Chartfield Guest House

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

30 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa

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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 70% less than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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    Bed & Breakfast at the Ocean in Kalk Bay


    I looked and looked at many accommodations and read several reviews. I wanted to stay in nice accomodations, with breakfast for a reasonable price. We also wanted a king size bed (my boyfriend is tall). Sometimes this is difficult to find. This place sounded terrific after reading the reviews! We were not disappointed. It was quaint and comfortable. The sound of the ocean was comforting, too. We booked two rooms for three of us. The average cost was US$89 per night.

    Staying here made our visit to the wine country, Stellenbosch, a little quicker. Also, a quick drive to Simons Town and Cape Point. Kalk Bay was very quaint town with lots of great shops with local artisan crafts and goods.

    Breakfast was great! See my travelogue for the breakfast pics!

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Forum Posts

metro train safety

by JanetCapeT

we're visiting cape town in november and hope to be taking the train from rondebosch to the city center. is it safe? we would only be riding during the day.

Re: metro train safety

by Gerald_D

That should be okay.

Re: metro train safety

by africanj

That's not a good idea.

Re: metro train safety

by Gerald_D

I know lots of people who travel that section of line every day.

africanj, have you got statistics of problems for that section of line, or do you have the view that all trains are bad?

Re: metro train safety

by africanj

Gerald D,
Having listened to responses on a few call-in programmes on the radio, reading about the stabbings on the Bellville line and having travelled on that particular line myself I think that my advice is reasonable. I cannot elaborate further on my experiences, please, but rather check it out for yourself and then tell me whether you would send your guests on that train. In the first class carrages the GRAFFITI covers the outside of the carraiges, the seats, the windows and the floors. Whom do you think put it there?
I must add that the Southern Line has improved in terms of security.

Re: metro train safety

by Gerald_D

The original question is about the Rondebosch to Cape Town section of the southern suburbs line. Not the Bellville line.

As for the state of the trains, I have travelled in worse trains in Europe. And there my hosts were aghast that I actually used their trains.

Re: metro train safety

by africanj

So whats the difference. Belville, Rondebosch. We're talking organised crime.

In the major European countries you have a reasonable expectation that the areas are well patrolled, crime/criminals are thoroughly punished etc. and that you would be reasonably safe. Here it's a different story.

Perception is reality

This is not overseas. Our crime is of a brutal nature.

Granted also, we are nurturing this Tourism product and so we take the time to prevent people from becoming victims.

If you have decided to gamble with your life-go ahead. I am not going to put anyone under false pretences.

I indicated earlier that i could not fully debate this matter and so would not like to continue. I think that who ever reads this thread ought to decide for themselves. It's not as though this is the only mode of transport from Rondebosch.
I really hope that the transport system will get sorted out so that more B&B's especially in the "Coloured" areas could enter the market.In this REGARD I have I contacted the Mayor and so lets see.

Travel Tips for Cape Town


by LysDor

One of the spectacular features of Kirstenbosch Garden is its location.

Cape Town's Table Top Mountain creates a magnificent background for the beautiful garden of colorful flowers.

Hikers can also enjoy the Garden as three forest trails have been laid out within the boarders of Kirstenbosch. The Stinkwood Trail only takes 45 minutes to hike while the Silver Tree Trail takes three hours passing along the slope of Table Mountain. These trails do not require hiking equipment, only good walking shoes. Those wishing a more strenuous hike can use the Garden as their starting point along and up the eastern face of Table Mountain...

free drumming circle

by iam1wthee

In the summer at the waterfront craft market wellness center from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday there is a free drumming circle held. Its a lot of fun and it releases a lot of tension and stress. I highly recommend it. There are extra drums available in case you do not have one of your own so do not worry.

A bit of everything

by glennkasner about Canal Walk

This mall, the largest in Cape Town caters for everyone and is frequented by tourists and locals alike.
It offers a vast selection at "local" prices as opposed to the "tourist" prices one is charged at a number of shops in the V&A Waterfront Clothing

Malaysia Airlines

by camilo74

Well , this tip is mainly for those who travel from or near Argentina (Chile, Uruguay). This is the cheapest way to travel to South Africa. The flight was very comfortable, and the plane huge, it travels just twice a week, so the tickets are not so easy to get, book in advance.


by BerniShand about THE MOUNT NELSON

Afternoon Tea isnt really a meal, its an indulgence, a delight, naughty but oh so nice.
Afernoon Tea at the Mount Nelson surpasses naughty and borders on wicked, the Windsor table in the Tea Lounge practically groans with the weight of the delicious treats loaded onto it every day between 2.30 and 5.30 and you indulge in style to the accompaniament of live music from the piano

Choose a table in the Lounge or the Conservatory, order your choice of tea and then pick up a plate and make your selection from the goodies spread before you. Tiny sandwiches only two bites big, miniature quiches and savoury pasties bursting with flavour, and fine cheeses....then a dilemma..... do you return to the buffet for more savoury treats or do you start to sample the sweet things ? tiny cream horns coated in chocolate, fluffy scones, an amazing mouthwatering selection of fancy cakes and tarts, gateaux and fruit pastries
you try to select just a few but each looks nicer than the next and you seriously wonder how you will eat them all but you give it your best shot, and you carry on eating till you havent got room for another crumb

so there you are, having eaten a `meal` you didnt need, and one with a zillion calories to boot, was it worth it ? oh yes..... its a great experience and The Mount Nelson is one of the top places in the world to do it and very reasonably priced compared to places like The Ritz in London at only R125. One tip if you do try it DONT eat lunch


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 Chartfield Guest House

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Chartfield Guest House Hotel Kalk Bay

Address: 30 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa