An African Villa

Here is a guest house with a difference. From the street it looks like three Victorian terrace houses, but when you step inside it is as though the place stretches out in front of you. The ceilings are high, the rooms generous and the dcor, featured in many local and international travel magazines, is coloured with an African flourish.

An African Villa is located in a quiet residential street within walking distance of the city centre and many local restaurants. The house and the staff have received many accolades for service and facilities, one of them being from the last three years' Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award. An African Villa is also recommended by Frommers Guide, Lonely Planet and Greenwood Guide.

There are three large common areas; a library with complimentary Internet access, a lounge with a complimentary taxi phone as well as port and sherry on offer at night, and a dining room where you will be greeted by a heart-warming full breakfast and a flickering fire in winter. In summer, breakfast is served outdoors in the peaceful courtyard beside the pool. There is also an honesty bar in the kitchen and complimentary cake available.

We offer 13 en-suite rooms, of which five are Platinum Class, each with a full bathroom and balcony, two are Gold Class, each with a full bathroom, four are Silver Class, each with a shower room, and then there are the two Bronze Class rooms, each with a shower room facing a quiet street.

The owners' manage the house personally and are always on call to help you make your Cape Town vacation memorable, and all of the staff enjoy their work and are generous with their time and talents. They can be found happily baking fresh goodies for breakfast and tea, making tea or coffee for you on arrival, carrying your luggage, directing you to the city, or booking restaurants, car rentals and tours for you. They will even drop off your laundry. Come and experience An African Villa and a memorable holiday.

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  • "Excellent!"

    15 March 2020

    "We found it impossible to find fault with An African Villa. Quality accommodation in a wonderful location within a short Uber ride of all that Cape Town has to offer. Breakfasts were excellent and..."

    Mark T
  • "Quaint Boutique Hotel in the Great Cape Town Neighborhood"

    23 November 2019

    "An African Villa was my husband and I’s first stop on our honeymoon and it did not disappoint! Louis and his staff were incredibly personable, welcoming, and super helpful with great Cape Town..."

    Melissa B
  • "Lovely spot with professional management and comfy rooms"

    16 November 2019

    "Great location in Capetown just a quick Uber ride from all points of interest. A small and cozy Inn that makes guests feel valued. Great bedding and comfortable room with a view if Table Top..."

  • "The perfect Cape Town boutique hotel"

    12 November 2019

    "We have just spent 9 wonderful nights at this beautiful boutique hotel, every morning opening our windows to a view of Table Mountain. The hotel is modern but maintains an African feel with its..."

  • "Superb boutique hotel in quiet part of Cape Town"

    01 November 2019

    "Small but well formed boutique hotel in quiet central neighbourhood of Cape Town. Rooms are modestly furnished but clean and comfortable with a king size bed. Perfect start to our South African..."

  • "Great place to stay. Spacious, stylish, friendly."

    05 October 2019

    "It was a comfortable room, good breakfast, good garden if it's sunny;. Very helpful - the best "induction" I've had in a guest house! Recommended. It's also close to amenities - a walk from the town..."

  • "Superb "

    17 September 2019

    "We had 4 nights at this amazing guest house. It is quite possibly the best hotel / guest house I have ever stayed in. Louis and his team make you feel so very welcome - like you are in their own..."

  • "Warm and welcoming."

    29 March 2019

    "Lois and the team have created a totally relaxed atmosphere within a delightful property in a quiet and safe suburb of Cape Town. They will go the extra mile to assist in any way so don`t hesitate to..."

  • "Fab time"

    21 March 2019

    "Stayed here for 4 nights with a friend From the time of our booking the service was great They replied to my request for a twin room and e mailed us to ask if we required transport from the airport..."

  • "Excellent friendly guesthouse"

    18 March 2019

    "We had such a nice stay of 4 nights at An African Villa, at a beautiful location with a view of Table Mountain. The owner gave us a very valuable introduction to everything we needed to know about..."

    Karin D
  • "Excellent choice"

    12 March 2019

    "I stayed at the African Villa for five days. It is a very lovely guesthouse. The staff are excellent and very friendly. It was clean and quiet. They serve a delicious breakfast. They also provide..."

  • "Lovely villa and excellent friendly service"

    03 March 2019

    "Louis and team were fantastic helping us make the most of a short trip to Cape Town. The whole ambience of the hotel is lovely and the decor very stylish. We were recommended to dine at Societi..."

  • "June"

    22 February 2019

    "We really enjoyed our stay at An African Villa. The property was clean and beautifully furnished in a traditional style. The room had everything you could want and s great deal of attention was paid..."

    June R
  • "Great place to stay in great location"

    16 February 2019

    "Loved staying in An African Villa. We had the room on the ground floor of the main house. Our room opened up onto the small patio out back. Room was clean and comfortable. Owner, Louis was very..."

  • "A taste of Africa in a Villa"

    14 February 2019

    "We were recommended this Villa by our friends and we stayed for 3 night on our arrival in Cape Town, and then returned t o stay for our final 2 nights before flying home. We arrived at about 1am from..."

  • "Great guest house"

    20 January 2019

    "Thank you Louis for your hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a very comfortable stay. Great tour guide and a wealth of information made our stay worry free and very enjoyable. We..."

  • "An African villa"

    13 January 2019

    "This is a really nice guest house, run by friendly people. The room was very comfortable and well furnished. Food and the little extras were very nice, and the honesty bar/fridge is well..."

  • "Wonderful place to stat"

    02 January 2019

    "An African Villa is centrally located, warm, and a real treat. Kayla, Louis, and the whole team really made our stay special. We’ve already recommended them to several friends and would gladly return."

  • "Great location and comfortable accommodation"

    14 December 2018

    "An African Villa is a good guest house in a nice location. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfasts good. However, if you have an early start you will need a packed breakfast as they only start..."

