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An African Villa

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19 Carstens St. | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 10 day stay here recently was everything we hoped it would be and certainly endorsed the excellent reviews. The location and facilities combined with the owners and staffs attention to detail make it a stylish experience. Thank you for a memorable time in Cape Town.

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Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 days at An African Villa. It is located in quiet suburbs of Capetown. From outside it would be hard to guess it is so highly rated guest house, but it’s completely another story when you enter the house. Welcomed by so nice and helpful staff, who tried to help you and every small detail or problem you... More 

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Gloucestershire England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The charming receptionist spent a few minutes showing us all the common parts - very smart and contemporary - while we were wondering 'what is our room going to be like?' We needn't have worried. Our platinum room was bright, really spacious - 2 wardrobes, so we could unpack properly - comfy chairs and sitting space both inside and on... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service from start to end. Beautiful rooms with all amenities. Lovely and soft beds. Cheap honesty fridge with soft drinks, beer and wine in the common kitchen. Breakfast was wonderful with food being cooked to order by friendly staff. Complementary cake in the afternoon and complementary sherry and port wine at night. Stayed for a week and enjoyed every... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself, Richard and two sons James and David stayed at The African Villa in February. On arrival Cindy was welcoming and helpful with nothing being too much trouble for her. Likewise help from the rest of the team, Louis, Keith and Jimmy was faultless. Both our rooms were on the ground floor looking out onto the very pretty courtyard where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I normally only review restaurants. But am scribing this poolside in JoBurg for 2 reasons. One - to share this fab Guesthouse with other travellers. Don't hesitate. I'll refund you if you don't love the African Zen. Two - to express astonishment at the strange pair of reviews marking AAV 2 stars. They are quite simply wrong. The co owners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at African VIlla and we would not stay anywhere else. Cannot fault a thing! The owners and staff(incl. night porters) are extremely welcoming and helpful. The villa is in a brilliant location to explore Cape Town but also has some really good local restaurants(millers thumb).The rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable with... More 

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Worcester, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

An African Villa was where we would spend the weekend, nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain in Tamboerskloof; we stayed in one of three semi-detached Victorian cottages. Beautifully restored, the themed cottages all speak of gracious living. Large spacious rooms flowing from one space into the other. Muted earthy tones and luxurious finishes and fabrics were used throughout the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Looks even better live! Loved the homy, comfy and friendly atmosphere! We are definitely coming back to this gorgeous place! A 'BIG' thank you to the staff that made our stay so wonderful. Tip: no need to rent a car upon arrival, since taxis are h

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have enjoyed our ninth visit to Cape Town and An African Villa. We can't imagine staying anywhere else. Everybody who works at the Villa is friendly and welcoming, from the owners, Louis, Jimmy, Keith and Cindy, to the night porters and the ladies who make such wonderful breakfasts, not forgetting the dogs ! The Villa is tastefully decorated with... More 

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