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5 local Airbnb homes on South Africans’ wish lists


AIRBNB recently revealed the top 5 Airbnb homes on South Africans’ wish list, with the most popular choice a penthouse in Vredehoek in Cape Town.

Velma Corcoran, Airbnb regional head for Middle East Africa, said it was great to see many homes from across the country featured as the most wishlisted in South Africa for 2021.

“While some are in big cities, listings in smaller towns also shine, highlighti­ng how travel on Airbnb not only generates additional income for local hosts but also spreads the benefits of tourism into lesser-visited areas,” she said.

Here are 5 local Airbnb homes on South Africans’ wish lists:

Chic penthouse with views of the sea and mountain, Cape Town

This modern Cape Town penthouse offers an interrupte­d view of Table Mountain.

Here you enjoy the vast plunge pool with a cocktail or two or sit outside with a book as you marvel at the Cape Town skyline in-between chapters. The penthouse accommodat­es two people.

Rates start from R1264 a night. The Sunset Dome, Ceres

Up against the Witzenburg mountain range, about 10km from the historic town of Tulbagh lies The Sunset Dome.

The 270 hectare farm nestles among water and trees. The self-catering accommodat­ion offers electricit­y, a fridge, a gas stove and other essentials to make your trip comfortabl­e.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and stunning views from the outdoor bathtub.

Rates start from R2014 a night. Thula Sana Lodge, Komatipoor­t

Thula Sana is a private lodge in Mjejane Game Reserve. Marvel at the elephants as you sip sundowners or take a swim.

Amenities include a gym, outdoor shower, study and kitchen. Go on a game drive at an additional cost.

The open space makes it ideal for social distancing.

Rates start from R1800 a night for two people, then R500 a person.

Off the grid, Swellendam

This stunning architect-designed house blends inside and outside living effortless­ly and is the perfect spot for the family.

Visitors can explore wetlands, the river and the Langeberg mountains. It’s 15km from the tourist hub of Swellendam, so guests can plan day trips to wine farms, galleries and nature reserves.

Amenities include a pool, kitchen, indoor fireplace and dedicated workspaces.

Rates start from R745 a night. Beach apartment, umhlanga Love the sea? Then, this umhlanga beach apartment is ideal as it boasts gorgeous beach and ocean views. There's also a private garden for those who just want some time away from it all. Amenities include a full kitchen, wi-fi, TV and beach essentials.

Rates start from R1425.

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ENJOY the plunge pool at this Cape Town penthouse.
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OFF the grid, Swellendam

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