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“A lovely nice place in Cape Town area!”

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Southern Cross Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 78 Somerset West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“A lovely nice place in Cape Town area!”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Located in Somerset West, the Southern Cross Guesthouse is the optimal accomodation if you want to live in Cape Town area but enjoy the sweet silence of this estate as well.

Southern Cross Guesthouse is catering for all tastes.

After a delicious breakfast which you can extra-book, you have many options to stuff your day.

The nice sea water pool invites you to hang out and just do nothing.

However, you can also go e.g. to Camps Bay, Stellenbosch and of course to Cape Town by car in a really short time.

The rooms of Southern Cross and the whole location is nicely done up and the service is really good and very obliging. I promise you will feel as comfortable as you can!

So, I can just recommend this guesthouse if you plan to visit beautiful and stunning South Africa!

An extra tip of mine: Visit both Grand Africa Granger Bay and Delaire Restaurant. Very different places but: It is so worth it!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

I HAD A WONDERFUL STAY AT THIS GUEST HOUSE

Our conference was surely situated in this relaxing somerset west for good reason, as it is so central to everything in the western Cape. It is so close to Franschoek and Stellenbosch where one can find all the finest restaurants and most of which featured in the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa. it is surrounded by popular wine-lands in all directions and only a few minutes drive away from the City of Cape Town and Cape point nature reserve in one direction and in the opposite direction it is only a few minutes away from Hermanus and Gansbaai which are popular for Whale Watching and shark Cage Diving.
During these five days of my stay at Southern Cross guest House i could easily access and take part in all of the above mentioned activities as well as some walks in the nature reserves in the area, but only after the wide spread and delicious breakfast which was prepared with particular care by the owner herself (sometimes in the breakfast area and sometimes in the luscious green and serene garden or by the tranquil pool). 'mmmm as i sit and write this review now it takes me back and i re-minis having breakfast whilst listening to the harmonious song of the birds nearby that sounds as if they are promising a wonderful day ahead'

I stayed in the luxurious and spacious TULIP ROOM and every single night after a hardworking or adventure filled day I had the peaceful and needed rests on the perfectly adjusted water bed.

Southern Cross Guest House will always be my first choice whenever i need or desire to spend some nights in Somerset west or the nearby areas.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Stayed at the Southern Cross twice during my holiday in South Africa. It's probably one of the most beautiful and most carefully looked after places in the whole area. Patricia (the owner) is super friendly and the rooms are BEAUTIFUL! You get a sea view from the shower.

The breakfast is excellent and served at your convenience. Coffee all day.

Perfect location to explore the wine region of South Africa. Short drive to Stellenbosch and Cape Town. All in all: highly recommendable!!

Room Tip: The Buffalo Suite is incredible.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

Pure Violet was granted permission to shoot a couple of model portfolios at the beautiful Southern Cross Guest House. It is a perfect location for us with so many stunning backdrops to use. The decor is gorgeous and worked perfectly for our shoots. Thanks again to Southern Cross especially Patricia who was incredibly hospitable. Please view the images on Pure Violet's facebook page, they will be posted this month (July)

Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Southern Cross Guesthouse
Address: 20 Barlinka Avenue | De Wyngerd, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Cross Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Southern Cross Guesthouse is situated in a quiet private residential area on the slops of Somerset West with almost endless views of False Bay, mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean. Only 30 minutes drive from Cape town, close to the sandy beaches and in the heart of the Winelands is the guesthouse a perfect gate to all the interesting points of the Western Cape. The Southern Cross offers its guests a choice of 4 Star sea and garden view rooms and suites, all individually modern signed and decorated and well equipped. ... more   less 
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