Travelling to the Mother City often turns into quite an expensive exercise which could, if one is not vigilant, cause credit cards to spontaneously burst into flames and self-destruct.
With a myriad of 5-star hotels with 5-star price tags employing their crafty tactics to seduce your senses, there is an alternative that is just as comfortable – sans the room service and extortionate prices. Enter the modern self-catering or bed-and-breakfast establishment. Cape Town is home to some of the finest B&B and self-catering establishments and the best part is, you’ll be able to afford it!
Cape Town boasts a vibrant nightlife and some of the most popular attractions in the country - sure to keep you entertained during your stay. There are too many to feature here, but below you’ll find two great spots that is guaranteed to please the business or leisure traveller.
Chisnall House offers superb self-catering and bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Constantia. Not only will you be enjoying comfort, you’ll be spoilt with stunning views and a relaxing garden to explore in your spare time. The beach is an easy 15 minute drive away, 20 minutes into the CBD or a 30 minute shuttle drive to the Airport.
If you’re a wine lover, you’ll also be pleased to know that the guesthouse is surrounded by 12 top vineyards, including the 350-year-old Groot Constantia. Also in the vicinity you will find many restaurants (ranging from easy to fine-dining), the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and golf courses.
Accommodation is available on a Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering basis to suit your needs. To visit their website or make a booking, click here.
808 Cartwright’s Corner is an upmarket and affordable self-catering apartment situated in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. The building offers a concierge, gym and a heated pool.
Many excellent local restaurants, Newspaper House, Parliament, Courts, Grand Parade, Castle, Company Gardens and Greenmarket Square are all within easy walking distance of the apartment. The famous V & A Waterfront and Cape Town International Convention Centre is just a short drive away. The biggest bonus here is that guests who book for 3 or more nights get a complimentary airport shuttle to CTIA!
To visit their website or make a booking, click here.
Written by: Christine Kleyn