Airbnb Management Service Cape Town

Cape Town Airbnb Management Service by MasterHost

Masterhost has been a leading Airbnb management company in Cape Town, South Africa since early 2015. We service short-term renal hosts across all suburbs of Cape Town including Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Flats, City Bowl, Eastern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs, West Coast Suburbs, Constantia, Tokai & Bishopscourt, Hout Bay, False Bay, and many others.

MasterHost offers a wide range of vacation home management packages, from 8% online to 12% full-service. These Airbnb management packages include services like professional photography and listing creation, guest communication and booking management, SEO, price optimization, Airbnb cleaning and laundry, keys management, professional maintenance, emergency response and so much more.

MasterHost in Cape Town at a Glance


Years on the market

Offering Airbnb Management Services in Cape Town since 2015

From 10%

Per booking

Most Competitive Airbnb Management Fees in Cape Town



One of the Largest Airbnb Management Portfolio in Cape Town

How Much Your Airbnb Property In Cape Town Can Generate?

Note that you will receive an approximate rate. A more accurate estimate will be provided after the meeting at the property as factors like quality of renovations and furniture, view, building amenities, etc can significantly affect the rate.

How Airbnb Management in Cape Town Works

Forget about the stress of Airbnb property management in Cape Town and let our team take care of your guests so that you can relax and enjoy your free time while earning more from your investment. Your hassle-free Airbnb management experience in Cape Town begins with three simple steps:

Airbnb Management Service Cape Town
  • Free Consultation in Cape Town

    Reach out to MasterHost today and schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help with Airbnb management of your property in Cape Town. Our management team will visit your home, recommend interior design improvements, schedule a professional photo shoot, and provide targeted market analysis.

  • Airbnb Listing & Booking

    MasterHost will create SEO-optimized Airbnb listings with special attention to high-ranking keywords and premium short-term rental rates in Cape Town. We will manage your Airbnb calendar and respond to booking requests while thoroughly vetting Airbnb guests and confirming booking reservations.

  • Airbnb Property Management in Cape Town

    This is where MasterHost really excels! You can sit back, relax, and let us handle everything related to the guest’s experience of your Airbnb property in Cape Town. Watch the 5-star listing reviews roll in as we take care of guests check-ins and key exchange, 24/7 concierge service, laundry/cleaning services, and everything in between.

What Our Cape Town Clients Say

“Ever since I’ve hired Masterhost to manage my Cape Town villa we have not received a single negative review from guests.”

KerryCape Town, South Africa

“Truly amazing people work at Masterhost. They are professional, intelligent, honest, and, most importantly, very experienced in Airbnb management.”

OliverCape Town, South Africa

Airbnb Management Services In Cape Town

Airbnb Licensing Support Cape Town

Airbnb Licensing Support In Cape Town

It is a known fact that most countries, provinces, cities, and often even strata buildings have special rules and bylaws that directly or indirectly regulate the Airbnb licences in Cape Town that are required to list on the platform. MasterHost will be your trusted and knowledgeable source of information in this complex process. We will guide you all the way when it comes to working with the municipalities and building stratas ensuring that you meet the Airbnb licensing requirements in Cape Town.

Airbnb Interior Design Service Cape Town

Airbnb Interior Design In Cape Town

When it comes to making your listing stand out from the competition, superior Airbnb Interior Design in Cape Town is among the top priorities. This in turn will allow you to significantly increase guest traffic. It is crucial to understand how your property should be staged in order to highlight the key features. This will affect your bookings and experience of your guests. Let our Airbnb Interior Design partners improve the aesthetics of your property in Cape Town and increase its value.

Airbnb Professional Photography Cape Town

Airbnb Professional Photography In Cape Town

The first impression counts the most and that is a fact! Investing in Airbnb Professional Photography in Cape Town is one of the most important steps you will need to take during the Airbnb rental journey. MasterHost will arrange for our Airbnb photographers in Cape Town to make your listing stand out from the rest.

Airbnb Property Insurance Cape Town

Airbnb Property Insurance In Cape Town

We know the short-term rental and vacation management industry in Cape Town inside out and over the years we have seen it all. Our goal is to connect you with the most trusted home insurance providers. Only with them can you have peace of mind and be certain that your home and your guests are safe and insured during their stay.

