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Southern Cross Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 81 Somerset West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Located in Somerest West, the Southern Cross Guesthouse is the optimal accomodation place, if you want to live close to Cape Town. During 6 days of my stay at this beautiful place I could easily reach the iThemba LABS, scientific laboratory where iI had meetings with my colleagues physisits. This place is surrounded by nice wine-yards and stuated at the distance of twenty minutes drive from the city of Cape Town. All these six days I had delicious breakfasts which were prepared by the owner of this nice guest house Patricia. Exceptional view on the Cape of Goog Hope from the bathroom window reminds you the history of wellknown geography discoveries. If I visit this area of South Africa once more, surely I will select Southern Cross guesthouse for my stay .

Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
Thank Vladimir P
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Fabulous place to stay. Excellent service, safe and secure. You are welcomed with friendly people that make you feel at home.
I hve stayed there on many occasions, for business as well as staying there with my family.
I couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank John Paul P
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

If you ever find yourself in the lovely town of Somerset West in the Western Cape, I would highly recommend the Southern Cross four star guest house as accommodation. The service is great, the spacious rooms are each uniquely and beautifully decorated, and the continental breakfast buffet is top class.
I visit Somerset West several times a year and I choose to stay at the Southern Cross time and time again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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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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Thank JuliaKatharina
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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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Thank MissEnthusiastic
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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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Thank Lena K
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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
Thank CapeTownSlc
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Additional Information about 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 81 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
Price Range: $47 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Cross Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Cross Guesthouse is situated in a quiet private residential area on the slops of Somerset West with stunning views of False Bay, mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean. Only 30 min. drive from Cape town, close to 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 decorated and offering a very modern European standard in their equipment. The surrounding park-like garden is lush and manicured at the same time. Either here or on different sundecks guests can find their individual place for relaxation. A beautiful so called boma offers stunning views to Capepoint and the possibility of enjoying a bonfire or braai. Southern Cross Guesthouse is the perfect little hide-away out of the city`s buzz but having all that business- or leisure-travelers would need to find in close proximity. ... more   less 
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