The Walden House

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Nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain lies The Walden House.

Build in 1900, this gracious Victorian home and garden suites, have been restored to its original splendor and refurbished with the most elegant finishes.

It has a colonial style, with a touch of Africa, and an open ambiance without clutter, with each piece of furniture selected with a purpose.

There are seven elegant en-suite rooms that offer you an unique and private setting in colonial style: White cotton bed linen, white painted wooden floors and ceiling fans for hot African summer days. Four of the rooms offer direct access to the beautiful garden. The large luxury suite has a fireplace, large Victorian bathroom with a separate shower. It offers direct access to the balcony with mountain views.

All the bathrooms are luxurious with heated towel rails. Each room has a flat screen television, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning, electronic safe and wireless internet access.Breakfast is always a treat at The Walden House.

The in-house chef offers you wholesome colonial breakfast in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.Situated in Tamboerskloof, The Walden House is the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of Cape Town. It is only five minutes from Cape Towns finest beaches, Table Mountain, the Waterfront and within a twenty minute drive from the famous Stellenbosch and Franschhoek winelands.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Frequent power cuts a problem for guests"
27 Dec 2022
By Pforbes2, Scotland, United Kingdom
"Positives: A lovely guest house in a nice are of Cape Town (Tamboerskloof). Great views of Table top mountain. Clean, throughout with access to lounge and dining area for breakfast. Our room was..."
"Phenomenal Hospitality"
14 Nov 2022
By L6219SUashleyb
"This house is old, but they have done a good job of updating and making this place feel like a home away from home. The hospitality was fantastic. They checked in to make sure we were away of our..."
"Walden House - Tamberskloof, Cape Town"
02 Sep 2022
By Thomas T, Little Torch Key, Florida
"A well run and very hospitable small inn. The staff was very helpful, personable and accommodating. Walden House is well-situated, with restaurants nearby, and across the street from a small park..."
"My Home away from Home*"
04 Apr 2022
By nmoyan862871, Johannesburg
"The ladies who run the guesthouse are wonderful and are willing to assist. It's incredibly clean and the energy is warm and welcoming I will definitely stay there every time I am in Cape Town 5 Stars..."
"Quaint Guesthouse"
28 Mar 2022
By L524BZkatiec
"The hosts at Walden House made our stay comfortable and personable. The central location was perfect for visiting Table Mountain as well as a quick (and cheap) Uber ride to the waterfront. Despite..."
"A Gem in the Heart of Cape Town"
17 Mar 2022
By KaiLehikoinen, Turku, Finland
"We stayed at the Walden House for a week in early March. This well-kept, old-style Victorian home, opposite a quiet park and walking distance from the city centre, is simply adorable. The service was..."
"Hidden pearl"
07 Feb 2022
By Airika T, Tartu, Estonia
"Superb place to stay in a great location. The service was very nice and responsive to all my little special requests. I felt like I was a really welcome guest. In addition, the whole guest house..."
"Very nice room well located"
27 Jan 2022
By shartm531554
"I stayed in a very spacious, nice and clean room. Location was great. Very nice hosts who care about their guests. Would return to this place and recommend it to my friends. They also organise..."
"Quick getaway"
14 Jan 2022
By halexa410785
"The Waldon is lovely, for a quick getaway or a longer break. Close to everything you need to explore the Cape Town CBD. Quiet, central, well-kept, clean and high quality. It's highly recommended..."
"Lovely Place to stay in Cape Town"
08 Jan 2022
By BarreKat
"I stayed at the Walden House for 2 nights after arriving in Cape Town. It’s a beautiful house with a gate, spacious, air conditioned rooms, and a lovely cooked breakfast. The staff are so welcoming..."