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17 Bickley Road Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
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Built in 1790 as the hunting lodge of Lord Nelson, the AfricanHome guesthouse is one of the oldest buildings in this suburb of Cape Town, situated only 2 blocks away from the Atlantic Seabord. It is a very peaceful oasis in the middle of this buzzling city, in walking distance to many restaurants and to the Waterfront, just 3 km away from Clifton Beaches and famous Long Street. German owners who offer a fabulous breakfast buffet. Enjoy a relaxing day at the sparkling salt water pool being spoilt from our service.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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Shinyshow wrote a review Mar 2022
Bowdon, United Kingdom51 contributions20 helpful votes
Great location in a quiet residential area, easy walking distance to the sea front, very short walk to bars and good restaurants, and short uber ride to the waterfront area. Uber in Cape Town is fab and super cheap! The room( and indeed the whole guest house) was very clean and nicely decorated, our room had a lovely large shower and a useable balcony overlooking the beautiful garden and pool. Breakfast was served outside in a serene courtyard area, with hot breakfasts cooked on request, with a really high quality continental style buffet each morning, changing daily. The hosts are fabulous, genuinely lovely guys who are passionate about their guesthouse and South Africa. There is a reasonable size pool area with lots of sun loungers and a few tables and chairs that we didnt get a chance to use, but other guests spent time there and it looked very inviting. There are also a couple of car parking spaces off the road. We thoroughly recommend this gem to you for all the above reasons... and we can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Ralf Fiedler, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Wonderful to read that you enjoyed your time at our place and in this vibrant area - and we were indeed highly overwhelmed from the beautiful flower bouquet that you sent to us from your next stop...amazing! We sincerely hope that you will soon get a chance to come back to CapeTown and stay with us again in case we will still be around. With lots of sunny greetings out of CapeTown - the fairest Cape in the world (that is what they say here sometimes ..)
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JewlzReadingUK wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, United Kingdom84 contributions70 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our stay and Ralf and Stefan are perfect hosts. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and very, very comfortable. A wide range of top quality fresh, or cooked produce is available for breakfast, which can be taken on the patio, or inside. You can relax in, or by the pool, which it located within the private walled garden. We felt the area was quite safe and it is a 40 or 50 minute walk to the Waterfront. Alternatively you can jump on the hop on bus at the stop approx 200m away on the sea front. There are some very good restaurants nearby and we were happy to walk back to the accommodation late at night. Ralf was extremely helpful making various bookings on our behalf as we were not using our phones in SA. Overall, we had a fabulous 4 nights at AfricanHome and enjoyed various conversations with other guests and Stefan and Ralf. We hope to be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Alain R wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris, France2 contributions
We occupied the cottage and enjoyed being apart from the main building which nevertheless deserve more than a look. Ralf and Stephan are perfect hosts.The breakfasts are somptuous with a wide choice of hot and cold foods. Seapoint is an excellent base to explore Cape Town. Around Africanhome, many restaurants are available.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The room in the cottage benefits A.C. and a large shower room. The street is very quiet. An...
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Response from Ralf Fiedler, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Dear Alain- We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and also liked our breakfast. Thanks a lot for the kind words...
