Welgelegen House

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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.


  • 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
  • Restaurants within walking distance


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.

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.

Superior Family Room

The family room can comfortably accommodate a family of four with a king bed and two twin beds. 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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Library
  • Private balcony or deck


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Dates Board Price
2023-05-01 — 2023-07-31 Bed & Breakfast $70
2023-08-01 — 2023-12-15 Bed & Breakfast $85
2023-12-16 — 2024-03-31 Bed & Breakfast $95

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

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Traveller Reviews

Welgelegen House

Lyndsay Gant

"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!"

Dean Gettinger

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

Allison Bullock

"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."

Michelle Tadeo

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, co mpared to staying in a regular hotel.
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Christina Lloyd

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

Tara Vaught

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

Randi Erber

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

Sally Kent

"Great location, very comfortable and very helpful staff."

Anna Oshchepkova

"Welgelegen Guest House was amazing."

John Buhr

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

Larry Trilling

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

Kathie Howard

"The Welgelegen Guest House was excellent. The staff were so warm and welcoming and our room had a perfect view of Table Mountain!"

Jamie Greene

"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."

Joanne Greenberg

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.
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Heeten Desai

"The Welgelegen is terrific!"

Richard Faloon

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 w e 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.
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Carrie Gosnell

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.
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Emma Proudfoot

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 followi ng 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.
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Alessandra Tassinario

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

Kari Lund

"Welgelegen in Cape Town was really nice."

Rick Iovito

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 helpf ul - they helped us arrange a private tour of the Cape and a winery tour and booked our tickets for Table Mountain.
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Donna Willcutts

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 abo ut... 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.
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Kelly Bonneville

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 we re 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 had a nice view of the mountain and was walking distance to Kloof street. We did take taxis to the waterfront. We thought that Ilios tours were very professional and were happy with their service. We felt that 4 nights was the perfect amount of time and were were ready for wine country after that.
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Jill Poyser

Welgelegen - make it a hat trick of superb accommodation! Loved the quirkiness and ambiance of this place. Felt very relaxed. Good location. Obviously when in a strange big city, safety is a concern so it was good to feel safe in that neighbourhood a nd be able to walk to restaurants. Fiona and her team were extremely helpful and accommodating.
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Maryann Walaski

"Every place was clean and quite comfortable. The food was exceptional and of the highest quality at all of our resorts. The location in Cape Town was close to major attractions and the hop on hop off bus stops."

Mark Roosens

"We visited wonderful places and the hotels / lodges were amazing."

Maxine Whittaker

"Fiona & her staff go out of their way to help. Well situated between Table Mountain & the historical tourist sites. Superb breakfast, we would gladly recommend Welgelegen to our friends."

Roslyn Mackintosh

The guest house in Cape Town was beautiful and both Fiona and Colleen, were the friendliest and most helpful hostesses we have met. They booked taxi's, restaurants and tours and nothing was too much trouble. They even had their night manager Mathew, bring us coffee at 3am the morning we were leaving.
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Marina Aparicio

"Just a quick note to tell you that I finally fell in love with our gues house in Cape Town. It had heritage, and was so nice decorated! The manager and the owner were so kind!"

Sheila Burke

"Welgelegen - lovely guest house for our first nights in Cape Town. The room was comfortable, and staff were friendly and welcoming."

Greg Shuraleff

We could not be happier with it's location in Cape Town. The street was quiet and well situated among parks and gardens allowing us to go for comfortable walks at our leisure. The staff at Welgelegen really made our stay there memorable, from the qua lity of food at breakfast to their help in guiding us around city. It may sound odd, but we didn't feel like tourists while staying there.
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Debbi Morgan

"Welgelegen was gorgeous and the breakfast spreads were just as appealing. Fiona and Colleen were so helpful with making our dinner reservations."

Reiko Mori

"In Cape Town, the Welgelegen Guest House is very lovely. Although my stay was very short, I felt at home. My room was on the second floor and the window is to Table Mountain. I really would have loved to stay longer."

Jina Kwon

"Welgelegen was terrific! Great service, excellent breakfast."

Courtney Dooley

After seeing the bustling V&A Waterfront area, we were so happy that we chose to stay in the City Bowl at Welgelegen. Our hosts at the hotel were very kind and helpful, the breakfasts were fantastic and our room was extremely cozy with a balcony that looked straight out to Table Mountain - we could even see the cable car from our room! This hotel was also very convenient to Kloof street where we ate dinner each evening.
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Jaime Martens

"Welgelegen was awesome! Beautiful boutique hotel in Cape Town and the women that run the hotel were fantastic!"

