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An African Villa in Cape Town

An African Villa in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photo: Courtesy of An African Villa

19 Carstens St.
Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
TEL: 27-83-900-7894

Three terraced Victorian houses in the sunny hills of Cape Town’s Tamboerskloof district make up this 12-room boutique hotel. Distinctly African, the floors are covered with antelope-skin rugs, and halls are lit by onyx lamps crafted by local members of the Xhosa tribe. Every piece of furniture was commissioned specifically for the hotel, and most of it is for sale—from the papier-mâché lampshade in the shape of a kudu head over the fireplace to the red Zulu hats mounted on a headboard. Owners Jimmy van Tonder and Louis Nel like to give guests a personal introduction to the city at the hotel’s candlelit pool, glasses of Pinotage in hand.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gay Friendly
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 12

Number of Suites:

Number of Pools: 1 plunge pool

Year Opened: 2002



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