Blencathra Guest House

Blencathra Guest House Blencathra Guest House is situated in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Perched high on the slopes of Table Mountain. This Tamboerskloof Guest House is also a bed and breakfast situated in Cape Town.

If you are looking for a long term b&b in Cape Town or a boarding house in Tamboerskloof then look no further. We cater for all accommodation needs. The spectacular positioning of Blencathra Guest House allows you to enjoy unrivalled views from its balconys or idly lie at the pool in a fantastic garden setting. Blencathra has a range of accommodation options whatever you accommodation budget might be. With its tranquil setting it is hard to believe that you are only 2 minutes away from the city, the famous Camps Bay beaches and Table Mountain Cable Car. Some of Cape Town's finest Restaurants are just a few minutes away and the famous V&A Waterfront is just 5 minutes drive from Blencathra. We are one of the oldest established Guest Houses in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. We are also one of the most cost effective, catering for a range of Guest House accommodation needs. We do cater for long term stay guests in our guest houses and chalets. As far as long term bed and breakfasts in Cape Town or long term Guest Houses in Cape Town we are the best for price. Please send us a mail and we will reply with an effective solution.

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27/07/2015

A high of 16 degrees to start off the week. Have a great day! #BlencathraSA

20/07/2015

A high of 16 degrees to start off the week. Have a great day! #BlencathraSA

For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a weekend away is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Making sure...
17/07/2015
Your #lovecapetown weekend for 08 July to 12 July 2015 – Cape Town Tourism

For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a weekend away is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Making sure the young ‘uns are well looked after is one thing, but keeping them occupied and happy is something else entirely. Good thing then that Cape Town is number one when it comes to family weekends. So pack your bags, gear up the kids, because here are 10 top family friendly activities in the Mother City! See more below:
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/your-lovecapetown-weekend-for-08-july-to-12-july-2015

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Go Skydiving in Cape Town. Man is not meant to fly. The words continued to bounce around my head as I made my way out to...
17/07/2015
Go Skydiving in Cape Town – Cape Town Tourism

Go Skydiving in Cape Town. Man is not meant to fly. The words continued to bounce around my head as I made my way out to Mother City Sky Diving. In just over an hour I would be making my first tandem jump and it’s fair to say I was feeling a touch nervous. Okay, so I was terrified…
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/go-skydiving-in-cape-town

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Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to the Cape Town CBD by night. The Cape Town City Centre is where it all h...
16/07/2015
Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to the Cape Town CBD by night – Cape Town Tourism

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to the Cape Town CBD by night. The Cape Town City Centre is where it all happens. A combination of work and play, it is where everything comes together. During the day it is a hub of activity, but it is at night, when the curtain is drawn back, that the true soul of the Mother City is revealed. It is only once the sun sets, that the city truly comes alive. Read More:
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/travel-like-a-local-you-neighbourhood-guide-to-the-cape-town-cbd-by-night

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03/07/2015

This #helloweekend, will you be winding down or rearing to go? Find your weekend type here: http://buzz.mw/b6ax7_n #lovecapetown

25/06/2015

Thursday sees a high of 14 degrees. Have a great day!

Up the romance in #lovecapetown this #weekend with quality time for you and your loved one: http://buzz.mw/b6g79_n #blen...
25/06/2015
Just The Two of Us Weekend | 26-28 June 2015

Up the romance in #lovecapetown this #weekend with quality time for you and your loved one: http://buzz.mw/b6g79_n #blencathaSA

Whether starry-eyed lovers, long time sweethearts or celebrating a silver anniversary – every couple needs some R&R from time to time and there is no better time to get cosy than in winter. Winter spells romantic fireplaces, candle-lit dinners, red wine and rekindling your flame. Imagine those movie…

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23/06/2015
Hermanus Adventure Activities | Shark Cage Diving | Whale Watching | Kayaking | Walker Bay...

They are the guys you call if you want to sea kayak, shark cage dive, do boat based whale watching, abseil, quad bike, do tree top canopy tours, para glide, horse ride, hike along the beach (whale walk), do a kayak wine tour on our lagoon, do whale watching from a plane, see the penguins, do sand boarding, learn to kite surf and all the other fun and crazy activities within our region.
http://www.walkerbayadventures.co.za/

Walker Bay Adventures offers complete adventure tour packages in and around Hermanus, with anything from Shark Cage Diving, Whale Watching and Sea Kayaking.

