Nestled below the landmark Table Mountain plateau, lies the leafy old established area of Gardens, and in a tranquil cul-de-sac therein. Welgelegen welcomes you "home from home" and provides you with the comforts and extra luxurious touches you wish you could treat yourself to all year around.


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Welgelegen is a jewel of a Guest House, a gem set in a leafy cul-de-sac in the cosmopolitan city bowl neighbourhood of Gardens. Secluded and serene, it is only just around the corner from both Long and Kloof Street, two of Cape Town's trendiest restaurant and design destinations.

The Guest House comprises two Victorian houses joined by a wonderful cobbled patio with plunge pool , enclosed by terraces of iceberg roses and star jasmine. You can begin your day here breakfasting in the morning sun with Table Mountain your backdrop, or end your evening under the stars with a chilled Cape sauvignon and fairylights flickering amongst the surrounding foliage.

All rooms are individually furnished with earthy neutral tones and splashes of both African chic and classic bohemia. The emphasis is on comfort...from the candles, the natural Rooibos bath products and the towelling dressing gowns in each bathroom, to the home-made biscuits, complimentary port and huge inviting armchairs in each room. The beds all convert to King size, and are inviting with crisp white linen, duck down duvets and soft silky cushions.  Every room has it’s own charm, most have balconies offering views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill or the patio below.

The attention to detail is reflected in the choice of artwork on the walls, the variety of books both old and new, the evening biscuit and olive bar, and the sumptiousness of the living room sofas. There is an overall feeling of luxury and spaciousness … in the modernized dining room complete with leather chairs, enormous ornate mirror and lime mosaic’d fireplace… in the huge beaded chandelier in the hallway…and in the tall windows and high ceilinged cornices of the living rooms…  The atmosphere is both intimate and charming, and the room feels inviting and familiar!

Fiona, has upgraded many of the older bedrooms and bathrooms marrying the old with the new, maintaining the ambience of chic afrique and timeless classicism. The still fairly new in-house treatment room provides even further pampering for the soul with holistic and polarity based massages, aromatherapy and stress release reflexology. Alternative therapies as well as manicures, pedicures, and paraffin waxes are also catered for. 

Welgelegen retains the ambience of a well-preserved and treasured home whilst simultaneously sharing it's warmth and sophistication with all those who venture up its hydrangea and lavender path.


Welgelegen also offer the following services:

    * Personalised, private tours and transfers at excellent rates.
    * 12 hour laundry service
    * DVD's for that quiet night
    * In house therapies and holistic alternatives to massages
    * Help and advice with our personal favorites from restaraunts, bars, music places, theatre even car hire to your personal shopper
    * WiFi throughout including complimentary voucher on arrival
    * Fancy a quiet dinner in for a change ? We can call in a delivery or, with a little notice, even arrange a personal chef for you.

Attractions less than 10 minutes away:

    * The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
    * The Table Mountain Funicular
    * The South Africa Isiko Museums of Cape Town
    * Company Gardens
    * Houses of Parliment
    * The Athol Fugard Theatre
    * Artscape Gallery and Theatre
    * Centre of the Book and The Book Lounge
    * St Georges Cathedral and Labyrinth
    * Long Street Music and Art Venues



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The paternal presence of Table Mountain, the pristine coastline with its white sandy beaches, the magnificent countryside with its bountiful rivers, vleis and dams, and the unique flora kingdom, together with the warm summer climate and friendly community, makes it perfect for any vacation. There is much to see and do in the Mother City, and we can certainly assist  you with your planning.


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