The Place

The lap of luxury . . . in the heart of the city . . .


You’re in Cape Town – one of the hottest travel destinations in the world – unique in its appeal to every kind of traveller: there really is something for everyone here!


Derwent House is one of Cape Town’s leading boutique guesthouses. Housed in a quaint, converted Victorian era residence in the heart of the vibrant Tamboerskloof/Gardens neighbourhood, this small hotel combines historic charm, contemporary Afro-chic style and all mod-cons for a uniquely Capetonian blend of ambience, warmth and comfort.


We love colour and celebrate African design – you’ll find it everywhere. But when it comes to the basics – like breakfast, bedding, showers, climate control, Wi-fi or news from home – we don’t compromise so you don’t have to.


Your room is compact, but complete. But why stay in? Enjoy our generous public areas: spend your summer evenings with a complimentary aperitif before dinner on the terrace poolside . . . or chilly winter evenings by the cosy wood-burning stove in the lounge. Soak up the sun by our solar-heated pool . . . or make friends at our self-serve Honesty Bar--let us introduce you to unique local wine varietals or some of South Africa’s best craft beers. Enjoy a custom-mixed manager’s cocktail while picking up tips about where to eat or what to see and do tomorrow . . . And so much more.


Coming to Cape Town? You don’t need a hotel – you need Derwent House!

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