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Port Elizabeth ranks 5th on Airbnb


The Eastern Cape’s Port Elizabeth ranked 5th in largest number of domestic stays over the Winter period in South Africa, demonstrating the growing appeal of home sharing.

The results show that the city is established destination for a growing community of users, which cites over 60 million guests and 2 million listings worldwide.

In South Africa,  Airbnb continues to gain popularity, with over 67,000 guests visiting South African established.  This reflects a 250% increase compared to 2015.

There is a vast array of accommodation to choose from in the Eastern Cape. For instance, a guest could stay in a room for R158 in Mdumbi on the Wild Coast or splurge on R15,000 for a 5-bedroom villa in Port Elizabeth.

Airbnb was introduced to the market in 2008, offering accommodation at any price point, for any period of time, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries across the globe.

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