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1 room, 2 adults

The Lions Guesthouse

3-star3 stars
49 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

3-star guesthouse within walking distance of Kloof Street
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • The rooms are occupied in the main by guests - in the evenings, & no-one is physically…Oct 22, 2018
  • It was greatSep 13, 2018

The Lions Guesthouse

from ZAR 1,518
  • The Lion Room
  • The Elephant Room
  • The Leopard Room
  • Garden Rhino Room
  • Garden Whale Room
  • The Buffalo Apartment
  • Comfort Suite

What’s around The Lions Guesthouse


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Kloof Street - 5 min walk
  • Long Street - 13 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 33 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 34 min walk
  • Lions Head - 37 min walk
  • Camps Bay Beach - 45 min walk
  • Cape Town Medi Clinic - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 3 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

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


  • Children (7 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

The Lions Guesthouse’s small print

Also known as

  • Lions Guesthouse House Cape Town
  • Lions Guesthouse Cape Town
  • The Lions Guesthouse Cape Town
  • The Lions Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • The Lions Guesthouse Guesthouse Cape Town


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 160 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 370 per vehicle (one way)

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 Lions Guesthouse

  • Is parking offered on site at The Lions Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Lions Guesthouse?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lions Guesthouse?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Lions Guesthouse?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 370 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 29 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
The staff is friendly and helpful, the room quiet (though the street on which the guesthouse is situated is quite busy). I enjoyed my short stay.
Andre, za1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Chick and clean place to stay
This is a family business, but I do believe that they treat their guest as one of their family members as well. the hotel and rooms are clean inch by inch. friendly staff , easy access to many things in the area. good beautiful garden with mountain view very happy with my stay. will stay here again. definitely recommended.
Saman, za3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great value!
We only stayed one night at the lions guest house, but we could have stayed many more. The rooms are well equipped and the bed is super comfortable. The bath is new and has a nice bathtub which will be an awesome attribute for when the water situation in Cape Town improves. The place furthermore as a really cozy garden and very friendly and helpful staff!
Camilla Bruhn, za1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
just check the window blind ....metal frame bangs against the wall if the window is open.....noisy
Dale, za1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent stay and Excellent staff
Greeted by the owner Antony, very hospitable to any requeat i had and friendly staff! i felt at home and i would definately stay again! Thanks for a great stay!
Hester, za1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Comfortable, good value and ideally situated
We were made to feel very welcome at The Lions. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious and plentiful to the point that we didn’t need food again until dinner. There were complimentary cakes, sweets and port available in the common areas and a cozy lounge. We could see Table Mountain from the garden which no doubt we would have used a lot more if the weather had been better. We were really well placed to get into the city which you can easily do by bus, Uber (for about 30-40ZAR) or you can walk down in about 30 minutes. Marietta and the whole team were really helpful, regularly checking if the cable car was open for us and suggesting trips we could do. There are also a good number of restaurants and handy shops nearby. We’d definitely recommend Robben Island and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as must dos. If you’re visiting Cape Town, we’d thoroughly recommend The Lions as a base, it’s perfectly situated and good value. #thenaughtonnomads
Judith, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful and welcoming
Beautifully decorated and clean. The cleaning lady even packed away my clothes which I didn't expect. Lovely area, very quiet and safe. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful mountain views.
Sara-Jane, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Friendly staff and clean rooms. reccomended.
Saman, ie2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Friendly and helpful
Great place to stay. People were so friendly and accommodating. I kept miscalculating when I'd want breakfast and they just went with whenever I showed up. Called me cabs (even gave me a ride once). Perfect location to climb Table Mountain and Lion's Head. And those breakfasts were amazing -- delicious and substantial -- well worth the money. Lovely back yard to relax in, too.
Elizabeth, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Room with a view of Table Mountain.
Anthony is a great host. The house and our room were very clean and comfortable. Our room had a good view of Table Mountain. There are Good restaurants and cafes close to Lions house. There was construction on the parking area during our stay, but the work did not affect our visit. I highly recommend Lions Guest House.
Lidia, us4 night romance trip

The Lions Guesthouse

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