Alison Fotsch

"The Welgelegen Guest House was well situated with easy access to local restaurants on Kloof Street 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."

Kerry Cutting

"Our favourite was Welgelegen Guest House - utterly charming, great location, fantastic accommodation and service and wonderful breakfasts."

Lane Baima

"I loved the accommodations in Cape Town, they were so nice and helpful and it was cozy."

Tracy Horton

We had an amazing time on our trip. We loved every place that we stayed at and all of our transfers and transportation were perfect. The food was delicious and the people were fantastic everywhere we went. The only change that we would make would be to stay longer!
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Sue Jones

"The accommodation was fantastic, food great, people friendly."

Rachel Golden

The service was amazing. The staff at Welgelegen were so helpful in assisting me plan my stay in Cape Town. As I was suddenly there alone I had to think of my visit much differently than Venessa and I had planned. The service at the Welgelegen and Si mbambilli were the best I had ever experienced anywhere.
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Dale Matthews

"We loved the Welgehelen. The breakfasts were terrific, the night-time snacks and port were appreciated, and Anine, in particular, was a very helpful guide to all things Cape Town."

Sam Clark

"The whole trip was amazing, but particular highlights we agreed on include Welgelegen Guest House in Cape Town (and Cape Town itself)"

Kristin Etre

Cape Town was gorgeous! The staff at Welgelegen Guest House were great. They recommended restaurants, made a reservation for us at Belthazar where my husband and I had the best fillet we ever eaten. I liked the accommodations at the Welgelgen House. My husband has decided he would prefer a hotel over a guesthouse, but I liked the property and would recommend it to friends.
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Pooja Amin

Cape Town is probably the most beautiful city in the world, and Welgelegen House was so beautiful and warm. Fiona and her staff were so friendly, the decor was fabulous, and the food was delicious. It was nice to be in a home away from home for a few nights.
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Christi Stern

"The guest house was quiet and nice with a really helpful staff. They were ready to help you any way that they could. A short walk offered a varied array of restaurants that we enjoyed. The city backdrop is stunning."

Janice Kunkel

"Cape Town – lovely hotel – great innkeeper. Great location. Wished we had be warned about the stairs however. It was a most fabulous vacation, one of the best I have ever had, never to be forgotten. Thanks again for putting it together for us."

Sam Clark

We had a fantastic time in South Africa! Thank you very much for all your help in organising it! The whole trip was amazing, but particular highlights we agreed on include Welgelegen Guest house in Cape Town (and Cape Town itself). I think we both fe ll in love with the country.
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maryanne ridani

Welgelgen was great - the people, guesthouse ambience, room and brekkie. I'm glad we didn't stay at the waterfront in the end as it was a little too busy and commercial for us. Capetown is beautiful also, very easy to pre-book taxis - and the food! My word it was incredible.
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Amy MacWilliams

We had an absolutely fabulous trip! It was beyond our expectations. Your recommendations were excellent and we enjoyed every part of the trip. Everything went so smoothly, all the transfers worked out great! We had a great time in Cape Town at the We lgelegen. The people were so nice there. We also really enjoyed our 2 days of touring around the area. Our tour guide was great.
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Violet Selvi

"I really enjoyed my stay at the Welgelegen Guest House. Fiona and her staff were so warm and accomodating. I will definitely stay here again when I visit Cape Town"

Anne Blythe

We had a wonderful trip in your country. We really enjoyed our experience in Cape Town. All the tours you arranged were very informative and a lot of fun. We were really impressed with the guest house you arranged for us. Welgelegen Guest House was a mazing! The location was perfect and the management was so warm and friendly. Thank you so much for all your help. We had an amazing time and look forward to returning to your beautiful country soon.
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Arlene Wilhelm

A trip to Africa has always been on my 'bucket list' and now I can say 'I did it and it was everything I thought it would be'. You did a wonderful job covering all the details. We had no problems with any of our reservations or transfers and everyon e was very friendly and accommodating. I enjoyed the Welgelegen Guest House (although I still can't pronounce it) and would recommend it to other people. The location was very desirable with Table Mountain in the background, plus we could walk to several restaurants. The Bombay Bicycle Club was fun, delightful, and very good food. Cape Town is a beautiful city and the weather co-operated so we could take the cable car up to Table Mountain.
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Joan Graham

"Kudos to Fiona and her staff at the Welgelegen - what a homey, comfortable place. Fiona arranged for a couple of tours for us - the wine country and Cape Point - both were very enjoyable."

