When hunting for places to stay in Cape Town, you will most likely be dazzled by the sheer variety of options available. Across South Africa’s Mother City, visitors have more choice than ever before. There are spacious villas and holiday homes that offer self-catering convenience. There are compact apartments that are ideal for singles or couples. There are also upmarket aparthotels that offer hotel grade accommodation with the flexibility of apartments. Then, there are the guest houses, bed and breakfasts, game lodges, and hotels that offer semi and full catered accommodation.
How do you even begin to go about choosing the right place for your needs? If can be very useful to know what NOT to do when browsing places to stay in Cape Town…
Avoid These Mistakes When Hunting for Places to Stay in Cape Town
Some of the most commonly made mistakes to avoid when you are on the look out for places to stay in Cape Town include the following:
1. Booking too far early or too late.
Accommodation rates tend to fluctuate frequently over the course of the year. In Cape Town, the high season runs during the hot summer months between November and March, when travel is at its peak. The off season meanwhile typically runs during the cooler winter period from May to August. There are often great deals to be found at any time of year however. You may find that a villa or apartment you have your eye on offers lower rates a bit closer to your trip. Wondering how to find special rates? Follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop of our latest deals and offers!
2. Limiting yourself to one area.
There is no doubt that popular areas such as Clifton, Camps Bay, the Waterfront and the City Centre have much to offer. By limiting yourself to a specific area however, you may lose out on the chance to see more of the city. There are many areas that are equally lovely to choose as your base, such as Woodstock, the Bo Kaap, De Waterkant, Tamboerskloof and areas such as the Constantia, False Bay Coast and Blaauwberg to name just a few. Not sure which is best? Get in touch for our personalised recommendations of which area is best for your needs.
3. Choosing on price alone.
Everyone likes to save – especially when planning a holiday. But that does not mean that price should be the only thing you consider when making your selection on where to stay in Cape Town. You should also consider the location and its proximity to the things you want to see and do, whether it has the facilities you want, whether the views are good, whether it is suitable for your specific requirements (kids, business, romance or anything else), and if it is somewhere that will genuinely add to your holiday.
The ComeToCapeTown.com team work hard to ensure that every one of our visitors has the best possible experience during their travels. If you have any questions at all, or if you would like further help in finding places to stay in Cape Town during your stay, get in touch today!