Top 5 Pocket-Friendly Accommodations in South Africa

Planning a trip to South Africa? If you’re looking for the best accommodation while you’re staying in this wonderful place, then this article is for you.

After a long day exploring the vast forest and safaris, or sight-seeing the gatherings of animals in the wild, or swimming in the turquoise-colored water on the beach, or hiking on the world-renowned beauty of Table mountain – you need a place to stay to ensure you will be ready for the next day of exploration in South Africa.

Let’s discover where you should stay with this list of top 5 accommodation in South Africa that doesn’t break the bank.

Eco Wave Lodge at Kommetjie: Cape Town and Cape Peninsula

This hotel and lodge is located in Cape Town on it’s peninsula. Eco Wave is a perfect place to stay and any backpacker can experience the serenity and peace of the vicinity while viewing the gorgeous beauty of Long Beach.

It is also located within a few minutes’ walk from the Kommetjie wild. They offer a choice of double rooms or a huge bunk room that can accommodate four people. The spacious rooms are enough for a dining table, pool table, and sofas. Additionally, the kitchen is roomy too and it includes a barbecue on the balcony to enjoy afternoon picnics while feeling the sea breeze.

Price Starts from $40 (481 South African Rand)

Slangkop Tented Camp at Table Mountain national park: Cape Town and Cape Peninsula

Still on the Cape Town peninsula is the Slangkop tented camp. This place was recently added to the Hoerikwaggo trail, a 5-day hike from Cape Town to Cape Point. It isn’t only for the long-day hiker but it can also accommodate any visitor who wants to see the famous sunset on the Table Mountain. It contains a play area, communal braai, and you can ride a bike through the cycling path where milkwood trees grow.

This place is perfect for the family who enjoys outdoor activities and the wilderness. Eco-friendly and rustic design, these camps have 6 weatherproof tents for excellent comfort and coziness.

Price Starts from $49 (580 South African Rand)

Arch Rock, Keurboomstrand, near the Plettenberg Bay: Whale Coast and Garden Route

The Keurboomstrand is located between nature’s valley and the famous and wonderful beach of Plettenberg Bay. If you’re looking for a seaside village, then this place is for you as it also presents the wonderful view of the Indian Ocean. The bay can be too rough to swim for beginners but it is perfect for walking and wildlife viewing.

The Arch Rock has 20 properties in several unique styles including apartments,  chalets on the sand, and cabins among the trees. Sure is a perfect place to view the beach and feel the forest vibe.

Price Starts from $20 (235 South African Rand)

African Dreams Guesthouse: Camps Bay

Located in the heart of Camps Bay and slopes of Table Mountain is the African Dreams guest house. This place is perfect for vacationers who plan to enjoy day trips to all of South Africa’s local attractions. The property is designed with an elegant and glamorous African-colonial style with excellent hospitality and service.

While staying here, you can do almost anything, like a day trip to Wine lands, horseback riding, luxury fishing, game ranches, bungee jumping, mountain biking, and so on. This is an excellent choice for backpackers who want luxurious yet affordable rates.

Price Starts from $48 (575 South African Rand)

Not Forgotten at Yzerfontein: West Coast

This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for artfully addressed properties at affordable options. It is situated less than a one and a half hour car ride from Cape Town. For more convenience, it is advisable to rent a car from one of the several car rental South African companies in order to avoid any traffic or unreliable taxis across the highways.

The house is finished with wood interior and contemporary style. Walk down on the beautiful veranda to the shore if you want to cool off and capture the peaceful village and breathtaking landscape.

Price Starts from $55 (646 South African Rand)

To enjoy your visit in the enchanting beauty of South Africa, you need to choose the best accommodations that offer excellent services without sacrificing your budget.


About the Author:

Christopher Austin is a traveling freak who has traveled many destinations around the world. He also loves writing about his traveling experiences and the places he has explored.

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