1 Montrose Avenue, Oranjezicht Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 461 1782 welcome@acornhouse.co.za

Where people are happy, words speak for themselves. 

We can only feature a few reviews at a time, we have guest books dating back more than 20 years ago, since the beginning of our time. It has been so heart-warming and rewarding to receive this feedback. When you visit us, we will be happy to share the books for your viewing.


  • Our Guests Say 2024

    We had an amazing time here and are so happy we found this place! I would absolutely recommend it anyone!
    Janina, Switzerland, April 2024

    The best breakfasts of South Africa!! xx We had a great time in Cape Town. Thanks a lot, Maaike for your precious advice! We’ll come back for sure.
    Flo, Thierry, Elyne, john & Lilly-Rose, Belgium, March 2024

    Thank you to the entire A-Team for making our stay here in Cape Town so unforgettable + wonderful! Thank you and all the best
    Carina & Markus, Verena & Markus, Germany, March 2024

    Thank you so much for an amazing stay and for all your help! Thank you Denise, Pam and Ladies xxxx Special thanks to Maaike!
    Marcus & Susie, UK, March 2024

    A truly beautiful property situated in a beautiful well-kept garden. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful, they make you feel at home. A wonderful stay!
    Ewoud, Netherlands, March 2024

    We loved staying here – super comfortable, wonderful views and lovely breakfasts! Thank you!
    Gill & Andy, England, February 2024

    The best guesthouse!! Absolutely loved our stay here. Everyone is super kind and helpful, want to stay longer. Love F& Mark xx
    Mark & Fi, UK, February 2024

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you very much for your hospitality and perfect breakfast :)
    Dietke & Olaf, Germany, February 2024

    Wonderful accommodation at a beautiful and central spot. Our stay was very good, and the staff understand what real hospitality is about. We recommend Acorn House to everyone!
    Aimee, Netherlands, February 2024

    We have spent 5 days and nights in paradise!!! Thanks for your fantastic hospitality. Ever in Sweden, look us up!! We will be back!
    Janne & Ulrika, Sweden, January 2024

    Dear Maaike and team, thanks for everything. Especially for your help recommendations and your warm and friendly nature. (Maaike, you are the BEST!!)
    Sebastian & Isabelle, Germany, January 2024

    Felt at home once again. Thanks so much to everybody for your warm hospitality! We’ll definitely come back!
    Jutta, Carsten & Nina, Germany, January 2024

    The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The location of the house is exceptionally nice.
    Sabine, Germany, January 2024

  • 2023

    Thank you Maaike, Natalie, Denise, Stefan & the rest of the charming staff for a perfect stay at the Acorn. We’ll be back!"
    Cara & Harald, Austria, December 2023

    A warm welcome from the start! Feel as though we were part of a family. Thank you for looking after us and making our stay so precious."
    Ian & Elaine, UK, December 2023

    Thank you for an amazing stay and for all your helpful advice! We can’t wait to come back!"
    Mélissa & Nick, UK, November 2023

    What an enjoyable stay; thank you for the excellent hospitality 😊"
    Mikko, November 2023

    "We enjoyed our first stay in Cape Town and the Acorn House - feels a little like home! Thank you! 💛"
    Konstantin and Maeike, Germany, October 2023

    "Such a lovely place to stay. All the staff were brilliant, would highly recommend! "
    Lynne & Mark, UK, October 2023

    "So much kindness & laughter in Acorn House, so much care and such brilliant breakfasts. We couldn’t want for more."
    Wendy & Antonia, UK, September 2023

    "Lovely guesthouse and super friendly service! Thanks!"
    Diana & Elke, Germany, September 2023

    "This guest house is so beautiful, you have to see and experience it - it can't be put into words and pictures!"
    Klaus, Cape Town, August 2023

    "I had a wonderful and unforgettable stay here at Acorn House, a place that I can call home, a place where the restlessness of my soul and the tide of life left room for my inner peace and where my escape attempts can cease. A big thank you to Natalie, Colleen, Denise and Jordyn for having assisted and pampered me.
    I love you all, I will miss you! 💙"
    Andrea, Italy, August 2023

    "Thank you so much for everything. You have exceeded our expectations! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you and will be recommending this to our family and friends!"
    Nathwani Family, England, August 2023

    "Breakfast - a BIG fat slay…" 💛 🌺
    Georgette & Co, London, July 2023

    "I love you 😊 - says Anouk (6 yrs) & thank you says her sister Naomi (8 yrs)"
    From Scotland, July 2023

    "What a memorable stay at your house we had! Thanks to your kindness, your attention everyday, your help and advice. We had a wonderful discovery of Cape Town and its region. Thanks Beate, Natalie, Tio, Denise, Shannon and Princess. We continue our journey but you will stay in our heart!
    Hope we’ll come again. Thank you so much for your hospitality!"
    Anne & Stephane, France, April 2023