    Saunders B
  • "Wonderful Guesthouse in Quiet Neighborhood in Cape Town"

    18 November 2018

    "I stayed here for 5 nights and loved it. Very friendly, helpful people. Nice quiet neighborhood, spacious rooms and a great breakfast. Lots of restaurants and grocery stores within walking..."

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a great location"

    21 October 2018

    "We took three rooms in An African Villa and from walking through the door from the quiet leafy street, the quality of the house is immediately apparent. It's a boutique B&B and some. Hotel like space..."

  • "A very good b&b"

    18 October 2018

    "We stayed at An African Villa around September 20 for three nights. The villa is very comfortable with large well appointed rooms. The breakfast is plentiful and delicious. The Villa is situated in..."

  • "Great Guest House in Quiet Neighborhood"

    20 September 2018

    "My husband and I stayed at An African Villa for 4 nights before we left on the Garden Route, and 1 night when we returned. I highly recommend this Guest House. The décor immediately gets you in a..."

    Kathryn S
  • "Excellent boutique hotel in the 'real' Cape Town"

    18 September 2018

    "What a wonderful find this place was. We stayed four nights and felt like we got a glimpse into the real Cape Town. Excellent room, great restaurants nearby, a view of Table Mountain, even a packed..."

    Max T
  • "An African Villa stay"

    14 September 2018

    "This B and B is located in a nice neighborhood with decent rooms. However it is not within walkable distance to centre city, Need a taxi or Uber to go anywhere. We were a large group of ten with a..."

  • "Perfect Location, Great People, Beautiful Place"

    01 September 2018

    "I just wanted to write a quick note about our wonderful stay at An African Villa. I was traveling with my almost 14-year-old daughter and her same age friend this past August. First of all, the..."

    Virginia H
  • "Warm Reception"

    31 August 2018

    "We arrived late in the evening after traveling for 24 hours. We were warmly greeted and taken immediately to our room. We were then given a quick tour of the dining, kitchen and patio areas so we..."

  • "Superior. Elegant! Staff and owner so helpful."

    03 July 2018

    "The B&B was absolutely perfect! Well appointed. The room was large. WiFi very good. We were greeted even tho arrived late. Owner was so helpful in helping us plan our stay in CapeTown- what to see..."

  • "A great find in Cape Town..."

    10 June 2018

    "Sometimes you are good and sometimes you are just lucky. We were just lucky when we stumbled on An African Villa when looking for a place to stay for our recent trip to Cape Town. An African Villa is..."

  • "Great B&B"

    05 June 2018

    "Stayed here two nights during my self drive South African adventure. The B&B is located in a quiet area at Tamboerskloof, which is loaded with good restaurants. Tamboerskloof is one of the nicest..."

    John K
  • "Honeymoon Magic"

    24 May 2018

    "It has been years since we stayed at An African Villa, and it's still the best stay we've had in a hotel or BnB EVER. Beautiful rooms and wonderful staff. And that breakfast. We still DREAM about..."

    Abby S
  • "Great Stay At An African Village"

    22 April 2018

    "We recently stayed An African Village before and after a 5-day Garden Route tour (which we highly recommend). While located in a more residential area, it was a short and inexpensive Uber ride to the..."

  • "Great place to stay in Cape Town"

    06 April 2018

    "We arrived at An African Villa for our 3 nights, as the first Cape Town base of our South Africa tour. The place is really lovely, with ornaments and wall art giving a contemporary African..."

  • "Superb stay and made very welcome."

    19 March 2018

    "This is a small boutique hotel that goes the extra mile to ensure their guests enjoy their stay. The staff go out of their way to inform their guests about Cape Town and to ensure that they have a..."

  • "Comfortable, elegant small hotel"

    12 March 2018

    "Stayed here for a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very spacious rooms, great decor, friendly staff who are happy to give advice, and great breakfast - with view of Table Mountain and..."

  • "A Fantastic Place!"

    09 March 2018

    "Staying at An African Villa (AAV) played a huge part in how much we enjoyed our stay in Cape Town, thank you so much for an amazing stay! We researched lots of places and read a lot of reviews..."

  • "A Great Place to stay in Cape Town"

    09 March 2018

    "An African Villa is a boutique hotel in Cape Town - three residential dwellings combined into house A, B and C. The rooms are extremely comfortable and the location is very close to table mountain..."

  • "An excellent Bed and Breakfast in a great location!"

    02 March 2018

    "This is a great place to stay while visiting Cape Town. The staff are very friendly and they really make you comfortable. The WIFI is offered and it is fast. This villa is close to many restaurants..."

  • "Great hosts fantastic location"

    26 February 2018

    "Great find in Cape Town. A good area to see the local way of life with plenty of places to eat and off the tourist trail, but still very safe. Very central to all main tourist attractions. The hosts..."

  • "Another fantastic stay"

    24 February 2018

    "I revisited An African Villa (my 5th time) in February 2018, along with three 'newbies' to South Africa. Once again I was not disappointed and the 'newbies' were blown away by the high standard of..."

    Robert H
  • "An excellent Villa!"

    22 February 2018

    "I cannot fault An African Villa! The staff are extremely friendly and really make you comfortable! The WiFi offered is fast and works throughout the Villa. This made FaceTime calls, to the loved ones..."

    Hishaan B
  • "Home away from home"

    19 February 2018

    "We have travelled extensively and always like to try new places, with the exception of An African Villa. This is our go-to place when we stay in Cape Town. Beautifully decorated B&B but more..."

    Tania H
  • "Charming small hotel"

    18 February 2018

    "Beautifully decorated and cared for place to stay in Cape Town with easy access to city centre. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms large, clean and despite the water issues in the area we..."

  • "Nice homey hotel in central CT"

    31 January 2018

    "I spent 4 nights at an Africa Villa this past month. Overall, I enjoyed my stay very much. Keith was very helpful and provided advice for me in regards to where to eat dinner and things I should see..."

