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Jambo Guest House

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Room (Bay) | Premium bedding, Select Comfort beds, minibar, in-room safe
Natural pool
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Natural pool
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Overview of Jambo Guest House

Jambo Guest House

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse in Green Point with bar/lounge and health club

8,8/10 Fabulous

56 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
1 Grove Road, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Green Point

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 8 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bus station shuttle (surcharge)


  • Best of Asia - 5 min walk
  • Giovanni's Deli World - 5 min walk
  • Green & Vegan - 6 min walk
  • El Burro - 7 min walk
  • Salathai Restaurant - 7 min walk

About this property

Jambo Guest House

Jambo Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 490 per vehicle one-way. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 beach bars and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a bar/lounge, a health club, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and bar.


English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please note this property has an onsite private well with filtration system available.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free 24-hour offsite parking within 164 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station shuttle from 6:00 AM to midnight*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*
  • Bus station shuttle*


  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • 2 beach bars
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool table
  • Free beach club nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1880
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano
  • Health club
  • 9 holes of golf
  • Art gallery on site
  • Spa tub


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 27-cm TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • 5 bathrooms
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 1000 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 490 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle, casino shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 550.0 per night


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses a grey water recycling system.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property only accepts cash.

Also known as

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Jambo Guest House Cape Town, South Africa
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Frequently asked questions

Does Jambo Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jambo Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Jambo Guest House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Jambo Guest House?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Jambo Guest House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 490 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jambo Guest House?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Jambo Guest House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (23-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Jambo Guest House and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include 2 beach bars and a health club. Jambo Guest House also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Jambo Guest House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Best of Asia (5-min walk), Giovanni's Deli World (5-min walk), and Green & Vegan (6-min walk).
Does Jambo Guest House have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Jambo Guest House like?
Jambo Guest House is in Green Point, a short 9-minute walk from Cape Town Stadium and 3 minutes' walk from Green Point Park. Travelers say this guesthouse is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Christine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

very friendly guest house
Very friendly guest house in a very central, easy to walk around location of Cape Town.
Patty, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location
Excellent location, if a bit dated in design. Comfortable with all amenities.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superb position. Safe area close to the Waterfront. Excellent friendly hosts. Great choice for four days exploring CT.
4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Book it for unique style
The photos correspond to what it really is. The breakfast was tasty and fresh, but boring - every day the same and limited in options. One would for example expect better juices for that type of guesthouse. The rooms were clean and fresh. The bed pretty hard, it's a matter of taste obviously. The area is peaceful, but not much interesting around. The owners were flexible with check-in time. Not much with the breakfast. We were refused to have an earlier breakfast or packed sandwich when going to safari, while other couple had breakfast earlier. We didn't like not even treatment of all guests. The owners were kind and chatty, sometimes pushy in selling hop-on hop-off bus tickets or local services. If you have nothing organized in the trip, it might be helpful. Otherwise it might feel intrusive. Book this place if you want daily chat with the owners, if you are ready to share your day activities with others, if you want more personal treatment. Do not book if you are reserved person and prefers to be anonymous. Overall the place has ' a soul', style and much more unique design than white wall rooms in many other hotels.
Kamil, 8-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

9-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Harald, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Personality and good advice
The owners were very warm friendly and great advice and local knowledge
Shelagh, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

What you see is not exactly what you get......
We decided to stay at Jambo for our last night in Cape Town based on the location, positive tripadvisor/ reviews and the amenities offered for the price point (~£100-£115 per night). Upon arrival, we were quite frankly disappointed and somewhat bewildered by the overwhelmingly positive reviews we had read. Jambo is not a bad place to stay at, but I do think it appeals to a certain type of audience/traveller. If you are into the quirky, bohemian, homestay, get to know your hosts vibe, then this is the place for you. We stayed in the Garden room and the decor was very dated, worn, chintzy and overwhelming (to reference one other reviewers comments, it felt like staying at your granny's house). It was comfortable at best but in no way luxurious or modern. The TV was small - almost unwatchable from the bed and had a very limited number of channels. The "free" parking was on a public cul-de-sac that was so narrow you had to reverse out of it onto a main road and the "free" wifi was not available as standard but was begrudgingly offered as " you need to use my wifi?" In sum, had the price been ~£50-£60 per night, we would have had no issues at all but there are other hotels and guest houses in the cape that offer better facilities for the same price. Barry and Mina were lovely but they need to invest as much in their rooms as they do into their hosting to justify the price point.
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8/10 Very good

Good location and host
Jambo guest house is in a great location - in walking distance to the V&A waterfront (around 30mins) and Sea Point and there are restaurant options within a 10 minute walk. Barry, the owner, is helpful and is keen to offer advice and make bookings on behalf of guests. The guest house has a home-like feeling but was a little too cluttered for me with lots of things in the rooms - personally, I prefer more space - and more things in the room means more dust in places you cannot clean. Overall a good stay - we were out most of the day and were in the rooms only at night. If you have a back problem, you might find the beds a little uncomfortable - too soft and jumpy for me.
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