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An African Villa

Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa

An African Villa is situated in Tamboerskloof, in the heart of Cape Town, right below Table Mountain.

By Air
Cape Town International (20km) is the closest airport. Click on the links below for a list of airlines.

From the Airport
It is only a 25-minute taxi ride. A special transfer rate can be arranged through the hotel.

By Car
An African Villa is easy to find for those self-driving - but call ahead if arriving late at night. There's free street parking in front of the house, and the entire street is protected by a car guard (hired by the residents) in the evening. For car hire see our car rental recommendations.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to South Africa and getting around.


  • Cape Town International 20.0km CPT


  • beach: 5.0 km
  • shop: 1.0 km
  • restaurant: 1.0 km
Save to favouritesPrintMailAn African VillaYou may be forgiven for thinking that some clever illusion has been played out when entering the front gate of this friendly guesthouse, only 7 blocks from the city centre. The outside seems conventional enough: a terrace of charming 19th-century houses featuring original wooden balconies and wrought-iron railings; but open the door and you’re catapulted into a 21st-century urban safari. The interior yields spaces on a grand scale, with décor as up-to-date as this morning’s news. Some describe the design as 'African-Scandinavian'; others, 'African-Zen'. The owners have interlinked 3 'grand old Victorian ladies' to create 11 [r:SA017:guest rooms] and a disarmingly cosy environment. The chic African style features classy warm colours with splashes of tribal red, and an eclectic mix of weird and wonderful artefacts, many of which are for sale. In summer a tranquil courtyard with a rectangular plunge pool, tables and loungers invites you to soak up the sun after a morning’s sightseeing. The soothing atmosphere continues indoors to a library, a dining room and lounge, all with fireplaces awaiting the crackle of a winter blaze: the perfect setting for your complimentary sherry or port.

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i-escape gift

a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine when staying 2 nights or more