    "Wonderful and best guesthouse we have ever stayed in 💛"
    Kristina & Lukas, Germany, April 2023

    "Liebes A-Team, es war großartig bei Euch zu wohnen. So herzlich, familiär und hilfsbereit. Ganz lieben Dank dafür!"
    Klaus und Angelika, Ahrensburg, März 2023

    "We had a fantastic stay in your beautiful hotel. We felt completely at home."
    Erica & Refert, Netherlands, March 2023

    "Great and friendly staff. Lovely hotel"
    Karen & Peter - London UK, February 2023

    "Acorn House is the best place to be. Beautiful environments and perfect service. Thank you for a wonderful holiday."
    Benjamin, Henriette, Mike - Vordingborg Denmark, February 2023

    Thank you very much for your hospitality and kindness! We have enjoyed being here."
    Martina & Joachim - Germany, February 2023

    "Thank you for the wonderful stay. Very considerate hospitality and friendship."
    Chris and Ursula - England, January 2023

    "Thanks again and again. Take care and stay healthy! "
    Silvio and Birgit - Germany, January 2023

  • 2022

    Our Guests Say

    "Thank you for being so accommodating. Love staying here at my 2nd home in C.T! Wonderful hospitality.
    Elsa - Charleston, USA, December 2022

    "Many thanks for your welcome, kindness and help. We had a great stay here :-)
    Benjamin & Virginie - Paris, France, December 2022

    "We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much Natalie, Denise and all the team for your fabulous hospitality and kindness.
    Hugh (aka James) and Sheila Horne - Sussex, UK, November 2022

    "Alles Wunderbar!"
    Miguel & Sofia - Zurich, Schweiz, November 2022

    "We utmost enjoyed our vacation at the welcoming, warm and cosy Acorn House. Our stay was simply perfect under all aspects. The hosts of the guesthouse (Natalie, Denise, Beata, Sandy as well as the whole staff) were just fantastic. Great breakfast, quite but still central location."
    Marcel, Switzerland, October 2022

    "Wow! You all are amazing! Thank you for each and every thing you helped us with! Attention to every detail! 10 STARS!"
    LuAnn and Bo, Jasper, Oregon, USA, September 2022

    "We had the perfect stay. Especially the nice conversation in the evenings with Denise and the hospitality were great."
    Michele & Harry, Balmoral, UK, September 2022

    "Danke, danke 💛💛 - bis Januar - und dann 10 Wochen!"
    Hanne & Jürgen, Nürnberg, August 2022

    "Our first ever visit to South Africa couldn’t have started any better than by starting at Acorn House. Thank you for a warm welcome and your kindest advice during our stay. Lots of love…"
    Bastiaan, Roderick, Cecilia & André, Netherlands, July 2022

    "We ended our honeymoon in South Africa here in Acorn House. Thank you for your advises and hospitality! We have spent unforgettable days in this wonderful City, we’ll remember this experience all life long 💚"
    J&P from Italy, July 2022

    "What a great hospitality! And it is true… probably the best breakfast in town."
    Jo, Veerle, Pieter, Bram, Maarten, Belgium, July 2022

    "Man kommt im Acorn House an und fühlt sich sofort zu Hause – eine sehr angenehme Atmosphäre, freundliches und zuvorkommendes, liebes Personal, stilgerecht eingerichtete Zimmer und ein perfektes Frühstück. Da genießt man jeden Tag aufs Neue!"
    Rolf, Dreieich, Germany, May 2022

    "Fantastic stay - 5 stars! Food, staff, rooms, cleanliness - all so, so good. Thanks!”
    Mike & most gorgeous wife, Australia, April 2022

    “Most pleasant, charming, friendly, helpful… Food is exceptional as well as service.”
    Mary, United States, April 2022

    “What a super guest house! Everyone has been so lovely to us and the breakfasts have been wonderful. We wish our stay could have been longer. Thank you!"
    Louise & Steve, Scotland, April 2022

    “Thank you for a lovely stay! We enjoyed our honeymoon and were well looked after 😊"
    Hayley & Jonathan, Swindon, UK, March 2022

    “Rovos Rail & Acorn House - great combination!"
    Svenn Otto, Norway, March 2022

    "Forever Paradise!"
    Christel & Stephan, Steinen, Germany, Februar 2022

    “Wow! We loved the warm and relaxing hospitality! Absolutely wonderful…We just loved it! Will be back…“
    The three NL sisters, February 2022

    “Tolles Haus & Gastgeberinnen. Wir hatten eine großartige Zeit.“
    M&M aus Köln, Februar 2022

    "Amazing, what a treat to be here. Lovely people, salt of the Earth."
    Vivienne, Port Elizabeth, February 2022

