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October 26, 2011

Art Gallery Guesthouse – THANDEKAYO


The Art Gallery Guest House – Thandekayo is ideally located on the slopes of the 12th Apostle overlooking the picturesque village of Hout bay. Positioned on the Atlantic Seaboard of the Western Cape, Thandekayo means “warm welcome” in Zulu. This gem of a guest house offers spacious, modern luxury accommodation and boasts five designer African themed rooms all en suite.

Besides its ideal location, situated a mere 20 min from Cape Town central at the start of the garden route, the art gallery guesthouse has much to offer. From the balcony one enjoys breathtaking panoramic views, stretching from the back of Table Mountain to Chapman’s Peak and the bay itself.

Owned by Anita and Martin Osner, Martin is one of South Africa’s renowned fine art photographic artists and the guest house displays exhibitions of his works as well as of other contemporary South African artists, including renowned landscape photographer and close friend Koos van der Lende. You are invited to enjoy African hospitality at its best in a guest house that guarantees a unique and memorable stay in a location you will never forget!


Thandekayo offers five rooms; two premier double, two standard double and one cosy twin bed – loft room. The guesthouse is perched on the top end of the property presenting majestic panoramic views from every room.

The double rooms have queen size beds with large en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower). All the the rooms also have easy access to a private (heated) pool and recreational area and there is a communal lounge with a large balcony and a separate dining room and tourist information lobby.

All our rooms include:
• Television
• Honesty bar
• Wireless internet access
• Bathroom en-suite
• Fan and heating
• Satellite DSTV
• Complimentary tea and coffee trays
• Bathrobes
• Guest bath and shower amenities
• Plug adaptors
• Hair dryers
• Off street secure parking


Wake up to a continental buffet and full English breakfast. Fruit juice, Cereal, freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, tea or coffee and preserves are served as an appetizer. Then eggs, bacon, mushrooms, and tomato can be ordered to choice. Fantastic restaurants are located close to the guesthouse. Dine at famous Mariners Wharf who specialise in seafood or visit the ever popular Katima and Pure restaurants for a fine dining experience. If it is local you are after Hout bay can satisfy your taste buds by visiting one of the many pub and grills or simply get back to basics and treat yourself to fresh fish and chips down at the harbour.


View the fine art photography on exhibition throughout the guesthouse or lounge next to the heated pool. On a hot summers evening sit back and enjoy sundowners from the balcony while taking in the panoramic views of the mountains and bay.


We are centrally situated to enjoy the breathtaking Cape Peninsula. A twenty minutes drive will take you to the Cable Car on Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Constantia Wine Estates and many golf courses in the area. Cape point is a mere thirty five minute drive from Hout bay and the V&A waterfront is only twenty five minutes away.

The famous Chapmans Peak drive is on our doorstep. This is one of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world and is a “must see” when visiting Hout bay. For those who don’t want to venture too far Hout bay has much to offer, like;

• Beach – 5 minute drive
• Whale watching – 5 minute drive
• Seal Island Cruises – 5 minute drive
• Hout Bay Harbour – 5 minute drive
• World of birds – 2 minute drive
• Township Tours – 3 minute drive
• Fishing Charter – 5 minute drive
• Horse Riding – 3 minute drive
• Watersports – 5 minute drive
• Hiking – 3 minute drive
• Cycling / Mountain Biking – from site
• Art Galleries – Local (Walking distance)


Directions from Cape Town International Airport via Constantia Nek:

