Welgelegen Guest House
Cape Town, South Africa
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Situated in Gardens, an old and established
area of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain, Welgelegen comprises
two beautiful turn of the century houses, lovingly renovated and
decorated to reflect the uncompromising commitment to style of their
owner and your hostess, Fiona Evans.
Welgelegen is an
absolute jewel of a Guest House. It is a gem set
in a tranquil, leafy cul-de-sac at the foot of
Table Mountain, in the cosmopolitan city bowl neighborhood
of Gardens. Secluded and serene, it is still only
just around the corner from both Long and Kloof
Street, two of Cape Town’s trendiest restaurant and design
destinations...Thus it is in a perfect situation, “well-located”,
as is the Dutch translation for “Welgelegen!”
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The Guest House includes two Victorian houses
joined by a wonderful cobbled patio and granite plunge pool, enclosed
by terraces of iceberg roses and fragrant star jasmine. You can begin
your day here breakfasting in the clear morning sun, and end your evening
sipping cool glasses of Cape sauvignon under the stars and
white fairy lights flickering amongst the surrounding
The previous owner
was an interior designer, and the décor throughout is testament to her elegant
style and eclectic taste. All rooms are individually
furnished with neutral tones and splashes of both
African chic and classic bohemia. There is comfort
evident everywhere…from the candles, the natural
Rooibos bath products and the toweling dressing
gowns in each bathroom, to the home-made biscuits,
complimentary wine and huge inviting armchairs in
each room. The beds which all convert to King size,
are supremely comfortable with crisp white linen
and soft silky cushions. Every room has it’s
own charm and most have balconies offering views
of Table Mountain, Signal Hill or the patio below.
One room has a travertine surround bath in the room
complete with open fire-place, another has it’s
own private garden and lily pond!
Attention to detail
is definitely the byword here, and this is reflected
down from the choice of artwork on the walls, to
the sumptuousness of Welgelegen’s
living room sofas. There is an abundant feeling of
luxury and spaciousness everywhere… 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-ceiling cornices
of the living rooms… And intimacy, charm and
atmosphere abound in every corner.
Fiona Evans, the
new owner, is determined that any improvements at
Welgelegen should only enhance what has already been
there these last few years. She has updated a few
of the older bedrooms with style and a wonderful
eye for color. There is more beautiful art on the
walls, and a new in-house treatment room should provide
even further pampering for the soul. Welgelegen has
managed to retain the ambience of a well-preserved
and treasured home whilst simultaneously sharing
it’s warmth and sophistication with all those
who have ventured past the front garden’s lush
hydrangea and lavender bushes. Above all, this guest
house offers a commitment to personalized and efficient
service exemplary in it’s field. In the words
of a recent visitor…(sic.) Welgelegen is excellent
value and in a different league… offers a
personal vibe in a naturally blessed destination.
• 4 superior air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms.
• 3 deluxe air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms.
• 1 mini-deluxe air conditioned en-suite bedroom.
• 5 superior air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms.
• 1 dbl air-conditioned mini-deluxe en-suite (shower only).
• Children of 6 and older sharing with parents pay discounted rate.
• Extra adult (+16) in family room pay extra.
Welgelgegen “Grace” Cottage
• Exquisitely renovated Victorian Cottage with 2 en-suite bedrooms, open plan lounge, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, leafy patio and secure private parking.
• Cottage is 20 metres from main house and guests have full access to all facilities, such as swimming pool and public areas.
Breakfast is served in the guesthouse from 7:30
until 10:30... but they are flexible if necessary and will also
do an early breakfast tray if guests have to leave at the crack of dawn. The
breakfasts have something for everyone... from pancakes and muffins to
croissants, continental style hams, salamis and salads, fruit salad and
the full English bacon, eggs mushrooms etc. Although they do not
serve dinner, there is an excellent choice of take-away delivered from
some of the finest as well as faster food eateries in the vicinity.
are served from 5pm and within 3/4 minutes walk
to Kloof Street, you will find a very diverse array
of restaurants and bistros. Long Street is
only 7 minutes away on foot and is home to an excellent
choice of music venues, bars, cafes, more restaurants
and night-clubs. The lovely thing about
this area is that it is away from the tourist hot-spot
of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and
is therefore full of locals, giving it a warm and
friendly ambience. Both these streets are
vibey and trendy and host many of South Africa's
innovative fashion and furniture designers.
those in search of physical activities (and for
whom the Welgelegen treatment room is too relaxing),
we recommend climbing up or along Table Mountain,
one of the 6 floral kingdoms of the world. Table
Mountain is a nature lover's and hiker's delight
and is a mere 5-minute drive from the Guest House.
nearby include walking,
hiking, picnicking in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
(10 min's drive), swimming in Camp's Bay or on
Clifton Beach in Atlantic waters (5 min's drive),
penguin watching on Boulder's Beach and then swimming
there or in the Indian waters of St. James (40
min's drive), Horse-riding on Noordhoek Beach (45
min's drive) or in Hout Bay (25 min's drive). Of
course, there is also golfing, shark diving and
whale watching...full day itineraries that the
staff at Welgelegen can easily organize, as well
as all the above.
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