Welgelegen is a boutique Guest House at the end of a cul-de-sac at the foot of Table Mountain. This hidden oasis, housed in two Victorian-built homes linked by a central courtyard and swimming pool, has 13 en-suite rooms. It is a sanctuary in the city, nestled in a tranquil street yet a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A short walk takes you to Kloof Street and some of Cape Town’s best local restaurants, bars and artisanal stores.
The Cableway, Camps Bay and The Waterfront are no more than 10-minute drive and, for those with more time to spare the myriad options include lazing along the Atlantic Seaboard, fish and chips on the beach at Hout bay, visiting Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island or venturing further afield to places such as Cape Point or the Winelands.
Welgelegen, with views of both Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, truly lives up to its name that, in translations, means well-situated.