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  • Leafy, tranquil suburb in the shadow of the mountain
  • Central to numerous attractions of the Cape
  • Elegant, colourful accommodation

Hedge House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Newlands


-33.9724, 18.4748


An endearing, family-friendly establishment, Hedge House caters to travellers looking for laidback luxury in a quiet suburban setting just around the corner from Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. Situated in leafy Newlands, the guest house has all the quirky character of a beloved suburban home, whilst treating visitors to warm hospitality and more-than-comfortable accommodation.

The individually-styled rooms are light and airy spaces with uplifting artwork and splashes of colour, combining contemporary features with a homely charm that immediately puts guests at ease. The en-suite bathrooms are shiny and modern, with soothing showers and big bathtubs. For further comfort, all five rooms are fitted with hairdyers, fans, heaters, safes, satellite televisions, wireless internet and tea/coffee facilities with a constant supply of rusks and biscuits. Bar fridges, toasters, microwaves and crockery and cutlery allow basic meals to be prepared when tummies start to rumble. 

Three of the rooms are situated on the ground floor and have shady patios to relax on, while upstairs, Room 4 features a lovely deck built around a camphor tree, and Room 5 has a balcony with a glimpse of Table Mountain. 

Room 1 overlooks the veggie garden, has a King-size bed (or twins if preferred) and is wheelchair accessible. Guests in Room 2 will sleep soundly in the Queen-size bed and will enjoy the warmth of underfloor heating in the bathroom. Families or groups can take this room in conjunction with the inter-leading Room 3, which houses either a King-size or twin beds and has space for an extra single bed. The bathroom also has underfloor heating. 

Reached via a charming spiral staircase, Room 4 is a large King/twin room with space enough for two extra single beds. Sitting under the camphor tree on the deck, guests can catch the rays of the afternoon sun and enjoy a beautiful mountain view. The balcony in Room 5 is a perfect sundowner spot, while the bathroom (including the shower itself) has underfloor heating.

Rates include a homemade Continental and English breakfast, and guests have the luxury to choose whether they want this served in the dining room, on the verandah or in the privacy of their rooms. This sets the perfect tone for a day which can be as relaxed or action-packed as you want it to be. Guests looking to unwind and break away from city life can settle down on loungers around the swimming pool, or relax in the cosy lounge. 

Holiday-goers, on the other hand, have an ideal base for explorations of Cape Town. The Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums are just down the road, while beaches, museums, restaurants, shops and iconic attractions such as Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and V&A Waterfront are a short drive away.

Rates & Summary

Room 1

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with garden view

Room 2

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with garden view
Can be linked with Room 3

Room 3

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
Space for extra single bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with garden view

Room 4

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
Space for 2 extra single beds
En-suite bath and shower
Deck with mountain view

Room 5

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with a glimpse of Table Mountain


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Full English breakfast included
Dinner by prior arrangement


Children of all ages are welcome.
The garden has a swing and trampoline.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in a quiet corner of Newlands, close to all of Cape Town’s attractions, Hedge House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in five well-appointed rooms, all with full en-suite bathrooms and a deck or patio. The guest house provides luxurious, cheerfully-decorated accommodation with a true home-from-home atmosphere. The leafy garden is perfectly suited for outdoor relaxation and has a swimming pool, along with a trampoline and swing for the little ones.


  • Leafy, tranquil suburb in the shadow of the mountain
  • Central to numerous attractions of the Cape
  • Elegant, colourful accommodation

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: beaches, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, 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, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave oven
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Limited wheelchair friendliness
  • Very child friendly
  • Pets welcome
  • 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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