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  • Intimate historic guesthouse, renovate to offer 4 elegant rooms
  • Beautiful views of the mountain and Citybowl from its hillside location
  • Centrally situated for exploring Cape Town

Redbourne Hilldrop Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Oranjezicht


-33.9425, 18.4098


Dating back to 1928, the beautifully-restored Redbourne Hilldrop invites guests to experience a remarkably warm ambience, well-appointed accommodation and beautiful views of Table Mountain and the Cape Town City Bowl. 

The house retains its endearing old-world feel with wooden floors, high ceilings and opulent furniture, but offers all the conveniences that a modern-day traveller would expect. The cosy atmosphere, along with exceptional hospitality from owners Jonny and Sharon, melts all formality, making guests feel completely at home.

Accommodation is offered in four lovely individually-decorated rooms fitted with the highest quality beds, linens and furnishings. Guests are kept comfortable by fans, televisions and tea/coffee facilities. 

Perfect for couples, three rooms have Queen-size beds leading to quaint bathrooms with showers, and offer varying views towards the mountain or Table Bay.

Two rooms have twin beds and full en-suite bathrooms. An single extra bed can be added to one of the rooms, while the other is spacious enough to accommodate two extra beds, making it ideal for families of four.

From both rooms, guests can enjoy awe-inspiring views of Table Mountain standing watch over the house.

Dining will be a particularly memorable feature of a stay at Redbourne. The dining area has a long, single-sided wooden table running along the entire length of the wall, where guests enjoy a sublime breakfast while looking straight out through the windows to a panoramic scene encompassing the Hottentots Holland mountains, the City Bowl, Table Bay and Signal Hill.

By prior arrangement, delicious dinners can be enjoyed here too, with nightfall turning the view into a twinkling carpet of lights. After dinner, the lounge area - with its plush leather couches and quirky African artefacts - is a perfect spot to settle down with a drink from the honesty bar, socialising with your hosts and fellow guests or watching television.

Leading out from the verandah, facing the soaring slopes of Table Mountain, the swimming pool has a mini-waterfall spanning its length and is a stunning place to cool off and sip on a refreshing drink. For guests who want to explore the sights and sounds of Cape Town, the guest house is an ideal base, with most of the city’s popular tourist attractions - including the Table Mountain cableway, V&A Waterfront and spectacular beaches - within easy driving distance.

The options are endless, but Jonny and Sharon will gladly help to streamline your itinerary and make your experience one to be remembered. They are also able to arrange tours and shuttle services, while parents who want some quality time together can make use of a babysitting service.

Rates & Summary

3 Luxury Queen Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
Views of Table Mountain or Table Bay

Twin Room with family option

Sleeps 2 in twin beds
Extra single bed can be added
En-suite bath and shower
View of Table Mountain

Family Room

Sleeps 2 in twin beds
Two single beds can be added
En-suite bath and shower
View of Table Mountain


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Continental and English breakfast included
Dinner by prior arrangement


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in the swanky Oranjezicht suburb on the slopes of Table Mountain, Redbourne Hilldrop is an intimate guest house offering four characterful rooms, a swimming pool and personalised service. This meticulously restored house has a lovely old-world character, complemented by modern amenities and exceptional service from owner-managers Jonny and Sharon Levin. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of Cape Town and Table Mountain, especially from the dining room, where excellent breakfasts are taken at a long bar table running along the windows.


  • Intimate historic guesthouse, renovate to offer 4 elegant rooms
  • Beautiful views of the mountain and Citybowl from its hillside location
  • Centrally situated for exploring 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 roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • 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.


Accommodation & Hospitality

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

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Limited alcohol license


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Full business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • 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




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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