Bluegum Hill Guesthouse, situated in the upmarket suburb of Green Point - high up on the top-most road below the Signal Hill Nature Reserve, has a high vantage point which gives us our beautiful panoramic view as well as a peaceful setting – yet still really close to the City and V&A Waterfront.
The 2010 Soccer World Cup Stadium is a clear landmark from our balcony!! See more great 2010 World Cup Stadium photos from its start of construction to an inside tour on our FaceBook page under Albums
Although we are not in short walking distance to the City and Waterfront – guests can walk down to the Waterfront, 30 minutes downhill by foot. Coming home by foot is rather tiring as it's uphill all the way back and we do not advise walking at night. Taxis are inexpensive and easily available.
There are many fine restaurants in the area - we gladly make restaurant reservations for our guests. Visit EATOUT.CO.ZA for great local restaurant recommendations
We gladly help organize our guests' stay in our beautiful City and can recommend all the best options of what to do and see. We provide great maps and info – all here to plan with our guests, when they arrive.
Within 2 - 15 Minutes by car or taxi:
Getting around in Cape Town...
We organize private, direct Airport Transfers with our preferred Transfer company from R350.00 per transfer one way for 1 – 3 adults. Guests are met at the airport by the driver with a signboard and dropped off right at our door. Drivers can be paid direct. To book a transfer – please supply us with your exact flight details and times.
Reliable and inexpensive – We make us of professional local companies who offer great service and run on a metered charge.
To and from the Waterfront it is about R50.00 to R80.00
To the City about R40.00 to R60.00
To Table Mountain approximately R80.00 to R120.00
We gladly call taxis for our guests and supply contact numbers and a good map.
UBER is also a good option if you have the app
City Sightseeing Open Top Tour Busses
Sightseeing Open Top Tour Busses
Red open top London double decker busses offering 2 scenic routes – Red & Blue Routes - en route commentary on a hop on and hop off basis. Depart all day – 7 days a week.
Red Route - City Tour:
Circular route of Cape Town and surrounds including Waterfront, Clock Tower, CTICC, Gold Museum, St Georges Cathedral, Green Market Square, Company Gardens, SA Museum, Jewish Museum, District Six Museum, The Castle, Mount Nelson, Table Mountain Cableway, Camps Bay Beach, Sea Point Promenade.
Blue Route City Tour:
Circular Route of Waterfront, Clock Tower, CTICC, Mount Nelson Hotel, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Hout Bay, World of Birds, Township walking Tour, Boat trip to Seal Island, Mariners Wharf Restaurant, Camps Bay Beach, Sea Point Promenade. Entrance fees to additional tours at own cost. Bus Tickets carry discount vouchers for these options to your trip!
Full or Half Day Group Tours
We gladly book fun group tours for our guests. These are scheduled group tours with a tour guide in small buses seating 8 - 12 passengers.
They collect and drop off at the guesthouse
Tour of the central Cape Town CBD ,Museums, Table Mountain, The Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope, Green Market Square flea market and other interesting and historic city areas.
Full or half day tours to wine farms, cheese factories etc. Beautiful old wine estates. Opportunity to buy excellent priced wines
Cape Point and the Peninsula Tour:
Down to Cape Point and all the wonderful sea-side towns on the way, Boulders Beach with the penguin colony too. Very scenic !!
Visitors are taken into a safe township to view everyday life, arts and crafts as well as community projects. Visit to Bo-Kaap, District Six Museum and Robben Island. Very interesting !!
Above are only guidelines for these tours - as they are all unique.
Other Unique Tours
Private Tour Guides
We can also recommend qualified registered private Tour Guides if guests prefer a tailor made private tour - full or half day – with the guides' own vehicle.
Hired cars can be collected at the Airport, in the City or delivered direct to the guesthouse at a delivery fee. Please contact us for Car Hire Company referrals. Book ahead in our peak Summer season (October to March). We suggest taking the Comprehensive insurance to minimise any excess. Local car hire companies do not all allow their vehicles to be dropped off outside the greater Cape Town area - i.e. the Garden Route, Durban.
National Car Hire Companies
Planning a trip through Cape Town and South Africa... we can gladly recommend the following Guesthouses:
National and International: