St James Accommodation at Sonnekus Guest House in Cape Town

Sonnekus Guest House

Bed & Breakfast at 88 Main Road, St James, 7945, False Bay Coast, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About Sonnekus Guest House

Sonnekus Guest House, gracious old lady of a bygone era, circa 1926, sits at the base of the mountains in St James with the waters of False Bay at her feet. The house has been lovingly restored to her former splendour, taking the guests comfort into consideration with each suite very individual in its decor.

Sonnekus Guest House is perfectly situated for the discerning holidaymaker and businessman alike, a mere 25 minutes form the airport and city. The V & A Waterfront and Table Mountain are but a short and pleasant drive away.


"Murex" offers a view of the ocean and the garden, while at the same time being wheelchair friendly. It also has a fireplace, which can be used in winter.

"Cowrie" is very large and spacious, has its own fireplace and lounge area. For the early risers the sun rise from this room is spectacular, as is the view of False Bay.

"Urchin" offers the most spectacular view of False Bay, from Gordon's Bay in the East right across to Simon's Bay in the West.

"Whelk" gives you a good view of False Bay. It has a fireplace for those chilly winter nights.

"Conch" is a very quiet room in the centre of the house. An open plan bathroom makes this an intimate hide-away.

"Oyster" is cosy sunrise room with a view of the mountain as well as the east side of False Bay.

"Nautilus" is a sunny room with a view of historical 'Villa Capri', the original whaling station in False Bay, and its garden.

"Clam" is a spacious room with a beautiful view of the False Bay mountains.

"Abalone" is a peaceful room with a view of the mountains.

Bathrooms: Some bathrooms have a separate bath and shower, while others have a shower over a luxurious corner bath.

Each room/suite has an overhead fan, heater, tea/coffee tray, telephone and television for your convenience.

Services & Facilities

9 Luxurious en-suite bedrooms (3 with fireplaces)
Tea and coffee making facilities
Cold Buffet Breakfast and hot Breakfast to order
Many restaurants within 2Km radius
Children by prior arrangement

Recreation & Leisure

Beach, Surfing
Whale watching (in season)
Mountain Walks
Scenic drives
Personalised Land Tours
Boat Fishing

Equally close are the scenic drives, and restaurants catering for all tastes, abound in Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek. We are close to the Clovelly, Westlake and Royal Cape golf courses.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Sonnekus Guest House)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.120322221555554
Longitude: 18.455966666666665

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 36km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

Listed on
October 1999 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Wonderful atmosphere, guests are treated as close friends, great hospitality, excellent location and close to both Cape Town, Simon's Town and Cape of...

Askar and Elga, Moscow Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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