This was our second visit to Cape Town, but our first staying at Redbourne. It had been recommended to us by friends who'd loved their stay.
Jonny and Sharon were helpful even before we arrived - arranging for us to be collected from the airport, and offering to help arrange a hire car. We arrived at the guest house straight off the plane, mid-morning - and were welcomed by Sharon with a big pot of fresh coffee. She let us shower and change before arranging a taxi down to the Waterfront.
The guest-house is set in a lovely quiet suburb of Cape Town - close to the cable car. It has wonderful views across the city and to the sea - you're able to enjoy the view at your leisure as you eat your breakfast each morning. Our room was at the back of the house - with views up to Table Mountain. The room was clean and simply furnished (and had a TV), and had a large bathroom ensuite containing sink, toilet and shower. There is plenty of shared space for guests to relax in - a sitting room with TV and computer with internet, plus a well-stocked honesty bar, which we made good use of each evening - returning to sink a couple of cold Windhoeks as we sat on the back patio next to the cool plunge pool.
Jonny and Sharon were great at suggesting places to eat, booking tables and arranging taxis - nothing was too much bother. I bet Jonny that he couldn't find me a seafood restaurant as good as Panama Jacks - but he did - recommending Miller's Thumb (fantastic food).
Whilst the guest-house is set back from the centre of town it's easily accessible and has the benefit of being quiet - we used it as a base to visit the Waterfront and Robben Island, as well as exploring the area down to Cape Point. Taxi's are now well-organised by a couple of reputable firms in Cape Town - and a ride to the Waterfront from Redbourne will cost you approx 80 ZAR.
We were made to feel very welcome here and would very much love to return again when next in Cape Town.
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