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The Clarendon Fresnaye

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Situated in Cape Town's peaceful and largely wind-free suburb of Fresnaye, you will find the second jewel of the Clarendon Collection: The Clarendon - Fresnaye, a home once owned by the governor of the Cape and the Earl of Clarendon.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful boutique hotel exudes style and glamour. It has modern interiors and rooms that cater for families, honeymooners or the discerning, privacy-seeking traveller. The gorgeous garden features lush green lawns and vibrant stands of bougainvillea as well as two swimming pools surrounded by sun loungers.


  • Shielded from the summer wind in an exclusive suburb
  • Breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Well-manicured gardens & two pools
  • Within minutes of Cape Town's main attractions


  • Day tours
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping
  • Spa treatments
A beautiful, luxurious boutique hotel situated on the sought-after Atlantic Seaboard, with gorgeous gardens, two pools and spacious rooms - a great option for families.
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Superior Room

The outstanding Superior Rooms are luxurious, well-equipped and offer sea views and modern, comfortable interiors.

Standard Room

The interior décor at The Claredon - Fresnaye is modern with a twist of traditional textures and fabrics.

The spacious Standard Rooms overlook the garden, Lion's Head or the Atlantic Ocean. Not all rooms have a sea view, so please enquire beforehand if you want one.

Family Room

Family Suites are ample in size and offer views of the well-kept garden and swimming pools. Each suite has an additional room that is perfect for children, decorated in bright colours and featuring a bathroom with separate shower and bath.


When you aren't exploring Cape Town, unwind in the tranquillity of the beautiful garden, the setting for two swimming pools and sun loungers.


Rates include a delicious full English breakfast as well as complementary afternoon tea and cake.

For lunch and dinner, the hotel's hospitable staff will also be able to assist with suitable reservations. There are many restaurants available in the nearby vicinity, including the V&A Waterfront's hub of fine dining and family establishments. If you don't want to eat out, simply speak to the staff about in-house dining.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2021-10-01 — 2021-12-19 Bed & Breakfast $155
2021-12-20 — 2022-01-04 Bed & Breakfast $175
2022-01-05 — 2022-04-30 Bed & Breakfast $155
2022-05-01 — 2022-09-30 Bed & Breakfast $120
2022-10-01 — 2022-12-19 Bed & Breakfast $165
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-04 Bed & Breakfast $190

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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The Clarendon Fresnaye

Jacqueline Kopmeis

"We could have stayed at the Fresnaye for a few weeks! Wonderfull room, very nice and friendly staff! Cape Town was great."

Agustina Thorgilsson

The Clarendon Fresnaye is situated under the beautiful Lions Head in Cape Town. The views are spectacular and the warmth and welcoming attitude of the staff gives you the feeling of coming home. We were fortunate to get a room in a private garden hou se that added to our privacy, but you can really savour in all the luxuries the hotel has to offer and still have the feeling that you have it all to yourself! The afternoon tea gives a special touch as it gives the guests reason to relax and chat without the hurry of the breakfast, when everyone has an agenda for the day.
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Bill Legge

Clarendon guesthouse was everything promised. Good & friendly service, sorted out excursions for us so we didn't waste our two days there. (should have stayed longer) Breakfasts excellent - didn't have any other meals as it was easy to get to restaur ants on sea front. We did the tour of the peninsular and the City and Table Mountain tours, both were great.
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