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1 room, 2 adults

Sonnekus Guest House

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
88 Main Road, St. James, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa

4-star guesthouse with bar/lounge, near St. James Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • A good welcome. The room was noisy, and without aircon and with a noisy fan - which meant…Feb 1, 2019
  • Excellent! Great hosts! Great food! Will definitely be back! Thank you Pat, Mike & Nick.Dec 30, 2017

Sonnekus Guest House

from ZAR 1,148
  • Cowrie: Extra large, Excellent Sea-views
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  • Conch: Standard, no view

What’s around Sonnekus Guest House


  • St. James Beach - 1 min walk
  • Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre - 7 min walk
  • Rhodes Cottage Museum - 12 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 17 min walk
  • Casa Labia Cultural Centre - 18 min walk
  • Muizenberg Beach - 20 min walk
  • Boulders Beach - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km
  • Cape of Good Hope - 24 mi / 38.7 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 24 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 33 min drive
  • St. James Station - 3 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Station - 11 min walk
  • Muizenberg Station - 20 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to 9 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to 9 PM *

  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1926
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa tub
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sonnekus Guest House’s small print

Also known as

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Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 90.00 for adults and ZAR 50 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per vehicle (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sonnekus Guest House

  • Are pets allowed at Sonnekus Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Sonnekus Guest House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sonnekus Guest House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 9 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 450 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonnekus Guest House?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • What is there to do near Sonnekus Guest House?
    Recommended spots to visit include St. James Beach (1-min walk) and Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre (7-min walk), along with Rhodes Cottage Museum (12-min walk) and Kalk Bay Harbour (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 44 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Awesome breakfast on the terrace was the best
Excellent, friendly and offered a better room at no extra charge
Sandra, za2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
It was the place i needed to rest. It was really lovely.
za1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very friendly
F H, za2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Delia, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Our host was so nice and she helped us a lot. Great place nice people
shahar, il1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Lovely & comfortable room - gracious host - A+
I'm sorry it took so long to write this review. This is a fabulous guest house in Kalk Bay. Your Host Pat is quite lovely and accommodating. The rooms are very nice and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need to snack or drink. Delicious home-cooked breakfast as well. Highly recommend Sonnekus House for a comfortable and friendly stay in Kalk Bay.
Gregg, as2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great Location. Great service. Tip Top.
A truly wonderful experience staying at Sonnekus. Old world charm in abundance with five star service from Pat, Mike and Nick. Cannot think of a single fault with our stay. This truly surpassed every expectation. The thoughtful and tasteful decoration recalling a more genteel age, without being an empty pastiche. We will definitely be visiting again.
Ian, gbFamily trip
Very good 8,0
Outstanding Value
Outstanding value. If you like the sea you cannot beat the location. My favorite beach in the Cape - Danger Beach - is just across the road from the best surf & water temperature. The addition of private parking made our stay a most enjoyable return to St James. Important, but less so, is its location to 2 of my favorite Cape Town golf courses - Steenburg & Clovelly.
Jeffry, us5 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Adequte but nothing to make it stand out.
Didnt feel particularly welcome. Told that breakfast was at 8 o'clock and when we explained we needed to leave at 0730 , not even an offer of coffee. Nice building and view.
gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Would highly recommend this family run hotel.
Although very happy with our stay at this accommodation and the great service, I am not happy at this review station, and inability to close out after giving review. You are letting your clients down.
Philip, gb5 night romance trip

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