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Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
88 Main Road, St. JamesCape TownWestern Cape7945South AfricaGreat location! See map

Bayfront guesthouse with bar/lounge, near St. James Beach
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Value for money
Best value for money
Rather comfortable
Delicious food
Great location
58See all 58 reviews
From 95 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town

from $57
  • Cowrie: Extra Large, Excellent Sea- Views (2)
  • Murex: Garden View, Ground Floor (1)
  • Urchin: Large, Excellent Sea-View (3)
  • Clam: Large, Mountain View (7)
  • Abalone: Standard, Mountain View (8)
  • Whelk: Medium, Sea-View (4)
  • Conch: Small, No View (9)
  • Nautilus: Medium, Sea/Mountain View (6)
  • Oyster: Standard, Sea-View (5)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 9 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

  • Free train station pickup


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1926
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa tub


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Sonnekus Cape Town
  • Sonnekus Guest House
  • Sonnekus Guest House Cape Town


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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 before 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.

Optional extras

Late check-in after 10 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of 30-percent of room rate

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per vehicle (roundtrip)

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 Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • St. James Beach (2-minute walk)
  • Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre (5-minute walk)
  • Rhodes Cottage Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Kalk Bay Harbour (12-minute walk)
  • Casa Labia Cultural Centre (14-minute walk)
  • Boulders Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Cape of Good Hope (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 31 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 42 min drive
  • St. James Station - 3 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Station - 11 min walk
  • Muizenberg Station - 21 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 58 reviews

Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
Outstanding Value
Outstanding value. If you like the sea you cannot beat the location. My favorite beach in the Cape - Danger Beach - is just across the road from the best surf & water temperature. The addition of private parking made our stay a most enjoyable return to St James. Important, but less so, is its location to 2 of my favorite Cape Town golf courses - Steenburg & Clovelly.
Jeffry, us5 night trip
Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town
An amazing stay!!
This was a wonderful experience for us. After travelling around some of South Africa we were looking forward to staying in one place for a few days and couldn't have picked a better place. Pat, the owner, was very accommodating and so pleasant at all times. Nick, her son, was also very easy to deal with and very informative; we even booked a tour with him as guide (through his touring company, TourScape) to Cape Point and that was one of the highlights of our trip. The views of ocean and mountains were spectacular. They went above and beyond and set up an extra bed in our (very spacious) room to allow our daughter to come and spend a night with us. I can guarantee that should we return to St. James we know exactly where we will stay!!
William, us5 night romance trip
Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town
A sunrise not to be missed
Our 2 nights were comfortable and relaxed - the hosts were accommodating and interesting - breakfast was excellent - conversations with hosts - always eager to help us - provided interesting history of their personal courage and their journey and the building which made us feel a part of the place and the people - the house is beautifully crafted, so well done wherever an eye might land, simple and beautiful workmanship. additionally, has direct beach access across the street - clean, inviting and in a beautiful location. the front porch seems a gallery seat to the world - sunrise there the most incredible we have ever witnessed.
Ingrid, usFamily trip
Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town
Pampered stay
The room was very nicely appointed and roomy. Everything in the room was comfortable and well thought out. The breakfast was amazing and afternoon tea was delicious. I highly recommend this hotel.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town
I will be back
Janet, us3 night trip with friends

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Sonnekus Guest House, Cape Town

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