The port city of Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and affectionately known as the ‘Mother City’ by locals. Frequently featured on the ‘must visit’ lists of many travel publications, Cape Town is a very popular tourist destination in South Africa. From the Table Mountain to the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town has many sights and activities to woo tourists. Hiking across the slopes of the Table Mountain, wine tasting through the wineries of this famous wine-producing city, lazing around on the beaches, going on a safari, shopping at the many luxury stores, or taking in the magnificent view at the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town has something for every visitor. One is simply spoilt for choice in terms of accommodations in this vibrant city, where a wide range of options to suit every budget are readily available. As such, choosing to stay at a guesthouse is not only economical but also beneficial in terms of the local knowledge that your host could provide to you. Come and check out our recommendations of guesthouses in Cape Town, South Africa.
Live comfortably in this spacious one-bedroom apartment in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. The unique feature of this apartment is its upper seating area that has views of the beach as well as the Table Mountain in the distance. The apartment has a living area, a bedroom with an ensuite and a full kitchen (with all appliances included) overlooking the pool. Guests have full access to the shared community pool and an undercover braai entertainment area. Blouberg beach is just a five minutes’ walk from the apartment, and another beach very popular with kite surfers is also two minutes’ away. Many shops, pubs, and restaurants are also nearby.
Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment BloubergstrandCape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat views of table mountainbeautiful and private flat with the most stunning view of table mountain from the sun deckbeautiful view of table mountainit was great having a heater a garage and bbq facilities and good quality coffeestunning views of table mountain and downtown cape towngreat clean and tidy accomodationthe unit was clean and comfortablethe place was clean and neatit is modern clean and comfortableit is very clean and safe
Host:wonderful hosts all roundgreat host & beautiful arelovely apartment and friendly hostess :-)lovely place and extremely accommodating hostfriendly host who respects you privacyRead more reviewslocation is great spacious and moderngreat place wish we could have stayed longervery comfortable place close to the beach and restaurantswe really enjoyed our stay in this stylish well located gemthe neighborhood is very conveniently located and the apartment is very quiet would absolutely recommend to stay there
Bright, white and oozing rustic charm, this cottage is located in a cul-de-sac on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town. It has an open-plan main room with a farmhouse kitchen. The cozy bedroom and pool boast Table Mountain views. The cottage has a very earthy feel to it and blends in well with the surrounding mountains. It has a pool, a barbecue area and a small sideways climbing wall in the alley. The cottage is a short 20-minute walk or an easy drive to the Cape Town city center and an ideal base for runners and hikers as the paths, trails, and tracks of Table Mountain are very close by too. Some local cafés, shops, and restaurants are also at a walking distance.
Designers Cottage on Table MountainCape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Top guest reviewswe loved the swimming pool and the fantastic view on the table mountaindeerpark café is great for lunch or breakfast and the woodlands eatery has the nicest pizzasthe location is perfect to enjoy the city center vibes while enjoying amazing views of table mountainit is private quiet very comfortable and has a spectacular viewits got amazing views and a great pool to relax ineverything was perfect very clean and ready for us upon arrivalthe guesthouse was clean and included everything we needed for our week staynice clean accommodation with friendly hostsa nice cottage in their garden: safe clean and spacious
Host:quick responses and helpfulhosts friendly and helpfullovely hosts and a lovely homejarad is a great hosthosts very helpful in answering questions and helping with various detailsRead more reviewscentrally located in good neighbourhoodwell located and well equippedeasy walk to city centera perfect location to explore the cityvery comfortable and nice location
Located in a quiet, classy and safe neighborhood, this studio is perfect for exploring Cape Town. The studio is located in the back courtyard of the host’s house, but it has a private, gated and separate entrance on the side of the house for guests. The studio comes with a living area, a comfortable bed for two, an ensuite bathroom and a private heated pool right outside the studio. An excellent deli is just a five-minute walk from the studio and the beach is a mere 10 minutes’ drive away. The local De Waal park is also two minutes’ walk away. The studio is also very close to Table Mountain, ideal for walks and hikes.
Private Studio - Cape Town - Fantastic locationCape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaSuperhost
Top guest reviews(also easy to use wifi at will’s)lovely views great spots for breakfastwifi connectivity was also not bad and guy is a great hostwifi is good pool is in front and is soothinghoping to stay at his rooftop apartment in the future it has the most incredible viewsclean spacious and securevery clean and private accommodationsspace was clean safe and quietstudio was clean and comfortable and all necessaries providednice place clean and cozy equipped with everything to make your stay comfortable
Host:guy is a great hostguy was an amazing host and knowledgeable about the areaguy was a fantastic hosthe is the great host i must sayhe was very helpful and acommodatingRead more reviewsa great location in a quiet and safe neighbourhood with shopping and restaurants a short walk awayso central for everything and lovely quiet locationgreat location - quiet neighborhood but very centralabsolutely fantastic location within walking distance to trendy cafe's and restaurantslocation is great lovely neighborhood and guy is super friendly
Centrally located, the Rouge on Rose boutique hotel has nine individually decorated studios, each with a city or mountain view. The studios are perfect for two guests, with a living space, a comfortable bed, a partially open bathroom, a deep soaking bathtub, and a separate shower with a rainfall showerhead. The hotel has also thoughtfully provided many other amenities to guests, including free Wifi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, free bottled water and daily housekeeping. The hotel is centrally located to explore Cape Town. Greenmarket Square is a mere eight-minute walk away and the Cape Town International Convention Centre is just 14 minutes’ away.