    "A million thanks for making our stay so memorable."
    Yannik & Johannes, Frankfurt, Germany, February 2022

    "Herzlichen Dank für die einmalige Betreuung. Wir kommen zurück!"
    Joe & Trudi, Switzerland, Februar 2022

    "Wonderful Place! I hope to visit you again…"
    Michael, Florida USA, February 2022

    “Vielen Dank für den super freundlichen Empfang und das wunderbare Frühstück. Ebenso für die tollen Restaurant Tipps - wir kommen gern wieder!”
    Julia & Jannik, Karlsruhe, Germany, Februar 2022

    “Es war herrlich bei euch! Wir wären gern länger geblieben. “
    Sybille & Roland, Januar 2022

    “Danke für die schöne Zeit bei euch. Es war wie im Paradies.“
    Tim & Christine, Germany. Januar 2022

  • 2021

    Our Guests Say

    "South Africa: Welcome me back, at least to some party areas."
    Covid-19, World. January 2021

    "Covid hat uns nicht abgehalten. Urlaub im Acorn House voller Herzlichkeit. Gast sein bei Beate und Bernd, heißt König sein. (...) Wir haben uns sehr sicher gefühlt!"
    Diethard & Iris, Germany. January 2021

    "Es war wie immer eine wunderschöne Zeit bei Euch und zudem konnten wir dem momentanen Covid Hikak in Deutschland entfliehen. Ganz lieben Dank und bis bald."
    Hans-Peter & Jonas, Germany. March 2021

    "As always, we felt most comfortable in your beautiful house and wishing you the best for getting back to normality soonest! Acorn House still gets our 5 Stars as always *****"
    Anita & León, Dubai. May 2021

    "Danke für die zuvorkommende Gastfreundschaft. Für 3 Tage hatten wir ein neues zu Hause auf der anderen Seite des Äquators."
    Marco, Ursula, Jeannine & Jasmin, Schweiz. August 2021

    "Vielen Dank für eine wunderbare Zeit bei tollem Ambiente, herzlicher Gastfreundschaft und wertvollen Tipps. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Danke"
    Margitta & Bernd, Deutschland. November 2021

  • 2020

    Our Guests Say

    Mr & Mrs MacLeod, UK. January 2020

    “Perfect stay :) great team and super nice atmosphere“
    Tim & Christine, Germany. January 2020

    “Entirely excellent.“
    John & Jenni, UK. February 2020

    “Great return stay – just as we remembered it. Perfect location, friendly staff and lovely room. Thank you.“
    Maurice & Sheila, UK. February 2020

    “Wieder einmal: sehr persönlich, sehr herzlich und eine wunderbare Basis für Cape Town und Umgebung. Danke für Alles.“
    Dirk & Gabi, Germany. March 2020

    “Wir waren zum vierten Mal hier und sind wie immer begeistert!“
    Michael & Heike, Germany. March 2020

    “South Africa, you have done a good job. I am leaving your wonderful country for now.“
    Covid-19, World. August 2020

  • 2019

    Our Guests Say

    “2008 - 2018: 10 wonderful stays at Acorn House and coming back X’Mas 19!“
    Stevie, Germany. January 2019

    “Thank you so much for all your recommendations. Great start of our journey.“
    Roland, Nina and Fiete, Germany. January 2019

    “Thanks for the wonderful time. See you in October!“
    Glen & Ingela, Sweden. February 2019

    “Thank you for looking after us again so well. We have come to regard Acorn House as a home from home.“
    Michael & Susan, UK. February 2019

    “Lovely place to stay. We enjoyed the time here“
    Birgit, Germany. March 2019

    Nigel & Katie, England. March 2019

    “We’ve enjoyed the family-like atmosphere here. Everyone is so attentive and caring. we felt comfortable in this harmonious house. Thank you :)“
    Michael & Sonja, Germany. April 2019

    “We have loved our staying here, staff are so welcoming and attentive and Beate showed us around the lovely vineyards. Definitely will return.“
    Richard & Andrea, UK. April 2019

    “I cannot thank you enough for all your kind help, conversations - AND TEA. Will come back for sure!“
    Therese, Norway. May 2019

    “Fantastic! Thank you so much. Can’t believe how nice you all are :)“
    Joe & Kirstin, US. May 2019

    “Wonderful stay! The staff was so friendly, the food delicious and the house beyond expectations!“
    Mike & Doug, US. June 2019

    “A home away from home! Thank you for your kind care and attention that made our stay so relaxing.“
    Jim & Margot, New Zealand. June 2019

    “The best guest house I have ever stayed in!“
    Lynda, New Zealand. July 2019

    “Its like staying with family only with better service! Thanks for the wonderful stay!“
    Frans, Carolina, Robert, Marjet, The Netherlands. July 2019

