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    Rosedene Lodge


    Rosedene Lodge opened in 2001, still owner-managed by Michael; currently our team consists of Tichaona, Edith and Bright. With only six rooms in total, our guests enjoy individual attention and an intimate and comfortably spacious environment in which to relax. We are now a well-established guesthouse and proud of our many loyal return guests.

    Set around tranquil courtyards, terraces and cool, sparkling pool waters, our lodge offers respite from the sights and sounds of the Mother City – a perfect refuge for those who love to combine home comforts in style with the luxury of personal service and that extra special touch.

    Our Environment

    Since opening in 2001 Rosedene Lodge has made exceptional efforts to reduce our environmental impact:

    • 2005    Solar panels to heat hot water
    • 2009    Waste separation
    • 2010    Change to LED lighting (we had to import the lights ourselves)
    • 2016    Independent water supply (collect rainwater, run separate piping, drill borehole, 5   tanks, replace sanitary facilities)
    • 2019    Separating organic waste
    • 2022    Photovoltaic energy (installation of solar panels, inverter and batteries)
    • 2024    Electrical vehicle (We are expecting prices for vehicles to drop considerably and intend to utilize our photovoltaic system to provide the energy for the vehicle)

    These have been exceptional investments for a guest house with only six rooms and we are, also in this regard, leaders in our market.



    Breakfast is served until 12am, usually in our garden under the shade of vine (weather permitting) or in our Art Deco lounge. Start your day with a healthy fruit salad, a choice of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, exquisite cheeses, ham and imported cold meats and a selection of our home made bread, fresh rolls and croissants. Hot breakfasts are made fresh to order.

    Once breakfast is done, you’ll be ready to explore the city, or if you feel like it, just relax by the pool or on your private terrace with a book or your ipod. Enjoy sundowners and snacks in the afternoon and have a refreshing splash in the solar heated pool before going out to explore Cape Town’s vibrant nightlife – or reward yourself with an early night and unwind in the peace and tranquility of Rosedene Lodge.

    Excellent place, great pool, good neighbourhood, good instructions to top sights in Cape Town

    Alvaro Marcelo LL ~ January 2020

    Perfect place. Cozy. The owner is German. Welcoming, friendly. Classy.

    Abu O ~ March 2019

    Excellent stay. Very welcoming owner and staff. Everyone is helpful. Nice and neat room. Great breakfast. Price/quality ratio very good. Feel free to book here.

    Dennis L ~ January 2018

    We stayed at the Rosedene Lodge for 10 days and enjoyed every single day. The day started with a wonderful breakfast in the semi-shade area under vines in the garden. The blooming garden and the associated pool area are an oasis of calm to relax. Sea Point itself is a suitable spot for many excursions, but the proximity to the Main Road (walking distance) is wonderful because you can do all your shopping and there are many restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Michael the host speaks German and is always helpful with tips regarding excursions, organizing your day or tips and restaurant bookings. The nice thing about this guesthouse is the individuality with which you are looked after here. Sometimes there is also a barbecue in the garden in the evening - a nice opportunity to get in touch with other guests if you want. We will definitely be back and would like to thank the great team at Rosedene Lodge.

    Carsten L ~ January 2019

    We spent another wonderful week in this very personally and lovingly run lodge. Michael, the owner and all the staff are very attentive and on hand with advice and action. The location in Sea Point is perfect and absolutely quiet and safe. In the morning there are fresh croissants, excellent freshly brewed coffee and everything you need to start the day off right! If you want, you can go on beautiful hikes with Michael that suit your personal constitution. Thanks again to the whole team and see you again soon!

    Cornelia R ~ January 2019

    Good accommodation in a central location. Walking distance to good restaurants and the Beach Road Promenade. Located in a very quiet side street. Outstanding personal, helpful hosts.

    Nicole S ~ January 2023

    Gladly again at any time - very friendly host and all employees, very clean. Comfortable beds and a very safe and quiet location, yet very central in Sea Point.

    Susanne S ~ December 2022

    Our start to a 3-week trip to South Africa in the cozy Rosedene Lodge was great. The staff here is super friendly and attentive, and the boss was very communicative and pleasant to us. We enjoyed breakfast outside, everything our hearts desired was there. Even croissants and cornflakes. The rooms are very comfortable and have their own terrace. Above all, extremely clean. So we felt very comfortable here. Thanks very much!

    Music Boy ~ March 2023

    We found one of Cape Town's little secrets. Amazing service and easy to get from to all that the city has to offer.

