Guest Reviews

Shirley was extremely welcoming and accommodating and I highly recommend staying here.

You won't be disappointed!

Beautiful historic house with character surrounded by a beautiful garden.

July 2022


Johannesburg SA


Hi Angela,


Just a note of thanks for booking such a wonderful comfy and cozy B&B, Shirley was such a lovely welcoming host too!

Natalie June '22

KZN (South Africa)

Exactly what I wanted and expected.
They even lit a fire for breakfast for me during load-shedding as it was early so still fairly dark and cold.! Hostess was outstanding and couldn't do enough to assist me.


Durban (June 2022)

In April 2022 I was fortunate to pass a few days in the Hedge House. It was such a lovely place to stay - I cannot imagine a nicer one in Cape Town. I loved the beautiful setting in the peaceful garden with trees and plants of all kind. My room was spacious, immaculate clean and most comfortable, the fresh flowers and fruit on the desk and the home baked rusks in the cupboard a delight. Everything made me feel at home from the beginning. Many thanks to the wonderful host Shirley who spoils her guests with a very warm welcome and not to forget with a delicious breakfast offered in the tastefully decorated living room. She does everything to fulfill one's wishes and contributes so much to an unforgettable holiday. I enjoyed each moment and hope having the opportunity to come back.

Heidrun, Germany

Heidrun, Germany


I was warmly welcomed there.  The entire staff is really friendly and helpful. 

The breakfast was excellent and I was able to feed vegetarian.  If you have allergies or eat vegan, you should just let them know in advance.  You are very well catered for!

What I especially loved about this hotel are the many trees.  It had a very relaxing effect on me.

Thank you for everything, if I go back to Cape Town, I will book there again





Thank you for the hospitality and warm welcome!

We absolutely loved our stay and look forward to coming again.


Kristen & Petra


An oasis of peace in busy Cape Town
The hospitality, the quiet location, the spacious room, the beautiful property in which we stayed & the more than excellent service. It really felt like coming home.


Belgium - Jan 2022

Beautiful, best place I have ever stayed in!

Good location, great service and hospitality.

Reg (Feb 2022)

Johannesburg SA

Thanks for wonderful service.

The service and room service was amazing!

I enjoyed.


Johannesburg SA


"As a first time visitor to Cape Town, I had the most amazing and warm welcome I could imagine at Hedge House. The guesthouse is located in such a green and nice area. Perfect for rest, perfect spot for getting, everywhere! Also the luxury of nice spots in walking (safe) distance. I had the pleasure of being there first with Judy and then Shirley, and both are a delight and with so much knowledge and stories. The house is beautiful, peaceful, and my room was ever so relaxing - and my luck, with a great view of Table Mountain. I really felt welcome, at home and there was nothing I felt I couldn't ask, and a way would be found. Whether it's for a short stay (business) or a little longer, like I did, it's an amazing place where you can feel at home. And oh, the amazing freshly baked breakfast treats! So so good."



This is a charming guesthouse with wonderful service and good food.
The room was luxurious and quiet, the breakfast was outstanding, always fresh,
healthy and included one or two treats. Shirley could not have been more accommodating
and went our of her way to make my stay comfortable.
I highly recommend staying here.



Thank you. This was lovely.
The host is excellent!



I had a wonderful week at Hedge House in November 2021.
A peaceful setting, beautiful room, delicious food and lovely little touches
like fresh flowers on the desk.
Shirley is a wonderful host and I will definitely stay here next time I am in the Cape.
Highly recommended.



Wow! It was such a privilege to stay at Hedge House.
We will now call it our home from home, as we can't wait to visit here again when we come to
Cape Town.
The breakfasts were such a treat, would definitely recommend for all.
Thank you so much Shirley and all the staff for a 5 star stay!
God bless!


Wesselsbron RSA

My father and I spent a week at Hedge House in September 2020.
We came back to Cape Town for the months of March and April 2021, and there was no doubt where we would stay. This is simple .. the best place possible.
Judy and Shirley have created a haven of tranquility in Rondebosch. It is conveniently located, has the most comfortable and luxurious bedrooms, and the breakfasts are a treat to look forward to every morning. Shirley has looked after us so professionally and in the most kind and caring manner.
To be able to walk down to Keurboom park and the Rondebosch Boys High playing fields every afternoon has been a special bonus for us and my dogs.


South Africa

Shirley is a such a lovely and considerate host, her breakfast was super delicious.
I utterly enjoyed my stay here!
Will definitely be back again.

Adelaide June 2021

Kimberley SA

It's a wonderful little gem!
Shirley was absolutely wonderful, she welcomed my little family, as well as our dog with so much warmth.
The homemade biscuits in the room was a nice surprise, the breakfast every morning was a treat and the swimming pool was a most everyday!

Bianca January 2021

Johannesburg SA

My favourite place in Cape Town!
I stayed in Hedge House for three weeks in the end of 2020 till mid January 2021.
It was beautiful experience. Great place which gives feeling of South Africa.
Delicious breakfast, very comfortable rooms and the whole experience was just perfect.
The beaches were closed for a while but still we could travel easily do the hikes and safari.
Not many tourists but still almost everything was open.
Highly recommended place with kind and openhearted hospitality.
We loved it!
Thank you.


Warsaw, Poland

I enjoyed everything, comfort, details like warm flooring in the bathroom and the most comfortable room.


Cape Town

We have known you forever.
The perfect stay! Thank you Jude.

Hugh & Biffy


A Very Happy Birthday, Judy ! I'd like to say a few words on behalf of all the guests who've been staying in Hedge House over the years and to whom you and this place represents a home away from home in Cape Town. You mean so much to so many people, and I have returned here - now again escaping the frozen North of Scandinavia- many times. Our youngest, Philip , who's 13 , said just this morning that he prefers to stay - not in grand hotels but at Hedge House where he knows everybody, everybody knows him, there are the dogs, the pool - and Betty's kitchen ! What more could you wish for ? Betty's buns and omelettes are well known in our household, and always measured against the real thing - but I know I can never live up to the original. This is a happy, warm place and even if it is the most well known gate code in CT, one feels safe here.
I remember the first time I came - I had just arrived off the overnight flight and felt tired and jet lagged , and you just looked at me and said : you look like someone who could do with a good long walk and fresh air. And you then took me off to Kirstenbosch and marched me up the mountain ! You are a great reader of people, and this is such a professional but personal home which you let us all be part of - thank you so much, Judy.



Thank you so much for giving us such a delightful stay in your lovely home!
You have gone beyond the call of duty!
All the little extras ... homemade biscuits, roses etc did not go unnoticed.
We hope to be back in the not too distant future.

Mary, John & Ian Campbell

United Kingdom

Absolutely wonderful!
Hospitable - a haven.
Great cheese scones - thank you!

Lisa Lane


I have been staying here forever!


Pretoria RSA

We had a great time!
Thank you, love Gabriella

Grant Hart

Rivonia, Johannesburg

Great service thank you!
Rusks were great!

Maggy Matsheka

Midrand RSA

Many, many thanks for looking after us SO well!

Charlotte Bradley


Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Peter Skelton

Oxfordshire UK

Thank you Judy.
Everything was impeccable.