|Flower Street Villa Guest House
This Guest House originally named ?Schoonder Sigt? (?Clear View?) is deeply steeped in the history of South Africa.
In the 1770?s it was one of the ten most conspicuous large manors of Cape Town. It was owned and occupied by the Commandant of the Castle, General Robert J. Gordon, who discovered and mapped a good part of South Africa. He discovered and also named our great river, the Orange (after the Prince of Orange), Plettenberg Bay (after Governor Von Plettenberg). Gordon?s Bay was named after him.
At Schoonder Sigt (which gave its name to Schoonder Street) he maintained a vast garden: a floral paradise which exported rare, hitherto unknown plant specimens, to Europe and the east via visiting ship captains. Thus Flower Street got its name.
General Gordon who commanded the Dutch forces in South Africa lived there until 1795 when he was defeated by the English Navy at the battle of Muizenberg.
In 1800 the manor was purchased by George Rex, an Englishman who is believed to be the son of King George III and his first wife Hannah Lightfoot whom he secretly married, before he ascended to the throne and
wed Queen Charlotte.
When the Dutch forces re occupied South Africa he was generously granted land at Knysna, which town he founded.
Affordable clean and comfortable rooms with king size beds and crisp 100% cotton linens and towels.
The Guest House is within walking distance to the city and is convenient to everywhere. It nestles peacefully below Table Mountain, in exclusive Oranjezicht on the border of Gardens.
The Guest House is just a stones throw away from the Garden?s shopping mall which includes banks, supermarkets, restaurants and several fashionable boutiques.
At the Guest House you are only a few minutes from the Cable Car, Waterfront, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches.
Centrally Located & Within Walking Distance to the City
Spacious ensuite rooms
Historic Building from 1765
Only minutes from the beaches
Self Catering kitchen
Clean, safe and secure
Close to shopping mall
There is a large fully equipped kitchen exclusively for guests? free use. Self catering is made easy by staff continually washing up at meal times to keep the kitchen clean. There is a spacious dining room and lounge.
If you are coming from the airport head towards Cape Town on the N2 for about 18 km.
You will start to see brown tourism signs for "Cableway", keep following these until you see Garden's Shopping Centre in front of you on the left, it's a big 20 story building.
Take the slip road off the highway to Buitenkant Street and at the first lights take a left.
Head up the hill towards the mountain, Flower Street is the 4th turning on the right just past the Engen garage; we are at number 3, the big white building.
If you are coming from the N1 take the Oswald Pirow turn off in town, follow this road over the bridge and over several sets of traffic lights, keep on this road heading up hill past the Good Hope Center, past the University, don't turn off this road until you get to a T junction by the Ferrari Showroom.
Take a left, then an immediate right and follow this around the bend until you come to a main road.
Turn right and take the slip road after about 200m down to Buitenkant Street, you will come to some traffic lights. Turn left and head up the hill towards the mountain, Flower Street is the 4th turning on the right just past the Engen garage; we are at number 3, the big white building.
All our rooms have king size double beds and have recently been upgraded. We only use 100% cotton linens and towels.
Rooms are equipped with a TV, digital safe, hairdryer and fan and there are free tea and coffee facilities.
Double Room with ensuite bathroom R275 pps
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