    “A very nice guest house and beautiful place to be. Thank you very much!“
    Andie & Melli, Germany. August 2019

    “Thank you for the very warm welcome and looking after us during our stay and the lovely birthday wishes.“
    Anne, Kevin, Nicola & Rachel, UK. August 2019

    “A very warm welcome to South Africa, we felt home here!“
    Bart & Susanne, The Netherlands. September 2019

    “Loved the place and the city. Thanks for hospitality!“
    Andreas& Sabine, Germany. September 2019

    “Amazing. Lovely. Very personal. Felt like home! Thank you so much!! :-)“
    Alex & Ronja, Germany. October 2019

    “What a wonderful place! Hope to come back soon :-) and a big THANK YOU to the entire team.“
    Arno & Helga, Germany. October 2019

    “Absolutely a perfect start to our holiday. Wonderful stay and superb staff. Thank you.“
    Paul & Chris, UK. November 2019

    “Thanks to the entire team for a wonderful, relaxing stay in the most beautiful of places!“
    Marius & Vanessa, Germany. November 2019

    “Thanks for the lekker time spent here and with you. Nice team!“
    Stephan & Christel, Germany. December 2019

    “We love "Acorn House", thank you everyone“
    Robert & Karen, US. December 2019

  • 2018

    Our Guests Say

    “Really lovely. Very impressed with all the details. THANK YOU.“
    Rudi & Leti, Australia. December 2018

    “A heartfelt thank you for your hospitality and kindness.“
    Miko & Satu, Finland. December 2018

    “Dieses Haus ist ein wunderbarer Platz im Trubel der Großstadt! Danke für die herzliche Gastfreundschaft!“
    Andreas & Barbara, Germany. November 2018

    “4 great days. Everyone so helpful. Thank you so much.“
    Les & Vicky, UK. November 2018

    “Can’t say enough good things. Awesome!“
    Matt & Rachel, USA. October 2018

    “Es war mega bei Euch! Danke für alles!“
    Jenni & Kerstin, Germany. October 2018

    “Super staff, super room, wonderful breakfast. We had a very good time here during our honeymoon. Thanks. xx“
    Eduardo & Cecilia, Italy. September 2018

    “FABULOUS 😀“
    David & Nawey, Canada. September 2018

    “We had a wonderful stay! Lovely staff and delicious breakfasts. Thanks.“
    Martin & Marion, Austria. August 2018

    “Absolutely loved it, felt like home, thank you.“
    Simon, Emma, Jacob, Sarah, UK. August 2018

    “Just one word: FABULOUS! Great stay at Acorn House, love Cape Town.“
    Alex, An & Thys, The Netherlands. July 2018

    “Wonderful House, warm welcome with great advises and hospitality. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you, it was a great honeymoon!“
    Famille Dambriere, France. July 2018

    “We loved it here! Thanks for your hospitality.“
    Mark & Dayna, USA. June 2018

    “Thank you very much for having us in your house like family. We hope to come back soon.“
    Ralf, Pepa, Mayte & Annette, Germany. June 2018

    “As in previous stays: To all the wonderful people, Beate + Bernd, thank you once again for the amazing stay. Look forward to the next one.“
    Trevor & Lois, New Zealand. May 2018

    “A very wonderful and relaxing stay with very helpful + attentive staff. Beautiful weather too!“
    Gary & Linda, USA. May 2018

    “Amazing place, Amazing staff! SAD to leave. PERFECT.“
    Chris & Jess, UK. April 2018

    “A wonderful stay – exceeded all expectations, to be high recommended. 5 stars!“
    Graham & Erica, UK. April 2018

    “Wonderful house indeed! Clean room. Nice location. Very helpful and approachable staff. Great breakfast.“
    Shiro, Japan. March 2018

    “It was a lovely stay in a little garden paradise in a lively town. Thank you!“
    Bern, Heidemarie, Henning & Judith, Germany. March 2018

    “Alle Jahre wieder ein Erlebnis. We love Acorn House!“
    Thomas & Kerstin, Germany. February 2018

    “Herzlichen Dank für die gute Aufnahme – wir haben die Tage genossen.“
    Patrick & Peter, Switzerland. February 2018

    “Looking forward to the little party for 10 years Acorn House in a row!!“
    Stevie, Germany. January 2018

    “18th time Acorn House – our home away from home!“
    Kjell & Birgitta, Sweden. January 2018

  • 2017

    Our Guests Say

    “Thank you for an outstanding time. Awesome! See you next year :)“
    Katharina & Gabriele, Germany. December 2017

    “Thank you! It was the most wonderful stay. I will be back and send friends.“
    Jackie, Canada. December 2017

