Thulani River Lodge

Thulani River Lodge

14 Riverside Terrace, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
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5.0
#3 of 26 B&Bs in Hout Bay
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a luxury bed and breakfast in Hout Bay, look no further than Thulani River Lodge.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Hout Bay, Thulani River Lodge is located a short distance from Bay Harbour Market (2.0 mi) and Victoria Road (M6) (2.4 mi).

Beach chairs, outdoor furniture, and express check-in and check-out are some of the conveniences offered at this bed and breakfast. In addition, Thulani River Lodge offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your Hout Bay trip additionally gratifying. If you are driving to Thulani River Lodge, free parking is available.

While visiting Hout Bay, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Mariner's Wharf.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Visions Gallery, which is a popular Hout Bay art gallery – and it is conveniently located a short distance from the bed and breakfast.

The staff at Thulani River Lodge looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

14 Riverside Terrace, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Axel M wrote a review Nov 2022
Bruges, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful paradise at 25 minutes from the city center of Cape Town. 5 minutes from the beach. At the foot of the mountain, a place so clear and peaceful. Incredibly kind hosts. Excellent breakfasts and very good advice for restaurants in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No TV. Nice dogs in the property
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lasseliten49 wrote a review Feb 2016
Macroom, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is absolutely unique. The attention to details is 5 star. The interior design is unique and there are led lights every where providing ambient light. On arrival you are handed a mobile phone preprogrammed with all the numbers you need. The fridge is full of drink and you service your self.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Romina G wrote a review Dec 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we had the most wonderful time here at the beginning of our "tour de south africa". everything was just the way we wanted it to be. our hippo room had the most amazing view of the table mountain, breakfast was delicious, simon and the rest of thulani staff just wonderful and claudia and hartmut very helpful. our son loved the garden and especially the pool. we can´t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Markus N wrote a review Sept 2015
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family spent seven nights with Claudia, Hartmut and the rest of the Thulani staff. They made us feel at home every minute and provided us with great infos on day trips and activities. Thulani lodge is extremly cozy and comfortable. The decoration has been done with great attention to detail and love for a nice environment. The breakfast at this lodge is fantastic as it includes crusty bread (Germans love it), a buffet with a variety of foods to chose from as well as eggs any style. Upon arrival we were handed mobile phones for local calls and to contact Claudia and Hartmut in case of emergency. Also, they supported us with bookings and reservations at restaurants and venues. All in all, we can only say, we hope to be back soon at this lovely place with such nice people.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We loved Giraffe, with two separate bed rooms a lot. It is located in the main house next to the...
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EugenieFrederic R wrote a review Jan 2013
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Claudia and Hartmud for a wonderful stay at Thulani - SUCH a great place to stay, we will definitely return. You really know how to look after people, and are perfect hosts in a perfect place. See you again!
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mayjayne wrote a review Jul 2011
Kuala Lumpur
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Thulani is a guesthouse amidst a nice lanscaped garden with a small river running across it. While others have complimented the place, I would like to add a note here that the standard room (River Double) where we stayed in, is not that great. For the price that one pays, one should be able to get a much nicer room elsewhere in the area. The River Double rooms are found at the back of the property, with no windows except for the front sliding glass door. As the 2 units are linked together with a self-catering unit in the middle, one can'f really leave the glass door open when one is lying in the room, as you will not have the privacy, with the neighbours being so close to you. And if you have to keep the door closed and draw the drapes, you might find the room hot and stuffy on a warm summer day, as we did.

There is no mini bar nor coffee making facilities in the room. When questioned, the owners said that they provided a great coffee machine in the common sharing pantry area in the main house. However, one needs to consider that it is a long way to walk, from the main house to these standard rooms that are found further down the property. One has to cross over a timber bridge, and this may not be easy for the elderly in the nights.

As we had stayed in a vineyard before driving into Hout Bay, we had purchased some nice wines, so we were quite upset when there was no minibar in our room to chill the wines! After much negotiation, the owner, Helmut agreed to let us store one bottle a day in the common sharing fridge.