    Peter H
  • "Relaxing Boutique Hotel with lovely staff"

    26 January 2018

    "We stayed at An African Villa for 4 nights. It was our first visit to South Africa and the staff were full of useful information and helpful too. It was very comfortable and had a good range of..."

  • "Nice small hotel in Cape Town Central"

    22 January 2018

    "An African Villa is a small hotel with 12 rooms consisting of three connected “houses.” The place is clean and the rooms are good size. Breakfast is very good - continental or cooked to order hot..."

    Robert D
  • "Good base for Cape Town sightseeing "

    20 December 2017

    "Good central location, with plentry of places to eat nearby, yet on a lovely quiet street. Our room was large and well-equipped, with a beautiful balcony. Breakfast is good, with your choice of hot..."

  • "Ideal Place to be in Cape Town"

    19 December 2017

    "African Villa is a hotel full of character. Much more individual than the streamlined international Hotels. A perfect place to stay for some days in Cape Town. The interior fitting is both elegant..."

  • "A true gem, great service"

    11 December 2017

    "A perfect place to stay in Cape Town - close to our favorite area around Kloof St but also strategically situated for getting around other parts of town. Lovely old house renovated with care - a true..."

    Jonas H
  • "Wouldn't Stay Anywhere Else!"

    08 December 2017

    "An African Villa has received tremendous reviews on Trip Advisor through the years and deserves all of the compliments they've gotten. The proprietors and staff are as helpful and accommodating as..."

  • "Great local base in Cape Town"

    07 December 2017

    "Excellent hotel as a base in Cape Town when we first arrived from London. Cindy took the time to show us around the beautiful house (actually three joined together!) and gave us all the info we..."

    Emily H
  • "A really good hotel"

    25 November 2017

    "The hotel is very well situated for the vaccation in Cape Town. It’s a really nice hotel with an excellent staff that kindly helps the guests with everything. The breakfast is the best part and gives..."

    Mats W
  • "Beautiful townhouse with safari flair"

    31 October 2017

    "An African Villa was our starting point to our South Africa trip, and we really enjoyed our stay there. The neighborhood is nice and feels safe, and you can walk down to Long Street during the day..."

  • "Quiet Cape Town location"

    22 October 2017

    "The Villa is a lovely inn located in a quieter residential neighborhood between downtown and Table Mountain. Three older homes were completely renovated to create this facility that is beautifully..."

  • "A magical stay to start to our trip."

    21 October 2017

    "This Villa was the first stop on our short trip to the Cape. We arrived early evening by taxi after two long flights with Emirates via Dubai and were tired, but upon entering the villa, it was..."

  • "Lovely, friendly place to stay"

    01 October 2017

    "We had a really lovely time staying at an African Villa. It's a great location for getting to all the key sights in Cape Town and lots of nice local restauarants. The Villa is a guest house - much..."

  • "Charming place with great location"

    27 September 2017

    "We stayed three nights and were very happy! The location is quiet and near restaurants. We used Uber to get many places for just a couple of $ US each ride. The Africa Villa is 3 townhouses put..."

  • "Outstanding hotel"

    22 September 2017

    "We had the pleasure of staying at An African Villa for 4 nights in August. It is somewhere between a hotel, an inn and a B & B. But mostly it felt like home. The staff were extremely friendly and..."

  • "Lovely stay"

    11 September 2017

    "We had a great stay at An African Villa! The freshly prepared morning breakfasts were wonderful and we loved relaxing in the lounge for a glass of complimentary port before dinner. There are loads of..."

    Hannah A
  • "Very Comfortable and Great Location"

    09 September 2017

    "This "hotel" is basically 3 converted townhouses opened up. So, there are 2 main "living room" areas/public spaces, and then the 3rd main area is the breakfast room. Rooms were comfortable. Street..."

  • "Wonderful hotel in Capetown"

    08 September 2017

    "We are so happy with our stay at this boutique-hotel in Cape Town. The staff is very professional and welcoming. The large living rooms are cosy and inviting. Rather than having a small refrigerator..."

    Janet P
  • "A Great Place to Base Yourself"

    07 September 2017

    "An African Villa was a great base for our time in Cape Town. This boutique guest house is located slightly out of the main Cape Town area yet within 10 minuets by cab from most places including the..."

  • "so beautiful"

    17 August 2017

    "so lovely people. very comfortable and clean rooms. perfect breakfast. It was our third time to stay at this hotel. We will come back. also good located. If you are looking for a hotel, that makes..."

  • "Our favorite accommodation in Africa!"

    11 August 2017

    "After spending seven weeks in three African countries, in several lovely places, our 4 day stay at African Villa was our favorite. Great location in Tamboerskloof area which is a quiet lovely..."

  • "Highly, highly recommended!"

    09 August 2017

    "An African Villa is a gem in the heart of Cape Town. Comfortable, stylish accommodations just a few minutes' walk from Long Street. The staff here are fabulous - shout out to Kaylah who went above..."

  • "Lovely guest house!"

    31 July 2017

    "I so enjoyed my stay here! The hotel is very central, with basically all attractions a convenient and short uber ride away. The staff were incredibly courteous and helpful. The breakfasts were..."

  • "An almost perfect little boutique hotel"

    25 July 2017

    "This is a lovely small hotel tucked away in a quiet side street quite close to Table Top Mountain. Although in a quiet area it is a 10 minute walk from the Hop-on, Hop-off bus which gives you easy..."

  • "Warm welcome, wonderful stay "

    24 July 2017

    "We stayed 4 nights at An African Villa. All the staff was warm, welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable. The breakfast bar had a variety of yogurt, fruits, breads, juice and along with eggs..."

  • "Must love dogs"

    23 July 2017

    "We were expecting a lot because of the reviews. Unfortunately, I didn't think the stay was up to expectations. Our check in took 45 minutes because we arrived "at the same time" as other guests..."

  • "Felt Like Home "

    22 July 2017

    "Home cooked breakfast all 5 days we were there. The owners were lovely and beyond helpful! We had a rental car and had no problem with on street parking. We loved staying in this guest house in Cape..."

