Cape tourist accommodation most expensive!


imageIn a survey conducted about the cost of accommodation in 30 South African suburbs, towns and villages, Camps Bay was found to offer the most expensive accommodation for the peak summer season. Surprising is that smaller towns also feature on the most expensive accommodation list, when these are often chosen to avoid the expensive city prices! Seven of the top ten most expensive accommodation destinations are in the Western Cape.

The survey was conducted by, looking for the ‘average lowest cost‘ of accommodation between December and March 2016, and including 3* plus accommodation. Rates quoted are per room, and were established via the hotel comparison engine Kayak.

Franschhoek has always been said to be expensive, or at least have an image as such, and is true to this in coming in second in its lowest accommodation cost, at an average of R1137 per night, following closely behind Camps Bay at R1252. In third place is Marloth Park, outside the Kruger Park, at R993. Other more expensive destinations are Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay, Langebaan, Pretoria, and George. Of the 30 destinations surveyed, Port Elizabeth is the least expensive, at R500. Oudtshoorn and Jeffrey’s Bay accommodation costs also rank low on the list.

The 10 most expensive destinations in South Africa are as follows:

1. Camps Bay R1252
2. Franschhoek R1137
3. Marloth Park R993
4. Stellenbosch R978
5. Sandton R964
6. Umhlanga R962
7. Hout Bay R892
8. Hermanus R878
9. Cape Town R834
10. Paternoster R820


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2 replies on “Cape tourist accommodation most expensive!”

  1. Lisa says:

    Supply and demand, Chris!
    You can’t blame hotel and guest house owners if they can get the prices….
    I suspect the average in Paternoster is swayed by Strandloper, which is far too expensive compared to the rest of the village

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