Waterfront warms up for winter:As winter moves into Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront has rolled out some sure-fire ways to ...
22/06/2015
Waterfront warms up for winter – Cape Town Tourism

Waterfront warms up for winter:
As winter moves into Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront has rolled out some sure-fire ways to keep the cabin fever at bay, with everything from Friday Jazz Evenings to whisky tastings to keep you warm during the chillier months.
Find more information at: http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/waterfront-warms-up-for-winter

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Cape Town is a cultural hub and where the history of the country really began, so you can bet we have plenty of both to ...
19/06/2015
Museums to visit in Cape Town City Centre – Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town is a cultural hub and where the history of the country really began, so you can bet we have plenty of both to offer visitors. The Mother City’s history is rich – and at times tragic – and is has a number of world class museums that offer up a treasure trove to the past – both the good and the bad.
View list of Museums to visit in Cape Town City Centre:
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/museums-to-visit-in-cape-town-city-centre

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19/06/2015

Cape Town is literally on the board with the Mother City set to become the first South African city to get its own localised edition of Monopoly.

09/06/2015

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.
#capetown #aquarium #BleancathraSA

Cape Town's weather today is a warmer 23C.Nothing beats a sunrise in the Mother City :)(image via edreams.com)
09/06/2015

Cape Town's weather today is a warmer 23C.
Nothing beats a sunrise in the Mother City :)
(image via edreams.com)

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05/06/2015

Timeline Photos

04/06/2015

Our Price List:
All the pictures for the rooms are available in our Gallery

En Suite Garden Bedroom: Room 2
• Large luxurious downstairs bedroom
• Twin beds
• En suite shower, toilet etc.
• French door onto garden
• Lovely view of Lion's Head & Table Mountain
Summer Rates:
• Double R900, Single R800
• Out of season rates negotiable
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En Suite Double Bedroom: Room 3
• Large luxurious downstairs bedroom
• 3 Single beds
• Magnificent Table Bay views
• En suite shower, toilet etc.
Summer Rates:
• Treble R900, Double R750, Single R600
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En Suite Patio Bedroom: Room 4
• Large luxurious bedroom
• 1 Double bed (+ 1 optional extra single bed)
• En suite shower, toilet etc.
• Doors lead onto garden patio
• Magnificent Table Bay views
Summer Rates:
• Double R900, Single R700
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En Suite Patio Bedroom: Room 5
• Large luxurious bedroom
• 1 Double bed (+ 1 optional extra single bed)
• En suite shower, toilet etc.
• Doors lead onto garden patio
• Magnificent Table Bay views
Summer Rates:
• Double R900, Single R700
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Ladies En Suite Dorm: Room 6
• 4 Single beds
• En suite bathroom
• Magnificent Table Bay views
• Ladies Only
• Special Student Rates apply
Summer Rates:
• R150 per bed per night (monthly stay)
• R200 per night (daily rate)
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Ladies Single Student Bedroom: Room 7
• Single bed
• Off Ladies Dorm
• Shares Dorm Bathroom
• Special Student Rates apply
Summer Rates:
• R170 per night (monthly stay)
• R200 per night (daily rate)
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Upstairs En Suite Loft Bedroom: Room 8
• Twin beds, or together as a King bed.
• Romantic
• En suite bathroom
• Magnificent Mountain views
Summer Rates:
• Double R800, Single R700
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Double Standard Bedroom: Room 9
• 2 Single beds
• Shared shower, toilet, etc
• Magnificent Table Bay views
• Special long term Student Rates apply
Summer Rates:
• R250 per night (daily rate)
• R160 per night (monthly stay)
• R350 as a single
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Double Standard Bedroom: Room 10
• 2 Single beds
• Off Mens Dorm
• Shared shower, toilet, etc
• Magnificent Table Bay views
• Special long term Student Rates apply
Summer Rates:
• R250 per night (daily rate)
• R160 per night (monthly stay)
• R350 as a single
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Double Standard Bedroom: Room 11
• 2 Single beds
• Lovely outlook on mountain
• Special long term Student Rates apply
• Shared shower, toilet, etc
Summer Rates:
• R250 per night (daily rate)
• R160 per night (monthly stay)
• R350 as a single
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Double Standard Bedroom: Room 12
• 2 Single beds
• Lovely view of Table Mountain
• Special long term Student Rates apply
• Shared shower, toilet, etc
Summer Rates:
• R250 per night (daily rate)
• R160 per night (monthly stay)
• R350 as a single
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En Suite Garden Chalet:
• Outside wooden chalet
• 2 Single beds (+ 1 optional extra single bed)
• En-suite shower, toilet, etc
• Basic self-catering
• Opens to garden and pool
• Lovely views of Table Mountain & Table Bay
Summer Rates:
• Treble R750, Double R600, Single R500

