Explore Cape Town's Diverse Accommodation Options: From Budget Hostels to Luxury Hotels

Posted on Mon July 1, 2024.

Planning a trip to Cape Town? Explore a range of accommodation options from budget-friendly hostels and charming guest houses to luxurious hotels and unique boutique stays. Our comprehensive guide provides direct links to each establishment, making it easy to find the perfect place to stay in this vibrant South African city. Discover your ideal accommodation and make the most of your Cape Town experience with comfort and convenience.

Where to Stay in Cape Town: A Guide to Accommodation Options for Every Budget

Cape Town, often referred to as the "Mother City," is a destination brimming with breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Whether you're visiting for its stunning beaches, world-class vineyards, or iconic landmarks like Table Mountain, finding the right accommodation is key to making the most of your stay. From budget-friendly hostels to luxurious hotels near V&A Waterfront, this guide will help you choose the best place to rest your head after a day of exploring.

Now That You've Found a Tour in Cape Town, Let Us Recommend Accommodation Options
Before we dive into the accommodation options, let’s remind you of the top-rated day tours you shouldn’t miss while in Cape Town:

1) Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour: Explore the stunning Cape Point, meet the penguins at Boulder's Beach, and take in the views from Table Mountain. This tour covers the most iconic coastal landscapes of the Cape Peninsula.

2) Cape Winelands Day Tour: Enjoy a day in the renowned wine regions of Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch. Savour world-class wines and the picturesque beauty of South Africa's vineyards.

3) Cape Town Safari and Stellenbosch Wine Tour: Combine the thrill of a safari with the elegance of wine tasting. This tour takes you on a wildlife adventure and concludes with a relaxing visit to Stellenbosch’s finest wineries.

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For those planning an extended stay, we recommend our Cape Splendour tour (4-day, 5-night), which covers all the top attractions, including the Cape Peninsula, Cape of Good Hope, Winelands, Sunset boat cruise and more. This package is perfect for travellers who want to see and do it all.

Accommodation Options in Cape Town

Discovering Cape Town's Diverse Accommodation Options

Cape Town, the vibrant "Mother City" of South Africa, offers a plethora of accommodation choices to suit every traveller's needs and preferences. Whether you're seeking budget-friendly hostels, cosy guest houses, luxurious hotels, or unique boutique stays, Cape Town has it all. Here's a curated list of recommended places to stay:

Hostels/Backpackers:

The Backpack - A highly rated hostel near Cape Town's waterfront. Website
Once in Cape Town - A modern hostel with a rooftop bar in the heart of the city. Website
91 Loop Boutique Hostel - Stylish and centrally located, offering dorms and private rooms. Website
Ashanti Lodge Gardens - Backpackers lodge with a laid-back atmosphere in the Gardens. Website
THE BIG - Luxury Backpackers - Located in Green Point, with great views and social atmosphere. Website

Airbnb:

Modern Studio in City Bowl - Central location with stunning views of Table Mountain. Link to Airbnb
Seaside Apartment in Sea Point - One-bedroom apartment near the beach. Link to Airbnb
Charming Cottage in Constantia - Tranquil setting in the heart of the wine region. Link to Airbnb
Luxury Penthouse in V&A Waterfront - Exclusive apartment with waterfront views. Link to Website
Historic Home in Bo-Kaap - Cultural experience in a traditional Cape Malay house. Link to Airbnb

Hotels:

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge - Conveniently located near the V&A Waterfront. Website
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town - Comfortable rooms with views of Table Mountain. Website
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town - Contemporary luxury in the city centre. Website
The Westin Cape Town - Elegant hotel with breathtaking views of Table Mountain. Website
The Table Bay Hotel - Iconic luxury hotel overlooking the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Website

Guest Houses:

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel - Intimate Victorian-style guest house in Gardens. Website
Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse - Elegant retreat with panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain. Website
Parker Cottage - Historic guest house offering personalized service in Tamboerskloof. Website
Derwent House Boutique Hotel - Stylish guest house with a relaxed atmosphere in Gardens. Website

3-4 Star Hotels:

Hotel on St Georges - Affordable hotel in the city centre, is ideal for budget travellers. Website
Holiday Inn Cape Town - Comfortable rooms and good amenities near the V&A Waterfront. Website
Fountains Hotel - Central location with spacious rooms and city views. Website
SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl - Modern hotel offering value for money in Gardens. Website
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore - Contemporary hotel with easy access to major attractions. Website
The Capital Mirage Hotel - Luxury suites with stunning views in De Waterkant. Website
Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites - Waterfront hotel offering apartment-style accommodation. Website
Cape Town Lodge Hotel - Spacious rooms and excellent facilities in the city centre. Website

5-Star Hotels:

The Silo Hotel - Iconic luxury hotel in the V&A Waterfront with unparalleled views. Website
One&Only Cape Town - Opulent resort-style hotel with world-class amenities. Website
Ellerman House - Boutique hotel offering exclusive luxury in Bantry Bay. Website
Cape Grace Hotel - This elegant hotel with a prime waterfront location and personalised service. Website

Unique Hotels:

Tintswalo Atlantic - Boutique lodge nestled on the slopes of Chapman's Peak with ocean views. Website
The Last Word Intimate Hotels - Collection of luxury boutique hotels in various scenic locations. Website
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Luxury retreat overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Camps Bay. Website

Constantia & Wine Country

Nova Constantia Boutique Residence - Boutique hotel in Constantia with spacious rooms and serene surroundings. Website
Silvermist Wine Estate - Eco-lodge in Constantia with vineyard views and hiking trails. Website

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These are just a selection of accommodation options in Cape Town. For more details, including direct booking links and additional choices, feel free to explore their respective websites or contact them directly.

Terms and Conditions: This list is a collection of recommended places to stay at the time of writing this blog post. We are not responsible for turnaround times or any changes in the accommodation details. Please check with the respective establishments for the latest information and booking conditions.


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