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


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.


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


  • Day tours
  • Biking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016 $70 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2016 - 30 Apr 2017 $95 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

  • Cape Town was incredible. We loved Fiona at Welgelegen Guest House. Her staff was great, the location superb, and service and food all amazing. We had some great dinners on Kloof St.

    Jamie Greene, October 2014
  • Welgelegen Guest House - very nice room and the breakfast was wonderful. The staff is very friendly, including the manager Fiona, who went out of her way to introduce herself to us. The location was great. Last time we were in Cape Town we stayed at the Waterfront, which was good for our first time in Cape Town as there was so much to do and no shortage of places to eat and walk around. This time, we really enjoyed being in more of the "suburbs." The guest house being walking distance from Kloof St made it easy to walk to dinner, while also being tucked away and quiet at night. Having dinner at the restaurants where it seemed there were not many tourists made for a better experience than the large crowded atmosphere of the Waterfront.

    Joanne Greenberg, June 2014
  • Welgelegen – This place was charming. It’s a hidden gem. I love the cozy feeling of the place. It makes you feel at home the moment you step in. I love that it is close to everything, but not in a tourist trap! It was wonderful that we could easily find parking near our guesthouse for our rental car with no worries. I loved the honor system for the bar in the evenings. I loved the freshness of the continental breakfast, and the service was quick but not pushy for tea, coffee and hot breakfast. The people were so accommodating and helpful.

    Carrie Gosnell, March 2014
  • Our accommodation at Welgelegen Guest House was perfect, the staff were very friendly and willing to provide any assistance we may have needed. They served wonderful breakfasts and each night left us a good night card with the weather for the following day and 2 chocolates. The location was great, we walked to Kloof Street most evenings for dinner. We also visited the waterfront a few times for meals, shopping and tours. We loved the sidecar adventure tour. We did this after having time to unwind and having a guide just for us really helped introduce us to Cape Town. The hop on hop off red route bus was also great, which we took to Table Mountain.

    Emma Proudfoot, February 2014
  • Welgelegen Guest House was really nice and the staff extremely kind and helpful.

    Alessandra Tassinario, January 2014
  • Welgelegen in Cape Town was really nice.

    Kari Lund, January 2014
  • Welgelegen - the room was exactly what we wanted after a safari, with nice views of Table Mountain and a double vanity in the bathroom. We liked the location since we could walk to dinner every night. Breakfast was fine. The staff was great and helpful - they helped us arrange a private tour of the Cape and a winery tour and booked our tickets for Table Mountain.

    Rick Iovito, November 2013
  • Our first experience with South African Hospitality was at Welgelegen Guest House... Colleen and staff were most accommodating, pleasant & ready to help with restaurant reservations and things to see. In fact our first night was one we still talk about... upon returning from dinner at Miller's Thumb ( excellent food ) we noticed the bed was nice and warm. Once in bed it was very toasty and once I had stretched out my legs I noticed something at the foot of the bed. To our surprise there was a hot water bottle! The remaining nights at Welgelegen Guest House were very toasty.

    Donna Willcutts, October 2013
  • We loved this small boutique hotel. We loved the special touches that they offered from a warm water bottle in our bed at nightly turn down to the weather and temperature for the following day. Fiona, the owner was present and helpful. The staff were warm and friendly. Alex, the person there at night even made us sandwiches when we arrived at 11 pm because we had been traveling for over 30 hours and he said most restaurants were closed in the area. We would definitely stay there again and were very happy with everything. It had a nice view of the mountain and was walking distance to Kloof street. We did take taxis to the waterfront. We thought that Ilios tours were very professional and were happy with their service. We felt that 4 nights was the perfect amount of time and were were ready for wine country after that.

    Kelly Bonneville, October 2013
  • Welgelegen - make it a hat trick of superb accommodation! Loved the quirkiness and ambiance of this place. Felt very relaxed. Good location. Obviously when in a strange big city, safety is a concern so it was good to feel safe in that neighbourhood and be able to walk to restaurants. Fiona and her team were extremely helpful and accommodating.

    Jill Poyser, August 2013

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Shelley Hess

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"This guest house has to be the most eco friendly property I know and its also close to all the hot spots in Cape Town. The staff's friendliness is commendable and the cuisine never disappoints."



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The Welgelegen Guest House was well situated with easy access to local restaurants on Kloof and an easy walk to the hop-on hop-off bus tour lines. Anine and Fiona were wonderful as was the rest of the staff.

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