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Jambo Guest House
Ranked #50 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Charming, romantic guesthouse with a beautiful garden, well situated in a quiet neighborhood, in walking distances to Cape Town’s City and Waterfront.
The room was nicely and well furnisht, we felt like home.
Every day a delicious breakfast buffet.
Very friendly hosts create a family like atmosphere

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a real find. A lovely place with garden run by the delightful Minnie and Barry. They do everything to make the stay perfect. The garden suite for 10 days was just what we needed, and with V and A Waterfront a gentle 15/20 mins stroll, what could be better at this price. I pressed the wrong star rating by fat finger trouble. Give it 5!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed 2 nights and were overhelmed by the hospitality with which we were welcomed. The guesthouse is a paradise in the center of capetown. But it is not just the beautiful house and garden. It is more the kindness and friendship of Barry and Mina which makes the stay so special.
Margret and Christof

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We picked this B&B because the reviews about the owners were great and we weren't disappointed! Barry and Mina are lovely hosts in this cozy quaint guest house in the bustling city of Cape Town. Chocked full of interesting antiques and all of the comforts of home, Jambo is the perfect location in which to explore Cape Town. Walking distance to the Waterfront and across the street from a park, they have a gorgeous garden which you can sit out and enjoy morning tea. The highlight is their proper English pub upstairs where we spent every night with Barry and Mina drinking wine, playing guitars and enjoying conversation!

Room Tip: The Garden room has a private entrance through the garden!
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I try to stay at the Jambo Guest House whenever I'm in Cape Town. The owners are superbly helpful in guiding strangers to the Cape into getting the most out of their days. During this most recent stay they helped a few folk from Northern Europe get the best out of just two days in Cape Town, which is about two months too short, in my opinion.

One of the reasons I enjoy being there is that the guests gather upstairs in the pub each evening, discussing what they've seen, and sharing adventures. It's so much more personal than an hotel.

I recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Address: 1 Grove Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 1 499 - R 1 932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jambo Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built at the turn of the century and nestling in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point. This amazing Guest House is set in a sub-tropical walled garden in the heart of urban Cape Town. Jambo is centrally located and a safe 15 minute walk to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront; while Green Point’s excellent trendy restaurants are only 5 minutes away. The city centre is 4 minutes drive. ... more   less 
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