Welgelegen Guest House is a stylishly elegant, Victorian-era guesthouse with an African twist. Set in the fashionable city neighbourhood of Gardens, the establishment comprises of two Victorian houses that have been expertly renovated by the owner, Fiona Evans, and individually decorated with beautiful fabrics, colours and textures. It's a place to relax after a hard day's hiking, sightseeing or lying on the beach.

Curl up next to the fire with a glass of port and a book on a chilly winter's night or, come summer, kick back in the sunny, fragrant courtyard next to the cool plunge pool. You can also treat yourself to an alternative therapy, massage or beauty treatment and later enjoy a delicious meal just round the corner on Kloof Street and Long Street, two ecelectic streets bursting with restaurants, bars and cafés.


  • Stylish guesthouse in a quiet city neighbourhood
  • Perfectly located to access the city centre
  • Friendly staff will help you plan your stay
  • In-house therapy room & plunge pool
  • Walk to local restaurants, shops & bars

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A spacious high-ceilinged sitting room and a cosy library adjoin the breakfast room, all of which are filled with contemporary furnishings and eclectic African art.

On hot summer days you'll appreciate the chance to to cool off in the courtyard's plunge pool and relax in the courtyard on one of the comfy sun loungers.

The in-house therapy room offers treatments ranging from pedicures and manicures to deep tissue massages and, if it's been a long trip from home, flight-recovery packages.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Concierge service
    Private balcony or deck
    Private garden


Continental or à la carte breakfasts are served in the simple yet elegant breakfast room or outside in the sunny courtyard among roses and jasmine bushes.

For lunch or dinner, there are several excellent restaurants within easy walking distance of Welgelegen - head for round-the-corner Kloof Street or close-by Long Street.

Deluxe Room

Every room at Welgelegen Guest House is the only one of its kind and it is clear that the owners have a passion for decoration and perfection. Rooms are stylishly minimal but with thoughtful touches like towelling dressing gowns and homemade biscuits to make you feel at home.

Welgelegen has 13 luxury, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms, all with crisp white cotton bedding, duckdown duvets, king-size beds and aromatherapy toiletries - other features include WiFi access, DVD players and hot water bottles.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Day tours
  • Biking
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $110 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $90 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $120 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Superior Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We were greeted warmly by Fiona and her team and to a bottle of champagne in our beautiful front-facing room. The B&B was perfect and the staff was so warm! And the breakfast was delicious!

    Lyndsay Gant, July 2016
  • We had a very enjoyable time in Cape Town and the guesthouse was very nice and ideally situated,

    Dean Gettinger, June 2016
  • We did have a wonderful time in Cape Town. A very quaint, cozy and comfortable old building... WOW also special mention of Karen and Fiona... two fabulous ladies and the rest of the staff.

    Allison Bullock, June 2016
  • The Welgelegen Guest House experience was great too. The entire staff, especially Alex, attended to all our queries and requests efficiently. We loved the breakfast served every morning and the feeling of exclusivity and peacefulness of the place, compared to staying in a regular hotel.

    Michelle Tadeo, March 2016
  • Best in show: Cape Town in the beginning of our trip - Welgelegen Guest House! All together superb.

    Christina Lloyd, January 2016
  • South Africa far exceeded our dreams! From the organization, accomodations, food, and the people, everything was perfect.

    Tara Vaught, December 2015
  • Welgelegen Guest House was very nice and peaceful. Great location.

    Randi Erber, September 2015
  • Great location, very comfortable and very helpful staff.

    Sally Kent, September 2015
  • Welgelegen Guest House was amazing.

    Anna Oshchepkova, August 2015
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Welgelegen. The staff were very friendly!

    John Buhr, July 2015

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Sasha Rawstone

Sasha Rawstone

Africa Safari Expert

"An old-style Victorian home with a Bohemian touch, Welgelegen is perfect for those guests who want a homely feel, with baked goodies and afternoon drinks available daily."



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We were greeted warmly by Fiona and her team and to a bottle of champagne in our beautiful front-facing room. The B&B was perfect and the staff was so warm! And the breakfast was delicious!

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