TOWN CITY BOWL GUEST HOUSES, CAPE TOWN
Town, South Africa, City of Beauty and History by Anne Sewell
I can just imagine the thoughts
of Portuguese explorer Bartholemew Diaz, when he first discovered
the Cape in 1488. Coming in from the sea to this glorious and mountainous
landscape must have been truly wondrous! Cape Town has come
a very long way from its initial stages as home to the nomadic Khoi people
and later to the Dutch settlers of Jan van Riebeek of the Dutch East India
Company. Now a truly international city of sprawling proportions,
all the cliches that have been applied to Cape Town are completely true
- the Mother City, The Most Beautiful City in the World.... all with
that stunning and beautiful backdrop - the amazing Table Mountain....
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GUEST HOUSES, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
suburb of Oranjezicht is in Cape Town’s city bowl, set in the foot hills
of Table Mountain with breathtaking views of Lion’s Head, Signal Hill,
Table Bay and the city centre. Oranjezicht is within walking distance of
trendy Kloof Street, with its well known restaurant and café culture
and you can easily explore Company Gardens, the National Museum and Art
Gallery, Parliament buildings and bustling, bohemian Long Street from here.
Oranjezicht is ideally placed to explore other Cape Town attractions such
as the Table Mountain cableway, Robben Island, Clifton and Camps Bay beaches
and even Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is only a drive away. Oranjezicht
is a useful base if you’re visiting the city on business as it is close
to the CBD and the International Convention Centre. Try the Cape Spirit
City Walk through the City Bowl’s most interesting streets or the topless
bus ride – all within a few minutes of Oranjezicht.
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on the upper slopes of Table Mountain. Redbourne Hilldrop boasts stunning
views of the city centre, Table Bay and V & A Waterfront. Open
the front door and you will be greeted by Table Mountain, almost close
enough to touch. The Atlantic beaches are close by as well as most
of the major tourist attractions. Start the day with a delicious
full breakfast and enjoy drinks around the pool after an exciting day out.
Owners Jonny and Sharon offer personal attention at all times.
House, Boutique Guest House, ORANJEZICHT
away on a quiet tree-lined street, in the stylish Cape Town suburb of Oranjezicht,
is the luxurious 5 star Rutland Lodge. This magnificent house designed
by Sir Herbert Baker with its Cape Dutch architecture is framed against
Table Mountain. The original house was built some time around the
turn of the century and was recently immaculately restored to its former
glory into an exclusive boutique guest house. The renovations have retained
the character of the era house while ensuring that today’s discerning guests
luxuriate in modern comforts with total privacy and personalized service.
The tastefully appointed guest suites and bedrooms are havens of reserved
relaxation, giving guests a place to retire after a long day of sightseeing,
travel or work.
Lutzi Guest Villa ORANJEZICHT
against the slope of Table Mountain in an exotic garden, Villa Lutzi offers
supreme comfort and tranquility. The city is just a 10 minute walk
away. The Villa is ideally positioned to act as a springboard to
all the sights of the Cape - the rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch, the
vibrant Waterfront, the breathtaking mountains and the famous white sands
of the Cape's beaches. A full breakfast is served daily in the light
and airy breakfast room. We offer a wide selection of fresh fruit,
cereals, cold meats and cheese. Eggs are freshly made to order.
Guests arrive as strangers and depart as friends because they find a "home
from home" at Villa Lutzi. Individually furnished rooms are all en
suite and equipped with telephone, TV, barfridge and minisafe. Views
are either of the city and Table Bay or of the mountains.
City Bowl, Cape Town, South Africa
Walking distance to the city
Close to the cable car for Table
Few minutes drive from the V&A
Waterfront and Cape Town's finest beaches: Clifton, Camps Bay and Sandy
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RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
African Villa, Guest House, TAMBOERSKLOOF
Situated in peaceful Tamboerskloof,
this small boutique guest house is 15 minutes’ walk from central Cape Town.
It has an outdoor pool and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. All
guest rooms at An African Villa feature air conditioning, a flat-screen
satellite TV and facilities for making hot drinks. Some rooms also have
a balcony providing views of Table Mountain. A full English breakfast is
served each morning, along with a selection of fruits and pastries, and
there are communal kitchen facilities and an ‘honesty’ fridge. There are
numerous restaurants on the famous Kloof Street, 5 minutes’ walk away.
Guests can relax outside on the poolside terrace, or inside in the Villa’s
library. District 6 Museum is less than 3.2 km away, and it is a 40-minute
walk to the V&A Waterfront.
D'ébène Guesthouse, TAMBOERSKLOOF
This boutique guesthouse
can be found inside an old Cape Dutch homestead that has been meticulously
refurbished and decorated, in a refined, contemporary African style.
The tranquil grounds boast a relaxing day-bed nestled in the garden, as
well as a plunge pool and sundeck with breathtaking views of Lions Head.
Unwind and restore your soul with a delicious sundowner on our verandah
- perhaps a hand-picked selection of the choicest local wines. Or savour
an aperitif beside the cosy, romantic fireplace. Adventurous spirits
will be a short ten minute drive away from the beautiful Clifton beaches,
or the bustling Camps Bay beach life. Trendy Kloof Street is
a mere 5 minute stroll away, offering a glimpse of Cape Town at its most
Walden House, Guest House, TAMBOERSKLOOF
Nestled against the backdrop
of the majestic Table Mountain, lies The Walden House. Built in the 1900s,
this gracious Victorian home and garden suites, has been restored to it's
original splendor and refurbished with the most elegant finishes. It has
a colonial style, with a touch of Africa, and an open ambience without
any clutter, with each piece of furniture selected with a purpose. There
are seven elegant en-suite rooms that offer you an unique and private setting
in colonial style: White cotton bedlinen, mosquito netting, white painted
wooden floors and ceiling fans for hot african summer days. Four of the
rooms offer direct access to the beautiful garden. The large luxury suite
has a fire place, large victorian bathroom with separate shower and toilet.
It offers direct access to the balcony with mountain views. All the bathrooms
are luxurious with heated towel rails and brass fixtures.
House, Guest House, TAMBOERSKLOOF
As one of Cape Town’s oldest
and finest guest houses, built in the 1860’s. The Underberg Guest House
is nestled against the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain. It has recently
been lovingly restored and tastefully renovated to reflect the grace and
elegance of this Historic Victorian- style house. Perfectly located, the
Underberg is a five minute drive from many must-see attractions including
some of Cape Town’s finest beaches, hikes over Table Mountain and the shopping
magnets of the Victoria and Alfred ( V&A ) Waterfront and Green Market
Square. The famous Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl Winelands are also
only a scenic 25 minute drive away!
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