51 on Forest Drive

4.0 star property
4-star aparthotel in Pinelands with outdoor pool and restaurant

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51 on Forest Drive

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Front of property
1 bedroom, free minibar items, in-room safe, individually decorated
Interior entrance
32-inch TV with satellite channels

Overview of 51 on Forest Drive

9,4 out of 10 Exceptional
9,4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
51 Forest Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7450
Main amenities
  • 4 smoke-free apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Excecutive Two Bedroom Apartment

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Pinelands
  • University of Cape Town - 4 min drive
  • Long Street - 10 min drive
  • Canal Walk Shopping Centre - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 12 min drive
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 15 min drive
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town Stadium - 13 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 17 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 15 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 27 min drive
  • Pinelands Station - 14 min walk
  • Ndabeni Station - 29 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Ou Meul Bakery And Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Cincinnati Spur - 15 min walk
  • The Barn - 3 min drive
  • Hoghouse - 2 min drive
  • McDonald's - 14 min walk

About this property

51 on Forest Drive

51 on Forest Drive offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 180 per vehicle one-way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are offered, and apartments have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Pinelands Station is 14 minutes away.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • 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); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 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 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service available


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries


  • 32-inch TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • No elevators
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station

Things to do

  • Golf nearby


  • 4 rooms
  • Built in 1998
  • Traditional architecture
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 180 per vehicle (one-way)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

51 Forest Drive
51 Forest Drive Cape Town
51 Forest Drive Lodge
51 Forest Drive Lodge Cape Town
51 Forest Drive Apartment Cape Town
51 Forest Drive Apartment
51 on Forest Drive Lodge
51 on Forest Drive Cape Town
51 on Forest Drive Aparthotel
51 on Forest Drive Aparthotel Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at 51 on Forest Drive?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at 51 on Forest Drive?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at 51 on Forest Drive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by 51 on Forest Drive?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 11 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 180 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at 51 on Forest Drive?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at 51 on Forest Drive and nearby?
51 on Forest Drive has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near 51 on Forest Drive?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around 51 on Forest Drive like?
51 on Forest Drive is in Pinelands, a short 18-minute walk from Vincent Pallotti Hospital.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Very comfortable bed and fantastic breakfast. Great location and the private pool makes this excellent value for money. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.
Martin, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

enjoyed the stay. host and staff was very friendly and hospitable. will promote it to all my friends and family.
Hildegarde, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place to relax
We had an awesome stay, place was amazing, staff so friendly and attentive. Can't wait to stay at 51 Forest Drive again.
Tasneem, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Well I guess it wasn't bad but I only saw the guy on arrival and ever since I didn't see anyone until when I left I don't even know where the reception is unfortunately
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8/10 Very good

Homely, affordable and friendly.
The hotel is well situated for access to most of Cape Town's sights and to the surrounding area. A car is probably essential though... ... there is parking on site. Our room was clean and comfortable, and quite large. The dining room was across the road which was not a problem. The food for both breakfast (included) and evening meal (optional, and very affordable) was excellent and everything was freshly cooked
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I booked this as a stop after a long flight as I didn't want to drive far without rest. It was very nice! Friendly and helpful.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay and Close to Airport
Short drive from the airport, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, good food, and very affordable. This hotel was perfect for our needs.
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10/10 Exceptional

A great guest house, convenient for the airport.
We stopped at this guest house on the final night of our fantastic South African holiday, to give ourselves an easy drive to the airport. The neighbourhood is residential, quiet and just what we needed. The restaurant delivers excellent food at great value.
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10/10 Exceptional

Can I stay here without a car?
Lovely, safe neighborhood. 15 min walk to Vincent Paolotti Hospital (Life Orthopaedic Hospital). 5 min to small grocery. 20 min to small mall and big grocery. 1 min to a roundabout where taxis hang about. Uber works. The lodge exceeded my expectations in comfort and luxury. The breakfasts were magnificent... serving 7AM-11AM. Well stocked mini-bar (honor system, paid). Good wi-fi. Lodge restaurant (a walk across the street) served the best meal I've had in years. Minor negative was the street noise and having to walk across that busy street. I chose the lodge because it was close to the hospital I was visiting. I would choose the lodge again if coming as a tourist.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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