Redbourne Hilldrop

Cape Town

Rooms: 5: 3 doubles with en/s showers; 1 twin with en/s bath and shower and 1 twin family room with en/s bath and shower plus a sunroom (can fit 4/5 beds).

Prices: R750 - R900 pp sharing. Singles on request.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Dinners by prior arrangement. Restaurants nearby.

Directions: On website.

GPS: -33.94265404879367 18.41056640424721

Jonny and Sharon Levin
12 Roseberry Avenue, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape

Tel: (0)21-461-1394
Fax: (0)21-465-1006
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One of the happiest and most humorous guest houses in Cape Town, so it always seems to me. Many of Jonny and Sharon’s guests refuse to stay elsewhere and gifts arrive daily from overseas… well almost. It’s a small, intimate place and you are spoiled: free-standing baths, fluffy duvets, big white pillows, unflowery good taste in mirrors and wood floors, magazines, African artefacts, great showers. One room has a spiral staircase down to its bathroom. You eat breakfast at a diner-style bar stretched along a wall of pretty windows with incredible city views. Guests are treated as far as possible as friends and each time I visit I notice the easy rapport that Jonny and Sharon have generated with them – probably overnight. After a mere five minutes in their company I felt all the formality of my visit slipping away like a coat in hot weather. The wall-enclosed pool comes complete with a mini-waterfall spanning the length of it and Table Mountain looming above. From here you can see if the cable car is working and for the more adventurous you're not far from the start of one of several routes to the top. Otherwise it's an easy ride down to the city bustle, the Waterfront and the Atlantic beaches. Perfect location, great hosts, GSOH!

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Redbourne Hilldrop
Breakfast buffet
Signal Hill view
Breakfast place setting
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Door is open
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What to Do in the Area



Looking for a colourful and unique start into the new year? The Cape Minstrels Carnival ('Kaapse klopse' or 'Coon carnival') happening every year on the 2nd of January is for you.

Also find fashion and flair at Cape Town’s The J&B Met (at Kenilworth Race Course) every January. South Africa is home to three annual horse races hosted in it’s three principal cities.

Start your 2011 in Cape Town with a bang by knowing which annual events are happening in January.



Get three days of the best South African music at the Up the Creek Music Festival in a fantastic setting on the banks of the Breede River (about three hours drive from Cape Town).

Pimp up your home and inspire your creative mind with a visit to the Design Indaba Expo. Leading and upcoming creatives showcase their cutting edge creations.

Celebrate the month of love in the Mother City. Know which events are happening in Cape Town and surrounds in February.


Arguably one of the biggest sporting events on the Cape Town calender is the Cape Argus Pick’n’Pay Cycle Tour. Over 38 000 cyclists of all ages and fitness levels compete in the 105km route around the beautiful Cape Peninsula.

A bit more hectic (aka gruelling) is the Cape Epic, an annual extreme eight stage mountain bike team race through the Western Cape.

Get grooving at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival with local and and international artists.

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival offers music, dance, poetry, theatre and cabaret for the whole family. March in Cape Town is certainly a month jam packed with events.

Find out what is happening throughout the Autumn month of March.


For four nights each year the Mother City is treated to this spectacular fireworks extravaganza called Dunhill Symphony of Fire. Competing nations synchronise firework displays to music.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon follows a beautiful 56km scenic route around the Cape Peninsula. Spectators line the course to cheer runners along.

Decorex is South Africa’s esteemed annual décor exhibition, popular with interior designers, architects, home renovators and the city’s design-conscious crowd.