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Our History


AfricanHome Guesthouse

History &


This house dates back to the end of the 18th Century, and there are indications that it was indeed originally built by Lord Nelson in 1790. Various research and verified documents prove that the house dates back to 1813, making it one of the oldest buildings in Sea Point. It was constructed by using granite from both Table Mountain and Robben Island, and several of these features are still in appearance today such as the old horse trough and yard walls in the rear courtyard, the spoke fanlight over the front door and original Oregon pine internal doors.

Situated in trendy Sea Point, between Main and High-Level Road, you will enjoy an easy, safe and open-minded European way of living, with close amenities and only a 5-minute walk to the newly renovated Promenade. The V & A Waterfront is also only a 45 minutes’ coastal walk away, offering countless restaurants, shops, bars, various tourist attractions and the popular Clifton and Camps Bay beaches can be reached within 2-4 kilometers from the Guest House. The property is built on the slopes of Signal Hill and is split into several levels giving rise to different areas containing small, confined closed-off courtyards with ample space for privacy enjoyment.

What to do

& where to


Sea Point and Green Point offer a variety of excellent restaurants all in walking distance via Main or Beach Roads. Choose from delicious seafood (Sea Grill, Ocean Basket), perfect local tapas (La Bohème/La Bruxia), excellent Greek dishes (Mykonos), lively Italian places for pizzas and pasta (Posticino), great steaks (Hussar Grill, The Butcher Shop & Grill, NV- 80), superb fine French dining (La Mouette) and many takeaway outlets for burgers, sushi, Mexican, Syrian, Chinese and Thai to choose from.

Apart from the fabulous food in this area, you can also partake in many sporting activities along the Promenade. Join the crowd for their morning or evening run, paraglide from Signal Hill, rent bicycles for a nice tour along the coastline, snorkel with seals, go ocean kayaking or Salsa dancing on Sunday afternoons at the Sea Point pool, attend popular indoor or outdoor gyms (Virgin Active, Mojo Boxing, Sweat1000), play golf next to the Green Point Stadium or just enjoy a lovely sundowner at La Perla or Harvey’s Bar at either the Winchester Mansions Hotel or the Grand Africa Café & Beach Club.

With all these easy-going activities, Sea Point is the perfect place to experience the colourful aspects of the modern South African way of living in a safe and inspiring environment.