Accomodation & Lodging in Cape Town

Cape Town has a wide range of accommodation on offer from five-star luxury hotels, to guesthouses, B&B's and backpackers lodges as well as many self-catering options - from apartments to designer villa's. Prices vary considerably depending on location as well as seasonally. You may be able to take advantage of lower rates in the 'off-season' months of April - September. Accommodation on the Atlantic Seaboard (Camp's Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay) is generally more expensive than on the False Bay coastline while luxury hotels in the city bowl and waterfront areas are expensive but offer world-class accommodation. For more intimate accommodation, many travellers enjoy the charm and hospitality of the smaller boutique hotels and guesthouses.

Steenberg Country Hotel
The beautiful setting at the Steenberg Country Hotel in the Constantia Valley


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The majority of tourist attractions in Cape Town are easily accessible regardless of where you choose to stay. If restaurants, shopping and nightlife are your preference - accommodation in the Waterfront or City Bowl is ideal. For beautiful beaches along with some glitz and glamour head for the Atlantic Seaboard while for a family orientated beach holiday consider the Constantia Valley or the False Bay coastline suburbs such as Fish Hoek and Simon's Town. Hout Bay offers a more rustic retreat while still in close proximity to all major attractions. And, for a few days of relaxtion and wine tasting the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are well worth a visit.

PEAK SUMMER SEASON: When planning a visit to Cape Town, bear in mind that the December/January period is the busiest time of the year with both locals and foreigners making the most of their summer holidays. It is best to make accommodation bookings as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. February remains a busy holiday month - as does the Easter holiday period.