Room in Heritage home in Bo-Kaap

House - Private room · Chiappini Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001, South Africa

Heritage house in historic Bo-Kaap, walking distance to Long Street restaurants and clubs. Stunning view of Table Mountain from your room. Make the colourful suburb of Bo-Kaap your home for a few days or weeks and enjoy all the community has to offer...beaches, nightlife,shopping all nearby.

The Space

Cute room in a heritage house in colourful and characterful Bo-Kaap, with a view of Table Mountain. Shared bathroom and kitchen with microwave and stove. Frenchdoors open onto a sunny, enclosed courtyard. My cool pooch and I are great company in Cape Town.

Guest Access

WIFI and TV in room
Heater in room
Fully secure and alarmed property
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared balcony and courtyard
Shared lounge
Single garage only
Cleaning included and laundry on request
Dog lovers welcome

Interaction with Guests

Lots of personal interaction with myself and my friends. Guests are welcome to join me on outings and dinners around Cape Town or to be as private as they wish.

The Neighborhood

Close-knit community
Colourful houses
Convenient to everything
Waking up to call to prayer

Getting around

Most convenient spot in Cape Town
Walking distance to Long Street and Cape Quarter shopping
Easy taxi and bus access to anywhere, including V&A waterfront, town and beaches

Other Things to Note

Parking on street

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $177 /week
Monthly Price: $638 /month
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I only spent one night at Avril's, but I have only good things to say. The place is just gorgeous (I love the kitchen and bathroom), the bed was comfortable and Avril was very nice and accomodating. Also, the location is the best in Cape Town! Boo-Kaap is such a nice and colorful neighborhood. Make sure you visit Haas for the best coffee ever - and to look at hipsters ;)

    April 2014
  • Avril's place is the best. Seriously, I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Cape Town. The neighborhood is stunningly picturesque, her dog is shockingly cute and sweet, the room has great light, and is very quiet, and Avril is a great host.

    April 2014
  • GREAT location. In heart of BoKaap,area on LP's top 10 "must see" Capetown list. Avril, owner, very helpful w/arrival&departure arrangements.

    April 2014
  • Dear Avril, dear everyone,

    we had a splendid time in Bo-Kaap - Avril was a very pleasant, helpful, open-minded and charming host, as well as her housekeeper Rose and - last but not least - her dog Monster, one of the coolest dogs in the southern hemisphere.
    If you can get the chance to stay in Chiappini Street DO IT!
    The room is nice, the apartment in total even nicer, the location in the city ab-so-lu-te-ly fantastic (the cool spots are all in a walking distance - and don't miss your first breakfast at Haas, an awesome Café right around the corner in Church Street.)
    Thanks for having us, Avril, and hoping to be back soon (then with a Braai if your time allows it).
    Cheers, love'n'hugs from Hamburg,
    Justus & Johanna

    March 2014
  • Dear Avril, thanks for having us! Beautiful apartment in a perfect location. Her place is very clean and comfortable, with a view at the table mountain. The location is in a quiet area of Cape Town, but still central and with good parking possibilities.
    We had a really nice stay at Avril's place!

    March 2014
  • For a stay in Cape Town this is the most beautiful place!!! Living right in the middle of colourful Bo-Kaap was a special experience on my trip. Avril is a wonderful host. She even cooked Dinner and joined me at a concert what was really nice. Having Dinner with her together in the stunning backyard was a pleasure. I would choose this place every time again.

    March 2014
  • Staying at Avril's place was a lovely way to end my (way to short) visit in Cape Town. She is kind, helpful and a very pleasant person to talk to - I'd highly recommend to stay with her in Bo-Kaap if you've got the chance.

    March 2014
  • Great stay we had with Avril. Great host pity we missed out on dinner... next time she wouldn't be so lucky. Walking distance to some great restaurants, bars and some lounges to just hang around in the centre of Cape Town. All in all great stay.

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in Cape Town very much. It's an ideal location to do the sightseeing and have fun in the evenings or just stay in the small and cosy yard. Avril is very nice, helpful and a great host.

    March 2014
  • this is a place packed full of character, both the Bo Kaap area and the flat which Avril shares with you. You can walk to everywhere - the museums, the waterfront, the happening Long street shops and restaurants. Its brash and certainly not boring, and if you're lucky, you'll be treated to the brass band competition during the night and early morning - which you can watch leaning out of your bedroom window sill.

    February 2014
    Response from Avril:

    The brass band competition is only for a limited period between Jan and Feb and occurs about 5 times in that period

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I have travelled mostly all over the world,except for South America (yet!). Ilove backpacking and roughing it. Camping on a beach or on some isolated hiking trail is my idea of fun. I own a backpackers which I don't currently run myself, but owning a chain of backpackers is my retirement plan. I am looking for guests who are interested in travelling and have a positive outlook on life in new places. We can share travel tales and advice on places to visit all over the world, and things to do in Cape Town. I love eating in (cooking and take aways) and a good chat over a few glasses of South African red.
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