    Tammy S
  • "A Delightful Boutique Hotel"

    24 June 2017

    "Our first stop on or trip to Africa was to Cape Town with a 4 night stay at An African Villa. We could not have been more pleased with the reception and accommodations at this delightful home away..."

  • "friendly and welcoming"

    18 June 2017

    "Stayed there for 3 nights. The hotel organised for us to be picked up at the airport and on arrival we has a thorough introduction to the hotel, our room, cape town and everything. Our room was..."

  • "Friendly staff and great location"

    17 June 2017

    "We stayed at An African Villa (Tamboerskloof) for 6 nights in mid May 2017. We really enjoyed staying at the Villa. The staff were extremely helpful from suggesting attractions, places to eat, things..."

  • "Fantastic Stay"

    06 June 2017

    "I cannot recommend this little hotel more strongly. The hostess Cindy was terrifically friendly and couldnt have been more helpful. The rooms were bright and airy, we had a great view of table..."

  • "Recommended Guest House in Capetown"

    19 May 2017

    "This guesthouse is in what is called the City Town area of Capetown. While it is recommended almost everywhere in South Africa to be cautious of pickpockets and not to walk after dark, this..."

    lee e
  • "Perfect start to our holiday"

    09 May 2017

    "Stayed at this charming guest house for four nights in January and really enjoyed it. The staff were very helpful and caring, ensuring that we enjoyed our stay with them. The house is a very old..."


    06 May 2017

    "I don't know where to start as I have so much to say about this B&B. We stayed there for 5 nights and left with regret because we were so well treated, however we had a flight to catch. We were..."

    Luc B
  • "Nice guest house"

    05 May 2017

    "Staying at "an African Villa" was very nice. Our room was of good size and clean. The personal were very nice and helpfull. It's location was about 6 mins from table mountain and about 12 mins from..."

    Raymond S
  • "The most perfect stay"

    02 May 2017

    "A beautifully decorated boutique hotel. The rooms are so comfortable, breakfast delicious and the service is what really sets this hotel apart: it is warm, personal yet discreet. The location is..."

  • "Great Boutique Hotel with a local flavor!"

    29 April 2017

    "Great Hotel with friendly owners and staff if you are looking for a local experience! The hotel is in a house with the interiors being very pretty! during check-in the owners take you through a tour..."

  • "Beautiful area"

    23 April 2017

    "An African Villa is a gem. The rooms are beautiful, well maintained. The service provided by all of the staff is great. Loved the breakfasts. Especially loved the sherry and port made available every..."

    Thelma H
  • "Excellent Boutique Hotel"

    22 April 2017

    "We just returned from South Africa and absolutely loved it! Our trip started at An African Villa for 5 nights! It was fabulous! The room was beautiful! The breakfast was very complete. The staff was..."

  • "Beautiful place with fantastic staff"

    20 April 2017

    "We spent 4 nights at an African Villa and it was the perfect start to our vacation in South Africa. The location is excellent,on a quiet residential neighborhood yet within walking distance to Kloof..."

  • "Worth All The High Ratings"

    20 April 2017

    "I booked this place based solely on the high ratings on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed at all. In fact this place exceeded all my expectations. The best part is the staff and feeling of being..."

    Sharon T
  • "A wondetful experience "

    13 April 2017

    "Having looked at trip advisor in Australia had no hesitation in booking 4 nights prior and 9 nights post a Garden wine tour. HOSTS Cindy and Keith take great pride in owning and the day to day..."

    Michael R
  • "A really great place to stay"

    08 April 2017

    "This place is the greatest. The room is spacious and clean and even had a partial view of table mountain The breakfast is great (cold buffet plus hot entrees). The staff is beyond compare and the..."

    Nancy M
  • "Home from home"

    05 April 2017

    "Picture yourself sitting in the sun, in a quiet courtyard, in the late afternoon, with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, or relaxing in a nicely decorated lounge in the early evening with a glass of..."

  • "A haven of peace"

    03 April 2017

    "I began a 3 week South Africa trip with a short stay in Cape Town. This smart and friendly Guest House provided an excellent start to this trip. The bedroom was large, well furnished and spotlessly..."

    Martin A
  • "S U P E R B"

    28 March 2017

    "We had such a memorable stay at An African Villa Keith and Sindy and their team were top class and so helpful The room was excellent, we had B3 and it is so well located as a Cape Town Base We..."

  • "a gem in a nice and safe neighbourhood"

    28 March 2017

    "Perfect hotel in every aspect. It's quiet, safe, clean, comfortable. Large room, king bed. Friendly, helpful staff, extremely organized! Gorgeous continental breakfast. The girls will make you toasts..."

  • "Tranquil service in a beautiful house"

    24 March 2017

    "This charming house was an excellent start to our exploration of Cape Town. With excellent facilities (including access to the kitchen), the staff couldn't have been more helpful. A good breakfast..."

    Philippa L
  • "Good intro to South Africa"

    18 March 2017

    "The hotel was more of a B&B....we were there 2 days... took a tour which they gave us a breakfast to go since it was before breakfast day had to get to airport early so never got to get..."

  • "Good location and lots of personal touches. Gluten free option for breakfast."

    14 March 2017

    "We chose An Africa Villa for our stay in Cape Town as we wanted a smaller owner operated establishment. We were made very welcome and the staff was wonderful at meeting our needs. Breakfast was very..."

  • "Fantastic Boutique Hotel with a great breakfast & hosts that have excellent ideas on where to eat in Cape Town"

    14 March 2017

    "My wife and I consider this the best and most reasonable hotel in Cape Town. The rooms are spacious, reasonably priced and very comfortable. The hotel is located within walking distance of downtown..."

  • "Delightful week-long stay in Cape Town"

    14 March 2017

    "My wife and I stayed here for 1 week. Love this place! It felt like coming home. The villa is a series of 3 townhouses joined and converted into this beautiful b&b. The owners/hosts Keith, Kayla..."

