Sleeping in, Wednesdays on the beach and cocktails at 1pm are now distant memories. We’re all back on the grind and back to reality because festive is over. But what if it doesn’t have to be? You might not be able to take that trip to Greece just yet, but you can still get away for a lot cheaper. Staycations are officially a thing and we’re loving it. Want to know how it’s done? Here’s how to have a staycation in Cape Town.


What is a Staycation?

It’s a holiday without the massive price tag. Book accommodation, pack a bag, plan activities – just do it all in your city. Become a tourist in Cape Town and visit spots you usually wouldn’t check out. You’re on a staycation so it’s okay.

Where should you stay?

Book a hotel room

Vacations are synonymous with hotels so why should this be any different? Go onto sites like to check out which hotels are currently having special discounts and book a hotel that’s within your budget. Enter your dates, location and the number of people and bam! You’ll see a list of available hotels that meet your needs.

Suggestions: You could stay at The Drawing Rooms on 2nd in Claremont for only R2000 for 4 nights. Or, if you’d like something more upscale, try the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town in Newlands for R4000 for 4 nights.

The Drawing Rooms on 2nd in Claremont

Who would love a hotel room on a Staycation: if you’re keen to get away from everything then a hotel is for you. Look out for hotels with a pool, spa and great wifi, so that you can truly treat yourself. There’s nothing better than enjoy a massage after breakfast, then sipping cocktails next to a pool all day. Plus you get to share it all on Instagram thanks to the wifi #goals

Stay at a guest house

For an intimate setting, you could try a guest house. Chances are you’ll have chocolate on your pillow at night and a friendly receptionist that will greet you by name. The best guest houses are found along the coast in Cape Town. Wake up, enjoy your breakfast with a view of the ocean and spend the rest of the day on the beach.

Fish hoek cape town

Suggestions: Guesthouses are scattered all around Cape Town, 

but our top picks are 52 on Fish Hoek, 3 on Rocklands in Murdoch Valley and The One 8 in Three Anchor Bay. The best part? They’re all under R1000 per night for 2 people!

cape town

Who would love a guest house on a Staycation: if you’re planning a trip for your squad or family, then a guest house is for you. Smaller accommodations charge less which means you can get more for your money. If the guest house is small, think about booking out the entire place for everyone!

TIP: ask for a group discount before you confirm your booking. If you’re a big group, smaller spots will consider it.

What to do on a Staycation

Relax, relax, relax. It’s what a holiday is for right! But if you’d really like to play tourist, we’ve put together the ultimate guide on what to do, see and eat in the Mother City. Otherwise? Chill by the pool or the beach and work on that tan!

sea point promenade

2019 has barely begun and we’re already dreaming about a trip away and we’re sure you feel the same. So book, pack and then be on your way to your Staycation!

Mojo Market Cape Town

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