Compact, well equipped and quiet haven in Cape Town. Far enough off the beaten track to wake up to peaceful birdsong instead of traffic, yet minutes from the centre of Town and all its bounty. We have stayed several times and will go back for another safe and happy stay !!
This was my second time staying at Etafileni – a beautifully decorated, well-equipped BnB perfect for a couple or friends sharing. Etafileni is close to tourist attractions (Table Mountain, Waterfront, Robben Island etc.) and within walking distance from grocery stores. The flat is safe and private, with a remarkable collection of South African (and other) DVDs in case of a rainy day. Internet connection is fast and reliable. I highly recommend staying at Etafileni if you're planning to visit Cape Town!
Location was nice, at the bottom of the table mountain.
The place was clean and well equipped both in kitchen appliances and in food.
They had cookies.
The beds were average, a bit on the stiff side, but I guess all beds in South Africa are.
There were plenty of books to read and movies to watch.
Great accommodation. Confortable, clean, safe and very well decorated. Plenty of storage room so you don’t have to live out of the suitcases. Fully equipped, ready for the daily life and full of details that went an extra mile in terms of comfort during our stay. Favourites: soaps, coffee, cookies and marmalade. There was also lots of information at our disposal on what to do and see and even a hike map to Table Mountain that started right around the corner of the house (a must do!). Good location: quiet neighbourhood (great for a good night sleep) but still accessible to the city centre. Helen and Richard were amazing hosts, available and went out of their way to help with a last-minute work emergency. A place to come back and highly recommended.
My wife and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay with Helen and Richard during our travels through Cape Town. The studio was easily accessible and secure with all the amenities you could need. The hosts were very helpful with providing ideas and the means to fully enjoy our stay in Cape Town. We would definitely go back.
"Etafileni is perfectly positioned with easy access to freeways and the city and an awesome view of the mountain as you drive to return “home”. It had absolutely everything we needed and was warm, cosy and inviting. Thank you both for the warm welcome and for the little extras that were so thoughtful, like the milk and the butter in the fridge. We will be back! This is a gem!"
Etafileni is situated close to the centre of Cape Town with easy access to mountains, beaches, local attractions (museums, art galleries, nature gardens, exciting night life and wonderful walks). Etafileni is a completely private and self contained flat with everything you need for self catering, thoughtfully arranged with amazing attention to detail. The flat is serviced regularly so that it is kept immaculately clean. But more importantly Helen and Richard are superb hosts, discrete and yet always available for assistance when needed.