View from the Guest House City Bowl Patio by pool Guest House Front Outdoor lunch White Bedroom Chilrens Bedroom Lounge with Fan
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If you need any assistance – please come to our office (behind the kitchen) or call on 0027 21 439 8764 or text from your mobile phone to 0027 82 565 8865.


Enjoy our free wifi throughout the house.

Check In and Out Times...

Check into rooms from 2pm onwards - Guests are welcome to come by earlier to drop off luggage. Check out by 11h00 am on morning of departure - Guests are welcome to leave luggage here till later. Please let us know of any early departure or late arrival beforehand.


Breakfast is upstairs from 8am till 10:30am. If you require an early breakfast - please let us know in advance so we can discuss options available to you. If you have an early flight, we can provide a packed breakfast to go, just let us know in advance please and we will leave it in the fridge for you.

Honesty Bar:

We have communal Bar fridge downstairs stocked with wine, beers, ciders, soft drinks, mineral water and snacks. Just help yourselves and note your purchases in our Honesty Bar Book to add to your final bill on check out


Children are accommodated by discretion - please specify their age when enquiring. Please note - we have an unprotected swimming pool and a high balcony and accept no liability. A camp cot can be supplied for babies.


Please always lock the main doors and security gates when coming in or leaving for the day or night. Please also make sure the garage doors are closed when you drive in or out.


Parking is available on street outside our house and in two garages, which are first come first serve on the day (no reservations). Please do not leave anything in your car to eliminate any opportunistic crime. We have a night watchman on duty too.

International Plug Adaptors:

We can supply international plug adaptors for your use

Pool Towels:

We provide beach & pool towels for your use.


There are hairdryers in all the rooms.

Room Safe:

There is a safe in your room cupboard.

Heating & Cooling:

Our rooms have wall panel heaters and are all airconditioned - some with fans too. Please switch off aircons when you leave your room.


We offer a laundry service at an extra charge and need a day or so to get it back to you.


Our TVs in the rooms have 5 channels. Please let us know if of them are not tuned in properly.

The Environment:

We do our best to be environmentally conscious – we are experiencing a serious water shortage in the Western Cape at this time. We also conserve electricity and water with a 7 day no change sheets policy and we recycle all paper, plastic and tin.

Non-Smoking House:

We are a non-smoking guest house. Guests may smoke on the outdoor patio area and we provide ashtrays

Housekeeping Tips:

Tipping is by no means compulsory - but always welcome and much appreciated. We have three lovely ladies who work shifts and there is a Tip Jar in the lounge.

Tipping in General:

Tipping is voluntary but expected for most services. Waiters are tipped around 15% of the total bill. Maids and household helpers are tipped depending upon service and length of stay. We recommend to not tip using foreign currency notes - as we have strict regulations to change Forex and it's not easy with small amounts

Car Hire, Golf, Trips and Sightseeing Tours:

See our AREA page for more info on car hire, day trips, adventure activities or sight-seeing tours. We can help you arrange your time in Cape Town. Tour companies will collect you at our front door and bring you back here in the evening. We can arrange both personalised or organised tours and excursions in and around town.
If you need more information please do not hesitate to ask us - and we have great maps!

Beauty Treatments:

We can recommend good Beauty & Hair Salons in the area for all your needs


There is a Virgin Active Gym just down the road.


Our country code is 0027 When calling overseas, please dial 00 and your country code. Eg: Germany dial 0049, Austria 0043, Switzerland 0041, England 0044. Our mobile phone networks in South Africa offer great coverage and are inexpensive. Local sim cards are recommended available from R15.00 to R150.00 at many stores.


Most European Nationals do not need a visa. A valid passport for 6 months after entry in necessary. Check with your SA Consulate.


No Malaria-Prophylaxes needed for Cape Town or the Garden Route.


High Season – Summer time and our main tourist season is from October to April. Green Season - winter time from May to September - specials offered during this time and good weather can be still be expected.


Few places take foreign currency. Foreign currency can be exchanged easily at the airport upon arrival or at any Foreign Exchange. International Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard) are accepted all over. ATM’s are plentiful and cash is needed for taxis, tipping, street vendors and small purchases.


In South Africa electrical outlets are 220 Volt. We supply international conversion plug adaptors if needed.


We have access to good doctors, dentists and hospitals if needed.

Time Zones:

Time in the European summer time is the same as in South Africa. During European winter months South Africa is one hour ahead of European standard time.
The USA and Australia are approximately 8 hours behind us.


Roads and infrastructure are good in South Africa. Cars drive on the left hand side. An International Driver's Licence is required by car hire companies.

Weather Averages:

Day temp. in C Night temp. in C Hours of sunshine/Day Water temp.
January 26, 5 15,5 11,5 18
February 27,5 15,5 10,5 19
March 25,0 14,0 9,4 19
April 22,5 12,0 7,7 18
May 19,5 9,5 5,9 17
June 17,5 7,5 5,8 16
July 16,0 7,0 6,2 15
August 18,0 8,0 6,8 14
September 18,5 9,0 7,8 15
October 21,0 11,0 9,0 16
November 24,0 13,0 10,3 17
December 25,5 14,5 11,1 18
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Bluegum Hill Guesthouse is a warm and welcoming family double storey house, lovingly decorated to reflect the colours and culture of South Africa. Breathtaking panoramic views are seen from our open plan kitchen, dining room, top and bottom lounges, large balcony and pool deck, as well as our six well kept and characterful en-suite bedrooms.


13 Merriman Road, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005
P.O. Box 50006, Waterfront, 8002
GPS: S33.91298 E18.40834

Tel: +27 21 439 8764 | Fax: +27 21 434 6302 | Cell: 082 565 8865