Breakfast we very great though. There was a nice variety of good stuff, unlike most B&B where they usually serve you the standard stuff. I would give the breakfast a 5-star rating!! Obviously, Claudia is a great chef, and the daily menu that was displayed indicated that one could dine very well indeed at the guesthouse if one wishes to.

The main house itself is lovely and cosy. At night, you could sit in the lounge area and listen to music from a good sound system. There is also wi-fi in the area. Or you could sit outside by the pool or in the garden. The rooms upstairs the main house should be better than the standard room where we stayed in. The swimming pool is pretty small although the garden would be a nice place to laze around and enjoy a book in the sun.

There were many German elderly guests around. They were a friendly group, so if one is travelling alone, this might be a nice place to have some company.

Location-wise, the guesthouse is situated in a quite remote area, so one should have a car at one's disposal if staying there.
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Date of stay: February 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark and Jens wrote a review Nov 2019
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just visited Thulani River Lodge for a second time and have had a truly wonderful experience. Claudia and Hartmut are excellent hosts - attentive, knowledgeable but never intrusive. They both speak perfect English for non-German speaking guests. Praise must also be given to their team of staff and in particular Simon who prepares divine breakfasts. The accommodation is first class and I was lucky enough to stay in both the Hippo room and recently built tent. Luxurious and homely are words that spring to mind but no words can do justice to the superb quality of the accommodation. The views from the large and well kept garden are absolutely breathtaking of Table Mountain and the swimming pool and terrace are an added bonus.
Hout Bay is a superb place to stay and is perfectly situated and within easy reach of Cape Town, The Winelands and Chapmans Peak. All in all we have no hesitation in highly recommending Thulani River Lodge where you are guaranteed to have an amazing and memorable time.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gary C wrote a review Mar 2019
Alresford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the breakfast is exceptional for this type of accommodation and the owners and staff could not be more friendly or helpful. It is a short drive into the centre of Hour Bay.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard C wrote a review Feb 2019
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best accommodation we have stayed at in Cape Town in 17 years of visits.
All you read on the website is true but still does not prepare you for how beautiful Thulani really is. The owners Claudia and Hartmut are exceptional hosts, nothing is too much trouble and every need has been anticipated in advance. They even provide their overseas guests with mobile phones preloaded with numbers of lots of restaurants and places of interest. Breakfast is a feast to keep you going all day. The house staff are led by Simon whose charming and helpful manner ensure everything runs smoothly. Security at the lodge is excellent with an overnight security guard, who also washes the guests cars.
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Date of stay: January 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms face the gardens except for one, which has the advantage of being much larger and very...
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Philippe Hertsens wrote a review Dec 2018
Mechelen, Belgium
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Surprising location : along a kind of "private" route some 500 m from the center of Hout Bay.
Is a extraordinnary nice garden with Africat touch, you fount the main house with warm athmosphere. Our room (Hippo) was super : large with two very large "singel beds", with a private terras and a nice bathroom with a bath for 2 persons , view on garden !
Very kind (German) owners who advice you for restaurants and/or activities.
Nice winebar with a large choice of good wines. very safe prrivate parking.
A absolute must for those who wants to stay in a quite environnement, close to restaurants and really not far from Camps bay & cape town.
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Date of stay: November 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had the Hyppo-room. Two very large single beds. A nice private terras with gardenview....
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Axel M wrote a tip Nov 2022
Bruges, Belgium7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No TV. Nice dogs in the property "
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Richard C wrote a tip Feb 2019
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa14 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms face the gardens except for one, which has the advantage of being much larger and very private."
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Philippe Hertsens wrote a tip Dec 2018
Mechelen, Belgium257 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the Hyppo-room. Two very large single beds. A nice private terras with gardenview. bathroom with shower and triangle bath for 2."
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James C wrote a tip Jan 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best rooms have balconies and mountain view"
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MBO_2013 wrote a tip Aug 2017
Easton, CT7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The giraffe suite has a separate room with two twins - good for our teens!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,107 - R 3,286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownHout Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thulani River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thulani River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Table Mountain (7.6 km), Chapman's Peak Drive (5.9 km), and Platteklip Gorge (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thulani River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Thulani River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thulani River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thulani River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, and La Colombe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thulani River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thulani River Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thulani River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Thulani River Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (5.5 km).
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