How to choose and book a vacation rental in Cape Town

We have all heard stories about the bad and the ugly of booking holiday accommodation.

What happens when the pictures on the website do not match the actual rental? Or your vacation rental is cancelled last minute, leaving you high and dry with flights booked and nowhere to stay?

Worse, even, the entire booking turns out to be a well-orchestrated fraud.

Use a reputable specialist

While those things can happen, we guarantee it will not happen when you book your luxury vacation rental with a reputable vacation rental manager such as Nox Rentals.

What is good about booking your self-catering accommodation with Nox Rentals? We are specialists when it comes to vacation rentals in Cape Town. When you book accommodation with a reputable booking agent, you will avoid the bad and the ugly.

Our team of professionals has vetted all the properties on our website. In fact, we are the exclusive property managers for every rental in our portfolio. We have updated information and recent pictures of each property. What you see in the pictures, is what you will get.

Nox Rentals is a specialist when it comes to vacation accommodation in Cape Town. As such, we ensure rentals in our portfolio are fully equipped. Our serviced vacation accommodation is clean and quality-checked against our stringent standards.

We offer peace of mind for tourists who are unfamiliar with the city and not sure what to expect. We are just a phone call away. One of our professional team members are on call 24/7 to assist our guests.

In addition to advising our visitors where to stay in Cape Town, Nox Rentals also offers a range of auxiliary services. We can stock your Cape Town vacation rental’s fridge; arrange a private chef, babysitter, tours and transport – whether taxi services or self-drive rentals.

Why visit Cape Town, South Africa?

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Cape Town. Sunny South Africa is always attractive to visitors from colder parts of the world. Escape winter and celebrate summer in sunny Cape Town from the comfort of Camps Bay’s vacation rentals. Enjoy exclusive beachfront accommodation while working on an enviable tan to take home.

The Mother City (as Cape Town is known) is magnificent. Mind-blowing natural beauty abounds. Table Mountain is one of the new seven wonders of nature. It is a “must see”. Sunset backdrops do not get much better than this. You will have the majestic Table Mountain behind you while watching the sun sink over the horizon of the cool blue Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Town truly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy nature, breathe in, and behold the delightful fynbos (indigenous plants and flowers).

Visitors to Cape Town get the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the southernmost tip of Africa. Learn about ancient times when the Koi and San roamed the land. Explore the landmarks of the times gone by when European seafarers first discovered the Cape. Visit Robben Island to witness modern history. This is Nelson Mandela’s prison island. Learn more about the birth of the Rainbow Nation.

This is Africa. You can combine your Cape Town experience with nearby wildlife safaris to get close to big five game. Include wine tasting experiences in your visit to Cape Town. The Western Cape has excellent wines. Sample fine cuisine. Take a culinary journey across the world. Tickle your taste buds with dishes from Cape Malay tastes to traditional Boerekos (farmers’ food), a real South African braai (barbeque) and everything in between.

Cape Town through a tourist's eyes

The vibrancy of Cape Town often entices visitors to come back for more. There are many excellent reasons why tourists visit the Mother City again and again:

Family-friendly destination

Cape Town is one of the world’s most family-friendly destinations.

There are lots of activities for families with children. Outdoor action abounds with hiking trails, bicycle tracks, swimming, sailing and fun on the beach. Not forgetting lovely picnics at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or on Clifton 4th beach. Many of the wineries near Cape Town also offer picnics for all to enjoy.

