The Guest House
Abbey Manor is beautifully appointed guesthouse, situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, in the suburb of Oranjezicht; which allows for excellent views of the city bowl, harbour and Table Bay itself.
The house was designed by the architect William Black, who was responsible for a range of famous Cape Town buildings. Although perhaps less well-known then his contemporary Sir Herbert Baker, he is better known for his association with the arts-and-crafts movement in the Cape Province.
The Manor was built in 1905, and has been lovingly remodelled to allow for all the modern comforts. The 9 rooms boast air-conditioning, have satellite TV, mini-bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, safe, and internet access.
You have a choice in terms of accommodation - with 2 Grande Cottages in the grounds (with private entrance), 2 Grande Rooms and 5 Luxury Rooms in the main house.
All of the rooms have been individually decorated, and are en-suite (most with shower and bath).
Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the breakfast room, or on the patio. For relaxation, you can also enjoy the use of a heated swimming pool, and spa bath. You also have free access to broadband Wi-Fi Internet connection (loan of a laptop computer can be arranged). The manor is well placed for visits to the V&A waterfront, the city and landmarks both historically and cultural, as well as the famous beaches of Camps Bay.
You are also close to the iconic Table Mountain, and its Reserve, with hiking trails, and viewing spots. The beauties of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Constantia vineyards are not far, and a day trip to Cape Point and the penguins in Simonstown is highly recommended. You might want to try something a little more adventurous such as shark cage diving, or sea-kayaking.