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Acorn House, Cape Town

Acorn House

Cape Town, South Africa

Built in 1904, Acorn House is your peaceful haven away from the bustle of the city.

Between the gardens, sun deck, pool and veranda there are plenty of choices for sitting back and relaxing while taking in the stunning views. In the main hall you can help yourself to complimentary port and to the honesty bar, which are among the small touches that make you feel at home here. The current owners, Beate and Bernd, really enjoy their fine wines and have stocked their stores with a range of local bottles at affordable prices. They're happy to share their knowledge and recommendations, including their favourite wine farms that could inspire a visit.


You’ll enjoy the friendly ambiance at Acorn; it has an excellent standard of service designed to make you feel at home. The stunning backdrop of Table Mountain is also sure to impress.


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Each of the ten rooms has its own personality and they're named after the previous owners of this charming house. Whilst not huge, the rooms are furnished in a way that's in keeping with the pedigree of the house and offer comfortable beds with well-appointed en suite bathrooms. Facilities in the bedrooms include TVs, telephones, safe deposit boxes, hair dryers, toiletries and free Wi-Fi connection, which is available throughout the hotel. Rooms offer either twin beds or a queen size bed, and there are two family suites which include sleeper couches suitable for children up to the age of 12.


Oranjezicht is a great location for Cape Town, combining peace and quiet within easy reach of the city centre. There's a weekly farmers' market held every Saturday at The Oranjezicht City Farm, a short distance from the hotel. The majority of the city attractions are a short drive from the hotel, or you can easily head over Table Mountain to the beaches of Camps Bay.

Food and drink

Breakfast includes a cold buffet of local meats and cheeses, fruit and vegetables. There's a range of hot options, including Cape Malay pancakes, all of which are served until 11am. The hotel doesn’t offer an evening dining option but the concierge is happy to point guests toward some of the city’s best eateries and help with travel arrangements to get you there. For wine lovers, the hotel stocks a good selection of white and red wines. 


Children over the age of two are welcome at Acorn House, but the hotel does reserve the right to limit the amount of children in residence at any one time. There are two private family suites available.

Facilities and activities

Services offered by the hotel include a laundry service, dry cleaning, luggage storage, babysitting/child services and the provision of newspapers. Free parking is available off site.

Tour ideas in Cape Town

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Acorn House as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      The Blue Train with Table Mountain in the distance

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      Path in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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