Stunning South African Airbnb Beachfront Rentals

It has been almost a year since Airbnb CEO and co-founder, Brian Chesky announced the company’s expansion plans for South Africa. South Africa is currently the company’s largest market on the continent, with a substantial presence in cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Of course one of the country’s many allures is that it has some of the finest beaches in the world, which definitely score with visitors and residents alike. From surfing to watching amazing sunsets, there’s so much to see and do that it really doesn’t hurt to rent out the perfect beach front property in order to get first dibs on all the action.

We’ve rounded up some of the best coastal Airbnb rentals in South Africa that are available to book right now.

  • Fish Hoek Holiday House


    The Fishoek Holiday house is essentially a villa that sits right on the mountain in Cape Town. The home has a spectacular view of the bay and some of the best spots for whale watching, all from the privacy of your own bedroom patio. Other fun spots and activities are a walk, bus or train ride away.


  • The Cove


    This charming apartment rental sits right on a family friendly beach with spectacular view of the historic False Bay, which is great for penguin sighting at Boulders Beach, restaurants, hiking and cycling along Chapman’s Peak Drive and a range of other tourist events. Guests will have access to the entire home, which includes two bedrooms and an outside patio area.


  • Summer Place


    This four bedroom dream house is only a five minute walk to the beach, but if you are perfectly content relaxing in the rooftop pool while enjoying the views over a glass of wine, you definitely wouldn’t be at a loss. This spectacular villa is brand new and has almost everything you will need for your stay. It also doesn’t hurt that the beautiful, luxurious house is well worth exploring.


  • Self-Catering Groto Bay Beach House


    Along the coastline in Western Cape is Grotto Bay which has some of the country’s undeveloped and natural beaches. It is also where this cozy but elegant Grotto Bay village rental property sits. Located in a private nature reserve, the three bedroom home is ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle, with access to local wine farms, fishing, whale watching and a range of other activities. Nearby Melkbosstrand also boasts of the Atlantic Beach Golf Resort, and possibly the oldest fish and chips restaurant around.