Top 15 Luxury Villas in Cape Town

Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it’s also a favourite vacation spot frequented by travellers from across the globe. The ever-popular destination is a playground for every type of person, young or old, with so much to explore and do – from hiking up Lions Head and shopping at the V&A Waterfront to kicking back on the soft sand at Clifton’s Blue Flag beach.

And since Cape Town has a reputation of being swanky and fashionable, why not go all-out during your visit and experience this vibrant city from the lap of luxury? Each exclusive-use villa on this list will ensure your stay in the Mother City is an unforgettable one. So, whether you’re after the tranquillity and wine tastings in the Cape Winelands, barefoot luxury and beachside fun on the Atlantic Seaboard, or some retail therapy and fine dining in the cosmopolitan city centre, we have you covered.

1. Redcliffe House | Central Cape Town

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Staying at Redcliffe House will have you feeling as if you never left home. The tasteful interior of the contemporary exclusive-use heritage house creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The spacious four-bedroom abode is ideally located in Cape Town’s affluent Gardens suburb – a stone’s throw away from the city’s best restaurants, shopping locations and biggest attractions, like Table Mountain.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Gardens
  • Rooms: 4
  • Number of guests: 8
  • Children: Kids activities & childminding services available
  • Notable features: Private plunge pool, private courtyard, fireplace & spectacular mountain views
  • Staff: Daily off-site housekeeping & concierge service

2. Ellerman Villa Two | Atlantic Seaboard

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Secluded, lavish and exclusive – Ellerman Villa Two perfectly captures the essence of Bantry Bay, the prestigious neighbourhood it calls home. The chic, modern villa comprises two levels of absolute luxury and features state-of-the-art amenities as well as every creature comfort one would need on a getaway. The breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and its close proximity to Clifton’s renowned Blue Flag beaches are highlights of this slice of paradise.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Bantry Bay
  • Rooms: 3
  • Number of guests: 6
  • Notable features: Private infinity pool, private cinema, wine cellar, gym, spa & incredible ocean views
  • Staff: Private chef, 24-hour security & cleaning staff

3. Galerie Villa at La Cle | Cape Winelands

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The short hour’s drive from Cape Town to Franschhoek transports you to another world. Directly translating to ‘French Corner’, the charming small town with its lush vineyards, well-established wineries and historical landmarks of the Huguenot settlers is a love letter to France. Explore this idyllic valley from the comfort of La Cle’s Galerie Villa, an exclusive-use abode that embodies elegance and style with its contemporary design and chic interior.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Franschhoek
  • Rooms: 2
  • Number of guests: 4
  • Notable features: Large private pool, private garden, complimentary bicycle use, tennis court, croquet lawn & stunning mountain and vineyard views
  • Staff: Housekeeping & concierge services

4. Koro Lodge | Cederberg Mountains

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Although Cape Town is the main attraction at this southern tip of Africa, there’s so much more to explore in this region. The tranquil Cederberg Mountains are known for their jaw-dropping natural beauty and are a great reprieve from the crowds of the city. At the exclusive-use Koro Lodge, you’ll get the opportunity to connect with nature as well as enjoy game drives in the reserve and enjoy activities like canoeing, mountain biking and hiking.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
  • Rooms: 3
  • Number of guests: 6 adults & 4 children
  • Children: Games & activities available
  • Notable features: Infinity pool, fireplace, spa treatments, rock art excursions, nature drives, mountain biking, hiking & incredible views of nature
  • Staff: Host, personal guide, private chef & housekeepers

5. Villa Normandie | Central Cape Town

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Villa Normandie is perfect for a multi-generational family getaway. Found in the affluent suburb of Fresnaye, this lavish four-bedroom home has something for everyone: toys and a trampoline for the little ones, foosball and gaming consoles for the teenagers, and a swimming pool with the most breathtaking views for the older members of the family. And if you manage to tear yourself away from all that this luxury villa has to offer, you’ll find yourself exploring one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world – Cape Town.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Fresnaye
  • Rooms: 4
  • Number of guests: 8
  • Children: Toys & games available
  • Notable features: Fireplace, gaming consoles, foosball table, snooker table, trampoline, swimming pool & stunning mountain views
  • Staff: Self-catering

6. Le Jardin | Cape Winelands

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The grand Le Jardin villa is the perfect spot for the more discerning traveller with a taste for the finer things in life. The Manor House retains its original Cape Dutch architecture, but its interior design and offerings have certainly kept up with the times – from the Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art media room to the stylish décor. And Le Jardin’s enviable position in Stellenbosch provides easy access for those wanting to explore the lush vineyards and charming small towns of the famed Cape Winelands. 

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Stellenbosch
  • Rooms: 3
  • Number of guests: 6
  • Children: Kids play area & large garden available
  • Notable features: Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, library, fireplace, media room, private wine cellar, gin bar & spectacular vineyard views
  • Staff: Self catering

7. Villa Olivier | Atlantic Seaboard

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay in Cape Town than Villa Olivier. The four-bedroom retreat has everything you’re looking for when vacationing in the Mother City: a lavish yet comfortable stay in a modern villa, exclusivity and tranquillity in one of the city’s most upscale suburbs, picturesque ocean and mountain views out every window. And above all, unmatched convenience that sets you in walking distance from restaurants, retail stores and a pristine beach. You’ll also be a 10-minute drive away from some of Cape Town’s biggest attractions, including Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Camps Bay
  • Rooms: 4
  • Number of guests: 8
  • Notable features: Sunken lounge, fireplace, swimming pool, private garden, state-of-the-art home entertainment system & impeccable views
  • Staff: Housekeeping & concierge services

