ur African Home guest house was built by Lord Nelson in 1790 as a hunting lodge using granite from Table Mountain, which makes it one of the oldest buildings in the Sea Point suburb. Now a national monument, it still bears several features from that time, such as the bubbling horse trough on the entrance terrace.

The property is split into several levels, giving rise to different areas containing small, closed-off courtyards so that every guest can fi nd their own private place.

of Sea Point, there is very little traffic nearby so you never notice the rush of the city around.

Situated between Main Road and High Level Road, a five minute walk takes you to the promenade, and in 15 minutes you’re at the waterfront where you will find countless shops and restaurants.

A large and stylishly designed pool beckons between the main building and the cottage in garden. On cooler days, the fi replace in the lounge invites you to linger a while and relax.

In spite of the guest house’s central location in the middle of the old village