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Sonnekus Guest House

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88 Main Road, St. James 7945 South Africa
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#2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St. James
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Sonnekus, a gracious old home, circa 1926, sits at the base of the St James Mountain with the waters of False Bay at her feet. The Guest House has been lovingly restored with guest's comfort in mind and each Room has been individually styled drawing inspiration from the sea and mountain views. Enjoy our generous breakfast, either hot or cold or even both if you have a good appetite at breakfast time. Special diets can be catered for, just let us know before the time and we will see that your needs are met. Whale watch (May to November), take leisurely strolls along the promenade, sun bathe on the beach, or go fishing from land or sea. Play Golf at one of the two Golf Courses nearby, approximately 5Kms north or south or perhaps, a set or two of Tennis to prepare your appetite for Dinner. There many excellent restaurants within walking distance, you can of course take the car if you prefer. Easy access to all major Tourist attractions e.G. Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Winelands, and a wide variety of interesting places in and around the Western Cape A resident Tourist Guide assists with information on the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape and personalised guided Tours can be arranged Come and experience our old fashioned hospitality, with all the modern comforts
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kevinmcconnachie2302 wrote a review May 2020
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
I have stayed about 8 times at Sonnekus over the years. Every time has been wonderful. This time I stayed from 8th March to 27th April. Much of this time was during the lockdown when I was confined to the guesthouse. Even though I could not go out I still enjoyed the ambience of the guesthouse, the ever changing views and moods of False Bay, the sounds of the ocean at night and the fresh sea air. Pat and Mike Allum went out of their way to shop for food for me during the lockdown. Mike even drove me at night to the pick-up point at Cape Town stadium so I could join the coach to Pretoria for the repatriation flight to Melbourne. The breakfast is delicious and varied and a fabulous start to the day in the beautiful dining room. I missed not being able to enjoy the lovely beach across the road. And St James is the best part of Cape Town. I highly recommend Sonnekus!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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rswift432279 wrote a review Mar 2020
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I was visiting from London, UK and had attended a wedding the previous weekend. I had decided to stay on for a few days instead of flying directly back to UK. I originally booked at Sonnekus for 1 night but prolonged my stay after getting a feel for the area and seeing that the staff at Sonnekus were so friendly and accommodating. There are lots of activities nearby from swimming and surfing to hiking and cycling. There are also lots of restaurants nearby and with access to Uber you are only a cheap ride away from lots of great parts of the Cape Town area. I would recommend Sonnekus and they offered me lots of friendly advice on how to get the best out of my stay and it was also a very peaceful place to chill out and have some downtime.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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jthomp700617 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Comfortable and convenient. Perfect setting with sea view and fresh ocean breeze ! Delicious breakfast, so really nothing at all to complain about. except I need to keep on typing because review has to be at least 200 characters long!!
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ageorgeATL wrote a review Jan 2020
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A great place to stay. Clean and comfortable rooms. Deliciously cooked breakfast with lots of additional buffet items. This was our second stay here in 2 years - we really liked it. Owners Pat and Mike are a delight! They are friendly, cheerful, knowledgeable, helpful. They are a big part of what makes Sonnekus Guest House so nice.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Mother1CapeTown, Owner at Sonnekus Guest House
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us again, and also for taking the time to write us such a great review. We look forward to your next stay, and I will be working on your "Nam" trip over the next couple of weeks. Very best wishes from all at Sonnekus.
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TAJagain wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa54 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked a spacious sea-facing room at short notice. The price was very reasonable - and the sea was so close you could smell it. Getting to Kalk Bay or Muizenberg is an easy walk, so a car is not essential. The hosts (Pat and Mike) were very friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast was wholesome and varied. If the weather permits, sit on the verandah for breakfast (and feel like you are on holiday)!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 03 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us, and for taking the time to write us such a great review. So glad we could contribute to you "timeout" experience. We look forward to seeing you both again. Best wishes from all at Sonnekus
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US$48 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSt. James
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonnekus Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Sonnekus Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Kalk Bay Harbour (1.2 km), St. James Beach (0.5 km), and St James Beach (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonnekus Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sonnekus Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonnekus Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonnekus Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lekker Kalk Bay, The Courtyard Cafe, and Satori.
Does Sonnekus Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sonnekus Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sonnekus Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of St. James.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonnekus Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rhodes Cottage Museum (1.0 km) and Scala Battery (7.2 km).