Highlands Lodge Guesthouse – your central accommodation in Durbanville, Cape Town

Highlands Lodge Guesthouse

Highlands Lodge Guesthouse provides a suburban paradise with relaxed accommodation options (bed only / bed & breakfast / self-catering) in the peaceful, up-market area of Aurora, Durbanville, located in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs.

Geographically, Durbanville offers easy access to the entire Cape Peninsula, making Highlands Lodge the ideal choice for those visiting the Mother City for either business or pleasure.

Expect tastefully furnished units amongst lush garden areas. Service excellence is also at the heart of this guesthouse. The hosts and their staff do everything they can to ensure your stay with them is a memorable one. It is for this reason that Highlands Lodge has won several hospitality awards.

Accommodation at Highlands Lodge Guesthouse

There is a choice of three deluxe one-bedroomed suites, one deluxe two-bedroomed/family suite and four studio apartments, each with their own separate entrance. The four suites are located on the upper section of the property, whilst the studio apartments are almost hidden in the lush, tranquil garden in a two-level building, with two studios are on the upper level and two on the lower level.

Aside from the Family Unit, which can sleep a maximum of five persons (either in four single beds or two king size beds, as well as a sofa bed – suitable for a small child only), all other rooms sleep a maximum of two persons in either a king-size bed (or guests can opt for two single beds).

All rooms include air-conditioning, fans, flat screen TVs with DStv, and a separate en-suite bathroom with shower and complimentary African Touch toiletries (the Family Unit includes a bath).

All of the Deluxe Suites also comprise a kitchenette with microwave, bar fridge and tea/coffee making facilities, whilst the Studio  Apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchenette with a small oven and two plate stove as well as an eat-in bar counter, perfect for those who wish to self-cater during their stay.

You can make an online bookingHERE.

Facilities at Highlands Lodge Guesthouse

Highlands Lodge has all the necessary facilities to make your stay a memorable one. This includes airport transfers, laundry and restaurant booking services, secure on-site parking, FREE high-speed Wi-Fi, as well as packed lunches and sit-down dinners by arrangement.

Looking for something completely different, try Highlands Lodge’s Destination Dining. Inspired by experiences in Malaysia, Cambodia and Oman, the guesthouse provides a one of a kind dining experience amongst the Lodge’s beautiful and private garden spaces (currently only offered during the summer & autumn months).

If you are not venturing out, there is a comfortable inside lounge area with a cozy fireplace for those cooler evenings, or for the warmer evenings, there are outdoor lounge areas where one can enjoy the tranquil garden with abundant birdlife and squirrels whilst reading a book and/or enjoying a glass of wine.

Things to do in Cape Town

Highlands Lodge is the perfect getaway in the Mother City. From the guesthouse, you can easily explore all that Cape Town and its surrounds have to offer.  If you are unsure of where to start, your hosts will be more than happy to make some great recommendations, or even arrange a tour for you.

Reviews from previous Highlands Lodge Guesthouse guests

“Karen and her family were absolutely amazing and really went out of their way. We had the most amazing time at Highlands Lodge and would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to stay in the area. We attended a wedding at an estate which was only 5 minutes away from the lodge,” wrote Candice Jansen on their TripAdvisor page.

Trail616353 added; “We enjoyed our stay at Highlands Lodge. We arrived during the transition to the new owners however we spent most of our time out travelling during the day. My 11 year old daughter who is a picky eater enjoyed the personal touches at breakfast such as pancakes, omelets and quesadillas. Thanks for a great stay, we will be back in future!”

“Always pleasant to stay at Highland Lodge with their friendly and excellent service. Facilities are great and they are well located for business in Cape Town. I would recommend this to anybody, it feels like home away from home,” said Lizane.

Highlands Lodge Guesthouse is located at 29 High Street (Hoog St on maps and GPS), Aurora, Durbanville, Cape Town. For bookings, call +27 (0) 21 975 5514 or email info@highlandslodge.co.za. Visit them online at www.highlandslodge.co.za. Here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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