    Pradeep M
  • "Home from home in central Cape Town location"

    10 March 2017

    "Having stayed at An African Villa on several occasions, checking in feels like coming back to our Cape Town home. The welcome is warm, every room we've stayed in has been more than comfortable, the..."

    Kate W
  • "Great time in this very nice villa"

    03 March 2017

    "Thanks for your professionalism in welcoming us in your very nice place. The decoration in the house is just great and breakfast is very good: for sure, we will advise our French friends to come at..."

  • "An amazing stay"

    27 February 2017

    "Thank you Cindy and Keith and all the staff for a wonderful stay. The attention to detail was so good. Our room was perfect and our breakfast was delicious. When we are back in Capetown we will..."

  • "Not our style and some issues"

    27 February 2017

    "This 12 room B&B (or boutique hotel) is located in 3 late 19th century, linked townhouses. The public rooms are extensively decorated with tasteful African art, and this is carried through to the..."

  • "Fantastic!"

    25 February 2017

    "This was our first visit to Cape Town and we came with my brother in law and his wife. We stayed for four nights in this absolutely wonderful guest house and were all extremely impressed with our..."

    Caroline T
  • "Great stay "

    20 February 2017

    "This is a lovely and spacious B&b in Cape Town. We stayed in a first floor room with balcony onto the front of the property. Great bathroom with separate shower and bath. Huge bed which was so comfy..."

  • "5th time at African VIlla."

    18 February 2017

    "Great base to explore Cape Town with excellent restaurants and bars close by. Always feel relaxed and comfortable which is helped by Cindy Keith and Louis' approach to visitors. They are helpful..."

    Gordon K
  • "Great stay, with a lovely surprise!"

    17 February 2017

    "We stayed here for the second time in February, the first time being October 2007! The place was just as nice now as it was then. Public rooms are very clean and comfortable, complimentary sherry..."

  • "Lovely stay in smaller hotel"

    15 February 2017

    "Stayed for 3 nights in September- we opted for the Platinum room which was lovely and spacious with a front balcony. We tend to stay in larger hotels but as it was not our first time in the city..."

  • "spacious room in quiet neighorhood"

    14 February 2017

    "Large well appointed rooms and comfy beds. I thought the room was a bit cold, I was there in September and wish there was some heat. My room was facing the street and I didn't have any issue with..."

  • "A perfect base in Cape Town"

    12 February 2017

    "Friendly & informative introduction to local area. Clean and modern rooms. Great breakfast and friendly staff. Some rooms have an amazing view of table mountain. Close proximity to shops and cafes on..."

    Dom H
  • "Friendly hotel in quiet area."

    03 February 2017

    "Have just returned from a weeks stay at An African Villa which was excellent. All enquiries re restaurants, taxis etc etc were dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner by Louis, Sindy, Keith and..."

  • "Very welcoming , comfortable,and well situated."

    01 February 2017

    "We are just back from South Africa and our last stop was in Cape Town at An African Villa. We were very well received by one of the owners Keith who took all the time to explain the facilities and..."

  • "Cosy hotel "

    21 January 2017

    "Walking distance to downtown and kloof street but also well away of the noises. It's. a quiet neighbourhood. The hotel is a reformed villa, very well decorated and pleasant. The staff is nice and..."

  • "Heaven on Earth"

    15 January 2017

    "We were there for 5 nights in the beginning of January. We stayed in a nice room on the second floor with a view of Table mountain. Breakfast was very good. Location is perfect with lots of..."

  • "great location, great place"

    12 January 2017

    "Tamberskloof a beautiful suburb, close to great restaurants and Table Mountain. superb breakfast, friendly and helpful staff.... Louis, Francois, Susan, Jimmy all helped us at one time or..."

  • "Our 8 TOP reasons to recommend An African Villa"

    05 January 2017

    "#1: it is like staying with my relatives, a home away from home. The library is warm hued and inviting! Kaylah 'a welcome and all very good and helpful #2: safe, quiet and quaint Neighbourhood..."

    Claudia K
  • "A Blessing in disguise!"

    02 January 2017

    "We were originally booked for another guesthouse which was overbooked. They referred us to this beautiful guesthouse and it was really very good. Warm welcome from the staff who showed us the area..."

  • "Great choice for Cape Town!"

    01 January 2017

    "Our family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas holidays. We had 2 separate rooms. The rooms were nice, I did get a little frustrated with the lack of drawer space. They do have a..."

  • "Beautiful guesthouse "

    30 December 2016

    "Had a wonderful stay. Warm welcoming and information from Keith. Lots of help. Beautiful rooms, superb breakfast and very good and central location. PS small pool, wouldnt swim there. But still a..."


    28 December 2016

    "We stayed one night at this place as someone recommended this place to us for its lovely interiors. We were truly inspired. What a lovely place. Our friends failed to tell us that the service and..."

  • "YES, it's true - this place is great!"

    11 December 2016

    "We stayed 5 nights and thought it was lovely. Excellent breakfasts, beautiful room, friendly staff, especially Kaylah, who is a charming, helpful and gracious asset to this business. This place is..."

  • "A great stay!"

    09 December 2016

    "Arrival: Keith and Cindy, owners of the hotel, assisted with arranging a taxi (driven by Bradley, a fantastic guy who was waiting at the airport for me with sign in hand; we talked a lot about South..."

  • "Lovely place in Cape Town"

    05 December 2016

    "We spent two nights in the African Villa. We had a nice room, breakfast was included, the service ladies and the owner were very friendly. They gave us good hints and booked a township tour for us..."

  • "Beyond Expectations; Luxurious, Personalized Amenities and Service"

    05 December 2016

    "Booked An African Villa firstly due to its reviews on Tripadvisor. Also, we are used to booking 5star hotels in all our travels but due to the splurge that we have done in Kruger, we decided to even..."

