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In the heart of Cape Town, the Victorian-style Welgelegen House offers an outdoor pool and views of Table Mountain. Guests can relax in the spa area or borrow literature from the in-house library.

All spacious rooms feature air-conditioning, a sitting area and free Wi-Fi facilities. A flat-screen TV and complimentary tea-and-coffee-making facilities are also available.

Breakfast is served on the courtyard, overlooking the landscaped garden. A variety of local restaurants offering traditional foods can be found only 300 feet away.

Day trips can be arranged and transportation is also available upon request at the concierge service. Welgelegen House’s guests can also enjoy relaxing treatments in the spa.

The Gardens can be reached in a 5-minute walk and the 24-hour front desk staff can arrange private tours. Cape Town International Airport is 12 miles away and a shuttle service is available upon request.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Welgelegen House has been welcoming guests since Nov 29, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Clifton 1st Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.7 miles from property
  • Broken Bath Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1.8 miles from property
  • Clifton 2nd Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
  • Clifton 3rd Beach

    Clifton 3rd Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.8 miles from property
  • Milton Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are we able to store luggage for 2 days before our stay?
    We will be happy to store the luggage for you.
    Answered on 25 December 2022
  • During what hours is breakfast served? Thank you
    Breakfast times are between 07h00-10h30 daily. Should you have an early flight, we happy to arrange a breakfast pack. Kind regards Prince
    Answered on 25 December 2022
  • Can you accommodate 147 people for 4 days in your hotel
    Good day. Unfortunately we can only accommodate 31 guests. please do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information. Kind regards Ayanda
    Answered on 1 November 2021

Managed by RETURNAfrica

Company review score: 10Based on 81 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

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Property info

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, with unparalleled views of Lion’s Head, Welgelegen is our boutique guest house that oozes Cape charm. The luxurious space was converted into fourteen en-suite rooms from two Victorian houses, linked by a shady inner courtyard and pool that provides welcome respite during the heat of the day. It is truly a sanctuary in the city, located just a short walk away from the vibe of Kloof Street, and a few minutes’ drive from the Cableway, Camps Bay and the Waterfront. It makes perfect sense, then, when you find out that “welgelegen” means “well-situated.”

Neighborhood info

Black Sheep Restaurant. Company Gardens and High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel

Language Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of Welgelegen House
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Welgelegen House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 3 are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 3 and up are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Welgelegen House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Welgelegen House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

If you require an invoice when booking a prepaid rate, write this and your company details in the Special Requests box.

FAQs about Welgelegen House

  • The prices at Welgelegen House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Welgelegen House is 1 miles from the center of Cape Town.

  • Welgelegen House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Swimming pool

  • Guests staying at Welgelegen House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Welgelegen House include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Family

  • Check-in at Welgelegen House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.