My Airbnb Wish List for City Escapes


I might not live in the city anymore, but I still prefer my weekend getaways to be secluded, close to nature and far from a crowded city.  If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life you are going to want to see this list of Airbnb locations.  Get ready to pack your bags and disconnect!

Kaaimans River Cottage, Wilderness – Western Cape

Reachable by boat only, this cottage is situated next to the Kaaimans River in Wilderness.  This simple and off the grid rental is perfectly located for those who want to hike, canoe or have a relaxing day at the beach.

Kaaimans River Cottage - Airbnb
Kaaimans River Cottage – Airbnb
  • Closest Town: George
  • Rate: R1,498 per night
  • Guests: 6
  • Best time to visit: November & February


West Coast Hideaway , Lambert’s Bay – Western Cape

This cottage is another off the grid rental, perfect for those in need of some downtime.  No electricity and nestled on the edge of a natural wetland.  Come here to disconnect, read that book you never get time to read or do some birdwatching.

West Coast Hideaway - Airbnb
West Coast Hideaway – Airbnb
  • Closest Town: Lamberst’s Bay
  • Rate: R1,198 per night
  • Guests: 6
  • Best time to visit: November – April


Private oasis in Vineyards, Riebeeck Kasteel – Western Cape

If you are looking for a wine country getaway but find Stellenbosch too crowded, then Riebeeck Kasteel is a good alternative.  A picturesque village surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, it offers several cafes, galleries and shops to explore.

Private oasis in the vinyards - Airbnb
Private oasis in the vinyards – Airbnb
  • Closest Town: Cape Town
  • Rate: R1,798 per night
  • Guests: 4
  • Best time to visit: Summer


Nkanyi House, Hoedspruit – Limpopo

This one is for those looking to disconnect in style.  This luxurious rental is situated  within a wildlife estate close to the Kruger National Park.  Open all the sliding doors and breathe in the fresh bushveld air and reconnect with nature.

Nkanyi House - Airbnb
Nkanyi House – Airbnb
  • Closest Town: Hoedspruit
  • Rate: R2,892 per night
  • Guests: 6
  • Best time to visit: All Year
*Prices reflected are subject to change.

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