  • "Great B&B"

    04 December 2016

    "Great place to stay in Cape Town. Excellen amenities. Fabulous breakfast. Perfect location in a quiet neighborhood. Staff always willing to accommodate and go out of their way to help..."

  • "Excellent Choice"

    29 November 2016

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at An African Villa. Lovely rooms with all amenities, excellent breakfast. Great common areas for relaxing the library, garden and pool. We were given excellent..."

  • "A Lovely Top Notch Stay"

    24 October 2016

    "What a perfect place to stay to get our 2 week adventure in South Africa and Zimbabwe started! The place is in a very quiet neighborhood, great for getting to and from attractions. The hospitality..."

  • "Elegant guest house with wonderful management"

    17 October 2016

    "I found this hotel on Trip Advisor and booked it through their service. As another reviewer noted, it is more like a guest house than a traditional hotel which made the stay (at least in my opinion..."

  • "Perfect choice!"

    09 October 2016

    "Cape Town was the first leg of our travels throughout Africa and we were thrilled with An African Villa. We arrived late at night and were greeted warmly and immediately by the gentleman working..."

    Meri J
  • "Wonderful Stay"

    08 October 2016

    "We stayed in an upstairs room with a view of Table Mountain. You could see the mountain from the bed when you woke up. The room was large and comfortable. Keith helped us plan things to do and..."

  • "Fabulous visit"

    06 October 2016

    "Our first visit to Cape Town...... An African Villa is a first class boutique hotel/guest house. It is a small, family run place comprising three adjoining residences....... And the service is very..."

  • "Great Stay"

    04 October 2016

    "The service from the moment we checked in was great. We were given a tour of the hotel, as well as a complete explanation on what to do, where to go for food, an overview of Cape Town, and..."

  • "exceeded all expectations"

    27 September 2016

    "After a ten day Kruger Park trip and 27 hours cross country train ride, the hotel was a bliss exceeding all my expectations... Very elegantly decorated, immaculately clean, cosy, very helpful staff..."

    Aylin A
  • "Once again it feels wonderfully familiar."

    17 September 2016

    "This is our 5th stay here. Over the years the place has kept a consistent quality as a boutique hotel. The charm of colonial townhouses converted into the hotel feels like you are saying in a local..."

  • "A lovely boutique guesthouse/hotel"

    15 September 2016

    "We stayed at An African Villa for three nights at the end of a Garden Route tour, choosing it on the strength of TripAdvisor recommendations, and it absolutely lived up to expectations, from the..."

  • "Home Away from Home"

    14 September 2016

    "This is a wonderful little hotel staffed by some of the most helpful people I've ever met. A big shout out to Kaylah, Louis and Cynthia. They arranged tours for us, made great restaurant..."

  • "Small elegant hotel "

    19 August 2016

    "The staff are super friendly. They will volunteer advising you and telling you were to go during your short stay in the city. The breakfast fast is excellent. They will ask you what to cook for you..."

    Ahmad A
  • "2 Great Nights in Cape Town"

    31 July 2016

    "We loved An African Villa. Gorgeous room with beautiful views of table mountain. Neighborhood was safe with plenty of parking and is a 5 minute walk or $3 cab to the restaurants of Kloof Street..."

    Brent M
  • "A clean quiet guesthouse with helpful management."

    21 July 2016

    "We stayed here for several nights. The hotel is boutique (more like a guesthouse), clean and in a quiet area. It is well run, with a good cooked breakfast. The rooms are basic with en- suite..."

  • "Will stay every time"

    21 July 2016

    "I absolutely loved this place. It felt like staying with a well off friend. The breakfast was fresh made to order, the staff was so courteous, and the owners were there every morning to help plan..."

  • "LOVE this African Oasis "

    02 July 2016

    "Once again I've returned to An African Villa and never disappointed. Treated my parents to a surprise 50th wedding anniversary. The team are fantastic!!! and so attentive, customer service at its..."

  • "Great stay"

    29 June 2016

    "This was the greatest stay of the year so far; the wife was able to totally relax and get some much needed R and R!! Keith was a brilliant member of staff who looked after us all through the stay..."

    Langdon A
  • "Very pleasant stay"

    18 June 2016

    "An African Villa is a lovely boutique hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood. Keith greeted us warmly and was always available to answer questions and provide advice as needed. Linda similarly..."

  • "Amazing and Friendly Service"

    11 June 2016

    "Boutique hotel with comfortable feel. Tastefully decorated to the teeth with African theme. The house feels special because it is a beautifully maintained but old structure. The owner and the..."

  • "A delightful stay in Cape Town"

    10 June 2016

    "After finishing a 21 day camping tour of southern Africa that finished in Cape Town we wanted a quiet place to stay with a touch of luxury. An African Villa lived up to the information provided on..."

  • "Beautiful and well situated Guest House"

    04 June 2016

    "Excellent! Beautiful decoration, very clean & comfortable these 3 assembled Victorian houses with courteous staff, full cooked breakfast served so kindly by all the female cooks, it was a lovely stay..."

  • "Great place to stay in Cape Town"

    04 June 2016

    "Perfect location in a beautiful SAFE and very quiet neighborhood, close to everything. Room was spacious, clean and the bed was very very comfortable. Delecious breakfast: Both warm made-to-order and..."

  • "Great place"

    28 May 2016

    "We had 3 great nights at An African Villa. The guest house is centrally located, very clean, beautifully decorated, with a friendly staff. Our room was perfect and had a great view of Table Mountain..."

  • "Home from home"

    22 May 2016

    "Booked here after a recommendation and was not disappointed. The owners/front of house staff and night porters are all very welcoming and generous with their advice and suggestions. Bedrooms are very..."

  • "Great Place"

    17 May 2016

    "We stayed four nights and had a rom with a beautiful view of Table Mountain. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Very nice breakfast service and a..."

