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  • Elegant Victorian-styled villa in a pretty garden
  • Variety of rooms on offer to suit all needs
  • Central location with easy access to town, the Waterfront and Camps Bay

The Villa Rosa

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Cape Town


-33.9187, 18.3909


Named to reflect its imposing size and attractive rosy and white walls, The Villa Rosa has been owned by the same family since 1990, and welcomes guests to experience Victorian-style accommodation with a warm modern twist. On arriving at the villa, guests will be greeted by pretty gardens filled with fragrant flowers and herbs, before entering the house through a colourful stained glass door. 

Antique furniture, large bay windows, intricate chandeliers and bright decorations create an atmosphere that is both comforting and pleasing to the eye.

After being warmly welcomed by a friendly staff member, guests are taken to one of eight individually-decorated guest rooms, given their own unique flavour by different chandeliers and striking local artwork. The two cosy standard rooms come with either a large bedroom and small full en-suite bathroom, or smaller bedroom and good-sized bathroom, so guests can choose according to their priorities.

Several of the more spacious deluxe rooms have the advantage of tea/coffee stations and a bar fridge, while all five have full en-suite bathrooms. 

Those who want to self-cater can opt to stay in the flatlet, which is equipped with a stylish kitchenette and cosy TV lounge. In addition to the double bedroom, a third person can be accommodated on a single bed in the lounge.  Flatlet guests also have the privilege of savouring wonderful ocean views from the balcony. 

To make the stay that much better, all rooms are fitted with satellite televisions, telephones, mini-safes, wall heaters, ceiling fans and free wireless internet. Days at Villa Rosa are kicked off in fine style, with a lip-smacking breakfast including homemade breads and muesli, fresh crossaints, ciabatta rolls, cheese, cold meats, fresh fruit, free range eggs, milk and yoghurt, accompanied by aromatic freshly ground coffee and quality Assam tea from India.

After breakfast, guests can take advantage of the villa’s convenient location in the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point. The bustling promenade, scenic beach and Sea Point’s fabulous seaside swimming pools, along with a variety of shops and restaurants, are all a short stroll from the guest house.

Cape Town’s most famous landmarks, including the V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the beautiful Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, are all within a ten minute drive, while a touch further afield visitors will find the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Boulders Beach penguin colony and the Constantia Wine Route. Ask your kindly hosts for some insider advice on the numerous other attractions and activities worth experiencing.

The guest house is both child and pet friendly, allowing all members of the family - no matter how many legs they have - to enjoy the perks of this characterful establishment.

Rates & Summary

2 Standard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in double bed or twin 
En-suite bath and shower

5 Deluxe Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Can accommodate an extra child on request


Sleeps 2 in twin beds
Bathroom with bath and shower
Extra single bed can be added in lounge
Sea-facing balcony


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Continental and English breakfast included
Self-catering facilities in flatlet


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated at the foot of Lion’s Head, close to most of Cape Town’s attractions, The Villa Rosa offers affordable luxury accommodation in eight warmly-decorated rooms, while treating guests to the friendliest service in town. Guests will love the elegant charm of this grand red and white Victorian mansion, which is surrounded by fragrant gardens and shadowed by the spectacular Lion’s Head. Breakfasts are sumptuous affairs with a huge variety of homemade treats, quality coffee and tea and the freshest products.


  • Elegant Victorian-styled villa in a pretty garden
  • Variety of rooms on offer to suit all needs
  • Central location with easy access to town, the Waterfront and Camps Bay

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

Nearby: Sea Point Promenade, 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

  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • No swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • 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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