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Last updated: 30 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

You can expect location with a capital L at this boutique guesthouse set within walking distance of trendy Kloof Street’s restaurants, bars and boutiques.

A listed national monument, the 19th-century Georgian-Victorian townhouse is romantic and boho-cool, referencing the hedonistic Oscar Wilde (it’s named after one of his fave London haunts). Rooms are light and airy spaces with great bathrooms.

There’s a complimentary cocktail hour each evening, along with transfers to the V&A Waterfront.

Surrounding area

Located in a residential street a short walk from the city centre. Many of the houses are restored or historic, with Victorian or Georgian influences. Table Mountain is the backdrop.

Tranquil and quiet within, but once out of the front gate, expect pedestrians and plenty of traffic clogging the surrounding streets. It’s safe to walk in this area, during the day.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Hike up the Lion’s Head

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[1.4 miles]

A stunning 5.5km (3.4m) hike up the iconic Lion’s Head, for spectacular views of the Cape’s dramatic Atlantic coastline.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-4 hours

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Hike up Table Mountain

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.8 miles]

Lace up your boots and tackle one of the myriad hiking trails going up to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain, a challenging but rewarding 2- to 3-hour scenic hike.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Helicopter flights over Cape Town

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[3.4 miles]

Take to the skies for unrivalled views of Cape Town’s dramatic coastline, and to fly over the iconic Table Mountain.

Best for ages: 10+ | £80 | 15-30 mins

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Exterior of white, colonial building at dusk

South African Museum

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[0.7 miles]

Stop by the South African Museum to see the famous Linton Panel, one of the world’s foremost examples of rock art, extracted from a shelter in the Drakensberg Mountains. Open daily.

Best for ages: 13+ | £2

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Entrance to an aquarium on a sunny day

Two Oceans Aquarium

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.8 miles]

In the V&A Waterfront, this world-class aquarium offers three large tanks for pelagic fish alongside dozens of smaller exhibits. The hands-on ‘Touch Pool’ is always a hit with kids.

Best for ages: 4+ | £10

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Mountains, hotels and deep blue water with waves at beach promenade

Walk or cycle the Sea Point Promenade

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.8 miles]

Join locals on ‘The Prom’ for a leisurely 5km seaside ramble, cycle or skate as you enjoy the city’s best sunset views. There are pavement cafes if you need a break, and play parks for kids.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Woman Selling Fresh Local Vegetable at Farmers Market

Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[3.3 miles]

A bustling food, wine and design market situated overlooking the ocean. Wonderful fresh produce and dozens of food stalls. Open weekends, 9am-2pm.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Cape Town

Western Cape, South Africa

Vibrant, multicultural city with dramatic scenery, adrenaline adventure galore, Africa’s best art’s scene and golden beaches and outstanding gastronomy.

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