A gracious Victorian villa with a Table Mountain backdrop, The Walden House is set in Cape Town’s smart Tamboerskloof district. It is close enough to the city centre to walk there but far enough removed to enjoy peace and quiet in a leafy environment. The location also puts you within easy reach of Table Mountain and as well as the golden beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton.

Immaculately restored to its original splendour, The Walden House offers seven charming suites to its discerning guests, including a honeymoon suite. The old-world ambience is complimented by contemporary notes and a relaxed simplicity. High ceilings and wooden floors open out to manicured gardens and mountain views, and each suite has a flat-screen television, mini-bar, air conditioning and wireless Internet access. Service is personalised and attentive but discreet.

Complete with secure parking for your rental car and a reservations manager who will make restaurant reservations for you, this boutique accommodation is ideal for independent-minded guests who are looking for an urban edge to their Cape Town experience. The neighbourhood has eateries, art galleries and boutiques within strolling distance and the atmosphere is fashionable and creative. 


  • Beautiful Victorian villa with mountain views
  • Local restaurants, coffee shops & boutiques
  • Walking distance to Cape Town city centre
  • Short drive to Table Mountain & Camps Bay
  • Luxurious air-conditioned suites
  • Secure parking & reservations service

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The main villa’s lounge is warm and inviting and leads into the dining room where there is a fireplace and views over the garden. Outdoors, The Walden House has a splash pool and sundeck with loungers. A reservations manager is on hand to assist with requests, and guests enjoy a complimentary laundry and dry cleaning service as well as secure parking, free Wi-Fi Internet and 24-hour security. 

General Facilities

    24-hour security
    Wi-fi available
    Computer facilities
    Secure Parking
    Swimming Pool


A wholesome buffet-style breakfast is included at The Walden House, courtesy of the in-house chef, and is served in the dining room in the main house. Cape Town’s well-deserved reputation for food and wine means that there are fine-dining venues nearby as well as many other more casual restaurants, coffee shops and delicatessens for lunch and dinner. It is a short drive to even more dining options in the city centre or at the V&A Waterfront.

Standard Double Room

The Walden House has seven elegant rooms, each individually decorated in a modern style with old-world details. All with an en suite bathroom, the rooms are very well appointed and come complete with air conditioning, heated towel rails, free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar and a tea-and-coffee station plus a flat-screen television with satellite service. Beds are queen-sized or twins that can be changed into a king-sized bed. Four of the rooms offer direct access to the beautiful garden. 

Standard Double Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Non-smoking rooms
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The Luxury Garden Suite and the Honeymoon Suite both have a separate bathtub and shower in their bathrooms; the Honeymoon Suite also has a fireplace and direct access to the balcony.


  • Day tours
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $80 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 01 Mar 2019 $105 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Garden Suite,Luxury Suite,Honeymoon Suite 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

  • The Walden House, we more than happy with the location, convenient to plenty of restaurants, Table Mountain (great view of Table Mountain from our balcony), fantastic, clean comfortable room. Breakfast was delicious, accompanied with very pleasant service. The staff were efficient, friendly and more than willing to assist, we would certainly stay here again on our next visit to Cape Town.

    Sharon Bach, October 2014
  • The Walden House accommodations were in a fantastic area of town. It was very easy to navigate to great restaurants and nightlife in the area. There was a nice mix of guests at Walden House and we were able to meet and spend some time with other guests out in the courtyard the second day we were there.

    Rachel Nicks, March 2014
  • The Walden House, the breakfast and the majority of the staff were excellent. We would go back.

    Josee Lachance, March 2014
  • Walden House. Terrific. Fine old converted Villa, lovely room ( we were in the Bridal Suite!! ) great location on outskirts of city, quiet and relaxing with a variety of restaurants nearby, good staff, fine breakfast. Felt like being at home. 10 out of 10.

    Brian Waltmaier, December 2013
  • The location of Walden House was perfect and the stay was just great. Again the staff was very warm and friendly and we loved our room which was nice and clean. The location really helped us get in and around the city and also all point of attractions. I would highly recommend staying there again. We were really happy with the service we received at Kruger and Walden House as it exceeded our expectations. We would recommend everybody to stay at these places. It's getting difficult for me to express in words about our experience. Our entire trip was a very overwhelming experience for me. If I get an opportunity I would like to settle down in SA.

    Nitesh Poladia, December 2013
  • Walden House was just lovely

    Josh Stein, September 2013
  • The Walden House was lovely and located at a very central location near the Kloof street where there are many excellent restaurants, shops and night life. The hotel staff was amazing and the rooms were beautiful. That's exactly what we wanted!

    Yael Elstein, October 2012
  • Walden House was just perfect. The abundant breakfasts started the day wonderfully.

    Marcia Gromada, September 2012
  • The Walden House was very comfortable and were very helpful. Really nice place, with restaurants in walking distance. Their breakfasts were excellent.The manager at Walden House gave us very good and easy directions from there to where ever we were going. You will not go wrong recommending Walden House.

    William Browne, May 2012
  • The Walden House - Loved it!! We all did - charming, nice rooms, good location and lovely hosts. Miller's Thumb - great restaurant 2 blocks from the guest house. Highly recommend it. Also ate at Five Flies was great, and City Grill at VnA Waterfront on our last night. Very lovely evening.

    Heeten Desai, July 2011

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"The Walden House in Tamboerskloof combines a quiet neighbourhood with vibrant city life; expect simple, quaint rooms with sky lights and a personalised touch throughout the hotel."



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The Walden House, the breakfast and the majority of the staff were excellent. We would go back.

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