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  • Epic sea views from the steep hillside overlooking the water
  • Close to the beach and harbour
  • Elegant, comfortable rooms and hands-on service

18 on Kloof Bed & Breakfast

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Gordons Bay


-34.1646, 18.8639


Situated right alongside the coast in the village of Gordon’s Bay, 18 on Kloof is an intimate, cheerful guest house that treats guests to breath-taking views of the blue Indian Ocean and rugged Hottentots Holland mountains. 

Apart from the spectacular vistas, the guest house offers comfortable accommodation in four double rooms and a self-catering unit, where visitors are welcome to kick off their shoes and make themselves at home. The double rooms are individually-decorated and have a feel of homely elegance. All are fitted with Queen-size beds, and have creature comforts such as air conditioning, ceiling fans, hairdryers, minibars, tea/coffee facilities and televisions with DVD players. 

The Buffalo, Lion and Leopard rooms have en-suite showers, while those who want the romanticism of a large corner bath can choose Elephant, which is an idyllic honeymoon room. The Queen bed in Buffalo can be converted into twins on request. 

No matter where you stay, spectacular vistas can be admired from the private balconies, which are furnished with tables and chairs. You would be hard-pressed to find a better sundowner spot than here.

On the patio of the self-catering unit, similarly stunning views can be enjoyed while making use of the braai area. This spacious unit is fitted with the same amenities as the double rooms, with the addition of a well-equipped kitchenette. The bedroom has the advantage of a large, full en-suite bathroom with a cavernous bath and a grand wooden dressing table. In addition to the Queen-size bed, a sleeper couch makes the unit a good choice for couples with a child.

The owner of the guest house is available to offer around-the-clock assistance to guests, and personally prepares and serves a buffet style Continental and English breakfast, accompanied by as much filter coffee and tea as you want. Both the inside dining room and outside balcony - where breakfast is served during good weather - have glorious views, providing a spectacular start to the day. From June to November, you may be able to watch whales from this lofty vantage point. 

After breakfast, guests can take a short stroll to the white sands and azure waters of Bikini Beach; a perfectly safe swimming spot.

Gordon’s Bay is located along Clarence Drive, a road regarded as one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world. To soak up the scenery along this wild stretch of coastline, the road is best driven at a leisurely pace, and there are several hiking trails, villages, beaches and historical points of interest to discover along it. Cape Town and its plethora of attractions are only half an hour from the guest house, and your host can impart valuable insider’s knowledge of the area’s many drawcards.

Rates & Summary

4 Deluxe Double Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath or shower
Balcony with sea and mountain views

Self-catering unit

Sleeps 2 adults in Queen-size bed
One child on sleeper couch
En-suite shower and bath
Patio with braai
Sea views


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Continental and English breakfast included for rooms
Self-catering in unit


The double rooms have high balconies and are therefore not suitable for children.
Children of all ages are welcome in the self-catering unit.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in Gordon’s Bay, on the incredibly scenic Clarence Drive coastal road, 18 on Kloof offers cosy bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation, complemented by hospitality that makes you feel truly at home. This characterful, classy establishment showcases spectacular sea and mountain views from the balconies every room. A short walk takes you to the beautiful Bikini Beach, which has Blue Flag status.


  • Epic sea views from the steep hillside overlooking the water
  • Close to the beach and harbour
  • Elegant, comfortable rooms and hands-on service

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird /whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, beaches, shark cage diving, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Gas stove
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No swimming pool
  • Television

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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