Guest Reviews

By Far my best stay in the Cape

So quiet and tranquil and in the perfect spot. The hosts are so friendly and make the most incredible breakfast.

Colin Hartley

South Africa

Haven in the City

Great location, awesome owners and gorgeous property.

Above and Beyond!

Lizel Olckers

South Africa

Third stay at Sandown Lodge and will stay again.

Quiet, convenient location. Beautiful home and garden. Large clean and comfortable rooms. Spacious and spotless bathroom. Excellent breakfast. Vanessa is a very pleasant and friendly host.

Jane Swanepoel

South Africa

Went the extra mile

Beautiful trees and Garden. Very accommodating to our requests. Very friendly staff and lovely comfortable rooms.

Elzette Engelbrecht

South Africa

Great & Lovely Lodge in Cape Town

A beautiful and cosy lodge with nice rooms and garden. The owners are very nice and you feel welcome with dogs and cats that the kids will love. Ideal for a family. Amazing breakfast and fresh product. The lodge is in Rondebosch, a beautiful green area only 15 minutes from center of Cape Town. Definitely a great place to stay.

Benoit Collin


An Exceptional B&B in Cape Town

This is a superb B&B in Rondebosch, Cape Town. We received a warm welcome from Vanessa and were shown to a delightful room looking onto a small garden. We had secure off road parking and were served the most delicious breakfasts during our 5 days stay there. The staff were great with Helen being particularly helpful with our laundry. Highly recommended.

TonyC Howick


Comfortable Stay

Comfortable bed and breakfast in Rondebosch. Friendly hosts, comfy beds, great breakfast, good location with an easy walk to restaurants, Wi-Fi worked well. I would come back to stay again when I next visit Cape Town.


Wonderful experience

To me its all about the attention to detail. From having milk in the fridge when you arrive to making you feel like you are in your own home. It is centrally located and a dream for business and pleasure, making the booking was a breeze and upon arrival Vanessa made sure everything was in place. The staff is so professional and friendly. I will easily recommend this little gem.


A fabulous Stay

Sandown Lodge is really special. It is a great location and perfect for work in and around Cape Town. Close to all the great venues in Rondebosch. Friendly, warm and helpful host. My room was beautiful and i loved the bathroom Breakfast was great.


The Extra Mile

What an amazing three nights spent at Sandown Lodge. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and the breakfast was divine. Special mention must be made of the goddess Hellen who went the extra mile to make sure every need of mine was taken care of.


Lovely Stay

Stayed for a second time, just as nice. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The breakfast is filling with plenty to choose from. The location is ideal for both Cape Town central and the airport being about a 10 minute drive from both. It is also easy walking distance to Newlands cricket ground. Will definitely return, next time we in Cape Town.


Memory Maker

A great experience for our purpose, was in the right location and fulfilled our requirements. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Host was very friendly and informative. Breakfast was great with a good selection. Overall, well worth it.



Our stay at Sandown Lodge was pleasant in every way. We will definitely stay no where else every time we visit Cape Town. Thank you very much for the hospitality at your beautiful Lodge.

Elsabe Pretorious



Sandown Lodge is a beautiful home, set in a beautiful garden, in a very central location. Our room was spacious and tastefully decorated. The host and staff were friendly and welcoming. Our family had a wonderful stay and we highly recommend the Lodge. You can believe what you read about it on their website.

Sue Bircher


Could not have asked for better. Perfect.

Hotels are mostly similar, but this lodge/b&b had class. Built in 1865, big rooms, upmarket. The area is quiet. As for the breakfast, you get treated like a King! Gives you a country side feeling

Lovely Spacious Room

Lovely big room with more than enough space in a beautiful tree'd garden setting.

The host was friendly and helpful and served a delicious breakfast.

Great location for our needs. Will definitely stay here again.


Cape Town

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Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

Thank you for the warm hospitality.
We loved the wonderful breakfasts and the beautiful gardens.

Felex, Steffi and Christina


Comfortable and relaxed setting. Beautiful gardens.
Lovely hosts made the stay very enjoyable.
May you enjoy much continued support.

Nic Adams

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Lovely stay in beautiful home. Spotlessly clean.
Really fabulous breakfast.



Comfortable home away from home.
Lovely family suite with a lovely light and airy. Bathroom was nice and spacious, rooms and beds were well fitted and comfortable. Lovely and quiet seating area for school work to be caught up between golf tournament rounds. Added bonus were the delicious complimentary rusks.



