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 2016 - 30 Apr 2017 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $80 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $105 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

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

    Christina Lloyd, January 2016
  • 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
  • The Welgelegen Guest House is a great place to stay for comfort, friendliness of the hosts and location.

    Larry Trilling, June 2015
  • The Welgelegen Guest House was excellent. The staff were so warm and welcoming and our room had a perfect view of Table Mountain!

    Kathie Howard, June 2015
  • 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

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Shelley Hess

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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