South Africa remains one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and the West Coast boasts breath-taking views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. These views, coupled with mild weather, make this a world class holiday destination, both for holidaymakers from other parts of South Africa, and those from other countries.
A select few holiday homes in the Western Cape, however, are simply luxury at its finest. With five-star architecture, décor and features, these homes are a whole new level of extravagance, with rental prices to match.
Step inside 10 of South Africa’s most lavish holiday homes with whopping per day rental prices.
1. Cape Town City Bowl – R 150 000 per day
At R150 000 per day, you can be sure that this home has a view to die for. This one-of-a-kind 5 bedroom villa is set on the slopes of Lions Head, and is designed to blend in with the mountain and take full advantage of views of the 12 Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean. The lavish interior uses shades of grey to create a modern look with a tranquil atmosphere in every room of the home. This kind of luxury is the stuff dreams are made of.
2. Bantry Bay – R 130 000 per day
This is an African beachfront villa like no other. If panoramic sea views and a dramatic rock backdrop aren’t enough, this 6-bedroom mansion also boasts a private cinema, gym, library, swimming pool and many more luxury features. For wine lovers, this home has a wine cellar filled with South Africa's finest red and white wines, and imported French Champagne. New vehicles are available in the garages, with drivers upon request. No expense has been spared in this extravagant retreat!
3. Fresnaye – R 93 000 per day
This magnificent villa is filled with an endless list of distinctive features ensuring a holiday like no other. The koi pond, indoor cinema, spit braai, pizza oven and multiple private, outdoor entertainment areas are world class features of this property. This architectural masterpiece offers any lucky residents, the ultimate luxury holiday.
4. Fresnaye – R 80 000 per day
This villa has top of the range finishes and furnishings, as well as a gym and sauna. The large outdoor entertainment area is the perfect spot to experience the majestic views of the Atlantic ocean. A sun deck wraps around the perimeter of the villa, maximising views of the Atlantic Ocean and city coastline. Those renting this villa can experience an ultra-modern, extravagant seaside getaway.
5. Bantry bay – R 65 000 per day
One of the best views in the world can be experienced from this beautiful residence. The main lounge overlooks the sparkling rim flow swimming pool and features a mini bar, with a floor to ceiling fireplace centrepiece. A combination of wood, neutral colours and large glass windows give this property a tranquil and serene ambience. Residents can experience a peaceful getaway in a top notch location.
6. Camps Bay – R 61 400 per day
This modern villa has clean lines, chic decor, and enviable views, giving holidaymakers a truly magnificent experience of the West Coast of South Africa. Every inch of space is optimised for pampering, relaxation and entertainment. Residents can experience the defining view from any room in the house, with every window looking out towards the glistening shoreline. This home provides a royal experience to anyone choosing to stay here.
7. Clifton – R 60 000 per day
This is the perfect summer home, for discerning holidaymakers. Residents will have the ultimate beach experience from within the walls of this extravagant villa. Those staying in this home can enjoy their space and privacy, as well as the nearby beach or the swimming pool. It’s a discerning holidaymakers dream beach holiday on the Southern tip of Africa.
8. Camps Bay – R 60 000 per day
Camps Bay is one of the most sought-after destinations in South Africa, both for holidays and to permanently reside. Featuring a large outdoor patio with built in barbeque, gas fireplace and large infinity rim flow swimming pool, holidaymakers can have the full Camps Bay experience from this 5 bedroom masterpiece. If this isn’t enough, the villa also offers a sound-proof home cinema with DVD library, a library with more than 500 books, and a well-equipped home gym.
9. Llandudno – R 55 600 per day
Residents can discover the beauty of Llandudno perfectly, from the sparkling rim flow pool and sun deck of this 5-bedroom home. This home has a large open plan kitchen which is ideal for entertaining, along with a large scullery and a walk-in fridge. The light colours of the interior, coupled with wide open spaces and large glass doors give this home a light and airy atmosphere. Ideal for a calm and peaceful getaway.
10. Higgovale – R 50 000 per day
A sublime leafy haven with untouched views of the bustling city, Lions Head and Signal Hill - ideal for true city dwellers at heart who want a seaside breakaway. From the tastefully designed kitchen, to the well-stocked wine cellar, this home has all the bells and whistles. It offers never-ending options to enjoy city living to the full.