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“Jambo Guest House - April 2012 stay”
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Jambo Guest House
Ranked #51 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

All the reviews are correct - great place to stay! Barry & Mina even opened up the bar for us late night for a drink and stayed talking with us, very friendly! 5 minute walking distance to restaurants/bars, and the V&A waterfront is about a 15 minute walk. We walked to and from the V&A waterfront at night, no issues. Great hosts and breakfast consists of yogurt, breads, juice, etc... Barry set us up on an all day tour of Cape Town with Bobby Brodemus He works for a tour company, but also has his own company. Would definitely recommend - and go direct (Beautiful Daytours - bahamab@iafrica.com). Went to the top of table mountain, cape of good hope, had lunch at boulder beach with the penguins, many other stops in between, and ended with a tour of the botanical gardens.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We had a fantastic experience staying at Jambo! Barry and Mina were fantastic hosts and the place is beautiful. Should you be stopping over in Green Point, please make this your number one choice of guest house, not only because it is within walking distance of the waterfront and the stadium, but because it feels like home away from home. You won't be disappointent!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank PaulleRoux
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

We really enjoyed the hospitality in this Guest House. great location and good play to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank zvigendler
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Jambo is a wonderful guest house and magnificent place to stay while in Cape Town. Our two week stay felt like home and Barry & Mina were terrific hosts. Situated in Green Point, the location is ideal and only a short, and safe, walk to the V&A water front, Sea Point, and Green Point park and stadium which hosts great dining, shopping, and entertainment. Other areas of the city are also very easily accessible either by car or taxi. Barry and Mina possess a wealth of information on city attractions, events, dining, and entertainment. Always eager to help, they recommended and arranged many activities for us which were all superb. The house itself is wonderfully done with each room containing its own personal touch different from the others. Beautifully decorated and kept, the house is a real gem, maintaining a lush garden with a coi poind, jacuzzi, and sitting areas. Equally impressive is Barry's bar that looks and feels like a vintage english pub. It was great for socializing with Barry, Mina, and the other guests over a few drinks. The guest house service is fantastic. Rooms were made up lovely twice per day. Breakfast was a large spread of croissants, bread, jams, yogurt, fruit, cereal, coffee and more. Barry personnally retrieves fresh croissants every morning from a local maker. Jambo is a wonderful place that I would recommend to all of my family and friends. A personal touch can be seen every where and will enhance your wondeful stay in Cape Town!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Jambo is a wonderful little Cape Town bed & breakfast. Barry and Mina are extremely helpful, and the most friendly people you will ever meet. They were definitely one of the highlights of my stay. The others would be the superb contemporary accommodation and scrumptious breakfasts. Jambo is possibly the best Green Point accommodation I have ever stayed at. Thank you to Barry, Mina and the rest of the staff for a terrific holiday!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank oliviahanson
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

We spent 4 nights at Jambo - this was our 4th stay there. Barry and Mina are great hosts and have become good friends over the years. They are mines of information on what to do and where to go in the Cape and nothing is too much trouble for them if you need help or advice in planning and organising your itinerary.
The rooms at Jambo are all quite different but each is full of charm and character and are complemented by the atmospheric "pub/bar" room upstairs. Breakfasts are great. Jambo is in an excellent position; conveniently located for the V&A Waterfront, but only short distances to downtown CT, the vibrant Sea Point area, the new stadium (built for the World Cup) and lovely walks through Green Point common and along to Mouille Point.
We would not hesitate to recommend Jambo to anyone wishing to visit CT and the surrounding area - we would not stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

I would just like to thank Barry and Mina for making our stay absolutely wonderful!
From the delicious breakfasts, to the charming rooms (the Bay Room is very cosy and romantic), to Barry's wonderfully quirky singing - we loved every minute of our stay at Jambo. Thanks so much to everyone who made our trip to Cape Town memorable!

Room Tip: The Bay Room is perfect for couples
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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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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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $125 - $165 (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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