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  • An old farmhouse, beautifully renovated and now in the heart of the city
  • Elegant, modern rooms offer a high standard of accommodation
  • Very well positioned to explore Cape Town

Cape Diem Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Green Point

 

-33.911, 18.412

About

Although its charming Victorian design remains as it originally was, Cape Diem Lodge has undergone a dramatic transformation since it was built in 1889 as one of Green Point’s first farmhouses. The house was extensively renovated in 2007, decorated with a fusion of Victorian and Euro-African influences, and fitted with top-class modern amenities, to become a boutique lodge of the highest standard.

The beautifully landscaped gardens reflect the attention to detail paid to every aspect of the lodge, and set the scene for a pampered stay in this prestigious part of Cape Town.

In the five guest rooms, young South African designers have put a sophisticated modern twist on classic comfort, with attention paid to the smallest detail. Split into four classic rooms and one superior room, the rooms do not differ in their levels of luxury, with the only difference being the slightly larger size of the superior room. 

Amenities are state-of-the-art, and include self-controlled cooling and heating systems, flat screen televisions with DVD players, free wireless internet, digital safes, hairdryers and telephones.

The minibar includes a range of South African wines and champagne, while a Nespresso coffee maker, bathrobes, slippers and luxurious Charlotte Rhys amenities ensure absolute comfort. 

The full en-suite bathrooms are spacious and innovatively designed, while a peaceful night’s sleep is guaranteed by the oversized beds and a pillow menu with various pillow options to choose from. A turndown service and night-time treat on the pillow makes you feel like a treasured guest before you drift off. 

In the morning, as the sun warms the slopes of Signal Hill, guests start their day with a hearty breakfast of fresh bread, german rolls, sliced seasonal fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice, followed by prepared to order eggs and accompaniments. 

In advance, a freshly prepared ‘breakfast-to-go’ can be arranged for guests heading out to explore Cape Town, while those who prefer to lounge around at the swimming pool can browse through a poolside snacks and drinks menu. To keep appetites thoroughly satisfied, a decadent afternoon tea is included in the rates.

The lodge prides itself on providing friendly, personalised service, and offers laundry services, an evening shoe polish, car wash, and luxury airport transfers. Tours and excursions to most of the area’s attractions, as well as golf bookings and restaurant reservations, can also be arranged.

From Cape Diem, guests are within minutes of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch and the wonders of the coastline, and an information booklet in each of the rooms guides you to these and numerous other attractions in Cape Town.

Rates & Summary


4 Classic Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen, King or twin beds
En-suite bath and shower

Superior Room

More spacious
Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included
Afternoon tea included
Poolside drinks and snacks menu available

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Cape Diem Lodge offers five immaculate guest rooms situated in a modernised historical farmhouse in Green Point, on the slopes of Cape Town’s Signal Hill. A seamless blend of contemporary design and Victorian charm sets this luxury establishment apart. Guests will be treated to sumptuous cuisine, pampered by modern-day comforts and spoilt by comprehensive services, while being only minutes away from Cape Town’s top attractions.

Summary

  • An old farmhouse, beautifully renovated and now in the heart of the city
  • Elegant, modern rooms offer a high standard of accommodation
  • Very well positioned to explore Cape Town

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 the roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Wellness treatments
  • Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, beaches, 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, historical attractions, city bus tours.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Covered 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
  • Licensed

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape

About

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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