Purple House offers a B&B room and various self-catering accommodations, in De Waterkant and in the centre of Cape Town. We have been operating since 2010. Apart from offering stylish and comfortable accommodations we also offer help in making the most of your stay with tips for restaurants, tours etc. and help with your reservations. Our accommodations are close to shops, restaurants, bars, museums and theatres.


De Waterkant
• B&B - Spacious guest room with en suite bath room in Jarvis Street, with access to our patio and roof terrace with views of Table Mountain • Self-catering Jarvis Street Cottage - two bed rooms with en suite bath rooms, lounge, kitchen and patio • Self-catering Jarvis Street Townhouse – two bedrooms two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, court yard and roof terrace with views of Table Mountain • Self-catering Waterkant Street townhouse – three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, very large roof terrace with views of the city, Table Mountain and the bay • Self-catering Loader Street apartment– two bedrooms two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen and a small court yard
City Centre
• Spacious self-catering apartment in art deco building in Shortmarket Street, overlooking Greenmarket Square – one bedroom, en suite bathroom and large lounge with open plan kitchen


What guests are saying

The Red Corner House is lovely! Beautiful, spacious, tastefully decorated and practical. It was perfect for our family of four! The location is great: next door to nice restaurants, bars and a supermarket and within walking distance from the city center, Bo-Kaap and the V&A Waterfront. It is also easy to leave town if you are driving to visit the province and you can park close by. Guido and Henk, just a couple of houses away, were always very helpful.We had an excellent stay - and it really felt like home!

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We had a wonderful stay at the Loader Street apartment! The owners are very friendly and helpful for whatever is needed. The apartment is well organized with everything that you could possibly want for a short or even longer stay here! We enjoyed Cape Town and stayed here for 3 nights, together with our 2 daughters. We loved it and recommend this apartment, also because it is located in one of the best spots of the town (De Waterkant) to visit on foot and you are close to public transfer. Thanks again to Guido and Henk, we give you both 5 stars!!!

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Warm and friendly, amazing apartment Guido and Henk were nice. We received great advice on how to get there and what about a great meal. We then moved to Emma's self-catering apartment which is fabulous, with everything you need including even more AMAZING roof terrace! The neighborhood is cute, hip, convenient and we felt very safe. Highly recommended.

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Waterkant area has a lovely cosmopolitan vibe and it is a perfect base from which you can discover by walking distance famous sites as well as hidden pearls. We made a great choice to stay at Henk and Guido’s who were more than kind, friendly, helpful and gave us lots of tips. We stayed in very well equipped self-catering cottage and enjoyed fully its coziness. After busy days of exploration we could relax in a truly homey atmosphere. We certainly recommend this cottage to you 🙂

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Wonderful apartment, in the centre of cape town! Very comfortable apartment: spacious, all in kitchen, great interior, parking. Our ideal home for our stay in cape town. The hosts are great and very helpful with everything you need. Hope to come Back soon.

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We had a great stay in Cape Town at the Purple House! The hosts, Guido and Henk, are running the lodge with care and passion, and as guest you can see and feel that. They helped us ongoingly in various questions we had (e.g. taxi bookings etc.). The breakfast was lovely prepared on the terrace, and the roof top terrace is great as well. The overall location is perfectly located - there are bars and restaurants around the block. We would chose to stay at Purple House again, when we will come to Cape Town again! Guido and Henk, many thanks to you for taking care of us and the nice conversations we had!

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