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Tucked away in a peaceful, tree-lined suburb of Cape Town on the lower slopes of the iconic Table Mountain, Walden House offers a luxurious, elegant retreat. The house dates back to 1900 and offers graciously appointed suites in a colonial-style home.

Walden House is ideally located within close proximity to all of Cape Town's many and varied attractions and activities. Take the cable car up Table Mountain to admire the breathtaking views, lounge on the powdery beaches of Clifton or Camps Bay, sip on delicious sundowners afterward as the sun sets over the ocean, or enjoy upmarket shopping at the V&A Waterfront.


  • Located in the heart of Cape Town's trendy hub - walking distance to fantastic restaurants
  • Peaceful retreat in a tree-lined suburb
  • Colonial elegance & quiet luxury
  • Near to Cape Town's attractions, especially Table Mountain
  • Beautiful fresh-water swimming pool
  • Extensive breakfasts to start every day

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The crystal clear, fresh-water swimming pool is a wonderful place to lounge and soak up the sunshine or cool off after a day of exploring the vibrant streets of Cape Town.

General Facilities

    Internet facilities
    Secure Parking
    Swimming Pool


The in-house restaurant at Walden House serves an excellent breakfast every morning that can be enjoyed in a relaxed dining room or out in the early morning sunshine beside the swimming pool.

When you are not out exploring the city experiencing the many wonderful restaurants and cafés, arrange to enjoy lunch and dinner at Walden House.

Standard Room

The Walden House offers seven luxurious suites, each of which are individually decorated with colonial flair. Four of these suites are situated in the garden while the other three are in the main house.

The Standard Suites boast spacious living quarters decked out with white cotton linen, mosquito netting, white painted wooden floors and ceiling fans for the hotter days. The en suite bathrooms have small luxuries like heated towel rails.

In these Victorian-styled rooms you'll enjoy classic decor but with modern amenities like satellite TV, wireless internet, a mini bar, an electronic safe, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Mini Bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The Luxury Suite is ideal for the more discerning traveller as it offers extra living space with all the elegance and beauty of the standard suites. It also features a separate bath and shower and walks out onto the beautiful, quiet garden.

The Honeymoon Suite is ideal for romantics, especially in winter, as it features a fireplace and a large Victorian bathroom with a separate shower. You and your partner will also have direct access to the balcony where you can enjoy uninterrupted mountain views.


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  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $75 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 $85 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. 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 curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • 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
  • Walden House - No issues here. Great breakfast. Super friendly and helpful staff.

    Jennifer Allin, April 2011

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"Charming guesthouse in a perfect location - near the city, beaches and restaurants, yet so quiet and peaceful."



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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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