Four Rosmead

Oranjezicht, Cape Town, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Fantastic décor and outdoor space

  • Great location moments from the action

  • Enjoy breakfast in the airy top floor dining room

  • Spend an afternoon sunbathing by the pool

  • Built in 1903, Four Rosmead is a classified monument in Cape Town

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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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Insider's View

Wander down to Kloof and Long Street in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere.

Enjoy a long, leisurely breakfast in the airy dining room before heading out on a full day sightseeing.

Bright rooms with great views in this quiet and leafy, but very central, district of Cape Town. 5 minutes walk to 'vibey' Kloof Street - get out and explore on foot.

For those preferring a quiet night in, Four Rosmead will provide a delicious ploughman’s platter using local cheeses and homemade chutneys

Enjoy a lazy morning at Four Rosmead – breakfast is served until 11.30!

Host your own dinner party - the guesthouse will organize a private chef and set it all up for you!

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your vacation to Four Rosmead or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town


Built in 1903, Four Rosmead is a classified monument that has been sensitively and stylishly refurbished, and has just ten rooms. The result is a chic contemporary classic small boutique style hotel, with a rich history.

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, Four Rosmead is within walking distance of Green Market Square and is 5 minutes by car from the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.

Set within the garden, is a heated pool and herb garden both contributing to an urban sanctuary, which allows guests to relax and unwind - an ideal venue for self indulgence and to use as a base to explore Cape Town and the surrounding area.

The interiors of the ten en-suite rooms are chic, eclectic and contemporary, with a subtle yet distinctive African spirit, enhanced by original South African artwork which has been carefully selected and crafted by local South African artists.

Guests are able to choose from a variety of works ranging from wire sculptures to oil paintings to beaded animals. Most of these pieces are available for purchase as a tangible memory of your stay at Four Rosmead in Cape Town.

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Accommodation consists of eight bespoke en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are well appointed with highest quality linens, extra-length bed, air-conditioning, under-tile heating, bath robes, hairdryer, telephone, bar-fridge, coffee and tea facility, electronic safe and broadband Wifi. The in-room entertainment consists of satellite TV, DVD player – in-house DVD library and an iPod base station with speakers.


There are no specific child care facilities available at Four Rosemad. However, children over the age of 12 years are welcome to come and stay with their parents.


Facilities at Four Rosmead include landscaped gardens, an indulgent spa offering a variety of massage treatments and a patio overlooking a pool deck and herb garden. In addition, the guesthouse also offers off-street parking, broadband and wireless internet.


The activities on site include use of the swimming pool and relaxing treatments on offer. Being just 10-minutes from the center of Cape Town there is a wealth of activities to keep all guests entertained from museum visits to golf, beaches, hiking or wine tasting, the list is endless.



Anna Hearn (Staff)

We arrived at Four Rosmead in unseasonably heavy rain, and were given a warm welcome by David the owner, and shown into the lobby where a log fire was burning. This little guest house is situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, within the city bowl area, and a very short walk from the bustling streets of Kloof and Long with their huge variety of restaurants and shops. The guest house is decorated in simple, calming colors, and on the walls are eclectic works of art; all of these are for sale, and most are from new and upcoming local artists. Each of the rooms is slightly different all have high ceilings and a real sense of space, the largest being across the courtyard past the salt water swimming pool with views up to Lions Head. The hotel has been beautifully restored with a nod to its origins the old staircase, which had to be dismantled to make more room, now lives on as the dining room tables, and precious antiques inherited by the owner are dotted around.



Four Rosmead's location, style, authenticity and personal service all contribute to re-defining your Cape Town travel experience. Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, Four Rosmead enjoys 360 views of the mountain, Lions Head, Table Bay and the city. The guest house is within walking distance of the city center, vibrant Kloof Street, and is five minutes by car from the V&A Waterfront, and Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.

Four Rosmead is a classified monument that has been sensitively and stylishly remodelled. The result is a Cape contemporary classic with a rich history an ideal venue for self indulgence and to use as a base to explore Cape Town. Interiors are chic with a subtle, yet distinctive African spirit, enhanced by original South African artwork. Landscaped gardens, a pamper spa offering a variety of massage treatments, and a patio overlooking the pool deck and herb garden all contribute to an urban sanctuary for guests to relax and unwind. Warm hospitality and discreet and efficient service will contribute to your sense of well-being. English, French and German are spoken.


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  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

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  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

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  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

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Location & directions

Oranjezicht, Cape Town, South Africa

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain in the select residential suburb of Oranjezicht. Four Rosmead is within walking distance of Green Market Square and is 5 minutes by car from the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.

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