28 Airbnb picks on our dream-list this winter

Posted by Welcome Lishivha on 11 May 2017

From mountain cabins, beach cottages, family-friendly, pet-friendly and wheelchair-friendly accommodation this list features all the places on Airbnb that we’re dreaming of visiting this winter. The list covers Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape, so if you are looking for a comfortable bed that’s not too close to home, you’re in good hands.

Here are 28 Airbnb picks on our dream list this winter:

Also read: Getaway’s favourite winter recipes.


Western Cape

1. Cosy beach cottage

This private garden cottage is located in St.James and is a short walk away from Kalk Bay and Muizenberg with easy access to the beach. From this cottage you walk to the Kalk Bay tidal pool, check out surrounding restaurants in Kalk Bay and Muizenberg or take a stroll on the beach.
Price: R492 per person for a night and an additional R75 for an additional guest after 2 guests.
Contact: Book this cottage via Airbnb here.


2. Clifton beach apartment

Seconds away from Clifton beach, this modern spot is for anyone looking for a modern and contemporary feel with great ease to the city centre and Table Mountain. The area has stunning sunsets, easy access to the popular Clifton ebaches, and is still within quick reach of all busy tourist attractions and the city centre.
Price: R2246 per night for the apartment and no additional costs for extra guests.
Contact: Book this contemporary apartment on Airbnb here. 


3. Mediterranean  style villa apartment

This stunning apartment overlooking the sea is spacious and promises divine sunsets, particularly on the patio. Located on a quiet road, this apartment offers direct access to Table Mountain, incredible sea views and sunsets. Easy access to trendy Kloof Nek area as well as Camps Bay beaches and restaurants.
Price: R1754 for that apartment that sleeps two.
Contact: Book this spacious apartment on Airbnb here.


4. Self-catering beach villa

This self-catering villa with a state-of-the-art kitchen offers fantastic views of False Bay and mountains. Here you’ll find spectacular sunrises, tidal pools beaches, hiking trails. The villa is close to Simon’s Town where you can shop and find interesting restaurants.
Price: R904 per night for two people and no additional costs for extra people.
Contact:  Book this en-suite bedrrom on Airbnb here.


5. Collins cottage

This self-catering cottage is situated above the Knysna lagoon and offers views to the lagoon and Knysna Heads. You will also find a lovely garden setting and it’s also located close to town centre, and Knysna Waterfront amenities. There is also a deck on which you can enjoy your sundowner or have a braai.
Price: R505 per night for two people.
Contact:  Book this escape on Airbnb here.


6. Dream home on the Garden Route

Exclusive four-bedroom modern open plan living with floor to ceiling sea views from every suite ensures a relaxing stay plus its wheelchair friendly. The area also has a golf course, Mosselbay Deep sea fishing charters, beautiful wine tasting and game farms. Located in a quiet nature reserve surroundings, this spot promises a relaxing stay to recharge your batteries and restore your creativity.
Price: From R2498  per night.
Contact: Book this dream house on Airbnb here.


7. Bruno room

This Tuscan Farmhouse located on a small farm promises to be a vailable option for a home away from home. It is situated near Stellenbosch with stunning views overlooking a Golf course, Vineyards & Olive Grove. The B&B has four bedrooms and accommodates a maximum of 8 and features a Swimming Pool.
Price: From R850 per night for two. The rate includes a continental Breakfast.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


8. Loeries nest

This apartment is named Loeries Nest after the indigenous bird unique to the area, should be ideal for the birdwatchers. YThe apartment offers stunning views of Knysna and the lagoon, free uncapped Wi-Fi, bird life, plus free wine and snacks. A covered deck with patio furniture and braai facilities that overlook the garden.
Price: From R344 per night.
Contact: Book this private studio apartment on Airbnb here.


9. Bethsaida

Watch the sunrise over the bay or evening sunset. Whales in season and Dolphins crossing the bay to Simonstown while the SA Navy boats come out for practices. You have the option of heading into the fascinating and historical Simon’s Town or staying in to enjoy stunning views. Plunge pool set in large garden with closed in parking right on the mountainside and a stone throw to Boulders Beach and Penguins onto Cape Point. Located between the mountain and the sea, this one bedroom cottage features a double bed and shower with a sea view.
Price: From R505 per night for two.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


10. Villa ondine

Luxury beach front villa with direct beach access and sparkling pool. Amazing sea and mountain views with great outdoor entertainment areas protected from the wind. It sleeps 8 people in 4 comfortable double bedrooms, all with sea views.
Price: From R4000 per night for the house which sleeps 8.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


Eastern Cape

Also read: 16 free things to do in the Eastern Cape.

11. Cliffedge cottage

A secluded honeymoon destination and a haven for people wanting to get away from the madness of modern life. This self-catering spot features a wooden cabin, perched on the edge of a valley, it promises stunning views. You’ll find free firewood for those chilly winter nights. There is also a full length covered deck running along the front, with chairs, a couch, and braai facilities if you’re up for a winter braai.
Price: From R2004 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here. 


12. La maison Verte

This eco-friendly cottage which accommodates 4 people is situated in the quiet suburb of Rexford and is just minutes from the lagoon, Knysna Heads, town centre and two golf courses. The apartment promises stunning views of the Knysna lagoon, surrounding golf courses and Outeniqua Mountains. It’s also equipped with a large and well furnished covered deck and braai facilities.
Price: From R1693 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


13. Apartment with an ocean view

This place overlooks the Gonubie golf course and also includes a sea view as from the room. The area offers many outdoor activities and is located in a quiet area which makes it ideal for all sorts of travellers. There are also private game reserves close by for nature enthusiasts to visit and it accommodates a maximum of 6 people.
Price: From R1801 per night.
Contact: Book this apartment on Airbnb here.


