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Buff and Fellow Eco Pod 4 (2 sleeper)
Entire cabin · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Buff and Fellow Eco Pod 4 (2 sleeper)Nestled on a beautiful buffalo breeding farm, 10 km from George Airport. Accommodation is offered in a eco-friendly POD nestled on the banks of a farm dam. This 1-bedroom unit accommodate 2 guests. The En-suite bathroom is fitted with a bath and outdoor shower. Each unit has a well-equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area with a fireplace. The units open onto a private patio with a built-in braai area and a wood-fired hot tub.

Loft Room @ Craigrossie
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Loft Room @ CraigrossieThe Loft Room @ Craigrossie is a self-catering space for two on Craigrossie Game Farm, 8 km (3kms on a good gravel road) outside of Clarens en route to Golden Gate. The fully self-contained space has a large loft room with views over the dams & mountains, a double bed with 100% cotton bedding, bathroom and a kitchenette downstairs. We offer DSTV premium, free WiFi and provide tea, coffee and kitchen essentials like spices & olive oil. Bring your own rod to enjoy catch & release trout fishing.

Rise and Shine Mountain Cabin, Wilderness Heights
Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Rise and Shine Mountain Cabin, Wilderness HeightsSurrounded by fynbos bush and the sound of birds, you will have a unique nature experience and wake up to the majestic Outeniqua mountain range shining in front of you. We are a simple, off the grid set up so do not expect luxury but rather the simple pleasures and nature in all its glory. Our home is a work in progress. We dream of creating a sustainable space by restoring our land and respecting nature in the process.

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Popular amenities for South Africa vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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C-Pampoentjie B&B, Spacious & Inviting
R501 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
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The Tin Shack
R1,307 ZAR per night
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Joel's Off Grid Cottage in the Klein Karoo
R980 ZAR per night
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Mountain Magic 2 .Views! Surfing,yoga,paragliding
R795 ZAR per night
  1. Entire rental unit
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Modern, Cosy Apartment Near the V&A Waterfront
R764 ZAR per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cape Town
Endless Views & Privacy
R1,401 ZAR per night
  1. Treehouse
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Two Trees on Piece of Africa
R1,100 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
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Kaaimans Rustic Views -Kayaks & waterfall included
R1,329 ZAR per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cape Town
Modern, Seaside Living Close to Cape Town Stadium
R650 ZAR per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cape Town
Ocean Loft self catering directly on the beach
R850 ZAR per night
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The Hideaway at Hillandale Farm
R1,964 ZAR per night
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Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House
R1,480 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in South Africa

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  • Dive Under the Sea with a Shark Expert
    Dive in and let me share my 21-year career in shark conservation, scientific research, campaigning and education in this story-telling, Shark Smart quiz, creative drawing and fact-filled experience. Plus I’ll give you a copy of my book called 'SHARKS' for free! It's fun and suitable for all ages, adults and children alike. It's great for SPECIAL EVENTS, PRIVATE GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDING (I've hosted Microsoft, Apple, Paypal and many more). You’ll find out how I overcame my fear of sharks and went from being called Shark Bait to the Shark Warrior, and how an extraordinary shark named Maxine changed my life. You’ll learn about shark research as you follow Maxine’s journey to freedom when I satellite tagged her and set her free after 9 years in captivity. My compelling videos and photos will lead you on a virtual underwater adventure into the oceans of the world to meet weird and wonderful sharks, including living dinosaurs! You’ll learn about these amazing animals, what threats they face, and why we need to save them. I'll share stories about my global travels to photograph and film different species of sharks, answer questions like why I've never been bitten, and let you in on secrets behind some of my crazy shark awareness campaigns. Most importantly you'll be supporting the conservation work of our nonprofit. Please send me a request for a date and time if not listed.
    From Price:R300 / person
  • The Art of Penguin Conservation
    Waddle with me (and my sidekick Sushi) into the fascinating world of Africa's only penguin species! Over the course of a fun and informative chat /drawing class you’ll discover little-known facts and amazing insights into the unique lifestyle of our endangered penguins and the conservation challenges they face all brought to life through my photos, videos and our very own penguin drawing created during our time together. (Your completed artwork at the end will form part of a global penguin conservation project.) Most importantly: by participating in this experience, you will be directly contributing to the conservation of African penguins. This can be added to your home-school schedule as a biology, conservation, and art class, or it can be a fun way to connect as a family celebrating a special event or as a corporate team working remotely. Book a Private Experience for just your group or contact me for dates and times not shown. No matter your age, the story of our African penguins will enthrall you and definitely leave you with a new appreciation for penguins being more than just cute waddlers.
    From Price:R280 / person
  • One day in Soweto
    Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger)
    From Price:R450 / person
  • Kayaking in the heart of Cape Town
    Cape Town's natural beauty is world-renowned, however, few have experienced its sights and sounds from the fresh blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving our base at the calm waters of the V&A Waterfront, you will paddle into the fresh movement of the ocean where you will encounter our active marine life and possibly catch a glimpse of some local dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and sunfish! You will also witness unique views of Lion's Head, Signal Hill and our local shipwreck. The tour will then be ended off with a breathtakingly photogenic view of Cape Town's treasure, Table Mountain. No previous experience needed. Set your senses free on our 2 hour Sea Kayak Tour, your outlook of Cape Town will be positively changed forever! Other things to note I advise you to wear something to paddle in that's comfortable when wet, as well as a change of dry clothes, a towel, sunscreen, water and a hat. Bring a windbreaker if you have one available. Please kindly take note, kayak capacity 100kg max weight per person.
    From Price:R450 / person
  • Bo-Kaap : Walk with a local
    We start the tour at 71 Wale Street where we discuss the origins of the oldest suburb in South Africa. Our walk then takes us past the Auwal Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in South Africa, which was started by enslaved people in defiance of Dutch law, in 1794 . We stop along the way and grab a koesiester, before walking down the street with all the colourful houses. This is the most-photographed street in South Africa. We then work our way towards Cape Town’s famed spice shop, Atlas, where you will smell the heady aromas of spices used in everyday Cape Malay cooking. These are the same spices used by slaves as an expression of freedom in their masters’ kitchens.
    From Price:R220 / person