#HeroesWanted
01/06/2015

#HeroesWanted

Want to save lives, meet people and make some extra cash? We want YOU to become a lifeguard. http://bit.ly/1J4uU0U
If you are fit and have a Grade 10 certificate, apply before June 5 to find part-time work at one of our 35 public swimming pools. Applicants will have free access to some of our pools for unsupervised training. Follow the link for more info.

Look at the stunning Rooms we have to offer at Blencathra Guest House:
22/05/2015

Look at the stunning Rooms we have to offer at Blencathra Guest House:

Good morning Cape Townsmile emoticonYour weather today is a warmer 25C.Sometimes, Cape Town looks so good it's almost un...
22/05/2015

Good morning Cape Town
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Your weather today is a warmer 25C.

Sometimes, Cape Town looks so good it's almost unbelievable (shot via The Telegraph).

Good morning Cape Town :) Your weather today is a warmer 25C.

Sometimes, Cape Town looks so good it's almost unbelievable (shot via The Telegraph).

20/05/2015

Even though the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week is still a few months away, save these dates now!

Cape Town Cycle Tour: 6 March 2016
Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge: Saturday, 27 Feb and Sunday, 28 Feb 2016.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Expo: 3 -5 March 2016.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors: 5 March 2016.

Cape Town's favourite foodie fest is back! Say hi to Cake Boss & Matt Preston at the Good Food & Wine Show SA this weeke...
19/05/2015
2015 Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show CTICC | South African Gourmet Festival, Expo, Festivals &...

Cape Town's favourite foodie fest is back! Say hi to Cake Boss & Matt Preston at the Good Food & Wine Show SA this weekend:
http://www.capetownmagazine.com/good-food-and-wine

Food and wine lovers, rejoice! The annual Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show (GFWS) returns to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Thursday, 21 to Sunday, 24 May 2015. See Cake Boss hero Buddy Valastro, MasterChef Australia judge Matt Preston and Siba Mtongana, Jenny Morris…

20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth
19/05/2015
20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience. It uses simple slogans and provocative images to spread important and inspiring ideas in ways that are easy to remember.

19/05/2015

Cape Town's weather is 19C with rain.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the next City Walk Saturdays event! Expect a wide variety of fun things to do and particip...
15/05/2015
City Walk Saturdays: What’s on 16 May

Don't forget that tomorrow is the next City Walk Saturdays event! Expect a wide variety of fun things to do and participate in. This includes free walking tour, photo exhibitions, an Instawalk, an outdoor library with book readings for kids, a jumping castle, face painting and SO much more! #lovecapetown #BlencathSA
http://www.capetownpartnership.co.za/2015/05/lineup/

On Saturday 16 May is the second City Walk Saturdays and here’s the evolving programme, under constant construction and update. If you have an activity to add to the programme, join the information session on Saturday 9 May or get ideas on how to participate here. Throughout the walk Free walking to…

Address

4 Cambridge Avenue, Tamboerskloof
Cape Town
8001

Directions from Cape Town International Airport Take the N2 highway to Cape town, as you approach Groote Schuur hospital keep right onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard, then keep going straight ahead for 7 kms (no turns please), eventually you will find a 5-way traffic circle (at the top of Kloof Nek Road). Drive right around this traffic circle and return the way you came up, now take the 1st turn left, Quarry Hill Road, then turn right into de Hoop Avenue, drive up de Hoop until you reach Cambridge Avenue. Stop. Blencathra is on the corner of de Hoop and Cambridge Avenue.

General information

Blencathra Guest House is situated in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Perched high on the slopes of Table Mountain it commands panoramic views from Signal Hill over the City Bowl, Table Bay all the way around to Table Mountain. This large 10 bed roomed house with tranquil grounds has an old world charm. Charles & Gillian (owner hosts) create a relaxed home away from home atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more.

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