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  • Elegant Victorian home, beautifully renovated for comfort
  • Convenient self catering, but with great facilities available
  • Situated in a pleasant and central suburb on the outer slopes of the Citybowl

5 Camp Street Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

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-33.9342, 18.4103


Located in a leafy suburb at the foot of Table Mountain, 5 Camp Street comprises three late-Victorian style houses that have been renovated to contain five comfortable self-catering rooms and a communal area.

Whilst still featuring the nostalgic charm of high pressed ceilings, wooden floors, wide verandahs and copper fittings, the guest house has been tastefully appointed with all the comforts needed for a self-catering holiday in the heart of Cape Town.

Differing in size, most of the elegant rooms have two bedrooms - one double and one twin - making them ideal for families, and two separate en-suite bathrooms ensure that travelling couples can enjoy their privacy. Extra children can be accommodated on sleeper couches or extra single beds, while the units can be joined to hold even larger groups. With one King bedroom, Unit 3 is a good choice for couples, and a sleeper couch is available for a child.

All the units have kitchenettes or kitchens with fridges, microwaves and dishwashers, while the living areas have comfortable couches and satellite televisions, with fireplaces keeping them very cosy in winter.    

In summer guests can take advantage of the sunny weather by gathering around a braai on the private patios. The communal area has a swimming pool for the use of all guests during the day, but occupants of the three-bedroomed Unit 4 have exclusive use of this facility in the evenings. A coffee shop sells a range of beverages and light meals, which comes in handy when guests want to take a break from cooking. The lounge is a comfy place to relax and enjoy a movie or a good book.

Although privacy is considered a top priority, a comprehensive range of services are available to make a stay as convenient and trouble free as possible. Transport needs such as taxi shuttles, car hire and airport drop-off and pick up can all be arranged, as can bookings for any tours and activities. A manager is on duty daily to assist with any other needs.   

The guest house is within walking distance of Long Street’s vibrant nightlife, Kloof Street’s culinary delights and the table mountain cable car, as well as most of the city’s museums, while the waterfront and pristine beaches are a short drive away. 5 Camp Street is therefore perfectly suited for holiday-goers who want to spend a few days experiencing everything that beautiful Cape Town has to offer.

Rates & Summary

Unit 1

Sleeps 4 adults in King and twin rooms
2 extra children can be accommodated
2 en-suite bathrooms (one with bath, one with shower)
Kitchenette and living area with fireplace
Patio with braai area

Unit 2

Sleeps 4 adults in Queen and twin rooms
2 extra children can be accommodated
2 en-suite bathrooms (one full, one with shower)
Kitchen and living area with fireplace
Patio with braai area

Unit 3

Sleeps 2 adults in King-size bed
Sleeper couch for one child
Full bathroom
Kitchenette and living area with fireplace
Patio with braai area

Unit 4

Sleeps 4 adults in King and twin rooms
Second twin room for 2 children
Full bathroom
Kitchen and living area with fireplace
Patio with braai area
Exclusive evening use of pool

Unit 5

Sleeps 4 adults in Queen and twin rooms
2 extra children can be accommodated
2 en-suite bathrooms (one with bath, one with shower)
Kitchenette and living area with fireplace
Patio with braai area


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Coffee shop sells light meals


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, 5 Camp Street offers elegant self-catering accommodation in three renovated Victorian houses, and is an ideal base from which to explore Cape Town. The renovated guest house retains the charming features of late-Victorian architecture. Although accommodation is self-catering, guests have access to facilities such as a swimming pool and coffee shop, along with all the services that would be expected of a top-class hotel.


  • Elegant Victorian home, beautifully renovated for comfort
  • Convenient self catering, but with great facilities available
  • Situated in a pleasant and central suburb on the outer slopes of the Citybowl

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

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, Kloof Street, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • 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

  • No Catering
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Stove
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

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 available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe
  • 24 hour security




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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