cape Town Station or Cape Town Bellville Station and explore the city from there. You can get around Cape Town by jumping on the metro at Esplanade Station, Woodstock Station or Salt River Station.

Where to stay around Cape Town?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,035 holiday lettings near Cape Town. From 503 Houses to 991 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cape Town is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cape Town?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cape Town:

  • Hout Bay: 103 holiday homes
  • Milnerton: 37 holiday homes
  • Camps Bay: 184 holiday homes
  • Century City: 40 holiday homes
  • Mouille Point: 153 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cape Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cape Town. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Intaka Island Bird Sanctuary: 1,609 holiday lettings
  • Llandudno Beach: 1,601 holiday lettings
  • Bo Kaap Museum: 1,658 holiday lettings
  • Robben Island: 1,452 holiday lettings
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront: 1,633 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 503 Houses in Cape Town. Our other popular types of Cape Town holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 991 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 263 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 114 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cape Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,016 holiday homes with pool available in Cape Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.