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Two charming townhouses form this classic boutique hotel situated in a quiet Cape Town suburb, with easy access to the city's many attractions. Welgelegen offers 13 air-conditioned, en-suite rooms, including two family rooms.

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At a Glance

  • Enjoy an aperitif with some canapés before heading out into Cape Town

  • Relax by the pool with a morning coffee

  • Treat yourself to their homemade beauty products

  • Perfectly located within easy reach to many of the incredible sights of the city

  • Homely intimate atmosphere

  • A true home away from home

Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Ask about the picnics they can provide, they're super sweet and have thought of everything!

Louisa Ross-Taylor

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Save some space in your bag to buy some of their amazing home-made beauty products.

Camilla Whitworth

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Ask the owner for advice on her favorite local restaurant and bar, there are so many options within 5 minutes walk you want the latest recommendation on what's hot.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Welgelegen means “well situated” in Cape Dutch – and it is!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

The breakfasts at Welgelegen are legendary – home baked breads and pastries – and for a mid-morning snack, try some of their home-made cookies!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

The newest member of staff at Welgelegen has been there for six years!

Anna Hearn

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Welgelegen or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town


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, which 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 Kloof Street, a short walk away, as well as 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.


The Welgelegen offers a total of 13 bedrooms, each one individually decorated to a high standard. Every 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).

Double Room

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 center, 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 any itinerary and book activities throughout your stay.

Location & 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.

When to go

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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