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Personal service and a convenient location await you at this luxurious guest house, situated close to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and just 20 minutes from Cape Town’s centre.

Within walking distance of Newlands Stadium, Wild Olive Guest House is a great base for business and leisure travellers alike. Start the day with a swim in the pool, set in a lush, secluded garden. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair with home-baked muffins.

Relax in style in the gazebo or on the terrace under shady trees. Wild Olive offers everything for a hassle-free stay, including a lounge with fireplace and honesty bar, a barbecue and free internet access. Guests looking for a quiet night in can also request home-cooked dinners in advance.

All rooms are individually furnished and boast earthy tones. Make yourself tea or help yourself from the minibar. Cotton linen and the option to choose between double and twin bedding ensure a good night’s rest.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Wild Olive Guest House has been welcoming guests since 30 Aug 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English
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Host Information

Host review score

The Wild Olive has been a Guest House for 10 Years & offers both business & leisure guests a home away from home. We have a full range of services to make your stay comfortable & to keep you coming back. That's why we say the Wild Olive is "More than a room & a good nights sleep". No matter if its your first time with us or you are a return guest there will always be a Warm Welcome at the Wild Olive. See you soon!
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,German,English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Newlands Cricket Stadium
    0.3 miles
  • Newlands Stadium
    0.3 miles
  • Western Province Cricket Club
    0.5 miles
  • Cavendish Square Shopping Centre
    0.8 miles
  • Riverside Mall
    0.8 miles
  • Life Kingsbury Hospital
    1 miles
  • Life Peninsula Eye Hospital
    1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Michaels Kitchen & Bar
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/bar vida e caffe
    0.7 miles
  • Restaurant Col'Cacchio pizzeria
    0.7 miles
  • Restaurant Myoga Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Barristers Grill & Café
    1.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    2.6 miles
  • Table Mountain
    4.2 miles
  • Groot Constantia
    5 miles
  • V&A Waterfront
    5.7 miles
  • World of Birds
    7.1 miles
  • Chapman's Peak
    10.8 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Atlantic Ocean
    6.8 miles
  • Mountain Table Mountain Cable Way
    9.7 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Lagoon Beach
    5 miles
  • Camps Bay Beach
    6 miles
  • Milnerton Beach
    6 miles
  • Beta Beach
    6 miles
  • Glen Beach
    6 miles
Public transport
  • Train Newlands Railway Station
    0.4 miles
  • Train Claremont Railway Station
    0.7 miles
  • Train Harfield Railway Station
    1.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Cape Town International Airport
    7 miles
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Facilities of Wild Olive Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Secured parking
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Wellness facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Wild Olive Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 19:00


06:30 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
2 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 350 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 350 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that 100% deposit are taken for bookings of only 1 night.

Arrangements for late arrivals are essential.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

Please inform Wild Olive Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Wild Olive Guest House

  • Room options at Wild Olive Guest House include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite
    • Double

  • Wild Olive Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • The prices at Wild Olive Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Wild Olive Guest House is 4.3 miles from the centre of Cape Town.

    • Check-in at Wild Olive Guest House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Guests staying at Wild Olive Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Buffet
      • À la carte