Villa Surprise

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Villa Surprise

4.0 star property
Beach guesthouse in Camps Bay with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

9,2/10 Superb

25 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
21 First-Crescent, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Camps Bay
  • Camps Bay Beach - 1 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 32 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Villa Surprise

4-star guesthouse in the heart of Camps Bay
You can look forward to free cooked-to-order breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at Villa Surprise. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a massage or a manicure/pedicure. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • A front desk safe, concierge services, and express check-out
  • Guest reviews say great things about the walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Villa Surprise include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks


Afrikaans, English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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 8:30 AM - 1:30 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 at least 24 hours before arrival 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive between 2-6 PM and after 9 PM must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions.

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


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


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

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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Villa Surprise House Cape Town
Villa Surprise House
Villa Surprise Cape Town
Villa Surprise
Villa Surprise Guesthouse Cape Town
Villa Surprise Guesthouse
Villa Surprise Cape Town
Villa Surprise Guesthouse
Villa Surprise Guesthouse Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Surprise?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Villa Surprise?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Villa Surprise?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Surprise?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Surprise?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 350 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Surprise?
You can check in from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Villa Surprise?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (9.7 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Villa Surprise and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Surprise?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Codfather (9-min walk), Bootlegger Coffee Company (10-min walk), and Café Caprice (15-min walk).
What's the area around Villa Surprise like?
Villa Surprise is in Camps Bay, a short 9-minute walk from Camps Bay Beach. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say it is very walkable.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

great little place for a short stay
Each room has its own character, the views are great, location excellent, gardens and pool are lovely and the customer service is great, with breakfast and an honesty bar etc. (its up steep hill/steps if you are walking)
Jeremy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff very friendly and helpful
Gilda, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

A mixed bag
Lindsi and her helpfulness as well as the cooked-to-order breakfast highlight this somewhat funky hotel. The location in Camps Bay is good, but you need to be in pretty good shape to make the trek down to town and the beach and back. Of course there's always Uber. The bed, advertised as a queen, was actually 2 separate twins that couldn't be joined and not all that comfortable.
James, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

yes, I would recommend
excellent stay....very comfortable and large room.....great location - a short walk to the beach and restaurants.....Linzi was extremely helpful and knowledgeable ....would recommend !
christopher, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Reasonably priced, great location
Really great location - 5 minutes walk from the beach. I stayed in the Italian room which had a lovely balcony and a brilliant view.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly and beautiful!
It was far too short but it was fantastic.
Jennifer, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is where to stay when in camps bay!
Amazing location, only a few minutes walk from the stunning camps bay strip, apartments were fresh modern and cosy. A real gem in camps bay! Highly recommended!
Shivan, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just the right place!
I'm very satisfied with Villa Surprise. It's just the type of guest house I was looking for: homely and quite spacious (room and garden); very pleasant and helpful staff and owner and a perfect location away from the hubbub of beach road Camps Bay. The rooms have a lot of character, which is no bad thing in these days of increasing uniformity. Breakfast was good, with cooked breakfast available. The only thing I would suggest is a small fridge in the rooms, to keep one's own food purchases cool and fresh.
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8/10 Very good

Nice boutique hotel
Very lovely welcome, staff and owner was very friendly and helpful with us booking restaurants and recommending activities.
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8/10 Very good

Nice stay for 3 nights
We had a very pleasant stay at Villa Surprise. The staff and owner were very professional and attentive to our needs. The only improvements we can think of is the breakfast choices which are few and the timing. This is the first place I ever stayed worldwide that serves breakfast at 8:30. If you are a tourist you want to be on and about by that time. Everything else was great.
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