Your best guide to rental accommodation in and around Cape Town

PUBLISHED 4 AUG 2019   

Cape Town is becoming more and more popular with people from South Africa and abroad - especially creatives and young professionals. With young talent flowing in and the Mother City embracing them all, the demand for rental properties has never been higher.

If you’re looking to rent a residential property in Cape Town, our area guide will give you the info you need to get started.

A diverse city with so many rental options

From the family-friendly Southern Suburbs to the bustle of Obs and Sea Point, Cape Town has something for everyone.

There are trendy new apartments, family homes for married couples, and townhouses in secure complexes for a lock-up-and-go lifestyle. However you like to live, you’ll find a rental property in Cape Town that suits your requirements.

Let’s take a look at some of Cape Town’s most trending areas - and some of the properties available to rent there.

Southern Suburbs - where Cape Town learns, earns, and lets loose

Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs follow the contours of the foot of Table Mountain, providing residents with beautiful views and lush greenery.

These suburbs are home to some of the city’s most famous schools (think Herschel, Bishops Rondebosch Boys’ and Rustenburg Girls’) as well as UCT, South Africa’s top-ranked university.

With so many students, academic staff, and foreign researchers around, demand for rental properties in the Southern Suburbs is always high - but there are still some great properties available.

Just take this fully furnished, recently renovated 
one bedroom apartmentfor example. At just over R10 000 a month, it’s an ideal starter home for a young professional.

Mid-range rentals in the southern suburbs have remained relatively stable averaging between R8 000-R12 000 for cottages and R15 000-R25 000 for larger apartments and small homes, while high-demand gated communities and secure estates are closer to R30 000-R45 000 a month.

The CBD - a rapidly-developing hub that means business

Cape Town’s CBD is one of the fastest-growing property hubs in the country, with new buildings - including skyscrapers - rising above the skyline each year.

For professionals who work in the CBD, an apartment in one of the city centre’s mixed use buildings is ideal. With a short commute to work and a variety of restaurants and nightlife on offer, the area has never been more popular.

The sea-facing suburbs near the CBD offer coastal living within a short commute from work. Average monthly rentals on the Atlantic Seaboard of R18 000 – R35 000 reflect the demand from those looking to live closer to work, but by the ocean This 
two bedroom apartmentin Sea Point is the ideal place to unwind - and the R13 000/month price tag offers great value.

There are so many great areas in Cape Town that we couldn’t possibly list them all in one blog post. Click 
hereto view our full portfolio of rental properties. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a viewing, contact us today.


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