Situated in Gardens, an old and established suburb of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain, Welgelegen comprises two beautiful turn-of-the-century houses, lovingly renovated and decorated to reflect a commitment to style and comfort.
There are six and seven rooms respectively in each house and a tranquil central courtyard, equipped with loungers and a plunge pool, links the two.
Welgelegen, as its name, ’well located’ in Dutch, suggests is perfectly situated at the heart of Cape Town’s ‘city bowl’. On nearby Kloof Street guests can find many of Cape Town’s finest restaurants and bars, plenty to occupy the evenings.
Also within easy walking distance are the National Museum & Art Gallery, Parliament Buildings and Green Market Square. Just 5 to 10 minutes by car are all the scenic highlights Cape Town has to offer - Table Mountain Cable Way, Camps Bay and Clifton Beaches, the Malay Quarter, V&A Waterfront and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Welgelegen is a proud member of the Bike & Saddle Eco-Active Network, which allows guests a truly unique travel experience including guided tours and an exclusive rental service. Welgelegen guests can enjoy a guided cycle through Cape Town, as well as the Winelands and much more!
There are a total of 13 bedrooms. Each one individually decorated to a high standard. Each room has air-conditioning, bar fridges, satellite television. dressing gowns and complimentary port. There are nine superior rooms, three deluxe rooms and one mini-deluxe room (shower only).
There are 13 double bedrooms beautifully decorated and with en-suite bathrooms.
Although there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome and two rooms are family rooms.
Welgelegen provides a delicious breakfast, and whilst it does not provide dinner options the guest house will make dinner reservations at any number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity. There is a refreshing plunge pool in the central courtyard for guests to enjoy as well as a range of relaxing massage and beauty treatments. The staff are always on hand to book restaurants and arrange a number of different activities.
There are endless activities to chose from and sights to see in and around Cape Town. The city centre, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain cable car and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Constantia wine route, the famous sandy beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and Hout Bay are all within easy reach, while more than a dozen golf courses are to be found within half an hour’s drive. The staff at Welgelegen are on hand to help create an itinerary and book some activities.
The staff are always on hand to book restaurants and arrange a number of different activities.
When to travel
Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.
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Location and directions
Cape Town, South Africa
Located in the heart of Cape Town, Welgelegen sits in a tranquil Victorian cul-de-sac based at the foot of Table Mountain. Within a short walk to some of Cape Towns best local restaurants, bars and museums, and a within a Fifteen minute drive of most of Cape Town's major tourist attractions such as the Table Mountain Cable-Car, Camps Bay, The Waterfront and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
How to get there
11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is located approximately 30-minutes from Welgelegen. Transfers can be arranged by the hotel.