Welgelegen House

Cape Town, South Africa

Welgelegen House

Welgelegen House - literally, "well-situated" - is a charming Cape Town B&B with an enviable location in the Gardens suburb, close to Kloof Street. It offers beautiful views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill.

Welgelegen (literally, “well-situated”) is a charming suburban retreat, set in the quiet Cape Town suburb of Gardens, directly below Table Mountain. It comprises two early 20th-century houses, lovingly renovated in a modern style.

A homely retreat, Welgelegen has a relaxed atmosphere, despite being just a few minutes’ walk from lively Kloof Street.


All of Welgelegen's 13 bedrooms are individually furnished. There are lovely little touches throughout, from the candle lighting, the natural Rooibos bath products and the plush dressing gowns in the bathrooms, to the home-made biscuits, complimentary port and inviting armchairs in every bedroom. The beds, which all convert to King size, are very comfortable with crisp white linen, down duvets and soft silk cushions. Most have balconies offering views of Signal Hill, Table Mountain or Welgelegen’s patio.


Welgelegen House is typically booked on a B&B basis (or self-catering). A generous breakfast is served each morning. Many restaurants are available within walking distance on nearby Long and Kloof Streets.


- Plunge pool
- Beautifully furnished living room
- Courtyard garden


Available locally (mostly at an additional cost):
- Historical and cultural tours of Cape Town
- Art galleries and museums in Cape Town
- Visits to the Cape Winelands and Table Mountain boasting a number of possible walks, hikes and biking trails
- Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
- Beaches at Cape Peninsula
- Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Luxury boat trip and educational tour to Robben Island
- Adrenalin activities including abseiling, paragliding, skydiving, sand boarding and shark diving.
- Helicopter flip around the Western Cape
- Horse riding along Noordhoek Beach
- Golf

Child Policy

Children over the age of six are welcome at Welgelegen House and charged a reduced rate if sharing with a parent.