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Overview of De Waterkant Cottages

Entire home

De Waterkant Cottages

4.0 star property
Upscale cottage, steps from Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village

9,0/10 Superb

88 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is R1 320
Price available on 2023/02/14
40 Napier Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 23 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 14 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 31 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Bootlegger Coffee Company - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Dijon - 3 min walk
  • Anatoli's - 3 min walk
  • Loading Bay - 3 min walk
  • Izakaya Matsuri - 4 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

De Waterkant Cottages

De Waterkant Cottages offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 400 per person one-way. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. Accommodations feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves. The helpful staff and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive a form with house rules and special check-in instructions prior to their arrival, which must be signed and returned within 24 hours.
  • Guests may be subject to health screenings for COVID-19 at the property.
  • Check-in is 2-3 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. On these days, the listed late check-in fee applies from 3 PM to 10 AM the following day.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi, with speed of 25+ Mbps

Parking and transportation

  • Free offsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • On site car rental

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Espresso maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Free toiletries


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevators
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage

Location highlights

  • In the shopping district
  • In the city center
  • In the suburbs


  • 24 rooms
  • 24 buildings
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 2000 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 400 per person (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 100 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

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 accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Waterkant Cottages
Waterkant Cottages Cape Town
Waterkant Cottages House
Waterkant Cottages House Cape Town
De Waterkant Cottages Cape Town South Africa
De Waterkant Cottages Cottage
De Waterkant Cottages Cape Town
De Waterkant Cottages Cottage Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Does De Waterkant Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, De Waterkant Cottages 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.
How much does it cost to stay at De Waterkant Cottages?
As of 28 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at De Waterkant Cottages on 14 February 2023 start from R1 320, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at De Waterkant Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at De Waterkant Cottages?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at De Waterkant Cottages?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by De Waterkant Cottages?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 400 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at De Waterkant Cottages?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at De Waterkant Cottages and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village (3-min walk) and Greenmarket Square (8-min walk), along with Cape Town International Convention Centre (15-min walk) and Two Oceans Aquarium (1.1 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near De Waterkant Cottages?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Loading Bay (3-min walk), Izakaya Matsuri (4-min walk), and Il Leone (4-min walk).
What's the area around De Waterkant Cottages like?
De Waterkant Cottages is in Cape Town City Centre, a short 10-minute walk from Long Street and 15 minutes' walk from Cape Town International Convention Centre. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Cute and well located property
Barry, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was excellent. The Location is very good. Near to a shopping center, not far from city center and Waterfront. Rooms were spacious with own bathroom each.
11-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Great neighbourhood, simple accommodation
Standard room in a great part of town. We had a little studio which is fine if you are just palnning to use it as a base for sleeping. Room was rather dark with no outside space or view.
Dylan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
Everything as you would expect from this property, clean well maintained lots of room, views of table top mountain and the V&A would go back again, staff very helpful, only minor issue we had was with a late check in we couldn't contact them on the phone number provided so we had to make sure we arrived before check in closed we're not tec minded with phones so I'm sure there are other ways to contact them via the phone A most enjoyable stay was had One thing to be aware of is the property is on a steep hill, this wasn't a issue for us but could be for others Its about a 20 minute walk to the V&A water front and a 10 minute walk to Long Street, the surrounding area was safe to walk around in the day time, carnt comment for the evening
David, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Property was largely ok - however i found the broadband and TV to be substandard (you couldnt get a wireless signal on the roof terrace for example and the quality of the TV/Satellite signal was unwatchable. The spiral staircase is very very narrow and quite steep - the elderly and anyone with vertigo should be wary of booking this place. Finally the quality of the outdoor furniture on the roof terrace was substandard and needs replacing. On the positive side the kitchen was fairly well equipt, the bedrooms were comfortable and air-conned and generally well maintained/cleaned by the agents.
10-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Really depends on The owners property
First, it really depends on which property you stay in and whether the owner has invested in providing a comfortable and good place to stay in. We have been in two of this management company’s properties and the one we booked with was not the best in terms of luxury quality. Plus side was it’s terrace and the three bedrooms. But one bedroom was street side with a shared bathroom to the second bedroom. Upstairs bedroom had it’s own bathroom and terrace. The bathroom fixtures upstairs needs improvement. Kitchen was basic with open shelves. Washing machine was functional but not working very well. Living area is under glass sky lights and is totally enclosed so you can’t get any air into the area. There is a small tv provided to the guests. Overall, we didn’t like this property and wouldn’t stay there again and changed to a newer apartment with a new kitchen and bathrooms. The second was more comfortable, better bathroom and kitchen fixtures, washer and dryer, interior design was more pleasant and actually matched. Small patio with barbecue, only problem was that we had hot water problems. There is daily light housekeeping and they provide new towels.
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved and will stay again!
Checking in and departure were like clockwork, staff were amazing and informative...we felt secure entire time of day as area regularly patrolled ... amazing neighbourhood and would definitely would book again with De Waterkant Cottages 👍👍👍👍👍
Ronald, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice property!!! Good location, with view of Table Mountain. Very nice neighborhood, near the waterfront and city center
Romel, 2-night trip with friends
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