Exit the airport grounds and follow the (N2) freeway to Cape Town. Closer to Cape Town you will see two cooling towers on your right hand side. The road will start turning up towards Table Mountain. Closer to the mountain you will drive over a bridge (the M5). Make sure you are in the left lane. You will then drive underneath two bridges that are close to each other, and when you pass underneath the third bridge, where the road will split. Cape Town is now on your right hand side. You need take the M3 Muizenberg turnoff. Now you will be on De Waal Drive which will become Rhodes Drive. The University of Cape Town will be on your right. At the first set of traffic lights, turn to your right and take the Hout Bay/Kirstenbosch turnoff. Drive past Kirstenbosch, and at the T-junction turn right again. Go up the hill and then over the crest where the road winds downhill through all the turns past Cecelia Forest until you get to the traffic circle at Constantia Nek. Go around the circle (avoid the first exit), and drive down Hout Bay Main Road towards Hout Bay. To get to Thandekayo Guest House, follow Hout Bay Main Road until you approach another traffic circle. Follow the circle around and take the Cape Town/Llundudno turnoff. You are now on Victoria Road. Follow the road to the next circle where you will turn right into Valley Road, and then first left in Lentedal Road. Now turn first right into Luisa Way, Thandekayo is number 14 on the left hand side of the street.

Directions from the Waterfront in Cape Town along the coastal route:

Take the M6 south out of Cape Town. You will go through Greenpoint, Seapoint, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Llandudno and then into Hout Bay. As you come down the hill into Hout Bay, at the first robot, take the slipway to the left – this is Victoria Road. Do not carry on straight towards the harbour. You will pass the Victoria Mall shopping center on your right. At the first circle turn left into Valley Road and then first left in Lentedal Road. Now turn first right into Luisa Way, Thandekayo is number 14 on the left hand side of the street.

GPS COORDINATES 34 º 1’33.82”S 18 º 21’9.35”E


• A 50% deposit is required to secure booking.
• Children older than 7 years are welcome. An extra bed & breakfast for children (under 16) is charged out at R 200.00 per night when sharing the same room with parents.
• Cancellations made within two days of the reservation will forfeit 100% of the deposit.


Low Season – bed and breakfast – 1 May – 30 September – Single Occupancy from R450 – R550 – Double Occupancy from R300 to R450 per person sharing

Mid Season – bed and breakfast -1 Oct – 15 December – Single Occupancy from R500 – R650 – Double Occupancy from R350 to R500 per person sharing

High Season – bed and breakfast – 16 Dec – 30 April – Single Occupancy from R600 – R750 – Double Occupancy from R400 to R550 per person sharing


• AA Travel
• Cape Town Tourism


27th October 2011
Thandekayo offers warm and friendly hospitality. We had such a wonderful time at the guest house and really loved Hout Bay. Our stay has been memorable one – a home away from home. The views from the guesthouse are breathtaking and so is the artwork on display. We will be back!
Jo and Iggy
Sydney Australia

21th October 2011
I had an amazing stay at the Thandekayo. I really loved this guest house and Hout bay. The art gallery guesthouse is beautiful and the staff really looked after me so well. I can’t wait to go back.
Damien Sweeney

21th October 2011
I had an amazing stay at the Thandekayo. I really loved this guest house and Hout bay. The art gallery guesthouse is beautiful and the staff really looked after me so well. I can’t wait to go back.
Damien Sweeney

Review by: Hans van de Riet, Netherland (stayed: September 2011)
We had a warm welcome and a lovely stay at Thandekayo. We loved the views, hospitality, rooms and breakfast. Hope to be back soon!!!
Hans, Ans and Emma.

Review by: Gerhard Viljoen, Cape Town (stayed: September 2011)
A lovely warm reception, beautiful accommodation and over-all 5 star treatment!
Will definitely recommend!! Hout bay rocks!
Gerhard and Melvi Viljoen

Review by: Srikant Nayak, Singapore (stayed: August 2011)
The most lovely place to stay! We received help to plan our trip and the staff made our stay absolutely comfortable. We hope to go back soon. Highly recommended!

Review by: Stuart Richardson, Vancover (stayed: July 2011)
Warm friendly hospitality. We are really had a difficult time leaving this wonderful B&B. We hope to visit again soon!
Stuart, Tawnie, Piper & Laiken Richardson

Review by: Paul Given, London (stayed: March 2011)
This was our first trip to South Africa and what a wonderful welcome we had from Thandekayo. The owners made us feel so at home! Wonderful rooms, great food in Hout Bay and unbelievable views. We will certainly return. A big thank you to Anita, Martin, Banda and Janet.
Paul and Linda

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