Crystal Towers Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

PO Box 371, Century City, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 50% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Renting apartment in Cape Town, SA. How much?

by laurafonck

My husband and I are planning to go to Cape Town to study. I've seen loads of websites indicating prices of food and clothing, but none for renting. We aren't looking to live in an upscale place, we don't want to pay much and we just want a one bedroom apartment, small, inexpensive. How much is that approximately?

Also, are rents charged on monthly basis or weekly basis?

Thanks a bunch!

Re: Renting apartment in Cape Town, SA. How much?

by lynnehamman

It really (like most cities) depends upon which suburb you stay in- so I suggest that you stick around the city centre area, and surrounds.
Rents are charged monthly, and you could get a small studio or one bedroom from around R2500-3000.000 pm and upwards. You may get a cheaper one- but check that it is not too far out of city. Public transport CAN possibly be a small problem, if you need to travel every day.

Re: Renting apartment in Cape Town, SA. How much?

by Gerald_D

This website is a popular place to advertise rentals:

Rents are typically paid in advance (at the beginning of the month) and deposits of 2 months rental is common. (sometimes 3 months). So, before moving in, you need to cough up typically 3 months rental.

Tenants have strong rights and it is difficult for landlords to evict - therefore be ready to pay a lot upfront and answer a lot of probing questions.

Re: Renting apartment in Cape Town, SA. How much?

by Capetownfundi

Hi Laura.

I see that you have posted this in May and I am not sure if you have found anything suitable yet? Cape Town accommodation is quite sought-after so you will have to shop around to find exactly what you are looking for. How long will you be in the Cape. I used and they were able to provide me with a great apartment.
Good luck.

Travel Tips for Cape Town

wines, shopping, beaches and more....

by st_bridgie

Table Mountain is an absolute must! The trip up the mountain in a cable car that rotates gives you wonderful views of the mountain and the city below. Once on top there are various walks that show off both sides of the mountain and the suburbs that surround it. There is also a gift shop and a canteen. I would also say that the trip out to Robben Island is a must - it is a very informative trip and an amazing place. What I miss the most.... well that is a very hard choice to make. The mountain, the V&A Waterfront - where we did a lot of shopping and had our evening meals. It is an amazing place, but then I'm biaste, because I lived there for nine years.

The Capetonians have been...

by kenHuocj

The Capetonians have been around since 1652, thus their pedigree is always noted: knowing of their Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Flemish, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Java etc genetic links;
that Cape Town having been a port of the Global Trade seaways, with the blood links, and nowadays, it's airlinks; and
since the lifting of Economic Sanctions of the 80's, also supplier of some of the finest New World Modified Nectars of Bacchus;
It's understandanble why Culuture is so important.


by bijo69

Bloubergstrand is located about 25km North of Cape Town and it's the place to go for great fotos of the town with Table Mountain in the background (see my intro pic). The Beach is fantastic aswell and there were some surfers in the water (way too cold for my liking).
Unfortunately there's been quite a bit of construction going on and highrise apartment blocks dominate the town.

Cape Town by Night

by DesertRat

This is no night club or night spot in the generally accepted sense, but it certainly is a nocturnal highlight of the city. By all means get up some place high while you're in town for the view of the city by night. Our S. African friends drove us up near the base station for the cable car one evening. The lights were absolutely wonderful, and from that height it's not unlike being in an aircraft.

Blues lives up to its high reputation

by blackrosepond about Blues

This famous Cape Town restaurant overlooks Camps Bay and has wonderful ocean views - window tables are highly sought after. The restaurant is quite large and has a lively atmosphere. The food quality is excellent - everything is extremely fresh and well cooked in the open plan kitchen. Only minor quibble is that the portions were too big for me - but this applies to most South African restaurants. The staff are attentive and efficient. Altogether a really good fun place serving great food. It's a very popular restaurant so you ned to book ahead. The ostrich fillet was so tender and succulent and flavoursome, and was perfectly accompanied by the sweet potato mash. They do a great calamari salad as well!


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