There are many attractions specifically aimed at children, such as:

  • Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront
  • Scratch Patch and Cave Golf at the V&A Waterfront and Simons Town
  • The Blue Train park at Mouille Point
  • Clay Café in Hout Bay
  • World of Birds in Hout Bay
  • Scootours at Table Mountain
  • Acrobranch obstacles and zip lines in Constantia
  • Cool Runnings Tobogganing in Bellville
  • The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat at the V&A Waterfront
  • The Animal Sanctuary @ Butterfly World near Stellenbosch
  • Rush Indoor Trampoline Park in Claremont
  • be.UP Park indoor trampoline and climbing park in Pinelands
  • Cape Town Science Centre

Budget-friendly holiday destination

Eating out at restaurants and cafes are relatively cheap in the Mother City when compared with other holidaying hotspots around the world:

  • a burger and cool drink or beer in most sit-down restaurants will probably set you back less than R130 (US$10)
  • an average meal for two at a mid-range restaurant with a bottle of wine will cost around R500 (US$35)
  • coffee at a café will cost around R25 (USD1,80) while a 500ml bottle of water from a convenience store would be around R10 (US$0,75)

Variety is the spice of life

The vast variety of activities and experiences awaiting tourists is one of the benefits of visiting Cape Town. You will get much more than a metropolitan city experience. A day at the beach, wine tasting, fine dining, outdoor fun and adventure are just some of the fun awaiting tourists.

Explore the great outdoors

Spending time outdoors is what it is all about in the Mother City. Cape Town has a bounty of hikes, trails and tracks for adventure junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. Picnics under the trees or stars and an open-air cinema experience are also on the cards.

Plenty of beautiful blue-flag beaches

You can get close to African penguins on Boulders Beach. Play a game of volleyball on Camps Bay beach. Ride a horse on Noordhoek beach. Kite surf from Blouberg beach. Cape Town’s varied beaches have something for everyone.

Unique sea life experiences

You can snorkel with seals and kayak surrounded by dolphins. Watch whales from the shore and get close to penguins on the beach.

World-class vineyards and wine tasting

With a well-entrenched wine culture, your holiday can include some memorable wine tasting experiences. Cape Town and surrounds offer various wine regions with many award-winning wineries. Take the Franschhoek Wine Tram for an olde worlde ride between some of the best wineries of the area. You will in all likelihood meet some winemakers and get insider information on their wines.

Memorable art, craft, and food markets

Buy arts and crafts from Greenmarket Square and the permanent stalls of the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed. Delicious homemade fare is available from Oranjezicht City Farm market and the Bay Harbour Market.

Shopping with African flair awaits

Exquisite gold, platinum and silver, diamonds and tanzanites are the jewellery treats up for grabs. Other needful things you can look forward to laying your hands on include leather ware, designer clothing, arts and crafts.

First-class quality fit for kings and queens

You and your family will experience world-class accommodation, dining, shopping, and service. Your memorable experiences will be hard to beat anywhere in the world.

Your family's safety comes first

Cape Town is a world tourist destination. Since it is a cosmopolitan city, there are certain safety tips for tourists to keep in mind. Cape Town has excellent medical facilities and qualified medical professionals to deal with any emergencies. If you and your family play it safe, your holiday should prove to be safe and without incident.

Where's the best place to stay in Cape Town?

So, where is the best place to stay in Cape Town? Lovely and central, Camps Bay has one of the city’s most beautiful beaches. You may be within easy walking distance to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants when choosing a vacation rental in Camps Bay.

Within a 15-minute drive from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay is resident property manager Nox Rentals’ leading recommendation for a fantastic family holiday.

Younger city slickers may enjoy the bustling city more. You will definitely feel the vibe in De Waterkant or the City Bowl suburbs of Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof.

If you want a bustling seaside experience, Mouille Point, Three Anchor Bay, Green Point and vacation rentals in Sea Point are great choices. Properties that are more exclusive are available to rent in Fresnaye, Bantry Bay and Clifton.

When is the best time to visit Cape Town?

Cape Town truly is a holiday destination for all seasons. However, you have to determine when is the best time to visit Cape Town for the type of vacation your are planning.

The city has four distinct seasons, each with its own charm. You are sure to enjoy busy and sunny seaside days during summer from December to February.

Autumn is lovely and cool with less wind from March to May, while the sea may just prove to be too cold for avid swimmers.

