Bertie - Congratulations!! What an amazingly good surprise just in time for Christmas. Wishing you a H & H 9 months
Welcome Devaki! We will be there in Feb. And would love to catch up with whoever is there. As for accommodation we found the website AirBnB very helpful for finding good accommodation. We used it last time and found an excellent apartment in the CBD and the whole process very easy and safe. It meant we could have a self catered apartment to help with costs. This time around we have chosen a 4 star boutique hotel apartment at sea point that we noticed when we were there last time. Both options were/are economical At under $120 AUD a night! With a budget of under $200 a night you should be able have quite a few good places to chose from.
Also if you are staying in the CBD or near the V & A a hire car is probably not imperative as you can catch the train to the clinic (about 6 stops from memory + 10 min walk) and everything else is close by (shops, restaurants etc) however we did like the freedom a car offered to explore places a little further out like Stellenbosch, Cape of Good Hope, Simons town etc. it wasn't expensive either (about $300 AUD for two weeks).