Did I forget about the fly in the ointment? Guess not, if yes I wouldn’t tell...
Southern Comfort Guest Lodge
Nothing to complain about, much to praise...
My husband and I stayed there for an entire week in March 2015 despite the fact that we initially intended to only spend 3 nights in Cape Town.. Hence, here’s five reasons to stay in the Southern Comfort Guest Lodage when in Cape Town:
1st The good location in Oranjezicht, a pleasant and safe neighbourhood in the Gardens District at the foot of Table Mountain. Bustling City Bowl, Kloof Street with its abundance of restaurants and shops and even posh V & A Waterfront are within walking distance. (take a R50 taxi back uphill after a long day downtown or elsewhere. should you mind the climb). Will’s cafe and deli for good breakfast and takeaway right on the next corner.
2nd Spectacular panoramic views of the cityscape, the ocean, Signal Hill, Lion’s head and Table Mountain from the roof deck upstairs, particularly impressive immediately prior to sunset. Have a glass of wine, relax and take pictures (those of you who are into photography)!
3rd From here Camps Bay, Kloof Neck, and the peninsula are easily accessible by car (compared to other locations like Bloubergstrand e.g.). Ideal starting point for day tours both within greater Cape Town (e.g. Kirstenbosch Gardens), to the peninsula with its striking scenery and manifold impressions as to the nearby winelands (Stellenbosch, Franschoek)
4th Nice spacious room with private terrace, immaculate cleanliness. Beautifully kept and tastefully furnished house with both African style and modern interior. Friendly unobtrusive and efficient domestic housekeeping staff. Small but nice pool and deck to cool down and refresh after a day in the heat.