Your Swiss and Belgian hosts bring a European standard to a classic Capetonian guesthouse in the streets of a quiet suburb just off Cape Town’s busy hub. You’re perfectly positioned here. Central to Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Clifton, Camps Bay and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The airport is easy to navigate to from here and of course there are the incredible Cape Winelands just a little further out. A little beyond that, the Cape Peninsula and the famous Garden Route.
It’s charming from the outside. The 1904 Cape Dutch exterior is complimented by the smooth teak finishes in the ceilings and floors, grand arches and brass chandeliers. It may seem a stereotypical old-school manor house but with a hint of modern African flair in the furnishings and artefacts to jazz it up it’s propelled into the 21st Century. Making it both modern and elegant.
Requiring a minimum of two night’s stay, you’ll happily be calling this your base and we’d even go as far as to say, you’ll stay longer with pleasure. It’s the finer details that make it a winner. The goose down duvets and pillows and the complimentary sundowners on the property (with those incredible views) are just the start. It’s homely and warm with just enough restraint in all the right places to remind you you’re a guest here. A well looked after one at that.
The staff is friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’ll sure be indulging here. Spend your days out on activities and exploring. Return after dinner in town for a night cap overlooking the city lights onto the harbour. Cosy up. Tomorrow is another day and a chance to do it all again. Bliss.
You’re in the centre of Cape Town. There’s plenty to do. The question is what do you have time for?
Go explore the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.
Venture to Stellenbosch and beyond for wine tastings and endless wineland landscapes. The kind you’ve seen in the centre fold of country living magazines. It’s spectacular. The wine is too.
Go picnic in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
If you’re up for it go hiking or do a mountain trail. Visit Lions Head and Table Mountain. Take the Cable Car to the top. Signal Hill offers a mighty fine sundowner spot.
Then there are sunset cruises, hop on/ hop off bus tours, whale watching tours, shark catch diving (if you’re more daring), helicopter flights, township tours, markets, shows and shopping.
The list is endless as is hopefully your credit card limit.
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