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  • Grand colonial lodge of Sir Herbert Baker design
  • Rooms offer modern comfort and personalised service
  • Central for exploring Cape Town

Rutland Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Oranjezicht

 

-33.9415, 18.4123

About

Built in 1904, today Rutland Lodge is an oasis of characterful luxury in Cape Town’s well-to-do Oranjezicht suburb, acting as a perfect base for exploring the city, or as an idyllic place to simply unwind and be pampered. Featuring typically grand Sir Herbert Baker architecture, the guest house has been restored to reflect its original charm, but infused with African touches and refined to offer all the comfort needed by the discerning modern traveller. 

Every guest room has been carefully decorated to fit in with the charming feel of the guest house, with many featuring attractive wooden floors, ceilings and antique furniture. Several rooms have a more modern, elegant feel.

Contemporary comforts include air conditioning, satellite television, wireless internet, bathrobes, wireless internet, safes and hairdryers, while each room has a King-size bed that can be converted to twins. The goose down duvets and pillows ensure a blissful night’s sleep.

The deluxe rooms cater to guests who appreciate ample luxury and space, and have full en-suite bathrooms and furnished terraces or balconies where guests can sip on complimentary port and admire beautiful views over the city and Atlantic Seaboard.

The standard room is a more economical option, featuring an en-suite bath and a patio with views of Table Mountain standing grandly over the guest house. Surrounded by leafy trees, the large swimming pool is perfect for swimming a few laps or simply refreshing, while the balmy summer weather can be enjoyed with cocktails on the loungers.

Indoors, the lounge is a beautiful space with polished wooden floors and ceilings, offset by arched insets in a wall covered with interesting artefacts. The splendid fireplace is the centrepiece, and provides cosy warmth during winter. This is the perfect space to relax with a glass of wine in the evenings or bury yourself in a book.

A superb Continental and English breakfast is enjoyed in an equally elegant dining room which captures the morning light through large windows. The guest house offers a comprehensive concierge service to help guests make the most of their stay in Cape Town. 

If requested prior to arrival, everything from golf tee times, to restaurant reservations and car rental can be dealt with. Day trips can be arranged to Cape Peninsula, the winelands region, Robben Island and Kirstenbosch. Any other activities, whether sundowners on Signal Hill, whale watching trips, helicopter flips, sunset cruises or township tours, can be organised on your behalf.

Rates & Summary


6 Deluxe Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Terrace or deck
Garden or city views

Standard Room

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath
Patio with views of Table Mountain

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.
Younger children are allowed when whole lodge is booked by one party.

Why Stay Here?

Boasting a prestigious address in Cape Town’s Oranjezicht suburb, close to the city’s many attractions, Rutland Lodge offers beautifully-designed luxury rooms and picturesque views of the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard, along with a swimming pool, great breakfasts and top-class service. The grand house was designed by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, and retains the character of the era while treating discerning guests to modern comfort, privacy and personalised service.

Summary

  • Grand colonial lodge of Sir Herbert Baker design
  • Rooms offer modern comfort and personalised service
  • Central 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: beaches, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, 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.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • 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
  • Not licensed

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Cape Town & Surrounds

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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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