  • "Must Stay"

    17 May 2016

    "An African Villa is a fantastic guesthouse. Keith welcomed us and immediately made us feel right at home with personal recommendations and advice. The location is safe and easily walkable to many..."

    Lisa B
  • "Only good things to say!"

    15 May 2016

    "We stayed 5 nights at An African Villa and only have nice things to say about the hotel. The staff were welcoming and super helpful - calling to make reservations, getting a taxi, confirming..."

    Lisa H
  • "A boutique hotel in the city, we go back again"

    14 May 2016

    "The hotel is clean designed and tidy, feel at home, We have two nights. On the first floor 2 living rooms, with pleasant music, staff dressed in red and beautiful, very aesthetic, clean the rooms..."

    Mazal S
  • "A home away from home..."

    11 May 2016

    "I was in Cape Town for a week-long work mission and staying at an African Villa made me feel as if I was at home and I had always belonged there. When I had to leave very early in the morning, much..."

    Alessandra C
  • "Terrific Value, service and experience"

    08 May 2016

    "An African Villa is great value, with great location, breakfast and service. The breakfast has a hot dish, fruit salad and cereals with tea and coffee. The rooms are large, clean and tidy. The..."

    gogo h
  • "Perfect Again"

    24 April 2016

    "This was our second visit to An African Villa, and we were not disappointed as our stay lived up to the high standards we experienced during our 1st visit 4 years ago. We stayed in a platinum room..."

  • "a second great visit"

    24 April 2016

    "I recently stayed at An African Villa for the second time. The villa is tucked away on a quiet street that gives it a very tranquil vibe. The staff is extremely helpful and give great recommendations..."

    Patrick G
  • "Another wonderful stay"

    22 April 2016

    "Once again we started our holiday in South Africa by staying at the magnificent African Villa in Cape Town. We keep returning to this Guest House has it is so hospitable, friendly and of high..."

    Diane H
  • "I Echo Every Five Star Rating"

    20 April 2016

    "The room was spotless and very well appointed--safe, coffee and tea and a very comfortable bed. The staff is 100% customer oriented and give maximum support all day long. Each question we asked was..."

  • "A Hidden Gem"

    10 April 2016

    "Keith and Cindy could not have been more welcoming and helpful. They made dinner reservations for us each night at places we would never have known about. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed..."

  • "Never a disappointment........."

    05 April 2016

    "We stayed here several years ago, sometimes to return can be a bad choice.......not here! As It is well positioned, stylish and seamlessly run accommodation, where the owners are quietly happy to..."

  • "What a perfect start to our holiday"

    04 April 2016

    "The first stop on our holiday and one we remembered with fond memories. We spent 3 nights in African Villa and would happily return. We had a very warm welcome from Louis who was so helpful from..."

  • "Superb guest house in Cape Town:"

    28 March 2016

    "This place is the best. Very quit and safe neighborhood at a good location. The hotel is very nicely decorated down to the smallest detail. Our superior double room really had everything: nice and..."

  • "Wonderful Stay"

    27 March 2016

    "Had a wonderful stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great, I especially liked the mushrooms. I would recommend staying here.Being not from South Africa, it was very helpful..."

  • "A hidden gem"

    22 March 2016

    "At this guesthouse, the place and the people are an experience of their own. All hosts from owners to staff are not only nice and helpful, but they do go the extra mile to help and advice for a..."

  • "Excellent Service and Accommodation"

    14 March 2016

    "I don't have one bad thing to say about this beautiful cosy and welcoming guest house. The guest house is in a great location in a hip neighborhood and the owners make you feel right at home. They..."

  • "Great information if new to cape town"

    06 March 2016

    "They took the time to talk to us about what we could do in Cape Town plus loads of advice and information we found invaluable. Lovely hotel with an African themed decor. Bedroom was one of the nicest..."

  • "Lives up to #1 Trip Advisor Status"

    26 February 2016

    "The African Villa exceeded my expectations. On the surface, this villa looks really nice, rooms are great, and it has a great location, but you don't get what makes it special. It's when you start..."

  • "A Warm, Homey Place To Stay In Cape Town"

    26 February 2016

    "Courteous hosts and staff members. Clean comfortable home. Serene neighbourhood (guarded by hired security personnel according to the host). Excellent breakfast. Louis (one of the hosts) is a guru..."

  • "very professional"

    20 February 2016

    "From Louis induction to the check out was all down to military precision....a very nice place to stay. Good location, easy to get to other attractions. Very helpful proprieters and staff....the rooms..."

    Ron S
  • "Perfect."

    19 February 2016

    "Staff are first class and An African Vila is beautifully and professionally run. Very comfortable and stylish rooms furnished with easy chairs, we stayed overlooking the quiet street this time and..."

  • "Platinum room was fabulous"

    12 February 2016

    "We arrived quite late in the evening to an African Villa which didn't set us off to a good start. We had to drive round the block 3 times to find a car parking space. We were then shown around and to..."

  • "Great location, personal service"

    10 February 2016

    "This guest house has elegant and tastefully decorated public areas and is in a great location for visiting Cape Town. A lot of attention has been given to the decor and comfort of the rooms and we..."

  • "4th visit to African Villa."

    10 February 2016

    "Great place to base yourself in Cape Town. Louis Sindy and Keith are able to strike a balance between giving you all the information you need but knowing when to give you space. This means you get to..."

    Gordon K
  • "Somewhere we can only want to go back to and encourage others to visit and enjoy"

    29 January 2016

    "We have little to add to the many excellent reviews submitted for An African Villa. This was a return visit for us, the last over 5years ago and the standards and friendliness have been maintained..."

  • "One of my favorite B&B"

    22 January 2016

    "We stayed 3 nights in this amazing B&B on our first trip ever to Cape Town. Me and my partner picked this place because of the great reviews on trip advisor. We had room number 2 with we truly loved..."

  • "Comfortable B&B, Great location, attentive and helpful owners!"

