Compass House Boutique Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
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Costs 112% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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w cup 2010

by mbfletcher

bought 5 games in cape town ages ago lucky enough to get italy v paraguay, ENGLAND v algeria (yippie), n korea v portugal and holland v cameroon and a pos last 16 spain v brazil or cote ivory / portugal

a few questions if any one can awnser them

1 would love to do a safari but all i have looked at, want £400 per night including accomadation. As i have allready booked self catering i dident want to end up paying for 2 rooms idealy i would like to go round the safari park for 1/2 day then back to cape town any idears??/

they say the rest of the world , (ie us), have a third of the tickets fifa,s old pals a third, and the people of south africa a third , which means to me that the people of cape town may have tickets they may wish to sell , although i have 3 tickets for each match and there are 3 of us coming i may bring someone else . So is there a black market in tickets over ther allready if so anyone any idea what a ticket is changing hands for for any game in green point

how much say for a pint of beer and a glass of wine in an average bar at the waterfront

and lastly when i was in egypt or trinidad you could hire a taxi and driver for all day including petrol for a tenner (120) rand and they were as happy as larry the car hire firms have got greedy (10,000) rand a week. any one got any idea or have ever hired a taxi for the day out there or even better know anyone i dont fancy jusy asking strangers when i get there

thanks Martin

Re: w cup 2010

by faurec

I am glad the draw turned out this way. We here in Cape Town are likely to see some nice games.

Your questions:
Game or Safari Parks. There are very few Game/Safari parks near Cape Town. Our wildlife is in the north and east of the country, not much by way of 'big 5' type wildlife here. The few parks that do keep them are expensive. That is the way it is. Fortunately there are many other things to see and do in/around Cape Town. More later.

Tickets for matches. Currently FIFA, and FIFA agents, are the only place you can get tickets, and supposedly you can also not sell them. As it is, FIFA has many tickets available still. You should not have a problem to get more from them.

Cost of beer at the Waterfront at todays prices: ZAR15

Taxis as tour operators? They are unlikely to accept as little as R120/day. Petrol may cost that or more. We have many tour operators that do small group day tours around Cape Town. I will post a few links here later.

BTW, you don't have to ask "strangers", users on this list can be regarded as friends.

Re: w cup 2010

by mbfletcher

hi thanks for the reply

the safari may be difficult still have to keep looking but may have to settle for penguins and whale watching

i can assure you there are NO tickets left for ANY match at the green point stadium via fifa none zilch so still interested in (LOCAL SOURSES)!!!!
BEER ONLY £1.20 A PINT may come early
as for the local taxi,s will keep looking dont rearly like tours prefere to do things at own pace

thanks again this is mt 1st posting so a lot to learn

Re: w cup 2010

by nora_south_africa

There is a topless bus that leaves the waterfront for daily tours, guess it may be busy but maybe you can look into it.

Re: w cup 2010

by fromjoanne

Hi Martin I had posted the link where to buy them on my "Green Point Stadium and Cape Town Daily Photos" blog of the construction progress of the Green Point Stadium You can still buy them here but they are not cheap ! :

Re: w cup 2010

by Cezzamanizzle

There is a game reserve close enough from Cape Town which you have the option of doing a day safari or staying over. They also do transfers from Cape Town hotels for an extra fee.

Check out their website:

I have been before and it's your best bet to see all of the 'big 5' animals and last time I was there they had some Cheetahs bred in captivity and you were allowed to pet them - now where else would you ever get the chance to experience that?

Failing that you should try see Spier Wine farm when you are there... it's a great day out and you again can pay to pet the cheetahs and enjoy a picnic, do wine tasting etc.
Their website is:

Anyways I hope this helps :)

Travel Tips for Cape Town



The principal street and the centre of Cape Town,Adderley street is named after Sir Charles Adderley, a British parliamentarian who,in 1850 , led the successful opposition against a British plan to turn the Cape into a convict settlement.

