The morning mist lifts and Table Mountain towers above in all its glory . . . Derwent House stirs to the fragrant aromas of our sumptuous breakfast and the promise of another beautiful day in the heart of Cape Town.

You’re at the centre of the glorious rush that is this magical city – yet nestled in the comfort and serenity of your luxurious base camp in a quiet residential neighbourhood at the foot of Table Mountain, steps away from happening Kloof Street . . . where else could you be?

It’s the Derwent House difference – come see for yourself!


If you’ve heard of South Africa’s infamous “loadshedding” (our euphemism for scheduled rolling power outages throughout the country), you may be worried about enjoying hot coffee, eating breakfast, staying warm or cool, watching TV and finding your way around while staying with us . . . No worries: we’ve got you covered! At Derwent House, we have a full back-up power system in place, powered by solar energy for your comfort and peace-of-mind.

If you want to know more about this challenging national phenomenon, chat to any of us about it – we’ve lots of strong opinions to share.



Looming large and welcoming you to Cape Town, whether you are arriving by plane, train, boat or automobile, is the iconic Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.


Palm-fringed, with platinum blonde soft sands and a backdrop of the spectacular Twelve Apostles of Table Mountain, Camps Bay Beach is one of the city’s most popular beaches.


Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour with the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain, the Victoria Alfred Waterfront is widely acknowledged as one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions.


A stroll along Long Street is an essential element of a Cape Town visit. If you’re looking for fun vibes and an excuse to stay out all night this busy commercial street is the party capital of the Mother City.

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