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About Chartfield Guest House

Chartfield Guesthouse evokes the spirit of a time when everything was done with a little more style and with a lot more attention to detail. It's a haven created to whisk you away from the cares of the world the moment you step inside this grand old house, which has been standing for over 120 years overlooking the picturesque Kalk Bay harbour. Now lovingly restored, Chartfield Guesthouse is nestled in this quaint seaside village where the pace and charm is reminiscent of a bygone era while every modern convenience is provided for.

The Guesthouse is spread over 3 buildings and almost all of our rooms offer unrivaled views over the sea and Kalk Bay harbour. Large and private, allow the cool ocean breeze to whisper through your open windows bringing with it the faint sounds and maritime scents of the village below. Decorated in an understated, comfortable and uncluttered style, con- temporary sea house luxury awaits you, far from the cares of the world. All our rooms are with en-suite bathroom and furnished with king size beds and flat screen TV with eight channels (including 2 DSTV Channels).

To really wind down to the pace of our seaside village, why not relax and be pampered at our Wellness Center/Spa. The Majestic Spa offers Treatments which are designed to cater to your every whim and are available throughout the day, leaving you fresh and revitalized for the duration of your stay.

Should you need to combine business with pleasure conference facilities are available with every modern convenience. Enquire about rates for booking out all the rooms to accommodate your guests for a work retreat that won't make you feel like you've been working. We offer conferences facilities for 2 to 26 attendants.

Kalk Bay is a bastion to the Cape's sea-faring past. First visited by Simon Van Der Stel in the 17th Century one can't help but feel you've travelled back in time, worlds away from the high-rise hustle of Cape Town. Named after the chalky lime stone deposits found in the area by the Dutch in 1806 Kalk Baai (Chalk Bay) soon became a busy little fishing village. A railway line in 1883 brought with it more fishermen and tourists in their scores. In 1895 a municipality was founded and non-fishing families were encouraged to settle in the area. This developed into a tight knit bustling seaside village and much of everything that makes it special remains today.

Everything in Kalk Bay is within safe walking distance and it's a great way to really soak up the charm of the village. Restaurants are speckled all along the main road along the shore catering for every taste should you wish to try something different away from Chartfield Guesthouse's cuisine. From festive pubs to tranquil eateries, everything is on your doorstep. There are monuments at- testing to the history of Kalk Bay, a variety of quaint home-owned stores far removed from the impersonal malls of the city and Kalk Bay Books is one of the finest bookshops you'll find anywhere in the country should you fancy something to read while on holiday. Down the road is the Historic Naval Base in Simon's Town resplendent with old pubs and seaside dining. Within 30 minutes you are already at the Cape of Good Hope or at the Cape Town City Centre or at the Airport.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

For a 1 night stay we require 100% deposit
A 50%non refundable deposit and full credit card details will secure your reservation. The balance of accommodation is to be paid on arrival.
- For cancellation up until one month prior to the expected arrival the guest will be liable for the full deposit.
- For cancellation within 30 to 14...
For a 1 night stay we require 100% deposit
A 50%non refundable deposit and full credit card details will secure your reservation. The balance of accommodation is to be paid on arrival.
- For cancellation up until one month prior to the expected arrival the guest will be liable for the full deposit.
- For cancellation within 30 to 14 days of expected arrival, the guest will be liable for 75% of the total accommodation cost.
- For cancellation within 14 days to the expected arrival, no show or early departure, the guest will be responsible for the full accommodation fee.
- Refunds of deposits/prepayments for bookings are at the discretion of management and are dependent of the ability to relet rooms.
- All major credit cards are accepted except of Diners Card.
- Rooms that are not occupied by 18h00 will be seen as a NO SHOW, unless prior arrangement have been made.
- R 450, - will be deducted from the credit card if the room key is lost or not returned upon departure.
By signing I hereby accept the terms and conditions as stated above and authorize the withdrawal of the booking deposit and penalties, outstanding accounts or damages if occurred. Items found missing after departure will be charged for.

Children up to the age of 6 years stay for free when sleeping at the parent’s bed. Cot is available for R50.- per night.
Children up to the age of 12 years pay R250.- per night for the extra bed including breakfast.
Children from 12 years on pay the full price.
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Reviews for Chartfield Guest House

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David Jennings
18 April 2018

All good we had gd stay

Alex Mullord
20 August 2017

Chartfield was such a lovely old house just a stones throw (or short walk) from the main road and our favourite restaurant, Olympia. The rooms were modernly furnished and comfortable; with lovely views. The staff were friendly, helpful and the morning cappuccinos in bed were a treat! I'd definitely recommend a stay here.

Britt Hyland
06 August 2017

Close proximity to local restaurants and theater, rooms were clean and comfortable

Elna de Jager, South Africa
05 September 2016

The place is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. The view is absolutely gorgeous. I had a wonderful stay.

NIcolene Coetzee, South Africa
03 May 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Chartfield very much.  The service was very friendly and very accommodating. Will definitely return should we stay in Kalk Bay again.

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Chartfield Guest House Map

Chartfield Guest House is 0km from the centre of Kalk Bay , the nearest airport 24.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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