    Alistair K ~ December 2017

    Lovely and comfy guesthouse with awesome staff. Owner may give you a lot of helpful advice for your stay in Cape Town / South Africa.

    Charles S ~ January 2020

    Very kind host and a nice place.

    Ahmad A ~ March 2023

    Lovely room and garden. Nice staff and a ‘family’ feeling We will be back!

    Anders B ~ February 2023

    Thank you a lot! The stay was just perfect: The accommodation is very lovely, clean, safe and you can see much love in the detail. The team is exceptionally friendly, helpful and gives you also a lot of very good tips for day-trips, hikes and activities in and around Cape Town. In this place you can also find a lot of rest and peaceful time by relaxing in the calm and lovely pool area. It was our first time in Cape Town and Michael sat down with us, we looked at the city map, discussed our plans and talked about safe behavior in the city. That was very helpful! I have already recommended this accommodation to my mother, who will come to Cape Town soon. I hope that we can come back.

    Isabel S ~ January 2023

    Michael is an exceptional host. His staff attended swiftly to all our needs. Very secure place, very well laid out with lots of flowers and shrubs and pool section. Clean rooms with really comfortable beds. Two steps from restaurants and bars. Book without hesitation.

    Diane H ~ February 2023

    The whole staff is so kind and helpful, I felt so much at home and very safe. The pool area is very beautiful, flowers in every corner and the service is great. The room got cleaned every day. The mini bar has an outstanding selection of beverages. Towels are provided, so clean and the beds comfort made me sleep happy every night. And last but not least - thank you for the best coffee ever with the most important ingredient - love. I cant wait to come back and can highly recommend this place.

    Nina C ~ January 2023

    Just wow. I am so happy that I found this beautiful oasis as the last stay of my trip. It’s perfectly located in the heart of Sea Point. The yard of the property, which includes the pool, is full of beautiful flowers, plants and trees - with sun all day it is a perfect place to relax and to sunbathe. It’s really a quiet place, not a party place at all. The host Michael and his team are unbelievable helpful and nice. I can’t remember any stay were I felt so comfortable from start to end. If you have the chance to book this gem - do it and don’t wait too long.

    Nick W ~ January 2023

    Super locatie bij Seapoint! De kamer was schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien! Er was een lekker zwembad om einde van de middag nog even te liggen. De laatste dag (wij hadden pas een avondvlucht) mochten wij nog gratis gebruik maken van alle faciliteiten en onze spullen laten staan. Behulpzame werknemers. Op een paar minuten lopen heb je leuke restaurants, een halte van de mycity bus en de boulevard.

    March 2019 Olivier Netherlands

    Realmente excelente, superó nuestras espectativas. La habitación era comodisima, el servicio amabilísimo y en general todos los detalles muy cuidados. El dueño, Michael, nos trató más como invitados que como clientes. También hay que destacar que el wifi era muy bueno y muy rápido.

    March 2019 David Spain

    Michaels Jackensammlung hat mich gerettet vor dem eisigen Kapstadtwind. Every room has it's own charakter and the breakfast is really good

    March 2019 Gesine Germany

    Everything: staff, location, suggestions. The owner gave us a lot of tips on what to do and helped us to rent a car. His staff is also very friendly and helpful. Location is safe, close to restaurants, center and sea point promenade

    April 2019 Tijana Belgium

    Alles. Einfach alles. Ein Zuhause von Zuhause. Ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt. Sehr nette Gastgeber. Süsse Anlage mit nettem Pool. Zimmerreinigung täglich. Super schnelles Internet.

    April 2019 Petra Deutschland

    Hot tub was very cool to have in the room , the lodge is unique and Very well equipped for a comfy stay, loved it

    Sept. 2019 Matthew South Africa

    Das Gaestehaus liegt recht zentral aber zugleich sehr ruhig. Die Anlage ist mit viel Aufmerksamkeit gestaltet und bietet viele praktische Details (Leseleuchten, Chip um auf das Grundstueck zu gelangen). Das Fruehstueck ist sehr vielseitig und wird bis 12h serviert; das haben wir nirgendwo so erlebt. Der Service ist sehr persoenlich, es gibt einen wunderschoenen Garten, was uns aufgrund der Citylage sehr ueberrascht hat. Den Pool konnten wir aufgrund der noch recht niedrigen Temperaturen nicht ausprobieren. Ein superschenlles WLAN hatten wir auch nicht erwartet. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.

