5 Good Reasons to Book Your Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Early

As the southern hemisphere begins its shift from spring to summer, travellers from all over the world are starting to snap up Cape Town holiday accommodation in preparation for a memorable holiday.

If you haven’t begun your own travel plans, you are still not too late however – now is just the right time to decide where you want to stay for that much-needed holiday!

Still not convinced that the early bird catches the worm? Here are some very good reasons that getting in there a few months early will go a long way in scoring that fabulous villa overlooking Camps Bay beach…

Why Planning is Essential When Finding Your Perfect Holiday Villa in Cape Town

There’s no doubt that planning any sort of trip is far less fun than it should be. From getting all the admin sorted – visas, passport renewals, flight tickets – to getting the boss to grant you that leave you’ve waited to claim all year, finding the right place to stay is just another task in a huge list full of tasks.

The search itself is exciting of course – going through pages of amazing looking Cape Town villas and daydreaming about sipping a cold drink on a balcony is a taste of things to come. All too often though, the place you really (really) want is already booked. Or, there is nothing in your budget during the week you plan to be in the city. Or, everything just seems too expensive, too far away, too fancy, too small – even too much, after a few hours of searching.

Feeling tired just thinking about all of that? I don’t blame you – it’s not a fun thought at all. Hold on to that thought though, while you have a look at these reasons to think about planning ahead this year…

  1. All the best villas get taken early. Some visitors book their accommodation a full year in advance. Others begin to book now in the few months that lead up to the busy time of year. From December to February, the majority of establishments are booked up, leaving the most expensive along with the least lovely of options for the ‘late comers’.
  2. You may have to stay in a different area. Camps Bay is the most popular area for accommodation, followed closely by Clifton and the Waterfront. While it’s not such a bad thing to try another area (all of Cape Town has much to offer after all), booking earlier gives you dibs on the hottest suburbs of them all for your holiday.
  3. Your stress levels will go into overdrive. You know what it’s like when last-minute plans arise and you need to find a suitable Plan B at short notice. This happens at work, home, in social lives and in many other instances too. Having this happen with your much-anticipated holiday however is not very good from a stress point of view though – unless you really can’t avoid leaving things late of course.
  4. You can get on with the fun things. Once the final plans have been sorted, all you really need to do is the packing, saving and daydreaming. Have a look to see what sort of tours, adventures, activities and sights can be seen in Cape Town and surrounds, and you will begin to get even more excited for your trip ahead.
  5. You can start your New Year’s resolutions early. Remember last year when you made that resolution about making this an organised year? This year, don’t wait for resolution time – get organised right now, and you will be way ahead of your fellow resolution-makers for a change.

Sometimes in life, things happen that we don’t expect. Even the best laid plans go awry, as the saying goes. If worse comes to worst, we are here to help you find your ideal Cape Town holiday villa even if you are only able to book later!

Best Cape Town Villas for Families – Planning Your December Holidays

It’s hard to believe that the December holidays are just months away, as many people begin planning the best way to end their years off in style. If you are starting to think about where to stay for your holiday, we’ve put together a handy guide on choosing just the right Cape Town villas for families, fun times and festivities.

Spring is quickly shifting into summer here in the Cape, bringing plenty of that warm weather that makes the city such a popular destination for domestic and international travel alike. Once schools finish up for the year, leave has been set, final travel plans made and the good times can finally begin.

First things first though – where is the best place for you and your family to enjoy a terrific Cape Town holiday experience?

Where to Stay on Family Holidays in Cape Town

From the glitzy beaches of Camps Bay all the way to the peaceful, warm waters of the False Bay coastline, and of course plenty of areas in between too, there is certainly no shortage of ideas when choosing where to stay.

Some areas remain extremely busy due to their range of attractions and proximity to the City Centre, but you would be amazed at how many areas have yet to be ‘discovered’ by the masses. If you’re looking for something truly special this year, here are some ideas to get you started…

1. Atlantic Seaboard

This area is ideal for those who like the finer things in life, boasting a number of stylish villas to suit every taste. Suburbs along this coastline include Camps Bay, as well as the Waterfront, Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Llandudno.

One of our many bespoke villas in this area is Villa Belmondo in Camps Bay, which sleeps up to 10 guests. Top features include a large swimming pool, garden and deck area along with entertainment areas, fully equipped, modern kitchen and plenty more besides.

2. Southern Suburbs

The southern suburbs comprise an area spanning from the City Centre to the False Bay coastline, with suburbs such as Newlands, Constantia and Claremont among others. The historic Constantia Wine Route is found in this area, along with attractions such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Newlands Forest.

The Old Winery is one of our featured villas in the Constantia Valley, boasting a home-style property with much to offer guests. This property sleeps up to 10 guests in a beautifully restored building that was once a working winery. Key features include a large one acre garden, swimming pool, elegant furnishings and a host of facilities to ensure a comfortable stay.

3. False Bay

The False Bay coastline lies on the warmer Indian Ocean, including the beach suburbs of Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Simons Town, Noordhoek and Kommetjie. Beaches here are popular for swimming and surfing, while the atmosphere it perpetually in holiday-mode.

Our featured villa White Sands is a perfect example of holidays in this part of Cape Town, sleeping up to eight guests in a laid-back yet stylish beach house. A swimming pool, garden, various entertaining areas and top-notch facilities are just the start – access to Kommetjie beach is mere minutes away too.

These family friendly Cape Town villas each offer a different perspective of the Mother City, with different views, areas and styles. But one thing that they all have in common is plenty of space that makes them perfect for a memorable family holiday.

Remember to book as early as possible to ensure that you are able to get your preferred Cape Town family accommodation while it’s still available!