Rouge on Rose Boutique HotelCape Town, ZA
This bright and comfortable property offers a shared mixed dormitory with twin bunk beds. A private bathroom and shower are available to guests. Other practical amenities provided by the host include free Wifi, free cribs/infant beds, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping. A shared living area, pool, and communal courtyard seating area are added touches to this property. The house has been well designed to keep guests’ comfort in mind and thoughtful interior details can be seen throughout the house. At a ten-minute walk from the property is the V&A Waterfront and Greenpoint Market. This guesthouse is also 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Cape Town Stadium.
The B.I.G BackpackersCape Town, ZA
Surrounded by greenery and located in the Three Anchor Bay area of Cape Town, the Antrim Villa is a Victorian guesthouse with 11 individually decorated guest rooms. The guest rooms are bright, comfortable and come furnished with a private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. The use of wood and wicker furniture throughout the property gives it a very home-like feel. Guests can relax at the large pool or take in the view from a terrace or the garden of the guesthouse. The Antrim Villa is located at a five-minute drive from Greenpoint Market and Cape Town Stadium. V&A Waterfront is just a short distance from the guesthouse.
Antrim VillaCape Town, ZA
Bordered by mountains and greenery, the Fritz Hotel exudes old-world charm with wooden floors and delicate balconies off the guest rooms. Each guestroom has two twin beds, a balcony, and a private bathroom. Other conveniences like free Wifi, TV with satellite channels, refrigerator and minibar, etc. are included too. The property has a fabulous location; the South African Museum and Planetarium is just a five-minute walk away and 11 minutes’ on foot will take you to the South African National Gallery. Greenmarket Square is merely 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from the guesthouse.
The Fritz HotelCape Town, ZA
The guest rooms at Olaf’s Guest House are modern, clean and luxuriously furnished. Each guest room has a small living area, comfortable beds, an attached bathroom and can easily accommodate four guests. Air conditioning, free Wifi, and daily housekeeping are also provided. The guesthouse has many other common-use areas like the outdoor pool, a terrace/patio area to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the town, a common lobby and reception area, and a light-filled breakfast room. Milton Beach is just a three-minute drive away from Olaf’s Guest House and Green Point Park is a five-minute drive away.
Olaf's Guest HouseCape Town, ZA
Situated in the Sea Point area of Cape Town, Leeuwenzee guest house has 11 comfortable guest rooms. Each guest room can easily sleep three guests and has an ensuite bathroom with a shower and rainfall showerhead. A pool, an outdoor seating area, free Wifi, air conditioning, and daily housekeeping add to the guests’ comfort at this property. The Leeuwenzee guesthouse is at a five-minute drive from Milton Beach and Green Point Park.
Leeuwenzee Guest HouseCape Town, ZA
The charming house is surrounded by lush greenery and truly exudes a holiday cottage feel. This airy and bright two-bedroom cottage comfortably accommodates four guests. It has an indoor fireplace in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen that opens on to a leafy garden. The tastefully decorated cottage has lots of wooden accents and exudes charm in every room. This cottage is ideal for access to the Constantia vineyards, Kirstenbosch Gardens, beaches, and Cape Town city center, which is just a twenty minutes’ drive away. A short drive will take you to the Constantia shopping center and restaurant area.
Charming, separate cottage, work/relax/escape.Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Top guest reviewsa very comfortable and secluded little cottage in a wooded nook in constantiathe beds were so comfortable and the cottage so tastefully furnishedour family of 4 (including 2 teenagers) loved the comfortable cottage and beautiful gardenlovely comfortable cottage with huge space for a family with a crawling babyclaudias place is a great place to stay when visiting cape town and wanting a quiet comfortable cottagevery cosy clean and spaciousthe house was clean comfy and had everything we neededit is beautiful quiet cleanthe cottage is clean and comfortable and we enjoyed our 6 night stay with her
Host:claudia is a lovely hostclaudia is a great hostclaudia was a great host and responded quickly to all our questionsclaudia and loveness were friendly and helpful throughout our stay - thank you very muchloverly host with a beautiful well kept homeRead more reviewsthe location was totally secure and perfect for mountain sea and cityalso the neighbourhood is very friendlygreat area close to everything we needed and with fantastic mountainside garden and birdlifethe location in the city is beautiful and very easy to reach all other areasyou need a car though to get around but all major tourist attractions in close reach
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Cape Town has guesthouses to cater to all budgets, styles, preferences, and needs. And wherever you choose to stay in this lively city, you’re always guaranteed quality and comfort, especially at our recommended guesthouses in Cape Town, South Africa.
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