Stylish accommodation to feel good!
Quiet and relaxed atmosphere, ideal to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Great breakfasts ... very nice conversations with Shirley.



Magnificient garden! Very quiet area at night.
Delicious breakfasts and each day different in a slightly austre room.



We were received by very friendly and helpful Shirley.
Rooms are furnished with lots of charm and love, very nice
garden with nice seating under an old oak tree. Quite location
in the suburbs. Taxi easily accessible. Minor restrictions due to
power outages that affect the whole area. LED lamp is always ready,
breakfast was never affected.
We would love to come back!

Jutta & Andreas


What a weekend!
Came to the Federer/Nadal Tennis in Africa match. A 80th birthday gift from my family.
I am so spoilt with all the excitement to see my favourite tennis star - Federer - and to stay
in this beautiful room.
Thank you - I feel I was in heaven!
God Bless!

Marjorie Shally

Hillcrest Natal

What a wonderful place to stay!
Very nice and helpful staff.
The cat and the dogs are so cute!



We had such a great stay at Sandown Lodge. Shirley took such good care of us.
Clean, modern and comfortable. Breakfast was always a treat. A real "home away from home" for us. Easy access to all Cape Town and surrounds.


Indiana USA

Lovely big room, very clean and well presented, comfortable bed, bathroom with both a bath and a separate shower. Great breakfast, well cooked and plentiful. Vanessa, Shirley and everyone were very friendly and helpful with any queries or help that was needed. Great base for visiting Newlands (cricket ground is a 10 minute walk). Easy access from the airport and into Cape Town, both about 15 minute drive. Lovely safe neighbourhood with good restaurants nearby.
Safe private parking. Will stay there again when we visit Cape Town.


United Kingdom

A wonderful B and B! A truly delightful place to stay, beautifully decorated,spotlessly clean and
very comfortable.
The icing on the cake was Shirley, who went above and beyond to make our stay happy. She greeted us like old friends and nothing was too much trouble. She cooked us a delicious and varied breakfast and kindly ordered a taxi to the airport.
I would high recommend staying here.



Thank you for just one, but very nice night.
It was a perfect start to our stay in your beautiful city and country.
Merry Christmas - all the best from 2 travellers from SLOVAKIA.

Zbigniew Witos


Thank you very much for accommodating our family.
Your kindness is very much appreciated.

Roger Family


Ons wil net vir juille baie dankie se vir die wonderlike verylyf asook julle gasvryheid en beste
ontbyt elke oggend.
Dit was regtig eike aand van die spanning in hospitaal met ons broer and seun, Hennie, se
terminale siekte, lafenis om hier by pragtige huis en tuin aan te kom en sal julle miskien weer sien in die toekoms.
May God bless you!

Marinda Mostert & Johannes & Jolena Swart

Australia and White River RSA

It was great here! The service felt like I was royalty.
The house is so comfortable and welcoming. The owner is so sweet and the 2 dogs are adorable. The breakfast was amazing.
Definitely will stay again!



Beautiful people!
Excellent breakfasts and service.
Wonderful garden and room.
Thank you Vanessa and Peter.

Janet and Jeff Rhodes

Florida, USA

A beautiful and tranquil unit and setting.
Thank you all so much!

Claire & Robyn Regaud

Westville, Durban

Felt like home.
Very comfortable and clean room.
Delicious breakfasts. Good location.
Vanessa and Peter great hosts. Loved it!

Albert & Daffne Good

Joinvile, Brazil

Having breakfast was a delight. What a pleasure to use quality cutlery and crockery. Old world magic.


South Africa

All was great - from the people to the meals Would definitely recommend Sandown Lodge to friends and family


South Africa

Beautiful old home with very comfortable rooms. Restaurants within walking distance in a lovely and safe area of Cape Town. Highly recommended


United Kingdom

Loved Sandown Lodge! Spacious room, nice kitchenette, great bathroom, lots of light.


South Africa

Very friendly staff, exceptional breakfast, lovely rooms and garden, very neat and clean.



Super helpful. I love the quite breakfast. Everything was fantastic!



Vanessa was very welcoming and the room well equipped and comfortable. I was a late check-in and arrived cold and tired. Everything was just perfect. Abigail was also super friendly the next day. I'll definitely stay there again.



Breakfast was great. Lovely property. Great room, very large bathroom and self catering area. Ideal for work or study.



Easily one of the very best places to stay in Cape Town. Amazing attention to detail made my stay memorable! Highly recommend!!!


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