Urban Basecamp

An African Villa

Cape Town, South Africa

Prices From: $168

Three historic terrace houses linked together creating an impressive twelve bedroom boutique hotel with exceptionally generous proportions, ideal for visitors who want a gently pampered environment near to the main attractions of the 'Mother City'. The Villa is situated half way between the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain Cableway in a quiet residential quarter with a lovely 'village' feel within a short stroll of the center of Cape Town and a large number of its best restaurants.

These elegant double-story Victorian terraced houses have the hallmark architectural characteristics of an era when space was no obstacle. The rooms are spacious, the ceilings high and the original walls reassuringly thick and solid. Dating back to the late 1800's the new building has been refurbished and decorated in a sophisticated contemporary African style. Facilities at the Villa include an enormous and welcoming kitchen, a library where free internet access is available and a plunge pool surrounded by cushioned loungers and candlelit hurricane lanterns, a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail on a balmy African summers eve.

The air of calmness which is immediately noticeable in the house is achieved by skilful use of play of light, sensitive use of color, subtle texture and pattern play which is uniformly applied throughout the house.

The house has the feel of an intimate boutique hotel because of its sophisticated African décor and generous facilities but the unique layout allows you to feel as though you are the guest of old friends on an urban safari.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

19 Carstens Street
Cape Town
South Africa


Breakfast Breakfast

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General Information

  • Children 12 and upwards are welcome
  • Rates are listed per room (no single rate)
  • Rates include full breakfast
  • Some triple rooms are offered: add $36 USD per night for an additional bed
  • A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a reservation
  • Cancellation Policies

  • If you need to cancel your booking longer than 14 days before arrival, there is no cancellation fee payable although you will lose your non-refundable deposit (20%).
  • A cancellation 7 to 14 days prior to arrival will involve a loss of 50% of the remaining amount owing
  • A cancellation 6 or fewer days before arrival a will require 100% loss of the remaining 80% owing on your accommodation bill (This also applies to guests who depart earlier than the agreed time of the reservation.