Airbnb Listing SEO Cape Town

Airbnb Search Engine Optimization In Cape Town

We work hard to stay up to date with Airbnb Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in Cape Town. With years of experience and constant improvements, we continue getting our clients’ listings in the top Airbnb search results. We use many different strategies and analyze response rates, cancellations, headings and listing content, photos, reviews, and much more.

Airbnb Price Optimization Cape Town

Airbnb Price Optimization In Cape Town

Because of the nature of our business model and unlike most of the competition our main priority is to achieve highest occupancy rates at the top nightly prices. MasterHost employs many Airbnb Price Optimization tools in Cape Town and uses Big Data competitive analysis, seasonality, hotel industry, and local events. This allows us to stay ahead of the competition.

Airbnb Booking Management Service Cape Town

Airbnb Booking Management In Cape Town

The main elements of our Airbnb Booking Management in Cape Town are calendar management, multi-channel capabilities, guests vetting and communication, instant booking settings, price optimization, and booking confirmation. Most of this work is completed before the guests arrive behind the scene.

Airbnb Key Exchange Service Cape Town

Airbnb Key Exchange Management In Cape Town

We ensure that the most challenging part of Airbnb property management in Cape Town is handled with ease. If done incorrectly it can easily destroy the guests’ entire experience. Yes, you’ve guessed it – we are talking about Airbnb key exchange management in Cape Town. We will make sure to provide your guests with seamless 365/24/7 access to your property. No matter what time of the day or night they arrive you can be certain that they will enter your property.

Airbnb Welcome Guest Book Cape Town

Airbnb Welcome Guest Book In Cape Town

When you sign up with MasterHost it will be our job to prepare a custom Airbnb Guest Book that will be distributed to all future arrivals. The Guest Book will highlight your property listing the most important instructions about the unit, the parking, amenities, emergency contacts, WiFi, house rules, strata bylaws, trendy restaurants, and coffee bars in Cape Town.

Airbnb Concierge Service Cape Town

Airbnb Concierge Service In Cape Town

What is Airbnb Concierge Service in Cape Town? Often overlooked by inexperienced hosts this is a crucial element of our overall Airbnb Management Strategy. It can earn you a significant added cash flow when executed correctly. For example, we can offer your guests services like guided excursions and tours, Airport pick-ups and transfers, booking tickets to local events and shows, reserving space at restaurants and so much more. 

Airbnb Cleaning Service Cape Town

Airbnb Cleaning & Laundry In Cape Town

We will share our corporate secret with you and let you know the most common reason why hosts fire their Airbnb property managers before switching to MasterHost. Poorly executed Airbnb Cleaning and Laundry get mentioned most often in the negative reviews. We understand that our cleaners’ performance directly impacts the reputation of your listing. That is why we take Airbnb Cleaning in Cape Town very seriously. We invest in training and building our cleaning team to offer you a 5-star hotel cleaning experience in Cape Town.

Airbnb Property Maintenance Service Cape Town

Airbnb Property Maintenance In Cape Town

Preventative Airbnb property maintenance in Cape Town remains on the top of the list of all sophisticated Airbnb investors and for a good reason.  If you complete them on a regular basis you can prolong the life expectancy of your real estate investment. The last thing you want is a loss of revenue in the middle of your peak season because you have failed to perform routine maintenance of your property in Cape Town. 

Advertise On Major Platforms In Cape Town

Based on the latest short-term rental market statistics Airbnb is the most popular platform in Cape Town with 92% of the market share. VRBO/HomeAway is standing in second place with a market share of 5%. and TripAdvisor have the third largest share of the market at 3%.

MasterHost uses all tools at our disposal to achieve superior results. One of the most important tools is Airbnb management software with multi-channel capabilities and native integrations. With this software at hand, we are able to reach 99% of the entire Cape Town short-term rental traffic. Achieving maximum occupancy rates throughout the year for your Airbnb property has never been this easy!

Airbnb Management Fees in Cape Town


Basic Airbnb Management


per booking


Premium Airbnb Management


per booking


Vacation Rental Management Coquitlam


per booking

Airbnb Key Exchange

Airbnb Cleaning & Laundry

Airbnb Property Maintenance

Airbnb Guests Communication

Airbnb Listing Creation

Airbnb Listing SEO

Airbnb Booking Management

Airbnb Price Optimization

Airbnb Guest Screening

Multi-Channel Management

Payment Processing

Airbnb Guest e-Book

Airbnb Concierge Service

Dedicated Senior Manager

Priority Response

Free Emergency Visits *

Free Airbnb Photography

Airbnb Licensing Support

Airbnb Insurance Consulting

Airbnb Interior Design

﹡  Up to 2 visits per month

Benefits of Working with MasterHost in Cape Town

Nobody Can Beat Our Airbnb Management Fees

MasterHost offers the most competitive Airbnb management fees in Cape Town with flexible pricing packages starting from 10%.

