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12 Argyle Road, Newlands 7700 South Africa
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This 4 star guest house in the peaceful suburb of Newlands, is a 10-minute drive from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, University of Cape Town and Cape Town's city centre. It features uninterrupted Table Mountain views and an outdoor salt-water pool.Our five rooms have their own private entrances and free WiFi. They include a microwave, a kettle, a refrigerator and a work desk. All rooms have a bath and shower.Hedge House guests enjoy a rich breakfast prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Breakfast is served outdoors on the patio, in your room or in the dining room.There is also a recreational area for children, equipped with a trampoline and a swing, as well as a wood-burning fireplace in the lounge area and on the veranda. The hotel's garden (as well as room 4) has panoramic views of Table Mountain and is wheelchair accessible. Hedge House is located at the foot of Table Mountain and is a 5-minute walk from The Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums. Cape Town International Airport is 15 minutes away.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
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Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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KrisdG123 wrote a review Apr 2022
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
I had the most wonderful stay! The room was comfortable and clean and Shirley was the best host - welcoming, kind and very helpful =) The breakfast was excellent. I definitely recommend Hedge House if you are looking for accommodation in Newlands. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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janwehmeyer wrote a review Jan 2022
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We stayed a week at Hedge House while we were looking for a longer term solution. The property is very charming with nicely sized, clean rooms and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere in the common areas. The location within Cape Town is also great: you are in the middle of a suburban part of town, a 10 minute Uber ride away from down town and only 15 minutes away from beaches. But the hosting was the best aspect of all: Shirley is wonderful and helped us immensely.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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ingrid2022 wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The room is beautiful and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely return. The location is very good with excellent walking trails nearby. The host was very helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Jane W wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa219 contributions42 helpful votes
This property was an old Victorian building converted into a guest house. It is quirky and quaint. The room I was allocated on the ground floor was obviously built on. It was small and intercommunicating with the one next door which left noise an issue, as one could hear everything going on in the room adjacent. The amenities were present, but did not work, such as the TV and it only was put into order after breakfast on the day of vacation, which was a shame. However I did get to watch part of the funeral for Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Breakfast was wonderful...a fruit salad which was full of so many varied fruits, beautifully prepared...a bircher muesli to rival that of the Table Bay hotel in the Waterfront...good coffee...excellent. Would I stay again? probably not, only because it was a mission to locate and actually not in the area I expected it to be, having researched a billet in Claremont and this one ended up being in Rondesbosch. Shirley Nel the lady manager was charming and helpful, and she came to collect me from the point in Claremont where I parked, unable to locate Hedge House, even using Google maps. Thank you to Shirley and all her efforts to please and placate...and for the great breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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frmau2021 wrote a review Dec 2021
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The room was nice and quiet, with a great view on the mountain. Jody was really kind, always attentive to the guests. Breakfast was excellent. I definitely recommend this destination if you are looking for a accommodation in Rondesbosch District.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Philippa wrote a review Apr 2021
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My father and I spent a week at Hedge House in September 2020. We came back to Cape Town for the months of March & April 2021, and there was no doubt where we would stay. This is simply the best place possible. Judy and Shirley have created a haven of tranquility in Rondebosch. It is conveniently located, has the most comfortable & luxurious bedrooms, and the breakfasts are a treat to look forward to every morning. Shirley has looked after us so professionally and in the most kind and caring manner. To be able to walk down to Keurboom Park and the Rondebosch Boys High playing fields every afternoon has been a special bonus for us and my dogs.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Patrycja P wrote a review Jan 2021
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
I stayed in Hedge House for three weeks in the end of 2020 till mid Jan 2021. It was beautiful experience. Great place which gives feeling of South Africa. Delicious breakfast, very comfortable rooms and the whole experience was just perfect. The beaches where closed for a while but stil we could travel easily do the hikes and safari. Not many tourist but still almost everything was open. Highly recommended place with kind and openhearted hospitality. We loved it! Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 18 Jan 2021
Thank you Patrycja for this positive review of Hedge House. We enjoyed hosting your family - actually missing the boys playing in the pool! We were so pleased to hear you arrived home safely. Best wishes from all of us!
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Sandy H wrote a review Jun 2020
Knysna, South Africa5 contributions
I have stayed at Hedge House many times and it is always a haven of peace and tranquility, a real 'home from home'. Judy is a wonderful host and her family always friendly and so helpful. The rooms are spacious and very nicely furnished and the breakfasts are delicious - really amazing with plenty of choice. Hedge House is close to a park, has off street parking and is not far from the airport. I highly recommend it!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from HedgeHouse, Owner at Hedge House
Responded 06 Jul 2020
Thank you dear Sandy. I do hope it is not too long before we see you again. I send love, Judy
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Janet wrote a review May 2020
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We have stayed at Hedge House several times and have always enjoy our time there. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet. We travel with our dog and initially were concerned we might have difficulty finding accommodation that not only met our expectations, but permitted a dog. Hedge House is perfect! The location is ideal as it is close to a large park as well as a small mall with a Woolworths shop. It is an easy drive both into and out of the downtown and airport. Judy is very accommodating should we have questions or requests and as others have mentioned breakfast is very good. There is easy secure off-street parking, our room had both a bathtub and separate shower, small safe, microwave and bar fridge. Another bonus is that Judy lives on the premises with her two dogs. Her dogs are well-behaved, very good with people and other dogs. They are nice, quiet and unobtrusive. This is definitely our #1 choice for staying in Cape Town. We have stayed there in October of both the last two years, May 2019 and March 2020. We will continue to book here for our Cape Town visits.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 10 May 2020
Thank you Janet and Jim for your enthusiastic review of Hedge House! You were our last guests before lockdown, escaping South Africa as the door closed! I do hope it is not too long before we see you and Clark again. Love Judy
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Richard S wrote a review Apr 2020
East Lavant, United Kingdom27 contributions4 helpful votes
Hedge House Has been our chosen place to stay in Cape Town every year for nearly 10 years and has started to feel like our second home, so welcome are we made by owner, Judy, her family and her lovely staff. Located in the southern suburbs, Hedge House is only a 10 to 15 minute drive from Cape Town International airport but is a haven of peace and serenity. It is ideally situated for Newlands Cricket Ground, a 5 minute walk away, the city itself, the Constantia Wine region, and the False Bay Coast. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Hedge House breakfasts are always delicious and varied. We love it here, and cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 25 Apr 2020
Thank you dear Richard and Mel. We so hope that by December you will be able to return once again. We all send love and Shirley too! Judy
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US$92 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hedge House
Which popular attractions are close to Hedge House?
Nearby attractions include PPC Newlands Cricket (0.5 km), Newlands Rugby Stadium (0.6 km), and Rush (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hedge House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hedge House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hedge House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hedge House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hedge House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Starlings Cafe, Mamma Roma, and The Creamery Cafe Newlands.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hedge House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hedge House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hedge House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Hedge House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (7.8 km), Iziko Slave Lodge (7.3 km), and City Hall (6.6 km).
Is Hedge House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.