Koornhoop Manor House Observatory B&B or Self Catering Cape Town

Koornhoop Manor House

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 24 London Road, Observatory, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Koornhoop Manor House

Koornhoop Manor House is an owner-run guest house in the suburb of Observatory, Cape Town, just below the towering Devils Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River. Koornhoop Manor House is just 2 minutes walk from Observatory centre.

A few minutes from Cape Town city centre, yet close to all the major highways, Observatory is a cosmopolitan and vibey enclave still containing many of the original Victorian style buildings, populated by academics, professionals, artists and students. The village centre hosts an eclectic range of shops, restaurants, pubs and music venues. The area was named after the Astronomical Observatory which was founded in the 1800s and is to this day one of the worlds leading astronomical research establishments. Obz is also home to Groote Schuur Hospital where the first heart transplant was carried out by Christian Barnard in 1967.


We have 8 en-suite double / twin rooms and a large furnished self catering apartment (3 bedrooms, lounge / dining and kitchen). All bedrooms are en-suite, with TV / DSTV, tea and coffee facilities and are meticulously cleaned daily. The lounge has a help yourself bar fridge, daily papers and lots of information on what to do.

Our 3-bedroom self catering apartment is spacious and homely with lounge / dining area (TV & Hi-Fi), private garden, and well equipped kitchen. It is fully furnished with linen, towels, crockery and cutlery. It is service weekly; additional service may be arranged at an extra cost.


Breakfast is served daily by Vic or Trish; a deluxe continental buffet consisting of juices, cereals, yoghurts and fresh fruits, jams, pate, cheeses, cold meats, boiled eggs, breads, tea and coffee.


Wireless internet is available; however, your own computer is required. Alternatively, there are internet cafes within short walking distance. We have secure off-street parking with a gate, and a large, walled and oft admired garden that offers a tranquil spot in which to stop and gather your thoughts.


Koornhoop Manor House is personally run by the owners, Vic and Trish, who can assist with planning your stay, airport transfers and arranging tours. Vic and Trish have been involved in the tourist industry in Europe and South Africa for the past 27 years.

Around 90% of our custom comes from our regular guests and referrals over the past 24 years.

Travelling Times

By car:
Airport 15 min; Waterfront / City centre 7 min; UCT 4 min; Groote Schuur Hospital 3 min; Table Mountain Cableway 15 min; Blouberg Beaches 20 min; False Bay 25 min; Kirstenbosch Gardens 10 min; Stellenbosch and Winelands 35 min; Hermanus 75 min; Newlands Cricket and Rugby 5 min; Johannesburg 800 minutes or so ...

By train:
City Centre 9 min; UCT / Rosebank 5 min; Newlands Rugby and Cricket 8 min; Muizenberg 35 min; Simonstown 60 min.

By foot:
Observatory Centre, Restaurants and Shops 2 min; UCT Medical School 5 min; Hartleyvale Stadium 5 min; SA Astronomical Observatory 7 min.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

Tonight From
per unit, per night

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.940638888555554
Longitude: 18.470666666

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 10km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

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