With winter from June to August, your holiday will include evenings in front of raging fireplaces with delicious food and red wine. Winter is also the best time for whale watching along the coastal areas when the Southern Right Whales arrive for their breeding season.

Spring is always fantastic. Flowers sprout everywhere as the earth awakes to the sun and summer on its way.

It is up to you to decide when you want to visit Cape Town. Every season has its own charm.

What type of accommodation is best?

Nox Rentals has a large variety of stunning villas and luxury apartments. Do you like a bustling city vibe? Gain easy access to the Promenade from Sea Point’s vacation rentals and enjoy the spirit of the city. Family friendly vacation rentals in Camps Bay will give you some more breathing space. You can choose your magic vacation memories.

Your budget may play a role in your choice of accommodation. Find the features and conveniences within your budget to suit you and your family.

Small families with older children may prefer to share an apartment and spend their time exploring and dining out. Families with young children and extended families are happier in spacious villas with private swimming pools. Here you have the luxury of employing a private chef to cook for your family, or prepare home-cooked meals in your villa’s kitchen.

The best way to decide whether you should rent a villa or apartment is to provide Nox Rentals with a wish list of amenities required and your budget. We will match you up with the perfect holiday rental.

Making your booking

What does a typical booking with Nox Rentals entail?

  1. Browse our portfolio here
  2. Choose a property and make an enquiry with your dates
  3. Reservations will contact you to confirm your arrangements
  4. Once finalised, you will receive an invoice
  5. Pay the deposit to secure your rental
  6. After payment, you will receive a booking confirmation
  7. Payment in full is required before arrival

Compare apples with apples

When making an accommodation rate comparison, remember the following costs are included with your Nox Rentals booking:

  • Dedicated host
  • Concierge services (24/7)
  • Free, unlimited WiFi
  • Clean towels and linen
  • Housekeeping/cleaning
  • Satellite TV

Be aware of prior to booking

  • The minimum stay requirements
  • House rules: no parties, no pets, non-smoking, no additional guests and age restriction for children may apply

Make arrangements with Nox Rentals

  • Airport transfers
  • Check-in time for meet and greet
  • Available transport (car rental, uber, taxis, bus services)
  • Check-out procedures

What you get when booking with Nox Rentals

Your serviced self-catering home will provide everything you need. We have the top quality vacation rentals in South Africa on our books. Bright and modern, our vacation homes will become your home away from home.

We offer you peace of mind for the holiday of a lifetime. Nox Rentals has the necessary credentials in place. We are a member of Cape Town Tourism, the African Travel and Tourism Association (Atta) and South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA).

Our offices are in Camps Bay and we are available to answer your calls, 24/7. Once you have booked your accommodation with us, you can relax. We will send you all the details of your stay. You can contact us at any time with questions, queries or booking changes.

Our concierge service takes care of your needs while on holiday. Airport transfers and other transport arrangements, restaurant bookings, tours, theatre tickets, babysitters, chefs and butlers – we can help you with whatever you require for a pleasant stay.

Booking accommodation made easy

The best way to avoid vacation scams and fraud, is by booking through a reputable booking agency. The unrivalled value we offer proves that Nox Rentals is your best option for booking a vacation rental in Cape Town.

We do the work so that you can relax. Make your travel arrangements to Cape Town and we will do the rest. Our meet and greet service ensures there is a knowledgeable person waiting for you at your vacation rental. You will be escorted through the rented premises and shown how everything works. During your stay, we are always just a phone call away.

Do you still have questions?

For more information on the best way to choose and book a vacation rental in Cape Town, call our friendly reservations on +27 21 201 1217.

Alternatively, start browsing our vacation rentals in Camps Bay.

Ready to start planning your trip? Find the answers to your travel-related questions in our handy, one-stop Cape Town holiday planning hub – complete with info-packed guides and resources that will make planning your visit a breeze.