Mike Mignano

Cape Town was amazing. We both loved it there and can't wait to go back. Even though we had four full days there, I feel like we didn't even scratch the surface of everything that city has to offer. The Welgelegen was fantastic. Fiona and staff were so friendly and accommodating. We also loved the location as some of the best meals of the entire trip were up on Kloof street (Cafe Paradiso and Toni's). Everyone from Illios was also fantastic. The guides were super knowledgeable and friendly.
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Marta Andreo

"The accommodation in Cape Town was also great and the owner and satff were very helpful."

Edmund Cheesman

Welgelegen: a wonderful guest house. Again we were made to feel completely at home. Anine, Fiona and Danielle were very helpful, and the ladies in the kitchen made a wonderful breakfast. The house is beautiful, and we felt we could make ourselves com fortable just about anywhere; out by the pool, in the lounge, on the front porch. We loved the complimentary bottle of port in the room, and also the complimentary port/sherry in the lounge before going out to dinner. They were happy to arrange our transport to various restaurant etc. Again we were sad to leave.
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Jodi Miller

"The accommodations were all quite nice. We found the hosts at Welgelgen most helpful as we planned our days around Cape Town."

Suzanne Fuchs

"Just wanted to tell you so far that the trip has been amazing and we have loved the accommodations. The upgrade in CapeTown was so nice."

Barbara Diaz

Our next stop was Welgelegen Guest House and I LOVE LOVE LOVE what Fiona has done with this house. It is beautifully decorated and appointed and the staff, yet again, was great. Our room was beautiful and quite comfortable with a great view of Table Mountain. Fiona was very friendly and wanted to make sure that we were happy with our accomodations. I also liked the fact that it's located in a kind of closed-off street and there are restaurants within walking distance or you could have food delivered if it was more convenient.
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Amy Clifford

"The Welgeleton staff were so accommodating and kind."

Himanshu Misra

"We had a great vacation, generally. Time spent in Cape Town was memorable. Welgelegen Guest House people were very warm and took excellent care of us. The local tours in Cape Town were quite an experience."

Janice Bolton

A lovely place to stay and deserves all the praise that it gets, would certainly stay there again, and I'm sure we will be back as two days is nowhere near long enough, especially as it chucked it down the second day we were there and were unable to visit Robben Island.
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Deb Brown

"Welgelegen was great. However, they should have that fireplace going each morning during breakfast on cold, rainy days."

Beth Guidry

We all loved the place we stayed in Cape Town. That was a great choice and I would recommend it to anyone. The place itself was very neat and the staff was all so friendly and very helpful. They helped us arrange transportation one day to go to Cape Point and to see the penguins. It was cool to see the penguins. I'm glad you arranged a private wine tour for us. It was a lot of fun.
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Ryan Martini

We enjoyed our guest house, even though we still cannot say the name! We liked that it was in walking distance to downtown. If you put people there again (which I'm sure you will), you should tell them to check out Mama Africa's. We saw an excellent band play there one night. We also spent one day on a wine tour and some time just at the Waterfront. The lady from our guest house recommended we go check out some film festival so we did that too - that was a cool experience.
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Andrea May

"The Welgelgen B&B was beautiful. It was warm and friendly. The staff had excellent local knowledge. I loved the decor!"

Robert Bruh

"The Welgelegan hotel and staff is a lovely friendly place, and is a place that is where I will recommend easily to anyone."

Susie Odea

"Welgelegen Guest House was very sweet and quaint."

Peter Arnold

"We appreciated the fact that the Welgelegen, with its similar ambiance and easy parking, was in such a good location - near restaurants and shops and Table Mountain, where we spent a lovely couple of hours before the mist covered it over."

Chris Marron

"Welgelegen House very nice and that bit more central than the last time we were in Cape Town."

Barrie Stephens

"We were very impressed with the Welgelegen."

Paul O'Neill

Welgelegen Guest House in The Grace Cottage was lovely accommodation in a great location. We felt very safe in the area and it was great that we could walk to and from good restaurants on Kloef Street. The cottage was very well furnished, had two bed rooms and would have been ideal for two couples staying a week or so in Cape Town. The staff were helpful and friendly. There was so much to do in Cape Town. We would really highly recommend the Welgelegen Guest House.
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Joel Grossman

"We loved the Bed and Breakfast that you chose for us. Wonderful staff, comfortable accommodations, good food, and nice 'extras' recognizing our honeymoon. They were all delightful."

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