14. Port Island 3

Perched at the ocean’s edge sits Port Island 3, a stunning 3 bedroom house with an infinity pool. You can also try out fishing directly in front of the house at the waters edge. There are outdoor activities to do around the area like mountain biking, guided night walks, birdlife, wetland walk, sand boarding, hiking trails, as well as rock, deep sea and surfing which can all be enjoyed close by. This apartment accommodates a maximum of six.
Price: From R2004 per night.
Contact: Book this apartment on Airbnb here.


15. The Leopard Tree

This family-friendly apartment is close to the beach with lots of outdoor activities to do and is surrounded by restaurants and dining areas. You’ll also find golf, bowls and other sports. This family oriented spot is also pet-friendly and accommodates a maximum of six.
Price: From R894 per night.
Contact: Book this apartment on Airbnb here.


Kwa-Zulu Natal

Also read: Things to do in Kwa-Zulu Natal that tell the story of the province

16. Izwa manzi beachfront villa

Right on the beach, this beach haven seems perfect for relaxing with family and friends while connecting with nature. With amenities, you will find all the comforts you need for a holiday apartment which accommodates a maximum of 10.
Price: From R8261 per night
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


17. Dragon’s Mist

Dragon’s Mist is a luxurious three-bedroom house with stunning panoramic views of the Drakensberg, located on an exclusive 1000 hectare eco-estate teaming with wildlife, it accommodates a maximum of six.
Price: From R1991 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


18. 41 Licorna beach

This well furnished three bedroom apartment offers stunning ocean views and direct access onto Umhlanga’s bathing beaches. Equipped with a swimming pool, abulution and braai area. The place includes a garden and is near a promenade that leads to beaches, nature trail and the lagoon. There are restaurants, nightclubs and Umhlanga shopping centre nearby for people looking for a more urban feel. This spot accommodates a maximum of seven people.
Price: From 2357 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


19. Over The Edge Cottage 2

This cottage offers beautiful views from your bed overlooking the Umzimkulu river valley and the Drakensberg mountains and beyond. Light a fire on a chilly evening or sip a cocktail on the deck watching the sun go down over the mountains. The spot also includes a fireplace.
Price: From R379 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


20. Blink bonnie 371

Located on a golf course with two golf carts this apartment offers braai facilities and a deck for taking in the views of the surrounding gold courses. The house has three garages, satellite TV, a bar and fully equipped kitchen. This house accommodates a maximum of ten.
Price: From R2655 per night.
Contact: Book this apartment on Airbnb here.



Also read: 6 unusual Gauteng Getaways.

21. Cosy, Upmarket, Self Catering Pad

This upmarket, trendy, fully equipped and furnished one bedroom space situated between Cresta & Clearwater Mall. Beautiful garden, close to amenities, you can walk to nearby restarueants with alternatives of public transport for moving around the city. The pad accommodates a maximum of two.
Price: From R515 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


22. Owls Loft Guest House

The spacious thatched lodge is designed to maximise tranquillity and privacy for visiting guests. With wifi access, gourmet meals and full transfer services, this spot is ideal for a group getaway into the city as it accommodates over 16 guests.
Price: From R555 per night.
Contact: Book your room on Airbnb here.


23. The Aloe cottage

Open plan loft style space, well designed with great outdoor deck space is ideal for working professionals. The entire space, from open plan kitchen to bedroom, has been made stocked with proudly South African designer furniture and goods and accommodates a maximum of two. You will get access to the garden area, cottage deck and parking space.
Price: From R948 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


24. Charming studio apartment

Chic Studio apartment in The Maboneng Precinct is nestled on top of the Museum Roof. Enjoy the City Vibe from the Apartment and explore the artistic side of the rejuvenated Eastern side of Johannesburg neighbourhood. This studio apartment offers you a comfortable queen sized bed, a lounge and state of the art kitchenette. All of this within walking distance of some of the best craft, design and food markets, restaurants and rooftop bars, and art spaces. This spot is ideal for 2 people.
Price: From R501 per night.
Contact: Book this apartment on Airbnb here.


25. Osborne House

Osborne House is a restored Edwardian manor house located in Pretoria. It offers a lovely garden and a terrace with tranquility, makes for the ideal retreat without having to travel a long distance from the city. The rooms at Osborne House are well furnished and the house accommodates a maximum of ten people.
Price: From R894 per night.
Contact: Book this spot on Airbnb here.


26. Golfer and adventurers getaway spot

Situated in Pecanwood Golf Estate, this place is close to art and culture in the surrounding Hartbeespoort area. It’s also located near Chameleon Village, the famous new Lion Park, fantastic restaurants and dining spots. There are plenty of family-friendly outdoor activities nearby, great views, Golf at Pecanwood, Hot air Balloon trips a
Price: From R542 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


27. Trendy, urban & private studio apartment

A light, spacious and contemporary apartment that’s secure and fully furnished for self-catering needs. Fitted with a private balcony and high speed, uncapped Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and a well equipped kitchen. Within easy access to entertainment points such as Monte Casino, Mall of Africa, Sandton City, Fourways Mall & OR Tambo International Airport, it should be ideal for someone looking for a more urban getaway.
Price: From R447 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


28. New York style city loft

Close to Maboneng, Braamfontein and the [email protected], this apartment is perfect for families, groups of friends and business groups keen to explore the coolest parts of urban Johannesburg. The apartment has a balcony that overlooks the internal atrium of the building and is is north facing, which provides a really bright outdoor space, but is shielded from the noise of the city center.
Price: From R691 per night.
Contact: Book this room on Airbnb here.


Also read: Top 32 weekend getaways near Joburg


Please share with us some of your experiences if you’ve stayed at any of these stunning spots?