Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.0|
|Distance to city center||1.8 Km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||9.4 km|
Set in the leafy suburb of Pinelands, 6.2 mi from the center of Cape Town, 51 on Forest Drive offers both bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodations options. Free, secure parking is available on site. Every room at 51 on Forest Drive is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the communal pool and garden. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. 51 on Forest Drive features free WiFi . There is room service at the property. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is 8.7 mi from 51 on Forest Drive, while the V & A Waterfront is 6.8 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 8.7 mi from the property.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-8 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 9 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Helpful staff, reliable and good breakfast”
Great but too short
5-star Gem for 3-star price!”
I only stayed there for the last night of my 2 weeks in Cape Town, because I wanted to be close the airport on my last morning. I wish I has stayed there for the entire two weeks. I felt spoiled!
chill out place”
stayed 2 nights before and after a three week vacation. very easy to find off the N2 from the airport.. very good T.V system.. must have transport as 20 mins drive from waterfrount. but overall would stay again..
Five night stay ”
We stayed five nights easy to get to from the airport after a long flight with an evening meal available without needing pre- booking . Good breakfast and easy to drive into the tourist sites of Cape Town and surrounds. We stayed in the house opposite ( actually 56 ) as they also own this property. Security gates but always felt a safe area and environment with a small mall 10 minutes walk away or two minutes by car but closes fairly early in the evening . Very helpful staff . Small pool but clean and refreshing after a days sightseeing . Would book again ... We actually were going to for our last couple of nights in Caoe town which we did not book before travelling but they were full! You can get a taxi into town but for this location a car is convenient as no obvious public transport.. Parking not a problem as long as you can use forward and reverse gears!
Very friendly hotel staff members with fast check-in and super fast check-out. The TV has all the DSTV channels. Room is very clean and well equipped with all the necessary items. Very recommended for the couples, businessmen or anything else.
We enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in booking it again
Great stay - Room very comfortable, staff very good and great breakfast. Rooms are very close to each other, pool area and parking area, so privacy is not ideal. Also, amenities in room were not up to standard - no body lotion provided - strange for 4 star accredited accomodation. Otherwise, perfect for a short stay in Cape Town.
Amazing setup, all antique furnishings so amazing ”
amazing, the staff were friendly, loved allo the antique stuff that they used as furnishings, even down to the teacups, dining sets etc.
Just what we wanted”
We really enjoyed out stay. The breakfasts were awesome. Great way to fill yourself up before a days activities. We arrived at midnight and the owner opened up for us. I called ahead to find out if we were to park on the street or not but they had enough secure parking in their lot. It is basically an older house that you are staying in. The living room and dining room have been turned into a restaurant. The bedroom we stayed in was spacious. It wasn't the cleanest hotel/ bed and breakfast we have stayed at. They could improve on this aspect. My wife was hoping to have a bath but the tub had a layer of grime on the bottom and some pubic hair so that wasn't going to happen. Also the room wasn't exactly as the pictures showed on the website but has more of a classic victorian style. Had TV and the internet was quite fast. Free wifi in South Africa isn't common since they pay for bandwidth used normally unlike north america. Keep in mind that you will be best off to get a rental car with GPS if you are staying here because you are in a suburb of Capetown. Otherwise you will be wasting away your time waiting for transit. We went North of the city to Langebaan for lunch 1.5hrs away and all the way south to Cape Point and to Signal Hill and V+A Waterfront. We only had 2 days otherwise we would have hit the wineries too. This location was awesome because we could get to and from the Hotel without being stuck in city traffic and it was nice and quiet. It is also close to a mall just north on Forest Dr where we could get groceries and snacks for the day and some decent restaurants. We rented our car from agodas car rental arm and we got a wicked deal way better than we could get directly from Avis. We had no problems with the rental. It was nice too since we were only 15minutes away from the airport we could quickly get to the hotel and back and not waste time. Also you don't have to pay for parking.
Great calm hotel just outside of the citycentre”
Good hotel 15 minutes from the city (Waterfront). Amazing food and staff. If you want a relaxed hotel, this is the one!
Beautiful large room & excellent food.”
A lovely stay at this hotel, the room was spacious and well decorated, very clean and comfortable. The staff were lovely and the food in the restaurant delicious. There was a wide range of choice, including hearty meat dishes, seafood and vegetarian. The chef even made simple dishes up especially on request. The room was cleaned perfectly every day and the garden was a lovely place to relax in. The hotel was even great in ordering taxis for us! Highly recommended and the location felt very safe.
Safe and Peaceful surrounds”
We had 10 wonderful nights at 51 on Forest Drive Lodge, great location with friendly staff.
Comfortable, convenient, boutique accomodation”
The only complaint I had was we had trouble finding the checkin - it is on a side street and looks like a private dwelling. Once found we were directed to another secure private dwelling across the street, which was excellent
excellent from start to finish. The reception was very friendly and accomodating. Each meal was great! Not once was there something to frown apon. We enjoyed the pool. The room was nicely decorated, and we loved the spa-bath.
fantastic Lodge with friendly staff”
I really enjoyed my stay and the hospitality of the staff members. I will definately recommend this lodge.
Peaceful place to stay after a long journey. ”
The perfect place to stay away from the hustle of the city, but within easy reach of the Waterfront and city attractions. I found the suite really comfortable and cosy; a place where I could retreat with my book after a long, long drive. Also appreciated the helpful staff and next time will make use of the pool. As a single female traveller, very safe and secure.
Die Unterkunft ist mit ganz viel liebe eingerichtet. Das Frühstück ist sehr gut und man kann jeden Tag aus der Menükarte zusätzlich zum Buffet etwas auswählen! Es ist für jeden etwas dabei! Wir fühlten uns dort sehr wohl! Man benötigt allerdings ein Auto da zu Fuss eher nichts vorhanden ist.
Spät Abends angekommen, die Wirtin hat auf uns gewartet. Das antik eingerichtete Guesthouse hat uns einen sehr gemütlichen und liebenswerten Eindruck gemacht. Einzig die Nähe zur Hauptstrasse war das einzig wenige zu beanstanden. Das ausgezeichnete Frühstücksbuffet muss man erlebt haben. Auch für das Na htessen gab sich der Koch alle Mühe. Der Service konnte nicht besser sein. Elsbeth undHugo Nauer, Sempach, Schweiz