Cape Diem Lodge
is a boutique-style guest lodge in the cultural hub of Cape Town, offering guests a refreshing alternative to ordinary hotel accommodation. Stay in stylish comfort and experience true hospitality as our dedicated staff attend to your every need.
Our idea to “re-launch” and convert this Victorian jewel from the early 1870’s into a luxurious meeting point for friends the world over, came in the blink of an eye. The complete restoration in 2007 and 2008 took several months and was carried out with the greatest attention to detail. As well as being one of Cape Town’s most sought-after properties, it encompasses influences from old and new, local and global, coming together in playful harmony.
Equipped with every modern-day luxury, this historical property is set in a beautifully landscaped garden on the slopes of Signal Hill, next to Table Mountain.
Accommodation at Cape Diem Lodge:
Our main playground is the Mediterranean-landscaped garden and large pool deck area. Here, you can enjoy a well-deserved day of rest and in the early evenings relax with a sun downer on our elevated terrace. Our rooftop sundeck, with uninterrupted views over the Table Bay, is our latest addition to spoil YOU, our welcome guest.
Our seven, perfectly appointed rooms are split into 3 different categories, namely 1 Junior Classic room, 4 Classic Rooms and 2 Superior Rooms. The interior is inspired by a new generation of young South African designers. Light coloured suites are characterised by innumerable details, as well as over sized beds, innovative bathrooms, state-of-the-art self-controlled cooling and heating systems, LCD flat screen TV’s and DVD’s as well as a fully stocked minibar, including South African wines and champagne. All our guests receive complimentary, 20 gig uncapped Fibre to use throughout the entire property, keeping them connected to home while visiting Cape Town.
Furthermore, all of our guest rooms are equipped with Nespresso Coffee Machines and Capsules, digital safes and hair dryers. Cotton bathrobes, slippers and luxury bathroom amenities ensure for a pampered stay. Challenge us – what more can we get you?
Food and Drinks:
Cape Diem “super” breakfast
Served from 07h30 until 10h30, you can help yourself to a well proportioned continental buffet of fresh breads, German rolls, sliced seasonal fruit salad, cheeses, meats and freshly squeezed orange juice followed by a selection of scrumptious hot breakfast dishes to choose from our Menu – Our Eggs Benedict comes highly recommended!
Pool snacks and drinks
As long as the sun is shining you are welcome to make use of our main playground in the Mediterranean-landscaped garden and large pool deck area. Here, you can enjoy a well-deserved day of rest and in the early evenings relax with a sundowner on our elevated terrace.
A variety of sundowners are available for your enjoyment. If you didn’t know, sundowner is a South African tradition, whereby individuals or groups of friends enjoy a relaxing drink while watching the sun go down because we have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
You are able to order a freshly made basket of treats to take on tour trips with you. We request that you provide 24 hours notice for orders.
Complimentary afternoon tea
What would Cape Diem be, without a Victorian tradition – afternoon tea. Complimentary tea is offered at 12h00 every day with a choice of tea, coffee, biscuits or traditional South African rusks.
- Cape Diem Breakfast “Let the sun rise twice a day…”
- In-room information pack
- Poolside drinks and snacks
- Sun downers on the terrace
- Complimentary Afternoon tea
- Free high-speed Wi-Fi
- Secure parking available: first come, first serve basis, alternatives can be recommended
- Turn down service and a treat in the evening
- Laundry service and evening shoe polish upon request
- Massage and wellness treatments can be arranged in-house
- DVD and CD library
- Golf “T” times will happily be arranged
- Tours and excursions can be arranged
- Restaurant recommendations and reservations
- Airport pick-up and transfers in a luxury vehicle
Cape Diem Lodge Activities:
Cape Town is acclaimed as one of the world’s most attractive cities. The Cape Diem Lodge is the perfect base to explore the region’s natural and cultural highlights, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the beautiful Cape Winelands.
Our multilingual team will be happy to assist with all your transfer and touring needs.
The Cape Diem Lodge is situated in central Cape Town (Green Point) which is one of the top international destinations in the world and is filled with natural beauty as well as a rich variety of exciting activities.
Our Cape Town guide offers a selection of information on attractions in Cape Town and places of interest within walking or short driving distance from the Lodge.
- Table Mountain
- Cape Point
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Robben Island
- The Company's Garden
- Constantia Vineyards
- Boulders Beach
- Chapmans Peak Drive
- Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Click to display the map
Other Accommodation near Cape Diem Lodge:
Accommodation options within 8km from Cape Diem Lodge include:
Fawlty Towers Afari Lodge is transforming from a former Holiday Lodge, into a Safari Style Boutique. Over the next 12 months we will have a combination of Luxury Suites, as well as our original self-catering apartments.
The hotel is positioned in vibrant and trendy Green Point, within easy walking distance of many of the great attractions of Cape Town.
per person sharing
A warm welcome to our beautiful home in a tranquil garden only 8min walk from V&A Waterfront. Stylish rooms all ensuite. Tours and shuttles gladly arranged. Your home from home.
Villa Zest is a boutique hotel offering designer luxury accommodation nestled between the bustling Green Point area and Cape Town's very own Soho - De Waterkant. Villa Zest is in walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, and the 2010 football stadium.
Wessels House Studio is a self-catering studio apartment, located on the same premises as a main house, but with its own separate entrance. The studio is located in Green Point, and is ideal for a couple looking to explore Cape Town.