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Sonnekus Guest House

88 Main Road, St James, St. James, Cape Town, South Africa 7945 (Show on map)

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"Good breakfast, across the road from the beach, friendly..."

  • Stephen, United Kingdom
  • October 21, 2014
  • Area: St. James
  • Rooms : 9
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Conch: Small, no view
Conch: Small, no view
Abalone: Standard, mountain view
Abalone: Standard, mountain view
Nautilus: medium, sea/mountain view
Nautilus: medium, sea/mountain view
Oyster: standard, sea-view
Oyster: standard, sea-view
Murex: ground floor, garden view
Murex: ground floor, garden view
Whelk: Medium, sea-view
Whelk Medium Sea View
Clam: Large, mountain view
Clam: Large, mountain view
Urchin: Large, excellent sea-view
Cowrie: Spacious with excellent sea-views
Cowrie: Spacious with excellent sea-views
Urchin: Large, Excellent Sea View


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Features of Sonnekus Guest House

car park

family room

laundry service


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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Well-positioned in St. James, Sonnekus Guest House is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Cape Town. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 25.9 Km away, and it normally takes about 35 minutes to reach the airport. Also within easy reach are St James beach, Save Our Seas Shark Centre, Kalk Bay Theatre.

Sonnekus Guest House also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cape Town. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, laundry service.

Step into one of 9 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless (complimentary), internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, heating, desk which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Cape Town, make Sonnekus Guest House your home away from home.
Well-positioned in St. James, Sonnekus Guest House is the ideal point of departure for your excursio ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
11:30 AM

Check-Out Until
10:30 AM

Distance from City Center
25.9 Km

Distance to Airport
31.1 Km

Internet Usage Fee
00 ZAR

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Robert D. Couples South Africa, December 24, 2014
Home from Home

Convenience, Location, Views
Its like coming home. Being welcomed back every time and the convenience of staying there just to much to do and too little time. Never a dull moment and you cant wait to get back so definitely a holiday to look forward to and our annual treat!!!
Robert D. Couples South Africa, December 22, 2014
Serene Home Hospitality

Location, Views & Convenience
Views to die for, Location and convenience was superb. The treatment you receive when staying there is just superb. Feels like you are part of the family when staying there. Always friendly faces and always interesting stories told. COuldn't wish for a better place to stay!!!
Stephen O. Couples United Kingdom, October 21, 2014
Very nice guesthouse in good location

Good breakfast, across the road from the beach, friendly staff
We enjoyed our stay at the Sonnekus, we found the owners very friendly and informative.
Suzuka K. Solo travelers Japan, July 28, 2014
Wonderful Stay

Beautiful, homely, hospitality
I was wondering why all the reviews for the guest house were almost perfect - after I stayed there, I fully understood. This family-owned guest house is beautiful, warm, well-maintained, neat and clean with great hospitality. I felt I came back home although it was my first time in Cape Town.
Andrew C. Couples South Africa, July 5, 2014

Room was brilliant: cozy with great view. Breakfast was substantial and of excellent quality. Staff was extremely friendly.
Kridtiyaporn W. Business travelers Thailand, February 8, 2014
Best of Best

Best hosts, best setting, best surrounding
I can't be happier. This is the best place I have ever stayed in my 10 years of business travel. It is the first place I promise to myself I will DEFINITELY revisit.
Robert D. Couples South Africa, December 22, 2013
Homely, Comfortable,

room size, lovely bathroom, lovely seaviews
Friendly courteos, informative Owners. Homely accommadation home from home. Lovely views of the ocean and so convenient to beaches and nearby attractions.
Otto V. Solo travelers South Africa, November 19, 2013
Comfortable and convenient - superb!

Location, quiet, breakfast.
It was really fantastic and will definitely be top if my list of places to stay if I return to Cape Town.
Nicola W. Groups United Kingdom, November 1, 2013

Beautiful room with excellent views. Excellent customer service. Great value for money.
Peter R. Families with young children United States of America, December 29, 2012
Beautiful stay!

seaside location, easy striking distance to Cape Town, lovely view
We stayed 8 nights with our infant son at Sonnekus and wish we had stayed longer. Pat and Mike and their son Nicholas spare no effort in making you comfortable. The house has a wonderful feel to it and strikes a great balance between feeling like home and still giving one the sense of being pampered on holiday. The ocean is literally across the street. Parking was easy. Security was optimal. Food was delicious. Location is great, with a short walk to Kalk Bay for shopping, restaurants, etc., and a stroll along the seaside path to the larger beach at Muizenberg. We made daily excursions to Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
Restaurant Tip: Dinner at the Annex behind the bookstore in Kalk Bay: wish we had come there sooner, as it was our best meal in Cape Town.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Adult Puppet Theatre
  • Beatnik Bazaar
  • Kalk Bay Theatre
  • Kalk Bay Books
  • The Annex
  • JAPS Carpets
  • Kalk Bay Caves
  • Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve
  • The Masque Theatre
  • Muizenberg Surf Shack
  • Rhodes Cottage Museum
  • Silvermine Nature Reserve
  • Empire Bookstore

From Cape Town International Airport to Sonnekus Guest House: Head southwest and turn left onto Airport Approach Road. Travel for approximately 1.6km and merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Cape Town. Travel for approximately 6.3km and take exit 11 for M17/Jan Smuts –rln. Merge onto Jan Smuts Drive/M17. Travel for approximately 1.1km and turn right onto Klipfontein Road. Travel for approximately 1km and turn left to merge onto M5 towards Muizenberg. Travel for approximately 16.6km and at the roundabout take the third (3rd) exit onto Royal Road. Continue onto Atlantic Road. Turn left onto Main Road and the destination will be on the right hand side.

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