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Drool-worthy holiday rentals to top your Xmas wishlist

The beauty of South Africa’s coastline is undisputable; some of our coastal cities and towns have been ranked as one of the top places on must-visit lists many times.

Few things beat our sea, sand and African sun… The only possible thing I can think of that could make our seaside holidays even sweeter is relaxing with a delicious sun downer or enjoying a braai with loved ones with a view from one of the beautiful luxury holiday homes scattered across our shores.

Janine Sullivan, Pam Golding Properties rental agent, says that premium, sought-after accommodation in holiday-hotspot favourites like Clifton and Camps Bay can reach in excess of R40,000 a day. “These properties are usually a stone’s throw away from the beach and well located near to the V&A Waterfront and City Centre,” she says.

According to Sullivan 90% of rental enquiries for these luxury beach rentals are from international clients. “Most visitors spend an average of six days to a fortnight in a short-let unit,” explains Sullivan. “The weakened pound and Brexit has had little impact on our holiday rental markets since most of our UK guests had booked well in advance before the knock to their exchange rate.”

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It’s not just firm favourites such as Clifton that offer luxurious, beautiful beachfront accommodation. The private Noetzie Castles perched only metres from pristine Noetzie Beach reportedly carries a hefty peak season daily rate of R83,740. This rate is inclusive of all meals, drinks, snacks and refreshments as well as selected activities and affords quests maximum privacy and a team of hand-picked personnel.

Six dreamy coastal holiday rentals


The beach home situated on the luxurious Beachy Head Drive.

Situated on Plett’s exclusive Beachy Head Drive, this six bedroom, 6 bathroom holiday beach house has been booked for December and January (through Robberg Estate) at a rate of R20,000 per day. With its gorgeous panoramic sea, beach and Robberg views, this dream location boasts a swimming pool, entertainment area, Jacuzzi, mini gym with en suite steam shower and a putting green. If that isn’t enough to convince you, then consider that the home even has a lift and each room has a private balcony… Or just look at this view.


View from 204 Eastwood, Pinacle Point Estate. Click the pic for more information.

For R4,500 a day you can come ‘home’ to this gorgeous 4 bedroom home and enjoy ultimate relaxation and tranquillity. The home, 204 Eastwood Drive, situated in Pinacle Point Estate offers total relaxation and tranquillity; sure to arm you with the rejuvenation needed to take 2017 head on.

A rental holiday of 17 days has been secured by Pam Golding Properties.


293 Protea Drive, Pinacle Point Estate. Click the pic for more information.

This brand new home, also located in Pinacle Point Estate has been letted out by Pam Golding Properties for 30 days over the festive period at a daily rate of R10,000. In addition to the spectacular views the holiday rental offers daily cleaning and DSTV.


Two bedroom villa in Pinacle Point Estate. Click the pic for more information.

This stunning 2 bedroom beach villa can be yours; for a holiday. For R2,500 a day you can call this home for a few days. The rental includes DSTV, uncapped Wifi and a golf cart! A rental of 15 days has been secured by Pam Golding Properties.

View from the holiday home available in Keurboomstrand. Click the pic for more information.

Keurboom beach, in Plettenberg Bay, known for its natural beauty and whale and dolphin showcases is a favourite holiday destination due to the gorgeous natural beach ideal for swimming and walks, among other features. For a cool R18,000 a day you can holiday in this idyllic setting. This beautiful home offers five bedrooms and four bathrooms all with magnificent views. The property is available through Pam Golding Properties.


Holiday home in Pezula Private Estate, Knysna. Click the pic for more information.

At a daily rate of R7,000 you are able to holiday in the natural splendour that is Knysna. The holiday rental, situated in the Pezula Private Estate offers 5 bedrooms with an array of activities to suit all holidaymakers.

The property is available through Pam Golding Properties.

Top picture: View from the holiday beach house situated on Beachy Head Drive in Plett. 



Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart. Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

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