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  • Warm, elegant manor offers a comfortable stay
  • Well located to explore the numerous activities of the Cape
  • Friendly, knowledable owner will assist and advise so you get the most out of your stay

At Winkfield House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Somerset West


-34.0677, 18.8347


Offering homely luxury accommodation, the Cape Dutch style At Winkfield House is a comfortable abode which warms the heart and soothes the soul, while treating guests to first class services and beautiful views stretching to the ocean at False Bay.

The expansive garden is dotted with tall trees, lavender bushes and lawns, creating the ideal setting to unwind and enjoy a laidback holiday in Somerset West. Accommodation starts with six comfy standard double rooms, and extends to two spacious luxury rooms and a self-catering cottage, all equipped with satellite television, air conditioning, a fan, hairdryer, telephone and high speed internet.

Standard rooms each have an en-suite bath and luxury rooms a full en-suite bathroom, with the latter featuring an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, providing ample room for relaxation.

The luxury rooms also have either their own terrace or private garden, where the mountain and sea views are a delight to behold. Having a braai in this lovely setting is a special treat. With a kitchen, braai facilities and private garden, the Cape Dutch cottage is a quaint option for those who want to cater for themselves. 

On the culinary side, bed and breakfast guests wake up to a very extensive buffet that is sure to fill tummies and provide fuel for the day. Summer days can be spent lounging around the saltwater swimming pool or on the terrace with a refreshing drink, while the nearby beaches and blue ocean beckon to be visited. 

The guest lounge, with its opulent couches, library and fireplace, is a relaxing spot to unwind during colder spells. 

The At Winkfield House team is highly experienced and makes a particularly special effort to attend to the needs of guests. An airport shuttle service and laundry are available, while bookings and reservations for everything from golf, to scuba diving, dining and car hire can be arranged. The allures of Cape Town and the Winelands are a short drive away, and your hosts can give some expert advice on how to fill your itinerary and enjoy the most of your time in the Fairest Cape.

Rates & Summary

6 Standard Double Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath

2 Luxury Suites

Each sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath and shower
Kitchen, dining room and lounge
Private garden or terrace
Braai facilities

Cape Dutch Cottage

Sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath and shower
Private garden
Braai facilities


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Room only or B&B in standard rooms
Self-catering in suites and cottage


Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

At Winkfield House is an owner-run guest house situated in Somerset West, and offers accommodation in tastefully decorated luxury rooms and a characterful Cape Dutch style cottage. The guest house is located in large, beautiful gardens filled with trees, fragrant herbs and flowers, providing ample space for outdoor relaxation. Breakfast is an extensive, varied affair, and afterwards the guest house will assist with any bookings for the range of activities in the area.


  • Warm, elegant manor offers a comfortable stay
  • Well located to explore the numerous activities of the Cape
  • Friendly, knowledable owner will assist and advise so you get the most out of your stay

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

  • Saltwater swimming pool
  • Nearby: beaches, whale watching, 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.


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
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast by arrangement
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Limited wheelchair friendliness
  • No babysitting
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted




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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