Full Control and Direct Payments from Airbnb

Our clients in Cape Town maintain full ownership of their Airbnb accounts and listings and receive payments directly from the platform.

Forget About Fixed-Term Contracts

You will never be locked in a fixed-term management contract with us. All contracts are on a monthly basis with 1-month cancelation policy.

No Onboarding or Cancelation Fees

Unlike with other Airbnb management companies in Cape Town, you will never have to pay any onboarding or cancellation fees with MasterHost.

Full Transparency & Detailed Statements

We issue invoices at the end of each month based on revenue hosts collected and include detailed statements.

Special Deals for Hosts with Multiple Listings

If you have multiple Airbnb listings in Cape Town and looking for a special deal, we can offer custom pricing packages to fit your property management needs.

Cape Town Airbnb Management FAQ

Cape Town is one of the three capitals of South Africa. The average daily rate of the Airbnb market in Cape Town is $92. The daily rate goes high to $109 in the moderate months of December and January. In the colder months, these numbers seem to go down to $80. The average occupancy rate is around 58% with the highest in February at 73% and the lowest in June at 40%. There are currently around 15K rentals available in Cape Town.

According to the numbers present on the internet about the performance of Airbnb business in Cape Town, it can be concluded that it is a profitable market. It generates on average around $1K in revenue each month. It goes to its highest in December to $1.3K. The average occupancy rate is 58%. You can increase the profitability by providing amenities like Internet, Kitchen, Parking, Pool, etc.

It is allowed in Cape Town to rent out houses as STRs. But the guest can only rent a single property for a maximum of 30 days. Zoning laws do not apply in the City of Cape Town. You can now rent out Single-family homes and apartment buildings. You can further explore the regulations to point out the laws that you need to comply with to run the business without hassle.

To run a business successfully you need someone who is an expert in the field and knows how to run the business efficiently. MasterHost provides you with a team of experts that can run your business efficiently and effectively. MasterHost has many features that will make your life easy like managing your Airbnb listings, and price optimization based on seasonality, competition, and local demand. MasterHost also provides Short-term rental Insurance guidance and 24/7 concierge service.

The average daily rate in Cape Town is $92. The highest daily rate of $109 was recorded in December last year. And it hit its lowest in August this year at $80. The daily rate depends heavily on the basic amenities you provide in your short-term rental.  Guests try to explore and find the rental which suits their needs best and in addition to that they also search for discounts, value for money, and reviews. Strategically planning your listing on the rental platforms will affect your chances of getting rented out.

Airbnb and VRBO both are present in the rental market of Cape Town. Airbnb however seems to have the upper hand here with almost 90% of total rentals listed on its platform. VRBO has a meager presence of only 3% listing. 8% of rentals are listed on both of these platforms. The rental owner has to decide on what platform they want to list their properties. Guests research before renting an STR and then they rent whatever property matches their needs.

A large number of rentals present in Cape Town are one-bedroom only. Two-bedroom rentals also have a large presence in the market. There are also rentals available that have multiple rooms. 8% of the rentals are studios. If you want to increase your profitability, providing amenities will be a good way in which you can bag more guests. Making your listing attractive and SEO optimized also increases your chance of getting rented out.

The Cape Town market seems to be busy in the moderate months of November, December, and January which are summer months. In the winter months of June, July, and August the market goes slow and the daily rate slides down from $109 to $80 on average. The occupancy rates also drop by almost 30% in the colder months. Researching the seasons more before investing in the market would be best to achieve maximum profits and penetrate the Cape Town Airbnb market.

A large number of rentals, almost 70%, have imposed either two or more than two nights of minimum stay duration. The rental owners require the guests to rent the STR for at least those minimum number of nights. 30% of the rentals have not imposed any kind of minimum stay duration and guests can stay for as short as just one night. Imposing minimum stay duration on rentals is a strategy to get rid of vacant rooms at the end of the weekend. You can impose a minimum stay duration according to your requirements.