Chameleon Lodge Guest House in Strand, Cape Helderberg
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  • Guests9
  • Rooms/Units3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Chameleon Lodge is a 4 star graded B&B with self catering option, offering Strand accommodation for tourists and visitors of Cape Town.

About Chameleon Lodge

Comfortably nestled in the peaceful avenues of the Strand and within easy walking distance of the Strand's white beaches, this 111 year old Victorian home offers excellent self-catering facilities and bed & breakfast accommodation.

Chameleon Lodge is a popular choice for tourists looking for the flexibility of self-catering accommodation as it is only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of central Cape Town, 15 minutes from historic Stellenbosch and its famous wine route and 45 minutes to Hermanus (for whale watching). It is a golfer's paradise with more than 25 golf courses within easy striking distance not to mention a host of other sporting activites.

Self Catering Accommodation

Chameleon Lodge boasts two luxury units, both with secure off-street parking and one unit (semi-self catering) which is suitable for business people or single friends. The main units include satellite TV, direct dial telephone and separate internet jacks, fans (and or air conditioner) and heaters, hot water bottles, hair driers, safes, fully equipped kitchens and barbecue facilities with private outdoor entertainment areas.

On site guests can also enjoy the salt water swimming pool and the well equipped honesty bar. There is a fully equipped office and access to the internet.

All linen is supplied (apart from beach towels) and the units are lightly serviced on a daily basis (except week-ends and public holidays). There is a laundry facility on the premises and the use of a freezer is available if required.

The Cottage
Bordering on the salt-water plunge pool, Chameleon Cottage has its own secluded barbecue and entertainment area. It has two bedrooms and sleeps 2 adults and 2 children in a bunk bed in the second room. The main bedroom can be made up with two single beds or one luxurious king size bed, depending on client preference.

Zebra Room
The Zebra Room is ideal for single or business people with its two single beds, kitchenette (light self catering), private balcony and bathroom.

The luxurious air conditioned Loft suite offers an open plan living area with en-suite bath and shower facilities. The single bed size sofa can be made up to accommodate a child or teenager. The large adjoining sun deck is the perfect setting for intimate breakfasts and romantic sunsets (shared with a tipple of excellent Cape wine).


A substantial “continental style” breakfast is available at an additional cost with 24 hours notice. This is delivered to the units.

Attractions and Activities

• Chameleon Lodge is 1km from the beach (as the crow flies!)
• Beauty salons nearby and hair dresser next doo
• Cycling trails close by
• The Grand West Casino is about 25 minutes away
• Local entertainment available at Spier and Somerset West Play House Theatre
• Fishing in False Bay
• There are 4 excellent golf courses close by including Erinvale
• Virgin Active health club is close by
• There are many hiking trails in and around the Helderberg
• We are within 5 minutes drive of the Somerset Mall and its wide choice of shops.
• Various local tours are available
• If you are a qualified Scuba Diver our "in-house" Dive Master can arrange and lead dives
• The Wine route is nearby

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

The Zebra Room

The Zebra Room is ideal for anyone who is happy to have, or requires 2 single beds in their unit. It has a private open balcony, bathroom and kitchenette - separate entrance and air conditioning. Wi-fi available. Secure off street parking.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

The Cottage

The Cottage has two bedrooms sleeping 2 adults and 2 children in a bunk bed. Bordering on the swimming pool, Chameleon Cottage has its own secluded barbecue and entertainment area including DSTV. Wi-fi available.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

The Loft

Our luxury Loft Suite offers an open plan living area with king bed, en-suite bath /shower facilities, kitchen, air conditioning/heating and DSTV. The large adjoining sun deck is the perfect setting for intimate breakfasts and romantic sunsets.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We stayed at The Sandz (January 2013) and would definitely stay again. Every penny was worth it - the privacy, shops and other needs were walking distance ...... and we were basically on the beach. Our stay at The Sandz was simply AWESOME!!

January 2013

Hendricks Family (Paarl)

Verified reviewvery good

We arrived on Friday the 4th of January and Sandy gave us a very friendly greeting and showed us the cottage which was lovely. We had a fully equipped kitchen, full DSTV and a very comfortable king size bed to sleep in! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. We also had our own private braai area and access to the saltwater swimming pool. The property itself is very well looked after and neat and we had a great time staying there. Thanks to Sandy and Jake for a perfect weekend away!

January 2013

H Mason (Worcester)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 25km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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

Listed on since November 2009

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