    “Thank you for looking after us so well. Everything was perfect!“
    Morag & Wendy, UK. November 2017

    “Vielen Dank fuer Alles. Es war super – wie immer.“
    Uli & Anita, Germany. November 2017

    “Isch mega guet gsi! Bis zum nächsten Mal!“
    Benjamin & Nadine, Germany & Switzerland. October 2017

    “Vielen Dank für alles. Es war uns eine Ehre hier zu sein :)) Absolut top!“
    Yves & Angela, Germany. October 2017

    “Merci a tous, pour tous! Super accueil, comfort, gentillesse.“
    Yves & Yveline, France. September 2017

    “Wonderful stay, great room, lovely food. We are sad to move on. xxx“
    Dave & Dianna, UK. September 2017

    “Vielen Dank für die herzliche und hilfsbereite Gastfreundschaft. Immer wieder Acorn House!“
    Günther & Simone, Germany. August 2017

    “Hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Wären gerne länger geblieben. Vielen, vielen Dank.“
    Paul-Georg & Helga, Germany. August 2017

    “The returner from Sweden confirms: Acorn House has never been better!!“
    Claude, Sweden. July 2017

    “Excellent accueil et très belle maison. Merci beaucoup.“
    Family Fourneau, France. July 2017

    “What a bit of paradise Acorn House is! Thank you!“
    Dab & Carrie, USA. June 2017

    “The best place to stay in SA. We had a wonderful time!“
    Carolyn & Glenda, USA. June 2017

    “We were home like at home. Beautiful house, very kind persons. Thank you all.“
    Okorokoff Family, France. May 2017

    “Once again wonderful – lovely hospitality. Thank you.“
    Greg & Trish, UK. May 2017

    “Fantastic stay. Thank you. A great homely stay with you all. Loved the Cape Town experience.“
    Colin, Australia. April 2017

    “We loved our stay at Acorn House. See you next time! 5 stars!!!“
    Vansimpsen Family, Belgium. April 2017

    “We had a fantastic stay. Thank you very much. Fab breakfast, service and very friendly. Will highly recommend.“
    David & Ann, UK. March 2017

    “A wonderful guesthouse, great breakfast. The staff are marvelous, it was a privilege to meet them!“
    John & Glem, UK. March 2017

    “Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt hier im Acorn House! Das Personal und das ganze Team war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend! Kaya werden wir auch vermissen! Danke!“
    Severin & Patricia, Switzerland. February 2017

    “Perfect way to start the honeymoon, such warm and lovely people :-) Thank You!“
    Haakon & Hanne, Norway. February 2017

    “We have lost count on how many times we have stayed at Acorn House. This is our home away from home!“
    Kjell & Brigitta, Sweden. January 2017

    “Amazing stay. Delighted staff, delighted touches – delighted all round! Thank you so much!
    Jonathan & Holly, UK. January 2017

  • 2015

    Our Guests Say

    "Thanks for a wonderful stay, good food and a lovely accommodation."
    Thomas & Barbara, South Africa. December 2015

    "Great place, in a lovely place of town. Thanks to all of you for your service. we will be back in 2017."
    Filip & Ann, South Africa. December 2015

    "Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt hier sehr genossen. Vielen Dank für die guten Restauranttips."
    Michael & Katrin, Germany. November 2015

    "Thank you for the wonderful time again."
    Tommy and Lillemor, Sweden. November 2015

    "My new home."
    Stephen, USA. October 2015

    "Once again it was a wonderful stay at Acorn House, it really felt like Home from Home. Hope we will be back some day."
    Helmut & Anke, Germany. October 2015

    "Es was sehr schön hei Euch. Wir kommen auch wieder."
    Jürgen & Stefan, Germany. September 2015

    "Great place, nice staff, cottage was a great surprise. Thank you."
    John, South Africa. September 2015

    "Ospitalita cordialita sinptia. e stato come essere a casa un posto da socino una parte del nostro cooze rimane qua!!!"
    Guido, Italy. August 2015

    "Es war an toller Aufenthalt bei Euch. Danke für die vielen süßen Aufmerksamkeiten im Zimmer, das private Frühstück und die wertvollen Ausflugtipps, die wir alle wahrgenommen haben. Diese 3 Tage sind nicht zu toppen. Wir kommen wieder!"
    Die Vogel family, Germany. August 2015

    "Amazing – lovely stay! Home away from home. LOVE!"
    Daniella, South Africa. July 2015

    "Amazing place, Lovely hostess! Thank you for all of the advice and help. This was the perfect place to start our trip in Africa!"
    Richard & Gina, USA. July 2015

    "A lovely, homely place to stay! Everyone so lovely & helpful, we had a great time. Thanks to all!"
    Albert & Mary Anne, Thailand. June 2015