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Maria P wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed with Ralf and Stefan over the busy new year period and had a fantastic stay. It’s a little oasis in the middle of the lively Sea Point area and within easy reach of everywhere else worth visiting in and around the City . Both hosts were also really accommodating especially at breakfast where my fussy vegetarian partner was concerned sorting out little non meat treats for him every day. They even helped with organising some of our trips getting us our own driver as well which was fantastic too. Well definitely be coming back here so we’ll some Ralf and Stefan ..(and the lovely Milka the cat) Maria and Graeme
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ralf F, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Maria and Graeme- thanks for your kind review about your stay at our AfricanHome during the busy cricket period here in CapeTown around New Year`s. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to satisfy even the vegetarian desires of your partner- who in fact was lots of fun for us (despite his vegetarian touch , LOL) . I am so sorry that I still do not really understand the principle of cricket - and why so many people would spend so many hours there not being able to find out who has won or lost, day after day ....that I also shared with Graeme !! ...so you can be sure I am a complete cricket idiot! We would be happy to welcome you again here at our place - and maybe until then I will have picked up a few of these game laws. Best regards out of the AfricanHome
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Kara234 wrote a review Feb 2020
Coleraine, United Kingdom15 contributions41 helpful votes
This was our 4th time staying at African Home and we can’t wait to go back again. Ralf and Stephan are perfect hosts and the staff could not do more for their guests. The breakfasts are delicious with a wide choice of hot and cold foods. Seapoint is great as a base to explore Cape Town and Ralf is so informative and helpful in booking day trips to wineries, Penninsula etc. If you like high quality, personal service then you can’t go wrong with African Home.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ralf F, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 06 Feb 2020
What can I say? Thanks a lot - it means so much to us that you guys still enjoy your time here… And we are already counting the days…
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Thomas H wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany4 contributions2 helpful votes
We were with Ralph and Stefan for six days and they were the best hosts we ever had. The accommodation is very central, restaurants supermarkets, the ocean and the bus stations are within two to five minutes walking distance. The rooms are lovingly furnished and very clean, breakfast is wonderful and our dinner together on the terrasse will be unforgetable. We will definitely come back and are already looking forward to it. Steffi & Tommi
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Herbert wrote a review Dec 2019
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it is a beautiful Guesthouse. We will come again after 2018 + 2019. Breakfast was very good and every day a surprise. We felt so comfortable: Ralf and Stephan are superb hosts, Our room was perfect. Thank you Stephan + Ralf,you made our holidas special. Lots of love Maritta und Herbert
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Ralf F, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Dear Maritta and Herbert- we would be happy to make your next holiday in South Africa special again - wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen im kommenden Jahr.
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Uschi Herm wrote a review Dec 2019
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it is so beautiful location and so nice host people. We felt so comfortable from day 1. all our wishes were immediately fulfilled. And breakfast is served so lovingly. we will come again for sure :-) Lots of love, Uschi and Bruno
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Ralf F, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Dear Uschi and Bruno- happy to see that you felt so comfortable at our place and that we were able to make this stay special for you. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards and a happy New Year
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Annette wrote a review Nov 2019
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Can’t think of anything that could be better. There was so much for breakfast, that I had always problems to decide what to eat first. During my visit there I had to move into another room. Both rooms were so comfortable. I prefers „The Cottage“, it‘s more cosy. Thank you Stephan and Ralf! You made my holidays special. Hoping to come back soon.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from munichmuc, Owner at AfricanHome Guesthouse
Responded 08 Nov 2019
We are happy to hear that you had a great time staying with us while you were exploring the city and surroundings. It was a pleasure for us to seduce you with our breakfast... anytime again!
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Kara234 wrote a review Feb 2019
Coleraine, United Kingdom15 contributions41 helpful votes
This was our 3rd stay at African Home in consecutive years and we've already booked to go back next year. Ralf and Stephan are superb hosts - welcoming, attentive but not intrusive, and quick to offer help and advice. As ever, the breakfasts were worth the visit alone, and the venue is a quiet oasis from the bustle of Cape Town. There's a small fridge in each room, and a safe. The beds and linen are very comfortable. Aircon is in the cottage only, but while nice, it's not an essential as the temperatures are seldom very hot when we visit. Sea Point itself is very safe and has a good choice of restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Ralf also organised day trips for us to Stellenbosch, wineries and the peninsula. Just super and we couldn't recommend it highly enough for anyone seeking a bit of personality, quirkiness, and genuine African hospitality.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$130 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about AfricanHome Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include ARTEM Centre (0.4 km), Studio 7 (0.1 km), and No Name Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Boheme, Posticino, and Ninety One - Indian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at AfricanHome Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to AfricanHome Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (2.7 km), City Hall (3.2 km), and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House (2.6 km).
Does AfricanHome Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.