Side view of Sonnekus Cowrie Urchin Murex Oyster Clam Southern Right Whales Sunrise
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Sonnekus Guest House, a Cape Town Guesthouse, in the suburb of St James (close to Kalk Bay and Muizenberg).

Sonnekus, a gracious old home, circa 1926, sits at the base of the St James Mountain with the waters of False Bay at her feet. The Guest House has been lovingly restored with guest`s comfort in mind and each room has been individually styled drawing inspiration from the sea and mountain views.

Enjoy our generous breakfast, either hot or cold or even both if you have a good appetite at breakfast time.

Accommodation at Sonnekus Guest House:
This room offers a view of the ocean and the garden, it also has a fireplace, which can be used in winter.

This room is very large and spacious, has its own fireplace and lounge area. For the early risers the sun rise from this room is spectacular, as is the view of False Bay.

The Urchin room offers the most spectacular view of False Bay, from Gordon`s Bay in the East right across to Simon`s Bay in the West.

This gives you a good view of False Bay. It has a fireplace for those chilly winter nights.

This room is cosy and in the centre of the house. An open plan bathroom makes this an intimate hide-away.

There are many things to do and see, in and around Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world can be found here, and the mild, all year climate makes The Cape a wonderful place to be all year round. Here are just a few of the attractions that can be found.
- Beaches
- Table Mountain
- Nature Reserves
- Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Scenic Drives
- Wine Routes
- Robben Island

Rooms and Units Available:

Abalone, standard, small mountain view

Standard size, with small mountain view. King size or twin beds. Large corner bath with overhead shower.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Clam, mediuim, mountain view

Light, airy and spacious, Clam has a lovely mountain view. En-suite bathroom has a large corner bath with overhead shower. Bed can be either King size extra length double, or two single beds. Tv has Open View decoder and two pre loaded DSTV channels.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Conch: Standard, no view
Small double, very quiet, with no view. Twin or King size bed. Boudoir en-suite, shower over luxury corner bath. TV, Telephone, Tea and coffee tray.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Cowrie: Extra large, Excellent Sea-views
Very large, double/triple room with excellent sea-views. Twin or King size bed En-suite, shower over luxury corner bath TV, Telephone, Tea and Coffe Tray
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Murex: Ground floor, Garden view
Double Room, Twin or King size bed. En-suite, separate bath and shower. TV, Telephone, Tea and Coffe Tray
Sleeps 2 Adults

Nautilus, medium, mountain view

Quiet, medium size, mountain view room. King size double or Twin beds Large corner bath, with overhead shower.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Oyster, standard, sea-view
First floor, standard room Sea and neighbourhood view En-suite bathroom, shower only. King size extra length bed or twins. TV, tea and coffee tray, overhead fan. Winter: Oil fin heater, electric blankets and down duvets.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Urchin: Large, excellent sea-view
Large, double room with excellent sea-view. Twin or King size bed. En-suite, shower over luxury corner bath. TV, Telephone, Tea nad coffee Tray
Sleeps 2 Adults

Whelk: Medium, sea-view
Double room with sea-view Twin or King size bed En-suite, separate shower and bath TV, Telephone, Tea and coffee tray
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
DVD and/or VCR
No Pets Allowed


Sonnekus Guest House, on the main road of St James, is a mere 25 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport and the City Centre.

88 Main Road, St James, Cape Town

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  • Guests Rating: (1)
  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM