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About Kensington Villa

Kensington Villa is nestled beneath Table Mountain in the upmarket residential suburb of Oranjezicht. This boutique guest house is the perfect fusion of serene tranquility and cosmopolitan ambience. Built in 1904, Kensington Villa has all the charm, character and grace of yesteryear, yet it offers modern, spacious and stylish suites where every effort has gone into making it a comfortable and happy space from which you will leave rested and invigorated.

Kensington Villa offers two spacious suites, both characterized by its careful consideration to detail, lovely personal touches and little luxuries, such as crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Both suites offer free Wi-Fi and built-in-safes, as well as kitchenettes with microwaves and fridges.

The Pool Suite opens onto the sparkling pool, while the Mountain View Suite has its own private terrace with a magnificent view of Table Mountain. At Kensington Villa, you can lounge by the pool or you enjoy a glass of wine in the privacy of the garden. Yet just around the corner, in fashionable Kloof Street, a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and cool boutiques are on offer. You are also within comfortable walking distance to the city centre or a short drive.

Kensington Villa is perfectly located to see the abundance of sights both in Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Your host, Synnove Skjelten, is extremely passionate about and has great knowledge of Cape Town, and will be more than happy to give you advice about what to do, what to see and where to eat.

Being an accredited tourist guide and a South African wine enthusiast, she also offers custom-made tours which can be specifically tailored around your interests and requests. In addition, Kensington Villa offers plenty of on-street parking and airport transfers are available on request.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 15 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Rates for the Mountain View Suite are subject to the amount of people staying; we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

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Kensington Villa Map

Kensington Villa is 0.8km from the centre of Oranjezicht , the nearest airport 21.5km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Oranjezicht

Oranjezicht City Farm

(0.1 km from Oranjezicht)

The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town. We are a small group of local residents who have been working to get a city farm established in Oranjezicht,...

Deerpark Mountain Bike Trail

(1 km from Oranjezicht)

Starting in the Deerpark parking lot and heading left towards devils peak, bikers will gradually climbed up to the Kings Block House and ride along the contour path back towards Cape Town. After the gnarly drop down onto Tafelberg Road, you'll...

Labia Theatre

(1.2 km from Oranjezicht)

The Labia Theatre is the oldest independent art-repertory cinema in South Africa. The Labia Theatre, originally an Italian Embassy ballroom, was opened by Princess Labia in May 1949 as a theatre for the staging of live performances. For the past...

City Bowl Fashion & Food Market

(1.2 km from Oranjezicht)

Do you love vintage clothing, designer pieces, accessories, jewelry, woodwork and decor? Then this monthly fashion market is for you! More than 30 designers are gathered at 14 Hope Street in Cape Town for an amazing event. As always, you can also...