    Oct. 2019 Klaus Deutschland

    Top Service, super Lage, leckeres Frühstück. Zimmer sauber und groß. Kommen gerne wieder.

    Oct. 2019 Nicole Deutschland

    Die Unterkunft war klasse!Wunderbar gelegen mit einem bezaubernden Pool! Direkt in der City mit allen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und sehr nah zum Strand! Auch der Gastgeber war sehr zuvorkommend. Er hat uns gute Tipps für die direkte Umgebung gegeben und vor allem für unsere Touren, die alle übererfüllt wurden! Es war eine tolle Zeit! Vielen Dank, wir kommen wieder.

    Nov. 2019 Jasna, Deutschland

    We had a great stay at the Rosedene Lodge! Our two standard rooms were perfect for our bussiness trip, and the rooms were comfortable and beautifully decorated. The location is perfect - near Table Mountain, in a quiet neighborhood, and walking distance to the great shops and restaurants on Main Road, and loved the friendly staff!

    Dec 2019 Nathan, South Africa

    I had the studio with kitchenette. Great breakfast, good coffee, welcoming host, daily cleaning. The staff helped me out with the most simple things which made me really feel like home. Stayed here for two weeks to have some focus time for my work. Great location, everything you need in walking distance in a safe neighbourhood.

    Dec. 2019 Immelda, Netherlands

    So eine schöne, erholsame Unterkunft haben wir nicht erwartet. Michael kennt die Bedürfnisse seiner Gäste und hat die passenden Angebote. Das beste Frühstück auf unserer Rundreise. Das Personal war äußerst zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.

    Dec. 2019 Pia, Deutschland

    Go and stay there. It’s central, small and beautiful!

    Dec. 2019 Greg, Great Britain

    Dear Rosedene Lodge team; Thank you for a fantastic week, we have thoroughly enjoyed staying here, the service, the hospitality and the kindness of all made our trip perfect. We will miss you all (plus the gorgeous swimming pool).

    Naveed & Rukhsana – 2009

    DANKE – es war sehr, sehr schoen! Es spricht wohl fuer sich, dass wir in den 3 Wochen nur 2 Tage weg waren… Alles liebe, Deine Silberfischchen

    Theda & Wolger – 2009

    Michael & staff! We had a wonderful stay. Thank you for making it so special. We will look forward to a return trip and will recommend you to all our friends and family.

    Anne and Colin, Ireland – 2009

    Auch ich war wiedermal total begeistert, leider ist die Zeit viel zu schnell vorbei, wuensche Dir, lieber Michael eine gute Saison und alles, alles liebe fuer das Jahr 2010

    Christa, Hamburg – 2009

    Lieber Michael, auch ich fan des super schoen hier, sehr, sehr viele neue tolle Eindruecke. Ich werde auch jeden Fall wiederkommen.

    Gill, Hamburg – 2009

    Lieber Michael, nun bin ich schon das 4. Mal in 2 Jahren bei Dir in der Lodge. Ich glaub, ich komme wieder. Danke fuer alles.

    Thorben, Hamburg – 2009

    Brilliant stay! Thank you so much Michael. Warning: we will be back next year!

    Claire and Tony – 2010

    Thank you for a great stay and for organising our car and driver, Nasser took us everywhere you recommended and more. We really enjoyed our stay in Cape Town and now continue on out travels.

    Rob & Maureen – Southampton – 2010

    Dear Michael, many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. You made us feel at home!!! Also congratulations both on the lodge and the restaurant. All the best and maybe see you in Italy?

    Elisabetta - 2010

    Cher Michael, Merci beaucoup pour votre aide et votre hospitalite et votre gentilesse et la prochaine fois si on returne a Cape Town , on viendra directement chez vous.

    Smail - 2010

    It’s always a little bit like staying at home when I stay here in your wonderful resort.

    Luzi, Zurich – 2010

    Vielen Dank euch allen fuer die schoene Zeit in der Lodge. Wir haben jeden Tag sehr sehr sehr genossen. Danke fuer die Hilfe!! Wir kommen wieder!!

    Liebe Gruesse, Ingo & Anjana, Hannover, Germany – 2010

    Hallo Michael und Team, vielen Dank fuer den freundlichen Empfang und vor allem fuer die Moeglichkeit, schoen spaet zu fruehstuecken. So kann man wenigstens ausschlafen. Viele Gruesse

    Nicole + Wolfgang – 2010

    An ideal place to stay – great location, friendly and awesome breakfast! Thanks – I’ll be back to Cape Town soon!

