Cape Town medium term apartment rentals: Choosing your apartment

Planning on where to rent an apartment can often be a difficult and tedious process, especially if you’re only going to be in area for a limited time and can’t afford to make mistakes to learn from. Cape Town has a variety of accommodation on offer for short-term holiday makers and professionals on business, however if you’re planning on staying for several months, finding an affordable and appropriate apartment to rent can become unpleasant. Here are a few pointers to take into consideration when looking for Cape Town medium term apartment rentals.

When looking for a temporary apartment to stay in for only a few months, it is important to find a balance between everything that you want this apartment to be and have. Location and number of bedrooms are often important and non-negotiable, however you may have to forgo your balcony with a view, garden, off-street parking and swimming pool to get them. Depending on the nature of your trip, you will have to prioritise some qualities over others. Cape Town medium term apartment rentals each have a range of different features, many with stunning views of the city and mountains, some of the beach front, and others in security complexes. Before you set out to look for an apartment you must decide what your non-negotiables are and what you’re willing to sacrifice to get them.

Another important factor to consider is transport and travelling. Unfortunately Cape Town doesn’t have a very reliable public transport system so you may have to hire your own car or rely on calling taxis. Although the trains can take you out of the city centre towards Kalk Bay or even Stellenbosch, they are not the safest way of travelling. If you are here on business, if would be advisable to rent an apartment that is close to where you will be working. Traffic is particularly bad and time consuming travelling towards the CBD in the mornings and away again in the evenings.  If you are here on holiday, many tourist attractions are easily reached on foot around the business district in Cape Town. Medium term apartment rentals in Milnerton, Green Point and Sea Point, however offer stunning sea views and are far enough outside of the CBD to get away from the hum but still feel the city’s vibe. If you rent an apartment in one of these areas it would be wise for you to hire a car to be able to get to the tourist
destinations in the CBD and around the peninsular.

Renting a furnished house will help your budget and save you from the stress of having to sell furniture and appliances when you need to leave. Off-street parking is vital if you are renting in the CBD as there is very little parking available on the roads, however if your apartment is outside of the city you should easily find a place to park on the streets but will need to remain aware that this may not be the safest option. Gardens and swimming pools are also added bonuses, especially if you have a big family and you’re here during the summer. However these also mean added responsibilities, costs, and can become a hassle. If it’s hot, you’ll probably want to go to one of the many beaches surrounding Cape Town.

Medium term apartment rentals can be a nuisance to find, however the process can be easy and exciting once you know what you’re going to be looking for. Online websites and agencies mean that you can find your perfect apartment before you even reach your destination. It is important to be patient however and eventually you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.