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Welgelegen, Cape Town, South Africa

Welgelegen

Cape Town, South Africa

This boutique property comprises two 19th century houses in an established Capetonian neighbourhood. Both have been beautifully restored; maintaining character and grandeur with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Warm colours combine with bold patterns to create a distinctive feel to Welgelegen, and the high quality of the materials and the attention to detail are evident from the moment you arrive. African art is contrasted with contemporary furnishings, and high ceilings create a sense of space.

Whether you choose to relax in one of the lounges or in the tranquil central courtyard garden, take a dip in the pool or explore the city's many attractions on your doorstep, Welgelegen is an excellent base for your time in Cape Town.

OUR RATING: Medium

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OUR OPINION:

With an enviable position and fantastic views toward Table Mountain, Welgelegen is ideal for those looking for a quiet city location. It's only a short walk away from the restaurants of Kloof Street and an easy drive (or taxi journey) to the V&A Waterfront.

Rooms

The 13 large, well-appointed and individually decorated rooms have their own en suite bathrooms and provide a quiet retreat during your stay. Each one is spacious and features air conditioning, a seating area and free Wi-Fi access, as well as a flat-screen TV and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities.

Location

Welgelegen lies in the shadow of Table Mountain, situated on a quiet residential street, but close to the shops and restaurants on Kloof Street and only a short distance from the heart of the city.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served in the courtyard, overlooking the landscaped gardens. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in one of the plethora of restaurants on Kloof Street or in central Cape Town, which is one of the world's best culinary cities.

Facilities and activities

There's a small swimming pool in which to cool off and relax, and a couple of spa treatment rooms where you can indulge in a rejuvenating treatment. There's also a cosy library, allowing you to borrow a variety of books during your stay.

Tour ideas in Cape Town

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Welgelegen 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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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    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.

    • A journey aboard The Blue Train
      The Blue Train with Table Mountain in the distance

      A journey aboard The Blue Train

      A journey aboard The Blue Train

      Following a historic route between Pretoria and Cape Town, The Blue Train is one of South Africa’s finest rail journeys. On board, you can experience fine dining, relax in your own private suite and take in mountain views from the Observation Car.

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    • Cape Town City Tour
      Cape Town

      Cape Town City Tour

      Cape Town City Tour

      No visit to Cape Town is complete without a tour of the "Mother City". Your tour will include visits to the Castle of Good Hope, the Parliament Buildings and Bo-Kaap, plus of course the iconic Table Mountain.

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    • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
      Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

      Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

      Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

      Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens occupy a large swathe of beautiful land on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. They house a huge collection of indigenous flora, such as heathery fynbos, flowering proteas and dramatically coloured strelitzias.

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