    "Such a beautiful place to stay – our second time around. Many thanks to every one. xxxxx"
    Greg & Trish, Australia. June 2015

    "Herzlichen Dank für den zauberhaften und wundervollen Aufenthalt, wir fühlten uns wie zuhause. Alles Liebe!"
    Andreas & Klaudia, Germany. May 2015

    "Wonderful place to stay! Wish we could stay longer."
    Brett & Leslie, UK. May 2015

    "Amazing return trip to Cape Town and Acorn House. We’ll be back for sure! Thanks for the warm welcome!"
    Richard & Ashleigh, UK. April 2015

    "A lovely place with awesome personal service and the best breakfast I’ve had so far in South Africa. Thank you! We enjoyed our stay here very much! :-)"
    Oliver & Swantije, Germany. April 2015

    "Just perfect. Nothing more to say. We'll be back!"
    Mike & Anne, Germany. March 2015

    "Thank you for making a perfect week in Cape Town. Your tips and advice were more than helpful. Special thanks to the ladies in the kitchen for the perfect breakfasts."
    Michael & Christin, UK. March 2015

    "Fantastic house – friendly and warm atmosphere. A place to recommend :-)"
    Ingo & Gitta, Denmark. February 2015

    "It was a really nice stay at Acorn House. We've enjoyed the time and can't imagine a warmer and friendlier place."
    Anton & Eva-Katarina, Germany. February 2015

    "Third time! Must say all! Always perfect!"
    Hakan & Alda, Sweden. January 2015

    "What a fantastic find. Superb staff, service so personal, fantastic food & atmosphere – a little gem of a place. Thank you."
    Christian & Jane, UK. January 2015

  • 2014

    Our Guests Say

    "Wonderful service and perfect location."
    Olav & Mary Jane, The Netherlands. December 2014

    "This place is perfection. So comfortable, so thoughtful and completely unforgettable. Thank you all."
    Roy & Jo-Anne, UK. December 2014

    "A lovely place to stay with excellent staff. My favorite place to stay in South Africa."
    Steve & Kyra, UK. November 2014

    "Such a pleasure to be here. It was our first stay and we wouldn't forget."
    Andreas & Sandra, Germany. November 2014

    "What a beautiful, friendly place! Many thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality. A perfect start to our first ever visit to South Africa". Thanks for all your help and advice – it’s been fantastic"
    Barry & Jill, Englang. October 2014

    "Simply the best! We will return. Thank you, Team Acorn!"
    Michael & Margaret, Scotland. October 2014

    "Fabulous! Room beautiful and bathrooms spotless. What a pleasure to stay here!"
    Gunter & Clare, South Africa. September 2014

    "Thank you for the best service we’ve ever had! It was a great time in the Acorn House!"
    Florian & Barbara, Germany. September 2014

    "Wonderful accommodation + excellent personnel. Loved our stay and hope to come back one day!"
    Bob & Samantha, USA. August 2014

    "We had a wonderful time at your very warm and cosy hotel. I wish it was not so far away from The Netherlands"
    Peter & Agnes, The Netherlands. August 2014

    "Lovely atmosphere, great warm welcome and just so nice! Hope to be back soon!"
    Brendan & Judith, South Africa. July 2014

    "Thank you for all the little surprises every night! It was a fabulous stay for the both of us."
    Lester & Jean, Singapore. July 2014

    "This was a wonderful home for the three weeks I was able to visit Cape Town! I really appreciate the advice, help and friendliness of all of the staff. It’s been a great visit!"
    Gail, USA. June 2014

    "Thank you for the warm welcome and a perfect service. We enjoyed it very much and loved the familiar atmosphere."
    Bernhard & Claudia, Germany. June 2014

    "Thank you for the lovely stay. We love the little extra attention during the beginning of our honeymoon! The guest house and the staff are great"
    Armout & Marjolijn, The Netherlands. May 2014

    "Beautiful house, delicious breakfast and wonderful hospitality! Many Thanks! The French toasted was amazing!"
    Michael & Monica, UK. April 2014

    "We have had a lovely stay, it has been like visiting friends. Great setting, splendid food and outstanding service."
    David & Victoria, UK. May 2014

    "Thank you for such a perfect start of our holiday in S.A. Magnificent stay and we will recommend you highly."
    Simon & Ines, Germany. April 2014

    "Amazing attention to detail! We know it takes a lot of work to be so attentive to guests & we appreciate every bit of it!"
    Neil & Sharon, UK. March 2014

    "Stewart – you have absolutely made our stay in Cape Town! Thank you for your warm hospitality and great tips! What a fabulous guest house! Will definitely recommend!"
    Howard & Annabel, UK. March 2014

    So sad to leave! I've loved my stay! Many Thanks to every one!"
    Stephanie, Canada. February 2014

