Paarl and Stellenbosch Airbnbs score top marks as friendliest places in SA

Airbnb has published its top list of accommodating regions in South Africa. This, according to 5-star reviews received from guests after their visit.

Nine out of the top ten regions were in the Western Cape, with Johannesburg as the only landlocked city to make the cut.

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The Airbnb index also looks at the percentage of trips (not reviews, which would be biased by review rates) where guests give 5-star scores for namely cleanliness, check-in, communication, value, and accuracy.

Percentage of 5 star reviews:

Stellenbosch- 79%

Paarl- 79%

George- 78%

Cape Town- 78%

Johannesburg- 78%

Plettenberg Bay- 78%

Swellendam- 76%

Knysna- 76%

Hermanus- 75%

Grabouw- 75%

Jeffrey’s Bay- 74%

Port Elizabeth- 74%

Pretoria- 74%

Mossel Bay- 73%

Berea- 72%

East London - 71%

Ballitoville- 70%

Durban- 70%

Oudtshoorn - 70%

Saldanha - 69%

Bredasdorp - 69%


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