Rutland Lodge Guest House

Cape Town

Rutland Lodge Guest House
Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

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.

Facilities

5 Deluxe Rooms with king-size or twin beds; en-suite bathrooms with shower, double vanity and separate toilet; hairdryer; bathrobes; safe; off-street parking; air-conditioning; WiFi; walk-on balcony with views or private patio onto the pool; complimentary sundowners on the property.  

Dining room; lounge; fire place; swimming pool with loungers; large deck; views; outside seating

No under 16’s allowed.

Activities

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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