Cape Town at night View from Bluegum Hill Winelands Children playing Harbour Table Mountain Clifton South Peninsula Penguins Atlantic Seaboard Red Bus Cape Town View
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Bluegum Hill Guesthouse, situated in the upmarket suburb of Green Point - high up on the top-most road below the Signal Hill Nature Reserve, has a high vantage point which gives us our beautiful panoramic view as well as a peaceful setting – yet still really close to the City and V&A Waterfront.

The 2010 Soccer World Cup Stadium is a clear landmark from our balcony!! See more great 2010 World Cup Stadium photos from its start of construction to an inside tour on our FaceBook page under Albums

Bluegum Hill is ideally located for visitors to Cape Town…

  • 2 minutes drive to South Africa's "Mother City", dating back to April 1652, markets, shops, restaurants, pubs, museums, the Castle and the famous Company Gardens.
  • 5 minutes drive to the bustling V & A Waterfront.
  • 10 minutes drive to our majestic Table Mountain.
  • 15 minutes drive to Cape Town's famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.

Although we are not in short walking distance to the City and Waterfront – guests can walk down to the Waterfront, 30 minutes downhill by foot. Coming home by foot is rather tiring as it's uphill all the way back and we do not advise walking at night. Taxis are inexpensive and easily available.

There are many fine restaurants in the area - we gladly make restaurant reservations for our guests. Visit EATOUT.CO.ZA for great local restaurant recommendations

We gladly help organize our guests' stay in our beautiful City and can recommend all the best options of what to do and see. We provide great maps and info – all here to plan with our guests, when they arrive.

Within 2 - 15 Minutes by car or taxi:

Within 20 to 50 Minutes:

Getting around in Cape Town...

Airport Transfers

We organize private, direct Airport Transfers with our preferred Transfer company from R350.00 per transfer one way for 1 – 3 adults. Guests are met at the airport by the driver with a signboard and dropped off right at our door. Drivers can be paid direct. To book a transfer – please supply us with your exact flight details and times.


Reliable and inexpensive – We make us of professional local companies who offer great service and run on a metered charge.
To and from the Waterfront it is about R50.00 to R80.00
To the City about R40.00 to R60.00
To Table Mountain approximately R80.00 to R120.00
We gladly call taxis for our guests and supply contact numbers and a good map.
UBER is also a good option if you have the app

City Sightseeing Open Top Tour Busses

Sightseeing Open Top Tour Busses
Red open top London double decker busses offering 2 scenic routes – Red & Blue Routes - en route commentary on a hop on and hop off basis. Depart all day – 7 days a week.

Red Route - City Tour:
Circular route of Cape Town and surrounds including Waterfront, Clock Tower, CTICC, Gold Museum, St Georges Cathedral, Green Market Square, Company Gardens, SA Museum, Jewish Museum, District Six Museum, The Castle, Mount Nelson, Table Mountain Cableway, Camps Bay Beach, Sea Point Promenade.

Blue Route City Tour:
Circular Route of Waterfront, Clock Tower, CTICC, Mount Nelson Hotel, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Hout Bay, World of Birds, Township walking Tour, Boat trip to Seal Island, Mariners Wharf Restaurant, Camps Bay Beach, Sea Point Promenade. Entrance fees to additional tours at own cost. Bus Tickets carry discount vouchers for these options to your trip!

Full or Half Day Group Tours

We gladly book fun group tours for our guests. These are scheduled group tours with a tour guide in small buses seating 8 - 12 passengers.
They collect and drop off at the guesthouse

  • City Tours
  • Winelands Tour
  • Cape Point Tour
  • West Coast & Flowers
  • Township Tours
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Whale Route
  • Bushman Experience
  • Safaris and many more

City Tours:
Tour of the central Cape Town CBD ,Museums, Table Mountain, The Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope, Green Market Square flea market and other interesting and historic city areas.

Winelands Tours:
Full or half day tours to wine farms, cheese factories etc. Beautiful old wine estates. Opportunity to buy excellent priced wines

Cape Point and the Peninsula Tour:
Down to Cape Point and all the wonderful sea-side towns on the way, Boulders Beach with the penguin colony too. Very scenic !!

Township Tours:
Visitors are taken into a safe township to view everyday life, arts and crafts as well as community projects. Visit to Bo-Kaap, District Six Museum and Robben Island. Very interesting !!

Above are only guidelines for these tours - as they are all unique.

Other Unique Tours

Private Tour Guides

We can also recommend qualified registered private Tour Guides if guests prefer a tailor made private tour - full or half day – with the guides' own vehicle.

Car Hire

Hired cars can be collected at the Airport, in the City or delivered direct to the guesthouse at a delivery fee. Please contact us for Car Hire Company referrals. Book ahead in our peak Summer season (October to March). We suggest taking the Comprehensive insurance to minimise any excess. Local car hire companies do not all allow their vehicles to be dropped off outside the greater Cape Town area - i.e. the Garden Route, Durban.

Local Car Hire Companies
Scenic Car Hire - For the best car at the best price "Take the Scenic Route". 021 439 1698

National Car Hire Companies

Planning a trip through Cape Town and South Africa... we can gladly recommend the following Guesthouses:


National Airlines:

National and International:

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Bluegum Hill Guesthouse is a warm and welcoming family double storey house, lovingly decorated to reflect the colours and culture of South Africa. Breathtaking panoramic views are seen from our open plan kitchen, dining room, top and bottom lounges, large balcony and pool deck, as well as our six well kept and characterful en-suite bedrooms.


13 Merriman Road, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005
P.O. Box 50006, Waterfront, 8002
GPS: S33.91298 E18.40834

Tel: +27 21 439 8764 | Fax: +27 21 434 6302 | Cell: 082 565 8865