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Acorn Guest House

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- Homely Guesthouse
- Affordable
- Pool and Gardens
- Neighbourhood location

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Acorn Guest house is a relaxed, affordable, nicely presented and welcoming guesthouse in a lovely location in the Oranjezicht and Gardens neighbourhood. It is our favoured option for those on a budget in Cape Town.

There are 9 rooms in total. It is important to note that Acorn is a well presented guesthouse rather than a boutique hotel. The overall style is traditional and homely, but certainly not chintzy. One of the best features of Acorn Guesthouse is the swimming pool and garden area – the perfect space to relax after a long flight or day exploring the City. There are pleasant views over the city from some parts of the property.

There is a restaurant / deli on the corner over the road from Acorn otherwise it is only a short 5 minute drive from Kloof Street, which offers a range of relaxed neighbourhood dining options.

From the enticingly presented drinks cabinet to the complimentary Nespresso and relaxed pool area, the overall impression at Acorn Guest House is of a warm welcome designed to make you feel at home.

Families: Acorn Guest House is a fantastic option for responsible families. Children of any age are welcome. There are two family rooms, the suite and the cottage. The suite has a double bed and sofa bed in two rooms plus a small terrace (sleeping up to a family of four with two younger children). The cottage offers more privacy and benefits from a larger terrace. Families larger than four will need to take adjoining rooms. Staff are extremely accommodating if you want to enjoy a take-out meal on the terrace or in the dining room. Acorn Guesthouse is suitable for responsible families, but it is not a family specific accommodation, there is a quiet ambience and the pool is not guarded or fenced off.

In Detail:

- 7 doubles (twin possible), 1 small single, family suite and cottage

- All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers over the bath

- Fans & free-standing heaters in rooms (no air-conditioning)

- Outdoor swimming pool (not heated)

- No restaurant or bar – self-service drinks cabinet in the lounge

- Free tea and coffee (nespresso)

- Free wifi

- Parking on street (free of charge)

- Families

- Baby sitter available (extra charge)

- Entire property is non-smoking

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  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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