Overview of Welgelegen House

Welgelegen 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.

 

Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

Welgelegen House supports Uthando (Love) South Africa, which is an award-winning, Fair Trade in Tourism-certified non-profit organisation which creates a unique link between tourism and community development projects. The culturally sensitive philanthropic educational excursions shine a light on the many deserving, unsung community heroes, whose nation-building efforts so often go unrecognised and unrewarded.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
16/12/2023 - 31/03/2024 Bed & Breakfast $95
01/04/2024 - 30/09/2024 Bed & Breakfast $80
01/10/2024 - 14/12/2024 Bed & Breakfast $95
16/12/2024 - 05/01/2025 Bed & Breakfast $105
06/01/2025 - 31/03/2025 Bed & Breakfast $95

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Stylish guesthouse in a quiet city neighbourhood
  • Perfectly located to access the city centre
  • Friendly staff will help you plan your stay
  • Walk to local restaurants, shops & bars
Day tours

Day tours

Restaurants within walking distance

Restaurants within walking distance

Rooms at Welgelegen House

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • A Standard Room.
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    Standard Room

    The rooms at Welgelegen House exude elegance, charm, and comfort. Each beautifully furnished with contemporary prints, calming colours, luscious linens, cloud-like beds, and equipped with air conditioning, a coffee station, plug points, minibar and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. All you need for a restful stay after an exciting day out exploring the city and surrounds.

    • A Superior Room.
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      Superior Room

      The superior rooms provide a touch more space and luxury, such as a shower and bathtub in the private bathroom. The beautifully adorned beds in this room type can configure to twin or double.

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        Superior Family Room

        The family room can comfortably accommodate a family of four with a king bed and two twin beds. A third single bed can be added for a third child. Make the most of your time with your family on a holiday in gorgeous Cape Town and return to a stylish room with all the amenities for a good night’s sleep before another day of discovering and making memories that you will cherish forever.

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          Mini Room

          The Mini Room is just that – smaller in size, but just as comfortable with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. A perfect little nook in the centrally located guest house.

          General Facilities

          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.

          Bar

          Bar

          Library

          Library

          Lounge

          Lounge

          Plunge pool

          Plunge pool

          Private balcony or deck

          Private balcony or deck

          Restaurant

          Restaurant

          Wi-Fi available

          Wi-Fi available

          Dining

          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.

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          Traveller Reviews

          • LG

            We were greeted warmly by Fiona and her team and to a bottle of champagne in our beautiful front-facing room. The B&B was perfect and the staff was so warm! And the breakfast was delicious!

            Lyndsay Gant
          • DG

            ‘We had a very enjoyable time in Cape Town and the guesthouse was very nice and ideally situated,’

            Dean Gettinger
          • AB

            We did have a wonderful time in Cape Town. A very quaint, cozy and comfortable old building… WOW also special mention of Karen and Fiona… two fabulous ladies and the rest of the staff.

            Allison Bullock
          • MT

            The Welgelegen Guest House experience was great too. The entire staff, especially Alex, attended to all our queries and requests efficiently. We loved the breakfast served every morning and the feeling of exclusivity and peacefulness of the place, compared to staying in a regular hotel.

            Michelle Tadeo
          • CL

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

            Christina Lloyd
          • CL

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

            Christina Lloyd
          • CL

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

            Christina Lloyd
          • TV

            South Africa far exceeded our dreams! From the organization, accomodations, food, and the people, everything was perfect.

            Tara Vaught
          • TV

            South Africa far exceeded our dreams! From the organization, accomodations, food, and the people, everything was perfect.

            Tara Vaught
          • TV

            South Africa far exceeded our dreams! From the organization, accomodations, food, and the people, everything was perfect.

            Tara Vaught
          • RE

            Welgelegen Guest House was very nice and peaceful. Great location.

            Randi Erber
          • RE

            Welgelegen Guest House was very nice and peaceful. Great location.

            Randi Erber
          • RE

            Welgelegen Guest House was very nice and peaceful. Great location.

            Randi Erber
          • SK

            Great location, very comfortable and very helpful staff.

            Sally Kent
          • SK

            Great location, very comfortable and very helpful staff.

            Sally Kent
          • SK

            Great location, very comfortable and very helpful staff.

            Sally Kent
          • AO

            Welgelegen Guest House was amazing.

            Anna Oshchepkova
          • AO

            Welgelegen Guest House was amazing.

            Anna Oshchepkova
          • AO

            Welgelegen Guest House was amazing.

            Anna Oshchepkova
          • JB

            We really enjoyed our stay at the Welgelegen. The staff were very friendly!

            John Buhr
          • JB

            We really enjoyed our stay at the Welgelegen. The staff were very friendly!

            John Buhr
          • JB

            We really enjoyed our stay at the Welgelegen. The staff were very friendly!

            John Buhr
          • LT

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

            Larry Trilling
          • LT

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

            Larry Trilling
          • LT

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

            Larry Trilling
          • KH

            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
          • KH

            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
          • KH

            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
          • JG

            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
          • JG

            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
          • JG

            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
          • JG

            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
          • JG

            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
          • JG

            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
          • HD

            The Welgelegen is terrific!

            Heeten Desai
          • HD

            The Welgelegen is terrific!

            Heeten Desai
          • HD

            The Welgelegen is terrific!

            Heeten Desai
          • RF

            Cape Town was awesome and we made the most our time there with the rental car seeing all the main sights of Cape Town, Robben Island, winery visits and a day-long trip to Cape Point and the penguins at Boulders Beach. The trip started the afternoon we arrived with a free concert in the park walking distance from our hotel with FreshlyGround playing, sunset on top of Table Mountain and dinner at the harbor.

            Richard Faloon
          • RF

            Cape Town was awesome and we made the most our time there with the rental car seeing all the main sights of Cape Town, Robben Island, winery visits and a day-long trip to Cape Point and the penguins at Boulders Beach. The trip started the afternoon we arrived with a free concert in the park walking distance from our hotel with FreshlyGround playing, sunset on top of Table Mountain and dinner at the harbor.

            Richard Faloon
          • RF

            Cape Town was awesome and we made the most our time there with the rental car seeing all the main sights of Cape Town, Robben Island, winery visits and a day-long trip to Cape Point and the penguins at Boulders Beach. The trip started the afternoon we arrived with a free concert in the park walking distance from our hotel with FreshlyGround playing, sunset on top of Table Mountain and dinner at the harbor.

            Richard Faloon
          • CG

            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
          • CG

            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
          • CG

            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
          • EP

            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
          • EP

            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
          • EP

            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
          • AT

            Welgelegen Guest House was really nice and the staff extremely kind and helpful.

            Alessandra Tassinario
          • AT

            Welgelegen Guest House was really nice and the staff extremely kind and helpful.

            Alessandra Tassinario
          • AT

            Welgelegen Guest House was really nice and the staff extremely kind and helpful.

            Alessandra Tassinario
          • KL

            Welgelegen in Cape Town was really nice.

            Kari Lund
          • KL

            Welgelegen in Cape Town was really nice.

            Kari Lund
          • KL

            Welgelegen in Cape Town was really nice.

            Kari Lund
          • RI

            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
          • RI

            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
          • RI

            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
          • DW

            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
          • DW

            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
          • DW

            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
          • KB

            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 ha