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The Walden House

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
5 Burnside Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Mountain guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • My stay was very nice and the staff was very pleasant and helpful at all time. The room…Jun 4, 2018
  • The service was very capable & friendly! My room was very nice and the bed also…Apr 10, 2018

The Walden House

from ZAR 2,175
  • Luxury Room, Garden View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Honeymoon Suite

What’s around The Walden House


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - 37 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 2.5 mi / 3.9 km
  • V&A Waterfront - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Camps Bay Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Table Mountain - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • University of Cape Town - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 27 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 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 noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle from 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM*


  • Free secured onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Weekly housekeeping provided
  • In-room safe

The Walden House’s small print

Also known as

  • Walden Cape Town
  • The Walden House Cape Town
  • The Walden House Guesthouse
  • The Walden House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Walden House Cape Town
  • The Walden House Cape Town, South Africa
  • Walden House Hotel Cape Town Central
  • The Walden House Cape Town South Africa
  • Walden House
  • Walden House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Walden House Guesthouse
  • The Walden House Cape Town


This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 2000/027086/23

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 400 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 2)

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 The Walden House

  • Does The Walden House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Walden House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Walden House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Walden House?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Walden House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Walden House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Walden House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Arnold's (5-min walk), Yours Truly (5-min walk), and Thali (6-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Walden House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 400 per vehicle one-way.
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Walden House?
    No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (15-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Walden House and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities such as skydiving and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 9 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Lovely place to stay, very central and safe. Our room was upgraded on arrival which was a nice added bonus. Amy who worked on reception was lovely and so helpful. Good breakfast - would recommend.
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great area in Cape Town. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby, yet quick and easy to get to other places using a taxi or Uber. Staff was very helpful and full of ideas for our short stay.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great Hotel close to CTICC
Beautiful, clean, upmarket
Mr L R, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Das Hotel sah genauso aus wie auf den Bildern: liebevoll eingerichtet und viele kleine Details. Was herausgestochen hat war der Service. Jede kleine Bitte wurde erfüllt, was meine Reise nach Kapstadt wesentlich angenehmer gemacht.
de1 night trip
Fair 4,0
Belle maison coloniale mais une gestion calamiteuse, croissants frais un jour, que l'on retrouve le lendemain, petits déjeuners sans protection avec mouches qui se promènent sur les aliments tranquillement, une petite piscine sale avec une eau trouble durant les 3 nuitée, un vrai scandale, une destination à déconseillée.
Claude, fr4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Roger, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
travelstart, za1 night business trip

The Walden House