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!…
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.
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!!
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.
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)!