Some Cape Town pads go for R115 000 a day
BEAUTIFUL weather, scenic views, white sandy beaches and luxurious villas – more than enough bait for local and international tourists to flood drought-stricken Cape Town.
As one of the most visited coastal cities on the continent, Cape Town offers a wide range of outdoor activities from hiking to yachting. However, the lavish accommodation offerings may be the greatest draw card.
According to Ruth Munitz, manager of SeeffSHORTSTAY, the Mother city is seeing a rise in the popularity of non-hotel accommodation such as apartments and villas.
“Client needs tend to vary, from the basic yet functional to posh, villas with pools and views are always in demand”, says Munitz
In addition to being in high demand, these villas are often rented at high prices.
Munitz says that visitors can generally expect to pay on average R2 000 to R10 000 per day in the CBD and R4 000-R30 000 a day in the luxury suburbs on the Atlantic Seaboard such as Clifton.
Villas on the “top end of the scale” can cost a vacationer anywhere from R50 000 to R200 000 per day. Along with artwork from around the world and elegant furniture, many of these villas offer 24 hour staff and large swimming pools.
The Lookout, a two-bedroom villa in Bantry Bay, is priced at R125 000 per day during high season. The property, listed on the Dogon Group Rentals website, is in a central location with access to many amenities and award-winning restaurants.
“The home is fully equipped to offer travelers the opportunity to be transported into a world not normally afforded in Cape Town’s predominantly minimalist homes”, says the site.
Ellerman Villa, offered by Cape Villa Accommodation, can be experienced for the more affordable price of R55 000 per day. The rate for this two story, five bedroom, villa also includes 24-hour private chef and hospitality team, complimentary laundry service, and a daily international newspaper of the renter’s choice.
According to the website, “Indigenous gardens and flowing water welcome guests to the entrance of Villa One with its breathtaking ocean views”.
BY AISHA HAUSER
– Hauser is on an SIT Study Abroad programme. She wrote this story in association with Round Earth Media