PICS: Tourists fork out R960 000 for 4 nights in Clifton - in low season

A group of international tourists decided it is worth paying a total of R960 000 for four nights in Cape Town's high-end Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton.

The booking, which required two luxury homes, is a new record for the Dogon Group Properties.

Denise Dogon, CEO of Dogon Group Properties, says the two villas achieved rentals of R130 000 and R110 000 respectively per night in winter, which is low season.

"This is the highest short-term rental that Dogon Group Properties has ever achieved for a four-night stay," she said. "These Clifton properties are nestled against the slopes of Lion’s Head, in one of the most prime positions in the country, with uninterrupted coastal views and pristine natural landscape. In addition to an almost unsurpassed location, the two properties are truly the epitome of luxury and top-end quality and style."

Dogon sold off a Bantry Bay home to a German buyer in 2016 for R290m. The group also recently secured a long-term rental in the Cape for R360 000 per month.

According to Denise Dogon, Constantia has also become a popular area for holiday lets, especially with families from the UK. Most booking enquiries average between R20 000 and R30 000 per day.

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View from the lounge of the record-rental property (Source: Dogon Group)

In the recent past some of the group's high-profile clients included celebrities such as Kate Moss and Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.

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Another view from the lounge (Source: Dogon Group)

"There seems to be a real positive energy and resurgence in holiday rentals this year with the rainfall we have had in Cape Town bringing life back to our tourism sector," said Dogon.

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The presidential suite of the record-breaking rental property (Source: Dogon Group)

"We are expecting a much better season than last year as the drought affected the rental market and tourists chose other destinations. They now seem to be returning for the upcoming season."

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View from the pool of the record-breaking rental property (Source: Dogon Group)

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