Airbnb recently announced its top five most wish-listed homes by South Africans for 2021, with staycations making up the entire list, from a jaw-dropping Cape Town penthouse to a wild off-grid retreat by the Langeberg mountains.
After a tumultuous year, South Africans’ approach to travel has certainly changed, as the homes most frequently saved have taken a turn closer to home. All of the most wishlisted homes by South Africans are situated in South Africa, with a stunning penthouse in Vredehoek, Cape Town, taking the number one spot. From this listing, guests can sit back in a private plunge pool and enjoy an uninterrupted vista of Table Mountain, the city skyline, and the ocean beyond. With a unique dome in the small town of Ceres, a gorgeous lodge within a private game reserve in Komatipoort, and an off-the-grid stay in Swellendam, it’s clear South Africans are also looking beyond cities for inspiration, with rural retreats attracting plenty of attention.
New hosts in South Africa with only one listing who have welcomed their first guests since the start of the pandemic have already earned more than US$3 million (almost R50 million). Prospective hosts in SA can learn more about how much they could earn by sharing their space on Airbnb through the “What’s My Place Worth tool.” The interactive tool computes the estimated income based on geography, type of listing and uses prior Airbnb booking data.
Here are five of the Most Wishlisted Homes in South Africa for 2021:
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