Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – loved by celebrities, locals as well as holidaymakers from across the globe. Cycling personality Lance Armstrong after his first visit to the city said that, “I’ve heard many times before that Cape Town is stunning. That is no lie. What a place.”
Situated at the tip of the African continent, Cape Town developed as a port and trading centre in the 17th century, quickly growing over the centuries into a cosmopolitan and vibey city.
Favoured by sun lovers and travellers as well as those looking for a combination of nature, culture, fun activities and luxury holiday apartments, ranging from spacious family-friendly rentals to romantic honeymoon penthouses, Cape Town offers everything you can ever need.
Cape Town luxury apartments
The best thing about renting a luxury holiday apartment in Cape Town is probably the convenience. There are many elegant and sophisticated properties available for anything from a few days to a few weeks or even longer.
Need help picking a property? Feel free to contact our friendly, local accommodation experts who will be more than happy to share their expertise with you.
A few reasons why luxury apartments are the way to go:
- Stylish properties in upmarket locations
- Lockup and go convenience
- Multiple rooms, spacious interiors
- Wi-Fi, satellite television, air-conditioning
- Modern kitchens with all the fittings and equipment you need
- Direct access to parking in most apartment blocks
- Sea views and proximity to Table Mountain
- Located in or nearby Cape Town city (between 5 and 15 minutes driving)
The best holiday apartments in Cape Town are situated on or near the Atlantic Seaboard. A sun-kissed stretch of coastal properties beginning at the V&A Waterfront and going all the way along the sea up to Hout Bay outside of Cape Town.
Luxury holiday apartments at the V&A Waterfront
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s finest tourist attractions. The entertainment and shopping centre surrounds the working harbour, which is very scenic in itself and provides a wonderful day outing for families as well as those looking for good shopping, a tasty bite to eat and a spot to enjoy a drink while watching the pleasure boats go out to sea.
Discreetly to one side, the residential development is tucked away among canals and trees, with scenic views of the harbour. A number of elegant holiday apartments here are extremely well-positioned in terms of location – only five minutes from the city centre and close to all major access roads.
Big benefits of these apartments include their access to private swimming pools, gyms, covered parking as well as high-end security and access control.
Luxury holiday apartments in Camps Bay
One of Cape Town’s most sought-after areas is Camps Bay, a seaside neighbourhood along the western slope of Table Mountain all the way down to the beach. Camps Bay beach is one of the city’s hot spots in summer, with a wide stretch of sandy beach and child-friendly waves.
The beach is framed by palm trees and several beachfront cafés and bars, restaurants and boutique shops where one can easily spend several hours sitting back, browsing and enjoying the laidback vibe as well as the beautiful people.
There are various rentals in Camps Bay with beach apartments close to the ocean and within walking distance of the beach as well as the promenade. Some of these are in residential blocks with very good security, private parking and direct access to the cars.
Luxury holiday apartments in Clifton
There are four beaches in the Clifton area, each of these is small, tucked away, surrounded by rugged but pretty boulders and frequented by Cape Town’s beach lovers.
Gorgeous apartment blocks built into the mountain with apartments that feature luxurious interiors, some of which have private plunge pools, large balconies and stunning decks for gazing at the ocean for hours on end.
Properties here are ultra-modern or very stylish, with all the mod cons and everything a holidaymaker to Cape Town could wish for in a vacation rental.
Within walking distance of the beaches, deli, shops and supermarkets, holidaying at these spots are the ultimate in beach luxury style.
Luxury holiday apartments in Sea Point
Trendy and cool, Sea Point is a perennial favourite with visitors to Cape Town. It is a colourful and busy area bordered by a promenade that runs for 9 km along the coastline. Great for strolling or jogging, it is also a good spot to take kids as there are numerous play areas for children.
Holiday rentals in Sea Point almost all have sea views and meet ultimate standards in comfort and luxury. Designer spaces and lovely interiors in good locations ensure that a holiday here is unforgettable.
Sea Point is also very close to the V&A Waterfront as well as the city centre, about 5 to 10 minutes by car. There is plenty of public transport as well as Uber transport for those without car hire.
Luxury holiday apartments in Green Point
Very similar to Sea Point and situated right next to it on the Atlantic Seaboard, Green Point accommodation is ideal for visitors who want to be close to the city but still enjoy ocean proximity.
Another big advantage is the Green Point Urban Park, which is close by. This large, safe and landscaped area with plenty of play areas for children of all ages as well as paths to walk and run for those keen on exercising.
Apartments here are luxurious and comfortable and conform to a high level of internationally accepted standards.
What to do?
It is impossible to be bored in Cape Town – take it from us. Activities in the city are manifold and include the top seaside things to do like sunbathing, swimming, surfing, body boarding, snorkelling, scuba diving, paddle skiing, kite surfing and various boat and yachting excursions on the ocean.
Then there is also Table Mountain – the iconic landmark of the city of Cape Town. Visitors can either take the cable car to the top for views of the city, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. Alternatively, one can hike up from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which in itself is a city attraction to visit.
There are many hikes, walks and scenic trails on the mountain and forested slopes. Other walks include a light hike up Lion’s Head, which provides some different views of the Camps Bay side of the city as well as the sprawling metropolis on the northern side.
Cape Town is known for fine dining and some of the country’s best restaurants are situated here. Expect interesting and delicious dishes paired with some of the quality wines from around the country. From local specialities to fusion, African and contemporary and vegan and vegetarian fare, there is sure to be something to everyone’s taste.
You will have to try some seafood as well, with fresh fish, lobster, abalone, mussels, oysters and calamari being commonly found. There are many different kinds of seafood restaurants, from popular fish and chips shops to more high-end restaurants.
Visitors to Cape Town should spend at least a few hours getting to know the city and its interesting history. There are the English and Dutch influences in the architecture and infrastructure as well as the vibrant Cape Quarter and colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap.
Booking a trip on Cape Town’s open-top sightseeing bus is a good idea, as this bus travels to some of the city’s attractions and gives you the opportunity to hop on or off as you would like.
Stops at the Company Gardens and at the Castle of Good Hope will give you a fascinating insight into how the city came about. For those interested in culture, there are numerous craft markets and art galleries, with the recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa being well worth a trip. There are also other half-day and full day tours that will provide more insights into other areas.
All visitors to Cape Town should try to make the effort to visit Cape Point, the most south-westerly point of the African continent. The scenery is very impressive; with rugged coastlines comprising of rocks and cliffs as well as a lighthouse and dramatic ride up a funicular to a viewpoint.
Driving along Chapman’s Peak will take you from the bustling village of Hout Bay to Noordhoek on the other side of the mountain and provide endless photographic opportunities. This road also takes you through charming villages like Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek where you will find a completely different atmosphere to the Atlantic Seaboard.
We would love to help you
In our opinion, and we hope you’d agree, when it comes to planning a stress-free, relaxing vacation - booking a luxury holiday rental in Cape Town is undoubtedly the way to go.
For any guidance or advice, feel free to give us a call or email us. As locals, we have lived in Cape Town for many years and would love to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime.