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Cape Riviera

31 Belvedere Avenue Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#24 of 80 guest houses in Cape Town Central
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Cape Town Central, Cape Riviera is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Cape Riviera makes it easy to enjoy the best of Cape Town Central.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a minibar, and you can stay connected during your stay as Cape Riviera offers guests free wifi.

The guest house features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and newspaper. Plus, Cape Riviera offers a pool and a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Cape Town Central's most popular landmarks, such as Oranjezicht City Farm (0.3 mi) and Iziko Slave Lodge (1.1 mi), Cape Riviera is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the French restaurants, including La Mouette Restaurant, The Stack, and La Petite Tarte, all of which are a short distance from Cape Riviera.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Long Street (1.0 mi) or Inverdoorn Game Reserve Safaris (1.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Cape Riviera is sure to make your visit to Cape Town Central one worth remembering.

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zoe92996 wrote a review 13 Feb
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I enjoyed my stay. The host and the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The room was spacious with a clean bed. The view from the communal lounge and terrace was amazing. Perfect and safe neighbourhood and close to Table Mountain.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Susan R wrote a review 12 Feb
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We stayed one night at the Cape Riviera and I wish it had been more! Every detail of the Inn was stunning and the staff and owner could not have been more accommodating. Our room was quiet, the bed was comfortable, and we felt well-cared for after our 14 hour flight. I'm still salivating when I think of the breakfast the next morning. There is a lovely terrace with a sweeping view. I highly recommend it!
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WallyHolland wrote a review 02 Feb
Voorburg, The Netherlands447 contributions153 helpful votes
There are hotels and guesthouses that do that extra step for you. Some of them are willing to do the extra mile. Well, the management of Cape Riviera runs the marathon for you even without asking. I use a medical device for sleeping and this gives problems during loadshedding periods. Even without asking called Owen (the owner) his electrical installation contractor to change his battery system so that my medical device kept on working during the night. Where do you find this kind of service these days? Further, everything else is more than okay. Room 1 is specious with good bedding and ditto bathroom. Breakfast and honesty bar both good. It was in short a very good decision to return to Cape Riviera guest house after our first visit in 2015.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rmsmile1955 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We enjoyed our stay at your guest house - nice place, beautiful view of the City and the Table Mountain, good breakfast and friendly stuff! Not too far from City centre, restaurants are in walking distance.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Lena1725 wrote a review Sept 2023
St. Petersburg, Russia6 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful Сape Riviera with an even more wonderful host Owen! You saved us when a nearby hotel closed without warning, despite a pre-confirmed reservation. Villa Riviera is really beautiful old house, with huge rooms, a swimming pool and delicious breakfasts. Located in a good and quiet area, and behind a high fence you feel absolutely safe. I would love to come here again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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smorin160730 wrote a review Aug 2023
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The house is perfectly located in a nice area. The bedrooms are lovely and clean and everybody is really helpful and nice. Definitely an address to be recommended. You can start the Table Mountain hike from the house or walk to the town centre. We had a great stay.
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Douglas H wrote a review May 2023
Ballymena, United Kingdom273 contributions177 helpful votes
Spent two weeks here whilst on a wedding visit with my son Simon and wife Heather at a very reasonable cost. Once again we all had an excellent stay and were very well treated by Owen, the owner, and his excellent staff. I particularly like the fact that the "hot" breakfast is cooked there and then and to you requirements whatever they maybe even if they change daily. We were well attended by all the staff who were from Malawi and gave a good account of themselves during the many conversations that we had. Depending on the room chosen you either have a view of Table Mountain at the rear or of the city of Cape Town from the front from our hillside viewing point. We were fortunate in that we had both views from our excellent and well appointed room that was well looked after throughout our stay. Will stay here again should the need arise.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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SanBo B wrote a review Jan 2023
Leusden, The Netherlands14 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful guesthouse in a hundred years old villa, with a view on Table Mountain. Well equipped rooms, very good breakfast. Very kind staff and owner. In the beautiful garden two pools. Elevator. In the neighborhood of waterfront and the city center. Free parking in front of the villa.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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asitdi144183 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at the Cape Riviera guest house. Owen is an amazing host, even though some dates were fully booked, he helped to find an alternative accommodation swiftly and easily. Highly recommend. Thank you!
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Banker_on_the_Road wrote a review Oct 2022
East Molesey, United Kingdom141 contributions107 helpful votes
Our first trip back in five years - what with COVID and other complications - but Cape Riviera still worked its magic - great location and views, lovely well-appointed rooms and a fabulous can-do customer service culture. Owen and wife Suzanne preside benignly over this wonderful oasis together with their expert staff, for whom nothing is ever too much trouble. For us, at the end of a three week Southern Africa tour, it was the perfect place to relax and depressurise in cosseting luxury. Still my first choice for pampering peaceful lodgings in the Cape Town City Bowl, with those wonderful views - Table Mountain or over the City depending on the room you pick. Must hurry back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Oct 2022
Thank you very much for your review. It is sincerely appreciated. I has always been an absolute pleasure hosting you, your family and friends.
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralOranjezicht / City Bowl
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Riviera
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Riviera?
Nearby attractions include South African Jewish Museum (1.2 km), Oranjezicht City Farm (0.5 km), and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Riviera?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Riviera?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Riviera?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Riviera?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Woodlands Eatery, Miller's Thumb, and The Black Sheep Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape Riviera?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cape Riviera have airport transportation?
Yes, Cape Riviera offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape Riviera?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.8 km), City Hall (0.9 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (2.0 km).