De Waterkant Lodge

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De Waterkant Lodge

In the heart of the Old Malay Quarter, exclusive De Waterkant Place Guest House is ideally situated, with picture perfect views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and the V&A Waterfront, in one of the oldest, most vibrant, sought-after areas of Cape Town, and only 20 minutes from the airport.

This up market residence, with its distinctive and original Bo-Kaap architecture lies within the unique, historical 4 square-kilometer area of De Waterkant Village with its quaint, tree-lined, narrow cobbled streets and Old Cape atmosphere.

Beautifully restored and graciously decorated in a colonial style, De Waterkant Place Guest House offers three levels of well appointed, spacious en-suite rooms. The large roof-top garden provides panoramic views of both Table Bay, with its busy harbor and waterfront, and the world famous land mark, Table Mountain.

De Waterkant Place Guest House is conveniently situated within walking distance to the popular V & A Waterfront, Aquarium and Cape Town City centre. Cape Town's most popular sun-drenched beaches and beach bars are a mere 20minutes drive away.

Trendy restaurants, coffee shops, delis, chic boutiques can be found in the immediate vicinity catering to even the most discerning traveler's tastes. Come and contemplate the busy De Waterkant Village or gaze at the majestic Table Mountain and sip a sun downer. Mark your days by the firing of the nearby noon day gun, you wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy a homely welcome, in our B&B - relax and feel at home in your own environment, to come and go as you please.

-Kindly note that our wireless facility is available for internet and e-mail usage only. All
downloads are strictly prohibited
-Airport transfers can be arranged
-All rooms have televisions (apart from room 9 & 10 that shares a television lounge)
bedside clock radios, hairdryers, and ceiling or free standing fan
-All indoor areas are non-smoking
-Communial Iron & Ironing board available
-Communial kitchen, lounge, dining room and patio

Tourist information on places to visit in and around Cape Town is readily available at the Guest House. Stop in at our information centre for maps and details of other hotels, as well as for advice on where to go and on how to travel in and around the city. With prior arrangement, we will happily assist you in booking a rental car or airport pick up before you arrive. We accept payments by local bank transfer cash in South African Rand, or Visa and MasterCard Credit cards.

We serve a continental breakfast at the main house. Served between 7:30 - 11:00 weekdays & 8:00 - 11:30 weekends

Businessmen and early risers will be pleased to know that at De Waterkant Place Guest House breakfast is served between 7:30 and 8:00 depending on the season. Vegetarians will be accommodated with pleasure so please advise us of your preference prior to your arrival at the guesthouse.

Winter or summer, De Waterkant Place Guest House remains comfortable and inviting. During Cape Town's hot summer months, large colonial sash windows and ceiling fans keep the breeze circulating through the Guest House rooms and common areas. In the more cosy Cape Town winters, De Waterkant Place Guest House offers snug accommodation with heating. The thick white towels and 100% cotton bedding are of the highest quality and add an element of seductive comfort to your stay.

On the top floor of the Guest House you might choose to unwind on a soft leather couch with a book, or take in the fresh air on one of the balconies. This is the perfect spot to relax any time of the day. You could share sundowners while you bask in Cape Towns' friendly South African sunshine or watch night fall on the city.

Our check in time is 2pm and check out is at 11am. These times may be flexible if pre-arranged and are subject to the availability of the rooms.

We hope to host you in our favourite City and will do our best make you stay with us comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

Self-catering on 37 Dixon Street.....

This cottage offers stunning views of Table Mountain and surrounding area from sun deck and includes:

-2 Bedrooms (Separate bathroom & wc) Shower/ wc en-suite).
-Fully equipped kitchen, casual living with open plan light airy interiors lounge and dining.
-Off street parking.
-Plunge pool.
-A cleaning service is available on request.

Self-catering on 141 Waterkant Street.....

Just a stone throw away from the city centre, nestling in the vibrant De Waterkant Village this self catering double storey cottage offers everything you might need in it's cosy and classic interiors.

-Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite.
-Fully fitted kitchen, casual livng in open plan, light and airy interior.
-Front and back patios plus sunbathing deck.
-Stunning views to table Mountain and the Harbour.
-A full cleaning service isavailable on request

Cape Town...Magnificent Mother City.....
The historic 4 square kilometre De Waterkant Village is the perfect accommodation base for a visit to Cape Town City. Not only is it within walking distance of the CBD and all that Cape Town City has to offer, but we also have the trendy Cape Quarter within a few strides of our doorstep. This Piazza-style square boasts a variety of establishments: restaurants, bars, health and beauty, a deli, a laundry, a florist and even a bank machine.

Walking a little further a field will take you to the world famous V&A Waterfront. Here you will find fun for the whole family from the Oceanaruim and Craft Market, to boat rides to Robben Island. Other cultural sites of interest within walking distance are the Bo Kaap, Gold, District Six and Jewish museums.

You can take a stroll through the city's leafy gardens and visit the National Gallery or Museum, play Frisbee with some enthusiastic locals or watch the squirrels in the old Oak trees. Close by is the renowned Green Market Square for craft and souvenirs, and more browsing is to be done down Long Street a hub of energy, a hot night spot, and the travellers Mecca.

Cape Town offers an array of Shopping Malls both in and around the city. One of the largest malls is Century City with its attending African Fun & Water Theme Park Ratanga Junction.

For fabulous Theatre you will not have to venture far. Within the city are On Broadway, The Royal Theatre and Artscape Theatres. Further outside the City is the Baxter, Theatre on the Bay and some outdoor venues at delightful Stellenbosch Wine Estates (see Spier and Oude Libertas). For summer evening concerts outdoor, a visit to our nearby National Botanical Gardens Amphitheatre is a picnic-lovers must though please note that these shows only take place on Sundays.

Another must for Cape Town will surely be your visit to our most famous landmark, Table Mountain. We can set you up with a guide if you would like to hike up, or of you can take the cableway and enjoy a less strenuous stroll on the top. For the adrenaline junkies there is also the chance to abseil part of the way down.

The Table Mountain chain is a national park and extends all the way down the peninsular to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. You could get there via the magnificent Chapman's Peak Drive and stop off at the Boulders Beach penguin colony and the Naval base in Simon's Town en route.

At Cape Point, you will see untouched beaches, and some of Africa's wildlife, including zebra, antelope, baboons and the closest relative to the Elephant, the tiny dassie!

Cape Point also boasts the world's most diverse floral kingdom, called Fynbos. The peninsular tour can be arranged as a social adventure with meals and a mountain bike ride inside the nature reserve. We are more than happy to put you in contact with the right people for other day trips such as wine routes, bird watching excursions and even a variety of Big Five day trips.

If what you are after is sand and sea, our peninsular has many white, sandy beaches on offer. Our Mediterranean climate encourages long sun-drenched evenings beside the crystal blue sea. Nearest are the trendy Camps Bay and the secluded but popular Clifton 1st to 4th beaches. Slightly more exclusive is Llandudno and then for the nudists and privacy seekers, Sandy Bay.

Across the peninsular is False Bay where you can bathe in the warmer Indian Ocean at the family beaches of Fish Hoek or St James. Sign up for surf school at Muizenberg, or head back to the Atlantic ocean to Table Views' Blouberg Strand for more extreme water sports such as kite surfing.

Cape Town also offers many Golf courses. The course at Woodbridge island affords spectacular views of Table Mountain. There is also a fairway within 5 minutes of De Waterkant Place Guest House. As with all that Cape Town has to offer, choice and warm smiles are plentiful.


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