    "This is the best house I've ever been at. Thanks for your hospitality and friendliness."
    Friedrich & Dorothea, Germany. February 2014

    "Thank you so much for making our stay in CPT so extra special. Acorn House has surpassed our expectations! Simply magical…"
    Mike & Katie, UK. January 2014

    "We were here for the second time and we felt like friends. Fantastic! Vielen Dank!"
    Volker & Sylvia, Germany. January 2014

  • 2013

    Our Guests Say

    "We spent 5 days in this outstanding guest house and enjoy fit so much!!! Everything was just perfect! We have never experienced before such an attentive service. Thank you to all of you!"
    Michael & Gabi, Germany. December 2013

    "What an amazing place to stay. Great Hospitality, most charming service, marvellous environment. This might be a perfect place to stay here again once and whenever we should return to Cape Town."
    Rüdiger & Sabine, Germany. December 2013

    "We have loved our time in Cape Town, made extra special by our wonderful stay in Acorn House – looked after perfectly from our arrival to departure. Thank you to you all."
    Mark & Michelle, UK. November 2013

    "Here we go again. The Acorn House has always been a place of hospitality, warmth and kindness. We'll be back, SA!"
    The Beckers & the Schillings, Germany. November 2013

    "The only bad thing was that it last just a few days! Fantastique place! Friendly people! A big hug! See you soon…!"
    Roberto & Valery, Italy. October 2013

    "We LOVED our stay here! Such a lovely guest house with such lovely people, honestly unforgettable, a perfect start to our honeymoon! Love to you all xxx!"
    David & Alice, UK. October 2013

    "Fantastic stay! If ever we return, you will be top of our list! Thank you!"
    Martin & Julie, UK. September 2013

    "All the way to the top! First class accolade. Will be back!"
    Pierre, Namibia. September 2013

    "Amazing house, helpful staff made us feel at home. The perfect start to our honeymoon, loved it!"
    Marty & Fiona, Ireland. August 2013

    "Its been a truly wonderful experience and we are sure there is no better place to stay in Cape Town! Excellent!"
    Koen & Lore, Belgium. August 2013

    "Acorn House is a nice place with friendly people and a fine breakfast. We enjoyed the time."
    Dietmar & Ursula, Austria. July 2013

    "Many, many thanks to all Acorn House staff for making our staying in Cape Town so lovely. Everything has been great. Hope to see you again!"
    Valentino & Rossella, Italy. July 2013

    "Thank you so much for a wonderful time here in Cape Town. Thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality, the delicious breakfast, perfect dinner advices…and the lovely pampering. We really felt at home!"
    Andreas, Tanja & Adrian, Germany. June 2013

    "A lovely warm guesthouse. Friendly service. A super stay in Cape Town, thank you!"
    Sarah & Shannon, South Africa. June 2013

    "Room, bed, breakfast & hospitality: All great stuff!"
    Gideon, South Africa. May 2013

    "Best place to end our visit to SA. Can't wait to come back!"
    Jordan, Jason & Callum, USA. May 2013

    "Thanks for your great friendliness, you are very good hosts! Everything was perfect! We will recommend you!"
    Ortwin & Gunhild, Germany. April 2013

    "Only the best hospitality and atmosphere. Will highly recommend the Acorn House!"
    Ray & Sandy, Canada. April 2013

    "You could not have done more to make our stay any better. Thank you so very much!"
    Turkay & Carol, UK. March 2013

    "Our first stay, 2011 was great. Our second stay (this year) was just as great. We look forward to our next visit to your lovely House!"
    Hakan & Alda, Sweden. March 2013

    "Good, better, best, Acorn House. Thanks for your great hospitality!"
    Peter & Angelina, Germany. February 2013

    "So pleased we will be returning in a couple of weeks. We were very well looked after and throughly spoilt. Thank you and see you soon!"
    Richard & Diane, UK. February 2013

    "Same procedure as every year! 2008 - 2013 and I already booked for X-Mas 2013 - 2014"
    Stevie, Germany. January 2013

    "What a fabulous place! We have been very well looked after, no stone was left unturned to improve our stay. Thank you so much!"
    Marianne and Jane, UK. January 2013

  • 2012

    Our Guests Say

    "Thank you so much for our lovely stay in Acorn House. You made us feel very welcome. When we visit Cape Town in the future, we will stay in your guesthouse again!"
    Stephen, Esther and Elise, The Netherlands. December 2012

    "Thank you, Dankie, Bedankt, Shukran, we had a lovely stay in Acorn House. The staff were super friendly, the breakfast was very good too and the girls loved the pancakes. So we had a good time here."
    Peter, Ulrike, Cindy and Celine, Dubai. December 2012