    22 January 2016

    "Cozy B&B in a nice quiet residential location, about 3 block walk to restaurants and 30-40 minute walk to waterfront. Owners on site and very friendly and helpful, creatively decorated, delicious hot..."

  • "Boutique Guest House"

    19 January 2016

    "Stayed at An African Villa with my family beginning of Jan 2016. Excellent value for the Money and a "home away from home". Very friendly owners and staff and the location in a quite residential area..."

    Christer A
  • "This is the place if you prefer peace and nice people"

    16 January 2016

    "An African Villa is a guesthouse consisting of several connected two storey buildings in Cape style. It is tastefully decorated with African art and folklore objects. You can enjoy a very good..."

  • "Hidden Gem near Table Mountain"

    16 January 2016

    "Staying at An African Villa was absolutely one of the best experiences I've had as a traveler. Louis, Cindy, and their staff make it a point to get to know each of their guests individually and make..."

  • "Worth a look"

    10 January 2016

    "This is a lovely boutique hotel in Cape Town, situated in a peaceful residential area close to Kloof Street and numerous shops, bars and restaurants. An African Villa is clearly a labour of love and..."

  • "Nice, personal, beautiful"

    06 January 2016

    "We - a family of seven adults - spent 4 nights in late December. Very nice and personal atmosphere and great breakfasts. The small yard (with swimming pool - size small) was perfect for a refreshing..."

  • "Staff pull out all the stops for a perfect stay"

    03 January 2016

    "Typical Cape elegance in 3 converted Victorian villas give this boutique guest house delightful character. But it's the staff and owners who give all their enthusiasm and dedication that makes this..."

  • "Hidden Gen"

    01 January 2016

    "This small guesthouse is three terrace houses knocked-through to create an intimate, charming place to stay in CT. an easy walk to Kloof Street's bars and restaurants, yet very peaceful and relaxing..."

  • "My Favourite of Favourite Spots!"

    01 January 2016

    "Of all the places I have stayed far and wide...this is perhaps my favorite! Wonderful hosts, lovely staff, great location, beautifully appointed...simply the best! Incredible value, terrific..."

  • "Outstanding"

    27 December 2015

    "An extremely well run and organized small boutique hotel. Common areas are beautifully decorated, comfortable and inviting. Room was very comfortable, extremely clean with a great view of Table..."

    Val P
  • "Wonderful Hotel"

    27 December 2015

    "We have been staying at the wonderful An African Villa in Cape Town. It's heaven. Only 13 rooms but each is lovingly decorated with an African theme. Breakfast is included & served on the patio next..."

    Denny B
  • "Excellent B&B"

    22 December 2015

    "After a long flight from the U.S., this was a welcomed oasis. Decor was very tasteful and everything was kept meticulously clean. Owners/Managers were super friendly and helpful with any request or..."

    Steve C
  • "THE BEST"

    21 December 2015

    "What a wonderful place to stay . Rooms are very comfortable , very clean , everything you could need has been carefully thought about and breakfasts are just lovely . The owners and staff made us..."

  • "Comfortable, "neighborhood" accommodations + helpful Owners - We really enjoyed our stay!"

    12 December 2015

    "We enjoyed our stay very much. The accommodations were comfortable and the common areas lovely. It was so nice to stay in a "local neighborhood" vs more commercial areas, and we were able to walk..."

  • "Simply the best"

    12 December 2015

    "A warm welcome upon arrival and during the whole stay, staff happy to support us on short notices, treated us as family. Cozy rooms, rich and tasty breakfasts, all facilities at very good level..."

    Jan P
  • "A nice stay in Cape Town"

    06 December 2015

    "I fully recommend to stay in "An African Villa". The staff is really good with personalised recommendations. The rooms are good and clean. The breakfast quality is above the average. They even gave..."

  • "What a great value"

    06 December 2015

    "We stayed a week, and were so pleased we had come here and not a "Brand" hotel. Our room was very large and well equipped. Morning breakfasts were included in the rate and were terrific. Thank you..."

    Lew D
  • "Quite simply, the best!"

    04 December 2015

    "In the words of my wife, "of all the hotels where we've stayed, this is the only one I have zero complaints about." She's right. No noise in the hotel at all. Breakfast is fantastic. Service is..."

    Derrick D
  • "Personalized attention throughout our stay made our visit memorable"

    29 November 2015

    "We spent four nights in this charming little hotel and have nothing but praise for our experience. The staff was attentive and caring, going out of their way to help us cope with a difficult..."

  • "Great place to stay, clean, warm atmosphere, great value"

    22 November 2015

    "We stayed here after being in a waterfront hotel fro 4 days and loved it. The rooms are very quaint, good size and clean. We had a nice balcony to sit out on and watch the activities on the street..."

    Gay C
  • "Something Special"

    10 November 2015

    "In March 2015 we were looking for some accommodation for 5 days in Cape Town for Oct 2015. We noted a number of positive reviews on Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed with this upmarket B&B as our..."


    02 November 2015

    "The attention to detail is what makes this boutique accommodation. The initial briefing is thorough and gives you an idea of surrounding area and those farther afield. The complimentary cake and port..."

  • "It's all in the detail!"

    01 November 2015

    "This is a lovely place to stay in a fantastic city. An African Villa is located in a quiet street in a smart suburb yet is in easy reach of the city centre; Kloof street for example is just a 5..."

  • "Simply lovely! "

    30 October 2015

    "Spent 4 nights here enjoying Cape Twin before moving on to Hermanus. Really ended our stay, the owners were friendly and hospitable and explained the map to us and recommended good things for us to..."

  • "Lovely hotel!"

    29 October 2015

    "Just back from 4 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel. We had the platinum room which was huge, huge comfy bed and huge veranda. Staff and service impeccable and the owners very friendly..."

  • "Good location, and great service"

    28 October 2015

    "The house renovation has been tastefully done, although rooms could be a little bigger. Breakfasts are plentiful and can be taken outside or inside. The service is impeccable - even a bottle of..."

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