We’ve searched our site and found some of the most exclusive holiday rentals out there. Don’t read any further if you don’t earn at least seven figures.
Many moons ago, when it was still legal to advertise tobacco products, one cigarette company prided itself on showing its smokers sailing on glamorous yachts, skiing in exotic locations, tanning on sun-kissed beaches and frolicking on private islands. This was of course long before the Internet became an essential part of our lives and although we could dream about holidaying in some far-flung corner of the world, very few of us had any idea of how much it would actually cost.
South Africa is a beautiful country and has its fair share of exclusive beaches. The Cape is famous for attracting both locals and visitors from all over the world who, it would seem, are willing to pay a small fortune to holiday there. We’ve searched our site and have found some of the more fantastic offerings. A friendly warning though - don’t read any further if you’re the jealous type and don’t earn at least a seven-figure salary.
Clifton (R200 000 per day)
Situated on the highest point in Clifton and boasting outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean, one six bedroom masterpiece offers high-end holidaymakers all the comforts of home, and much more. A pool lounge and a glass floored bar lead out to the rim flow pool. The six level villa also has a private cinema, pool table, steam room and gym area as well as a pizza oven and fireplace in the garden. Judging from the pics, the home is massive, is beautifully furnished and provides everything a family could possibly need. The cost of such luxury? R200 000 (in case you’re confused, that’s two hundred thousand rand…per day).
Clifton (R150 000 per day)
The second featured home is also situated on the Atlantic Seaboard, looks as beautiful as the first and offers five en-suite bedrooms. The advert discusses superior security which, when you’re paying R150 000 a day, is obviously a must. The home has two full-time housekeepers who are on call 24/7. A chef and butler are also available on request. The admittedly steep price includes a full English or continental breakfast and beverages, including local wine and beer. For those who wish to take a break from the daily grind of going to the beach or watching movies in the in-house cinema, there is fast (100mb fibre line) uncapped wireless Internet throughout.
Clifton (R120 000 per day)
If these are out of your price range, you could always rent a four bedroom masterpiece in Clifton for a mere R120 000 per day. There is a bit of a drawback though as the home is available for monthly bookings only, which will set you back a cool R3.3-million for the 30-odd days.
Higgovale (R28 500 per day)
For those who don’t mind not having a sea view but who still want to holiday in Cape Town, there’s a luxury offering in Higgovale, available for a fraction of the price. This beautiful stately home costs a much more affordable R28 500 per day and comfortably accommodates 10 guests. This beauty offers holidaymakers all the mod-cons and the price includes access to wireless Internet and a housekeeping service from Monday to Friday.
Pezula Golf Estate (R25 000 per day)
If Cape Town is a little too rich for your blood, you may consider holidaying in places along the Garden Route where accommodation appears to be somewhat cheaper.
A four bedroom, four bathroom villa on the Pezula Golf Estate in Knysna is available for R25 000 per day. Outstanding views of the shoreline are the order of the day in this magnificent home (the bathrooms are to die for). Each of the four bedrooms has a private lounge area and in addition to the accommodation, the home features a wine cellar, a bar and a five-seater home cinema.
And sadly, now that we’ve seen how the ‘other half’ live, that budget family camping trip or caravan holiday will probably never be the same again.