    Simeon & Richard

    Danke and Arthur + Ute aus Berlin fuer den Tip. Danke an Michael, Teacher und die guten Geister in diesem Haus. Es war ein perfekter Platz, einen Fussmarsch vom Stadion entfernt, um meiner Arbeit beim Worldcup nachzukommen. Ndizokubona ngoko.

    Christoph Kieslich, Basel – 2010

    You’ve got it just right. Thanks for a relaxing stay. Now I must go home & identify that large butterfly that kept escaping my camera.

    Barbara Jenkins - 2.3.09

    Thanks for the beautiful and cozy environment. Your staff is really awesome! You do not feel you are away from home, enjoyed every moment. Taking with me treasures of memories. Good work and keep it up.

    Shamsia Ali & girls, Texas USA - Jan 6. 2009

    Lieber Michael! Im Januar 08 bzw. 7 Seiten vor dieser hier hatten wir versprochen zurueckzukehren. Nun sind 15 Tage schon wieder um; ein paar weniger Ausfluege als letztes Mal, aber dafuer auch erholter.

    Gruss Thorben & Nancy - 2008

    Thanks for the great stay. Lovely place and very good tips for what to do and where to go!

    Joyce and Anouch - 2008

    A wonderful stay. Tea on tap and fantastic staff. Our thanks to you all for a memorable and comfortable stay. Extra thanks you for Michael, his help with planning was invaluable. The ‘Da Capo’ restaurant was lovely and the food great, good luck with its future.

    Pauline & James, Buckinghamshire UK - 2007

    A longer stay perhaps than usual (6 weeks on and off). Many thanks to Michael for arranging our itinerary so well and his attention to our every need and comfort. A wonderful three month in the Cape. We will return!

    Charles & Chris, Cyprus - 5. March 2007

    Michael, your middle name should be hospitality. Our stay here could not have been more comfortable and pleasant. Many thanks for all your help & good advice. Great staff too!!

    Jill & Herb (Atlanta, GA)

    Once again a wonderful stay – to you and all your team – thank you

    Barbie, Storm, Rose & Donald - January 2007

    What a wonderful way to start the New Year – Rosedene is almost as nice as the people who take care of it. Thank you for all your help and attention.

    Marsha & Grace - January 2007

    Thank you for everything…Rosedene was the perfect ‘grande finale’ for our journey through South Africa! Happy New Year,

    Amie & Philipp - December 2006

    Thank you so much for your great hospitality, kindness and helpfulness. What a super start and ending to our wonderful South African holiday-where would we have been without you? A corner of our hearts will always be yours-Baia 163-heaven on earth!! We will definitely be back and will recommend you to all our friends.

    Wendy & John Trundle, Hampshire, England – November 2004

    Mike, thanks for your amazing hospitality! You have made our stay in Cape Town exceptional. We now have to lose the extra kilos, thanks to Wakame, Baia etc…Will be recommending you!

    Nicki, Pete, Josie & Simon – November 2004

    Mike, no words to thank you enough for your attention and care. We’ll see you in Buenos Aires soon, and who knows, in Cape Town even sooner.

    Juan & Ricky, Argentina – November 2004

    Wir hatten nicht wirklich das Gefuehl, “fremd” zu sein. Es wra mehr als nur B&B, es war hier ein zu Hause in der Ferne. Das drueckt sicher unser Wohlgefuehl bei Dir aus. Wir danken fuer Deine herzliche Gastfreundschaft und das Du immer fuer uns da warst Wir waeren gern laenger geblieben.

    Corinna & Joachim, October 2004

    Thanks a million Michael, John for a wonderful stay and the marvellous information where to go and eat etc. Hope to see you soon.

    Michael & Roger – Ireland, October 2004

    Always pleased to return to your little paradise in the middle of Cape Town. Please keep it as simple and beautiful as it is right now. Thanks for the care and the long conversations.

    Daniel & Sigal Pinhasi, Israel – August 2004

    We are extremely grateful for your attention to our little band in October and we hope to revisit in the not too distant future.

    Bill and the rest of the Bentley bunch – January 2005

    I want to thank you, once more, for your time and effort which really made our dream come true. Minna and I had definitely one of the best holidays ever, if not the best. Your great hospitality, knowledge and contacts made us never forget Rosedene Lodge.

    Kari and Minna, Helsinki, January 2005


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