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Jambo Guest House

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1 Grove Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Jambo Guest House
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Ranked #46 of 148 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the place to say if you like antiseptic hotels, which you already know if you've seen the pictures. The rooms are characterful and quirky. We did move from one whose bed was too soft, but Barry couldn't have been more helpful about that or given better advice about travelling round Cape Point. Breakfast was particularly good -... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The guesthouse is simply amazing & charming & magical. The place is gorgeous both in terms of rooms, common areas and the garden. The hosts are absolutely sweet and professional and caring. As we were given a tour of the premises we could not stop gawking at how beautiful and different it all is. And the private bar upstairs is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Barry and Mina run a beautifully furnished guest house at Green Point, a very pleasant neighborhood of Cape Town. They are very welcoming hosts. It seems that nothing is too much trouble for them. Breakfast is excellent. The house is not far from Central Cape Town, from the shops at Sea Point and from the tourist attractions of the V... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you want a spare hotel room with no character or charm, don't book at Jambo. Jambo is a B&B with a distinctive personality, from the lush gardens, high ceilings, specially decorated rooms, and the wonderful owners who go out of their way to see that you feel at home. Jambo is a place to see what life in Cape... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed here upon arrival in Cape Town for a couple of nights. Barry and Mina were superbly helpful in letting us drop bags off early in the morning before normal check in time. We went for a wander and returned early and were allowed to check into our room already. That was really appreciated by us after a long... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Mina and Barry made us feel really welcome to South Africa. Their help in finding the right restaurants and tips on where to start the hike to Tablemountain was most valueable for us. The house was lovely with lot's of atmosphere and the beautiful garden was the perfect place to relax. The amazing house also has a great bar which... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

As first time travelers to Cape Town, my daughter and I could not have picked a better place to stay for our South African trip. Our hosts Barry & Mina went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, and their accommodating nature was felt each and every day. They helped us plan daily excursions, suggesting unique and memorable... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Jambo B&B was the perfect place for our 6 person group's visit to Cape Town. Our excellent most knowledgeable hosts Barry & Mina were prepared to go more than the extra mile to assist our group with cab rides, trip-planning, and excursions. Rooms were great - and daily breakfasts sumptuous. Location in GreenPoint is perfect as it is so close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our four nights at the Jambo Guest House was wonderful. Barry and Mina were amazing. They know everything about Cape Town and are helpful and eager to share including a guided tour to Clifton a suburb of Cape Town. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms, man-cave, gardens and art work great. We totally enjoyed our time at the perfectly located... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Jambo GuestHouse was a great place to stay. It is in an excellent location (10 minute walk to V & A Waterfront). The owners were very knowledgeable, friendly and hospitable. The Garden Room was very comfortable, the security was great and a wonderful breakfast was offered every morning in the beautiful kitchen.

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