RETURNAfrica acquires new boutique hotel in Cape Town: Welgelegen
Welgelegen, also known as the urban sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town, sits below Table Mountain at the end of a cul-de-sac. It offers 13 en-suite rooms, a dining area, lounge, swimming pool, and courtyard connecting two Victorian-era homes that embody style and tranquillity at the heart of one the Mother City’s most bustling neighbourhoods.
This quaint guesthouse is a short walk from Kloof Street and some of Cape Town’s best local restaurants, bars and artisanal stores. It is the place to stay if you wish to visit all that Cape Town has to offer: most of the city’s iconic attractions, including The Cableway, The Waterfront, Camps Bay, the city centre and the Cape Town International Convention Centre, are no more than a 10-minute drive away. Most rooms have magnificent views of either Table Mountain or Lion’s Head. Welgelegen truly is its translation: well situated.
RETURNAfrica’s CEO PJ Massyn said that there would be no changes to the running, staffing and management of the already renowned guesthouse. “We are excited about this new venture. The addition to our portfolio will allow us to offer our guests, whether local or international, the experience of both Kruger and Cape Town. We will be continuing long-time owner Fiona’s ethos of personal attention, home comfort and understated style that has become synonymous with the name Welgelegen.”
With products in northern Kruger and now Cape Town, RETURNAfrica is growing. Our journey started two years ago when we launched our unlike-any-other Pafuri Walking Trails. Soon after we opened Baobab Hill Bush House, a renovation of the old Pafuri section rangers homestead followed by Pafuri Camp, our flagship on the banks of the Luvuvhu River. We have now acquired Welgelegen that, like Pafuri, embodies the very best that its world-renowned destination has to offer.
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