8. The Spa House | Atlantic Seaboard

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Boasting a unique avant-garde design that utilises marble, glass and timber, The Spa House is without a doubt the most beautiful villa on this list. And the luxury accommodation is as comfortable as it is pleasing to the eye. State-of-the-art facilities and creature comforts serve to make your stay as pleasant as possible, while the jaw-dropping 360-degree ocean and mountain views create a sense of tranquillity that only nature can provide.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Hout Bay
  • Rooms: 3
  • Number of guests: 6
  • Children: Kids swimming pool
  • Notable features: Infinity pool, kids swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna room, salt bath, massage bed, entertainment areas, manicure lawn & breathtaking views
  • Staff: Housekeepers & 24-hour security

9. Sea & Rock Villa | Atlantic Seaboard

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Sea & Rock Villa rests against the slopes of the iconic Twelve Apostles mountain range and embodies the adage ‘go big or go home’. This luxury exclusive-use house boasts seven rooms and accommodates up to 14 people – perfect for a large family or group of friends wanting to spend time together. Aside from its size and luxuriousness, Sea & Rock is also well placed in Camps Bay – a short walk away from the suburb’s beach and restaurants and a 15-minute drive away from Cape Town’s vibrant city centre.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Camps Bay
  • Rooms: 7
  • Number of guests: 14
  • Notable features: Saltwater swimming pool, regular swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, fireplace & fantastic ocean views
  • Staff: Butler, house manager, housekeepers & concierge services

10. Beach Bungalow 52 | Atlantic Seaboard

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Cape Town is known for its Blue Flag beaches and glamorous oceanside experiences. If having some fun in the sun and playing in the water is at the top of your list, then we have the perfect place for you. Beach Bungalow 52 is an upscale beach house that practically sits on Clifton Fourth Beach and is a short walk away from vibrant Camps Bay. This exclusive-use villa combines the best aspects of a laidback beach vacation with that of a luxury getaway to create an experience you won’t soon forget.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Clifton
  • Rooms: 3
  • Number of guests: 6
  • Notable features: Media room, infinity sky lights, heated pool, fireplace, private garden, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, sea-kayaking, hammock & incredible ocean views
  • Staff: Self catering

11. Brightside Villa | Atlantic Seaboard

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Brightside Villa offers a home-away-from-home experience in one of Cape Town’s trendiest suburbs. Camps Bay is the epicentre for the best beachside experiences. Besides the golden sand and azure waters, there are a variety of top-rated restaurants and retail stores to keep you entertained when not enjoying the comforts of your luxury villa. Other big attractions, such as Lions Head and Table Mountain, are a stone’s throw away.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Camps Bay
  • Rooms: 5
  • Number of guests: 10
  • Notable features: Garden, sun deck, entertainment area, fireplace, swimming pool & amazing mountain and sea views
  • Staff: Daily off-site housekeeping & concierge service

12. The Owner's Cottage at Grande Provence | Cape Winelands

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Situated on a working wine farm, the Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence offers a tranquil, countryside respite in the Cape Winelands’ French nook, Franschhoek. The traditional Cape Dutch-style villa strikes the perfect balance between homely and luxury, providing a stylish yet comfortable stay in the wine region. The Owner’s Cottage is perfect for the traveller who wants a quiet stay in nature without foregoing the modern comforts that come with a luxury vacation.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Franschhoek
  • Rooms: 5
  • Number of guests: 10
  • Children: Babysitting services available
  • Notable features: Swimming & spa pool with loggia, wine tasting, cellar tour, spa treatments & picturesque vineyard views
  • Staff: Private chef, dedicated butler & housekeeping

13. Serenity Villa | Atlantic Seaboard

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Staying at Serenity Villa will have you feeling like royalty. The ocean-facing home is the height of elegance, style and opulence, and its enviable location in one of Cape Town’s sought-after beachside suburbs guarantees a fashionable vacation that drips with glitz and glamour. Spend your days enjoying all that your sole-use villa has to offer, or down at Camps Bay beach for some fun in the sun, a bite to eat or retail therapy.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Camps Bay
  • Rooms: 6
  • Number of guests: 12
  • Notable features: Jacuzzi, L-shaped pool, gym, cinema room, wellness treatments, dartboard, garden, outdoor shower, table tennis & spectacular views
  • Staff: House manager and three dedicated butlers

14. 26 Sunset Villa | Atlantic Seaboard

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Can’t decide whether you want to be far away from the crowds or at the centre of all the action? At 26 Sunset Villa you won’t have to make that decision. Hidden away in the prestigious yet secluded Llandudno neighbourhood, this opulent and stylish abode offers tranquillity and exclusivity, but is still close enough to all of Cape Town’s hotspots and major attractions. You’ll have easy access to the pristine Llandudno beach as well as Camps Bay and Chapmans Peak. And as for the rest of Cape Town, you’ll only be a short drive away from all that the city has to offer.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Llandudno
  • Rooms: 6
  • Number of guests: 12
  • Notable features: Solar-heated swimming pool, steam room, sun decks, home office, state-of-the-art entertainment system, exclusive wellness programmes & wraparound views of nature
  • Staff: Private chef, personal butler, villa manager, housekeepers, concierge service & personal shopper

15. Sasso House | Atlantic Seaboard

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Nestled on the slopes of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range sits the elegant and chic Sasso House. This modern luxury villa has some of the best views of the ocean and surrounding mountains, and is perfectly located for exploring Cape Town’s best beaches. You’ll be a short drive away from popular Camps Bay and the Blue Flag beaches of Clifton. And after a day of adventuring through the city and visiting iconic landmarks like Table Mountain, there’s no better place to put your feet up than at Sasso House.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: Camps Bay
  • Rooms: 4
  • Number of guests: 8
  • Notable features: Saltwater swimming pool, fireplace & incredible sea and mountain views
  • Staff: 24-hour security & housekeepers