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The most luxurious Airbnb Plus homes in Cape Town

Cape Town is synonymous with South Africa. After all, it’s only the second largest city in the country after Johannesburg. If you happen to be making a trip there, close the tabs on your usual luxury hotels. Instead, try out the newly-introduced luxe tier of Airbnb Plus homes.

Since the introduction of Airbnb’s luxury arm, the travel possibilities are endless. One might ask: “But why would I live in someone’s home when I can stay in the best five-star hotel?”

That is a fair point. However, living in a luxury hotel merely provides you with a rose-tinted view of the city you’re travelling to — in this case, Cape Town. It doesn’t actually give you an actual taste of what the locals experience. But staying in an Airbnb home offers you a glimpse of what life is really like in the city.

Staying in an Airbnb Plus home is an added perk, as you get to live through not just any local — but also a wealthy one. These seven Airbnb Plus homes that we’ve picked are some of the very best. From modern oceanfront villas to historical houses, these spots are as beautiful as they are opulent. Browse away.

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Waterfront penthouse by the marina

It’s the dream home that you wished you had and more. Spacious and airy with elements of glass and steel, this modern minimal home is the perfect place to come home to after a day at the safari. Chill out at the balcony and enjoy the view of the marina. There are three bedrooms, each of them with a unique design profile.

RM3,910 per night, Airbnb Plus

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Beachfront villa apartment

This sprawling beach villa apartment has five bedrooms and can host up to 10 guests. While the villa is chic with plenty of woody elements, it is also fun. Play several rounds of pool in the living room, or head to the patio and just hang out with your friends — maybe even take a dip in the pool.

RM2,381 per night, Airbnb Plus

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Villa with mountain view

While most properties in Cape Town will point towards the marina and beach, this particular villa boasts a mountain view. This five-bedroom villa is the precise definition of “grand country house” with its comfortable but opulent interior and fittings. Take a soak in the claw foot bathtub, or soak in the splendid mountain views by the pool. Feel like a round of tennis? Do that in the villa’s own tennis court.

RM2,550 per night, Airbnb Plus

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Historical villa by the sea

One can already feel this villa’s opulence by simply taking a virtual tour of this. It’s a Cape Town home that boasts historical architecture and several art pieces, including a sculpture by Dylan Lewis. Art lovers will certainly enjoy this property, as there are hanging paintings in all rooms — including the bathrooms.

RM6,803 per night, Airbnb Plus

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Modern beachfront villa

Live the luxurious beach life of your dreams through this gorgeous modern beachfront villa. A sunlit home with multiple decks to view your sunsets from, it also has three bedrooms and is able to fit six guests. It’s also located in a wind-free zone and is literally steps away from shops, restaurants, and bars.

RM3,230 per night, Airbnb Plus

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Walkout terrace home with private pool

Clean, tasteful, with a marine theme — that’s what this property is all about. It has all the amenities you need in one fuss-free package. Perfect if your trip is going to be filled with so much activity, but you still want to come home to a nice, elegant place.

RM2,892 per night, Airbnb Plus

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Ocean-view house with private pool

Heated floorboards are one of the small luxuries you never knew you needed. Thankfully, this place has them. The back of this ocean-view home opens up to merge seamlessly with the outdoor space that also features a private pool — great for hosting more guests when you’re living there. Located on Camps Bay beach, it’s a great space for families with children. The beach also offers stunning views of the 12 Apostles and Lion’s Head.

RM2,719 per night, Airbnb Plus

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.
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