Southern Sun Newlands

4.0 star property
Suburban hotel in Newlands with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge

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Southern Sun Newlands

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Property entrance
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch served; local and international cuisine
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch served; local and international cuisine
Bar (on property)

Overview of Southern Sun Newlands



Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
7 Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7700
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Room options

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed


  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room with Two Double Beds

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Newlands
  • University of Cape Town - 4 min drive
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 10 min drive
  • Long Street - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 12 min drive
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town Stadium - 12 min drive
  • Canal Walk Shopping Centre - 13 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 16 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 20 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 15 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 32 min drive
  • Newlands Station - 4 min walk
  • Claremont Station - 13 min walk
  • Harfield Road Station - 23 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tin Roof - 6 min walk
  • Mamma Roma Restaurant - Newlands - 9 min walk
  • Kauai - 3 min walk
  • Ottawa Spur - 7 min walk
  • Stones - 6 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun Newlands

Southern Sun Newlands offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 450 per person one-way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Newlands Cafe, one of 2 restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Public transportation is just a short walk: Newlands Station is 4 minutes and Claremont Station is 13 minutes.


English, French, Italian

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 162 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 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
  • 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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Baby bath

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (6728 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Portable shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in shower

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 28-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Newlands Cafe - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bihari - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge


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.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Newlands Southern Sun
Newlands Sun
Southern Sun Newlands
Southern Sun Newlands Hotel
Sun Newlands
Sun Newlands Hotel
Southern Sun Newlands Hotel Cape Town
Southern Sun Newlands Cape Town
Southern Sun Newlands Hotel
Southern Sun Newlands Cape Town
Southern Sun Newlands Hotel Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Southern Sun Newlands offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Southern Sun Newlands does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Southern Sun Newlands?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Southern Sun Newlands?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Southern Sun Newlands?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Southern Sun Newlands?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Southern Sun Newlands?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (15-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Southern Sun Newlands and nearby?
Southern Sun Newlands has access to a nearby indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Southern Sun Newlands?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Southern Sun Newlands like?
Southern Sun Newlands is a short 4-minute walk from Newlands Station and 5 minutes' walk from Newlands Cricket Ground.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel, great location and great staff
The hotel was very clean and exceeded our expectations. We had a last minute late night booking and the staff especially Helena was waiting for us to check in. She was very helpful and made a long night enjoyable. The breakfast in the morning was excellent and the location was amazing.
Zachary, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location in a nice upmarket & safe area in Cape Town (behind Table Mountain). Some good restaurants in walking distance around. Great parking. Room was a decent size, however smelt of tobacco smoke. It could do with an upgrade & freshen up. The only USB charger point we found was on the back of the TV (but only charged with the TV on). Could do with a few more points elsewhere in the room, as all other hotels we have stayed in have. The shower (in bath) was a nightmare to use, difficult taps to turn, meaning hot water continued to run until husband's muscle power could turn it off. Not great having extremely hot water running when children using it. Despite negatives, would stay again for location.
Maria, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Arnold, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

HG, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hotel, clean, friendly, helpful
Mark, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Victor, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very pleasant stay
Great staff and service. Rooms are nice but a little dated. Good breakfast, can be busy there during peak breakfast time.
patrick, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Great location! The staff is super friendly amd helpful. Hazel in particular was Amazing! but all staff were helpful and friendly. The breakfasy buffet was excellent and spot on. Thanks team!
Mildie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff
Very pleasant stay. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Good location in newlands and convenient for trips to Cape Town and surrounds.
patrick, 4-night business trip
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