Notable buildings in Adderley street include the Groote Kerk,the parent of the Dutch Reformed Church in Southern Africa and the oldest church in the Republic of South Africa.
It was completed in 1704 and has twice been enlarged.The church contains a wooden pulpit elaborately carved by Anton Anreith.

At the northern end of Adderley street is the lodge which housed slaves who worked in the garden of the Dutch East India Company.
The lodge is now the South African Cultural History Museum.
Among its exhibits is a unique display of furniture and household items of early Cape Town.Also displayed are arms, maritime exhibits, coins and silver, costumes and Malay arts and crafts.

Other buildings of interest in Adderley street include the Heerengracht Hotel and the imposing new Golden Acre ,with its weather- protected shopping area.The Woolworth's store in Adderley street marks the site of Cape Town's first trading centre.

Adderley Street also boasts the modern railway station,southern terminus of the railway network of Southern Africa.
On the concourse of the station stands South Africa's first locomotive, a handsome "Puffing Billy" built in Scotland in 1859 and shipped out in pieces to Cape Town.

In front of the Medical Centre where Adderley runs into the Heerengracht, is a small bronze ship dedicated to Robert Falcon Scott - The famed Scott of the Antartic,who, stopped in Cape Town before sailing to his death in the icy wastes far to the south.

Here is the Cape Of Good Hope

by rachel_sun

Here is the Cape Of Good Hope(Cape Point).This is where the atlantic and indian oceans meet.We went here on a day trip.There were plenty of walks and beaches to choice from.The nature reserve here has 40km of coastline.Fynbos,Capes unusual plants and fauna are here,as well as wildlife,Baboons and loads of birds.
We stopped at one of the many picnic spots for a drink and then went to the Point(in the pic).There is a restaurant here if you want a tasty meal too.There is a big car park near the Point,you can walk to the point or catch a bus upto it.We took the bus.

I recomend this trip,but take your time and stop on the way for a drink and stretch your legs.I think it took about 3 hours to get here.


by bijo69

Franschhoek is a lovely little about 85km from Cape Town in mid of the wine region. It's well know for its fantastic restaurant, but has some wineries aswell. It's the place where French Huguenots settled back in the 17th century and you'll find a monument and a museum dedicated to them in town.
We've had a great lunch at "La Petite Ferme", which has a great garden with splended views over Franschhoek and the valley.


by littlebush

Cape Town buzzes all night every night! Heres a selection of some of the bars I remember going in, there were many more but cannot remember :
- Jo'burg bar- On long Street, one of the best bars in town, busy most nights, packed at weekends!
- La Med - downs Camps Bay area, a trendy bar, best to go sundays, its heaving. A real good night out!
- The Lab - dont remember much about this one or where it is but I think it was good! Its a club!
- Club 55 - a gay club which pumping house music on main Street in the gay area.
- Chilli and Lime - near club 55, both gay and straight, a good night out.
- The Bronx - another gay club with pumping music! By the way, im not gay, listing all these gay venues but they are good if you like the music! Cape Town is pretty relaxed, jeans and trainers are fine!

Get past the Garish

by jmschief about Blue Danube

Well this place was an absolute gem - I can quite honestly say one of the best eating experiences of my life!

Ok, maybe a bit over the top but you really should give this place a try if you're in Cape Town. Quite rightly so, the Waterfront gets the lions share of the Restaraunt seeking tourists but this place just in the shadow of Table Mountain is away from the crowds and offers exceptional food and service.

Our waiter was attentive but discreet, the wine from just down the road in Stellenbosch was exquisite and the food got a jaw dropping 10/10 from everyone on our table!

We almost didn't find this place, we were looking for a Seafood restaraunt in Camps Bay but we couldn't get in because of the pesky tourists - this was recommended to us by a passing guest at the hotel reception! The starters were great all round, I had the Springbok and the main was gorgeous but the Creme de la Creme had to be the desert affectionately title the Blue Danube special. A taste of everything on the desert menu, presented on a wonderfully drizzled plate. An absolute joy!


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 Compass House Boutique Hotel

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Compass House Hotel Bantry Bay

Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa