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Jambo Guest House, Cape Town

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
1 Grove Road, Green PointCape TownWestern Cape8005South Africa

4-star guesthouse with bar/lounge, near Cape Town Stadium
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Very Good8.2
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe
Delicious food
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From 118 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Jambo Guest House, Cape Town

from $108
  • Luxury Double Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed
  • Luxury Twin Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed
  • Honeymoon Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Please note this property has an onsite private well with filtration system available. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pickup *


  • No parking


  • Area shuttle within 20.00 km *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1880
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size double
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-cm TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Jambo Guest House, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Jambo Cape Town
  • Jambo Guest House
  • Jambo Guest House Cape Town
  • Jambo Guest House Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jambo Guest House Cape Town South Africa


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: ZAR 50% per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 550 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 490 per vehicle (one way)

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Jambo Guest House, Cape Town


  • In Green Point
  • Cape Town Stadium - 10 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 25 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 31 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 36 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 40 min walk
  • Metropolitan Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • Green Point Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 27 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 14 reviews

Jambo Guest House, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
Difficult to park, only 3 spaces to park in which were very tight. breakfast wasn't great.. tv in room very small couldn't see from lying in bed.
A Traveler, us2 night business trip
Jambo Guest House, Cape Town
Feel at home in Capetown
Jambo Is a great place to stay to capture the true spirit of Cape Town and surrounding areas. Barry and Mina made us feel right at home and shared their extensive knowledge of their hometown and Africa. This amazing couple has lovingly transformed a 130-year-old house into an enticing oasis filled with personal touches, great furnishings, fine food and infectious laughter as well as outstanding art and music. Among their many talents, Berry is a magical guitarist and singer and Mina is a superb artists and art collector. We can't wait to come back to Jambo guesthouse again
A Traveler, us7 night romance trip
Jambo Guest House, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
A great place for a stay on Cape Town
The best feature of this hotel was the hospitality of the hosts Barry and Mina. Very welcoming and pleasant.
Larry, us12 night romance trip
Jambo Guest House, Cape Town
Personality and good advice
The owners were very warm friendly and great advice and local knowledge
Shelagh, gb2 night romance trip
Jambo Guest House, Cape Town
What you see is not exactly what you get......
We decided to stay at Jambo for our last night in Cape Town based on the location, positive tripadvisor/ reviews and the amenities offered for the price point (~£100-£115 per night). Upon arrival, we were quite frankly disappointed and somewhat bewildered by the overwhelmingly positive reviews we had read. Jambo is not a bad place to stay at, but I do think it appeals to a certain type of audience/traveller. If you are into the quirky, bohemian, homestay, get to know your hosts vibe, then this is the place for you. We stayed in the Garden room and the decor was very dated, worn, chintzy and overwhelming (to reference one other reviewers comments, it felt like staying at your granny's house). It was comfortable at best but in no way luxurious or modern. The TV was small - almost unwatchable from the bed and had a very limited number of channels. The "free" parking was on a public cul-de-sac that was so narrow you had to reverse out of it onto a main road and the "free" wifi was not available as standard but was begrudgingly offered as " you need to use my wifi?" In sum, had the price been ~£50-£60 per night, we would have had no issues at all but there are other hotels and guest houses in the cape that offer better facilities for the same price. Barry and Mina were lovely but they need to invest as much in their rooms as they do into their hosting to justify the price point.
Alex, gb1 night romance trip

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Jambo Guest House, Cape Town

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