    "Loved this guesthouse, staff were INCREDIBLE! Stunning space, devine breakfast and superb attention to detail. Thanks!"
    Lynne, Gareth and Kate, Namibia. November 2012

    "Hospitality with a very big H! Marvellous!"
    Gerdien and Dominique, The Netherlands. November 2012

    "Wow! What a fabulous place this is! Service and attention to detail outstanding. Many thanks to all the staff. We'll see you again!"
    Helen and Alistair, UK. October 2012

    "Absolutely fantastic! We had high expectations... and they were surpassed at lengths. Thanks for making our first visit to SA so special."
    Anna, Nikolas, Sonny and Christina, Denmark. October 2012

    "Now we are back again and it feels like a coming home. Thank you for the warm welcome, the great hospitality, helpful recommendations, wonderful breakfasts and last but not least, the afternoon tea! Bis bald!"
    Martina, Thomas and Jana, Germany. September 2012

    "Charming, relaxing – the best of all you could ask for. I'll be back."
    Rick, South Africa. September 2012

    "I just want to say thank you very much for your hospitality and the outstanding services that you provided. I will most certainly recommend Acorn House whenever anybody wants to come that side, the comfort is unbelievable and the tea! to die for, very nice, and the biscuts taste great. A huge big thank you to you guys, see u soon when I come over."
    Mpendulo, South Africa. September 2012

    "Just two little words: Splendid Stay!"
    Myriam & Luiz, Brazil. July 2012

    "Acorn House has redefined the meaning of hospitality. By far, this is the best experience we have had at a guesthouse. We thank you for your warm welcome and all the personal touches."
    Aaron & Angie, USA. June 2012

    "Unbelievable care. Thank you for all that you do. We'll tell everyone about Acorn House!"
    Rob & Becky, USA. May 2012

    "A wonderful welcome and a full dedicated service. Thanks a lot!"
    Mathieu & Celine, France. May 2012

    "Es war einfach traumhaft! Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Hochzeit in eurem wunderschönen Gästehaus! Danke für alles!"
    Petra, Buddie, Gisela & Hans, Germany. April 2012

    "Das traumhafte Frühstück wurde von der Gastfreundschaft sogar noch übertroffen! Danke für die vielen Tipps! Hoffentlich bis bald."
    Steffen & Steffi, Germany. April 2012

    "What a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for all your help. If we come back to Cape Town, we will be back to Acorn!"
    Blake & Aysel, USA. March 2012

    "Vielen Dank für den wundervollen Aufenthalt in Acorn House. Es war wieder einmal ein sehr tolles Erlebnis und bestimmt nicht das letzte Mal."
    Thomas & Elke, Germany. March 2012

    "Wonderful. Our 1st stay in SA exceeded all expectations. Acorn House is perfect – Staff could not have been friendlier."
    Richard & Jennifer, UK. February 2012

    "Wonderful, wonderful as ever! 3rd visit – thank you for everything"
    Roger & Penny, UK. February 2012

    "Acorn House ist wunderbar, wie seine Gastgeber! Vielen Dank, wir haben uns ab der ersten Minute sehr wohl gefühlt."
    Ralph & Ingrid, Germany. January 2012

    "9th time in Acorn House says it all. It's in our hearts – this is our home in Cape Town."
    Kjell & Birgitta, Sweden. January 2012

  • 2011

    Our Guests Say

    "Felt like home from the first second. Thanks for all your help, suggestions, presents and stunning breakfast with focus on the details."
    Michael & Sandra, Germany. December 2011

    "Gaan met nieuwe energie naar huis mede dank zu jullie positiewe inzet! Dank aan jullie allen."
    Gert & Corrie, Nederland. Decemver 2011

    "Das Leben ist zu kurz, um schlechten Wein zu trinken, das kann uns bei Euch nicht passieren! Wir lieben diesen Platz und die Menschen und kommen immer wieder. Danke!"
    Detlef & Gaby, Deutschland. November 2011

    "A great place to stay. Just fantastic. So nice, helpful people and a wonderful room with all the small details making it exceptional. Thanks a lot."
    Niels & Monica, Norway. November 2011

    "We hebben een uitstekend verblijf gehad in de cottage met 2 kids. Bedankt voor de goede zorgen."
    Henning, Astrid, Luca, Leonard & Louisa, Holland. Oktober 2011

    "It was a pleasure staying here...Thank you so much, the service was fantastic! We will never forget Cape Town and THE Acorn House."
    Christian & Melanie, Switzerland. Oktober 2011

    "Wonderful experience, from accommodation to staff, your attention to detail and help was amazing. Thank you!"
    Ron & Rose, USA. September 2011

    "There are no words to express how superfantastic is your service. We have spent three magnific days and this thanks to you. We'll recommend this lovely place to everyone that would like to come to Cape Town! