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1 room, 2 adults

Penguin Palace

3,5-star3,5 stars
8 Victory Way, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7995, South Africa

Colonial apartment with balcony, near Boulders Beach
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • The venue is absolutely stunning with breathtaking views. I was a bit disappointed that…Oct 13, 2019
  • We stayed at the Penguin Palace for three nights. The view from our room over False Bay…Mar 31, 2020

Penguin Palace

from ZAR 1,330
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Honeymoon Studio Suite
  • Luxury Double Room
  • Luxury Studio

What’s around Penguin Palace


  • Boulders Beach - 29 min walk
  • Fish Hoek Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • St. James Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Muizenberg Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Long Beach - 11.1 mi / 17.8 km
  • Steenberg Wine Estate - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Cape Point - 19.6 mi / 31.6 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 53 min drive
  • Simonstown Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 apartments
  • Arranged over


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 44 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM *


  • Free self parking on site

Other information

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

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Penguin Palace’s small print

Also known as

  • Penguin Palace Apartment Cape Town
  • Penguin Palace Apartment
  • Penguin Palace Cape Town
  • Penguin Palace Apartment
  • Penguin Palace Cape Town
  • Penguin Palace Apartment Cape Town


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: ZAR 1000.00 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 600.00 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for ZAR 200.00 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 500.00 per accommodation, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 700.00 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 Penguin Palace

  • Is parking offered on site at Penguin Palace?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Penguin Palace?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of ZAR 500.00 per accommodation, per day, and there's also a deposit of ZAR 1000.00 per stay.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Penguin Palace?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Penguin Palace?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 700.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do near Penguin Palace?
    Recommended spots to visit include Boulders Beach (1.5 mi) and Fish Hoek Beach (4.5 mi), along with Kalk Bay Harbour (6.6 mi) and St. James Beach (7.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 35 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Stunning Views, Amazing Breakfast
Phenomenal place to sleep with such amazing views of Simon's Bay. Penguins Palace is located 5 minutes from the penguins and Boulders Beach up some steep roads. The room is very spacious and clean throughout with the added bonus of a balcony and bbq facilities as well as having satellite TV. The Bathroom is beautiful and very wide. I would suggest bringing a flannel as the shower has a fixed head and can be difficult to wash with. The staff are very helpful with carrying suitcases and taking breakfast orders which is very fresh and of top quality with the chance to sit on the veranda with stunning sun rising views. I would thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone and would certainly come back again
Lee, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Pleasant stay
Nice and clean room. Good bed. Amazing views from a balcony. Friendly and warm service. Filling breakfast. Located on a steep hill, but for us it was a good exercise. Area is safe and quiet. Sun beds would be nice.
Eeva-Liisa, fi6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Tolle Unterkunft. Sehr freundliches Personal. Würde ich jedem empfehlen!
Dominik, de1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Fantastiskt boende
Helt underbart rum med fantastisk utsikt över havet! Boendet var jättefint och kändes lyxigt, rekommenderas verkligen om ni ska spendera några nätter i Simons Town! Extra plus för trevlig personal.
Evelina, se2 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Penguin Palace Simons Town
Mycket trevligt guesthouse men har ingen skylt utvändigt så det känns lite osynligt. Fräscht, snygg inredning, rätt bra frukost. Vad som för oss drar ned betyget är det faktum att det var fukt/mögel på golvet i duschen.
Lillemor Pia Signe, se2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Das Haus liegt am Hang. Nichts für Menschen, die nicht gut Treppen steigen können. Die Aussicht ist wunderschön. Das Zimmer sehr gross, Dusche auch. Was wir empfanden, am Morgen war Chefin nicht anwesend.
Annemarie, ch1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Guesthouse med underbar utsikt
Ytterligare ett guesthouse med mycket trappor. Skillnaden här mot t.ex. Blauuw Village Luxury Boutique GH var att här fick man hjälp att bära av trevlig personal. En helt underbar utsikt mot hamnen i Simons Town, ett underbart trevligt rum med himmelssäng och balkong mot havet. Det som drog ned betyget var att golvet i badrummet stank mögel/fukt vilket vi påtalade (och de påstod att de aldrig hört talas om) . Kathy i receptionen ansträngde sig och köpte en plastmatta att stå på (det ska hon ha en eloge för) men de måste göra vid detta. Frukosten saknade en del, fanns ingen ost och skinka, ej heller bran flakes och endast 1 sorts juice till frukosten. Men den varma frukosten var superb och kaffet det bästa jag fått på samtliga guesthouse.
Lillemor Pia Signe, se1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Camera con vista mare davvero meravigliosa. Personale gentilissimo
rossana, it2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wunderschoene, gepflegte Unterkunft mit toller Aus
Toller Aufenthalt, aber bei Ankunft nach 18.00Uhr vorher anrufen. Navi leitete uns falsch in eine steile Sackgasse, von der aus es nur per Treppe weitergegangen waere. Wunderschoene Wohnung,allerdings hellhoerig.
Markus, deRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
je recommande vraiment cet établissement : tout est réuni pour y passer un excellent sejour
Beatrice, frRomance trip

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