Art Gallery Guesthouse - Thandekayo Hout Bay Guest House Cape Town
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About Art Gallery Guesthouse - Thandekayo

The Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo is ideally located on the slopes of the 12th Apostle overlooking the picturesque village of Hout Bay. Positioned on the Atlantic Seaboard of the Western Cape, Thandekayo means “warm welcome” in Zulu. This gem of a guest house offers spacious, modern luxury accommodation and boasts five designer African themed rooms all en suite.

Besides its ideal location, situated a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town central, The Art Gallery Guesthouse has much to offer. From the balcony one enjoys breathtaking panoramic views, stretching from the back of Table Mountain to Chapman’s Peak and the bay itself.


Thandekayo offers five rooms; two premier doubles, two standard doubles and one cosy twin bed - loft room. The guesthouse is perched on the top end of the property presenting majestic panoramic views from every room.

The double rooms have queen size beds with large en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower). All the the rooms also have easy access to a private (heated) pool and recreational area and there is a communal lounge with a large balcony and a separate dining room and tourist information lobby.

All our rooms include:
• Television
• Honesty bar
• Wireless internet access
• Bathroom en-suite
• Fan and heating
• Satellite DSTV
• Complimentary tea and coffee trays
• Bathrobes
• Guest bath and shower amenities
• Plug adaptors
• Hair dryers
• Off street secure parking


Wake up to a Continental buffet and full English breakfast. Fruit juice, cereal, freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, tea or coffee and preserves are served as an appetizer. Then eggs, bacon, mushrooms, and tomato can be ordered to choice.

Fantastic restaurants are located close to the guesthouse. Dine at famous Mariners Wharf who specialise in seafood or visit the ever popular Katima and Pure restaurants for a fine dining experience. If it is local you are after Hout bay can satisfy your taste buds by visiting one of the many pub and grills or simply get back to basics and treat yourself to fresh fish and chips down at the harbour.


View the fine art photography on exhibition throughout the guesthouse or lounge next to the heated pool. On a hot summers evening sit back and enjoy sundowners from the balcony while taking in the panoramic views of the mountains and bay.


We are centrally situated to enjoy the breathtaking Cape Peninsula. A twenty minute drive will take you to the cable car on Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Constantia Wine Estates and many golf courses in the area. Cape Point is a mere thirty five minute drive from Hout Bay and the V&A Waterfront is only twenty five minutes away.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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Agapanthus is a cozy loft room with stunning views from a private balcony which overlooks the bay and Chapman's peak. Twin beds with en-suite bathroom; toilet, shower and basin. Television with satelite chanels.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

ALOE Double Room

A large double suite with private entrance and terrace on the ground floor. Relax in a designer bath and overlook a landscaped garden with a spectacular view of the mountains. The room has a queen size bed, full en-suite bathroom & satelite TV.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

ARUM LILY Double Room

Situated on the first floor of the guesthouse. This large double room has a private balcony with breath taking sea and mountain views. En-suite bathroom with a toilet, bath, shower and two basins. Queen size bed and satelite television in the room.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

PROTEA Double Room

A relaxing suite with a private entrance and terrace on the ground level of the guesthouse with a beautiful view of the mountains and landscaped garden. En-suite bathroom with basin, tub & shower. Queen sized bed with Satelite Television.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type


A honeymoon suite which opens directly onto the swimming pool area. Relax in a large stone bath and light candles for a romantic stay! Has an en-suite bathroom with a toilet, shower and two washbasins. Queen size bed and satelite televison in the room.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

8 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

I had an amazing stay at the Thandekayo. I really loved this guest house and Hout bay. The art gallery guesthouse is beautiful and the staff really looked after me so well. I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended.

October 2011

Damien Sweeney (United Kingdom)

Verified reviewexcellent

Thandekayo offers warm and friendly hospitality. We had such a wonderful time at the guest house and really loved Hout Bay. Our stay has been memorable one – a home away from home. The views from the guesthouse are breathtaking and so is the artwork on display. We will be back!

October 2011

Iggy Fernando (Sydney Australia)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren over the age of 7 welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 35km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since October 2011

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