An African Villa Tamboerskloof Boutique Hotel in Cape Town

An African Villa

4 Star Hotel at 19 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About An African Villa

Here is a boutique hotel with a difference: three historic terrace houses linked together creating an impressive twelve bedroom city villa with exceptionally generous proportions, ideal for visitors who want a gently pampered environment near to the main attractions of the ‘Mother City’.

The Villa is situated half way between the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain Cableway in a quiet residential quarter with a lovely ‘village’ feel within a short stroll of the centre of Cape Town and a large number of its best restaurants. These elegant double-story Victorian terraced houses have the hallmark architectural characteristics of an era when space was no obstacle.


Do not be surprised to find yourself surrounded by glowing, wall hung, hurricane lanterns on a balmy African summers eve. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms (some with shower and bath and twin basins); heating in winter; television (with DSTV); electronic wall safes; telephone; hair dryer; beds are dressed in luxurious white cotton percale linen; air-conditioner.

Room classes:
Bronze: Ground floor, en suite with shower: (Twin beds or King-size bed possible)
Silver: Ground floor or first floor, en suite with shower: (Twin beds or King-size bed possible)
Gold: Ground floor or first floor - courtyard facing, en suite with shower over bath: (Twin beds or King-size bed possible)
Platinum: With balcony and full bathroom en suite: (Twin beds or King-size bed possible)

Guests are given an orientation to the secrets of our city after which we offer you the freedom of this spacious Victorian townhouse just as you yourself would to visitors in your own home. A thoughtful and well-planned written guide to life in the city, its tourist attractions, restaurants and other places of interest on the Peninsula, will help you to settle in. Should you need more advice or help, staff are at hand to offer assistance.

Services and Facilities

At the heart of the house, as you may expect, lies an enormous and welcoming kitchen. Breakfasts are served either in a spacious dining room or, weather permitting al fresco, in our marvellous courtyard beside the pool. Friendly housekeeping staff are on duty to prepare a hearty, cooked breakfast (included in the rate). Facilities at the Villa include: a library where free internet access is available, a plunge pool surrounded by cushioned loungers in summer.

In the evenings there are two comfortable lounges in which to relax perhaps with a complimentary glass of sherry, coffee or ‘rooibos’ tea (both freely available) or another beverage provided for you from our honesty bar. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and keep them in a guest fridge. There is also a microwave and small kitchen area for guest use.

Most guests find that the new Villa has the feel of an intimate boutique hotel because of its sophisticated décor and generous facilities. It is, however, intended to be simply a warm and welcoming guesthouse. We hope that the unique layout with it’s three interlinked houses will help you to feel as though you are a guest in a home rather than in a hotel. It is an ideal place for the traveler of independent spirit who appreciates personal freedom, new-found friends and a haven to return home to after exploring this ‘fairest cape in all the world’.

Zive usekhaya! - 'Make yourself at home!'

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by An African Villa)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.927826999333334
Longitude: 18.407022

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 22km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
November 2003 - 11 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

This is a perfect base for exploring Cape Town. Modern, stylish, clean and comfortable. The food is fantastic and all the staff are cheerful. Nothing is...

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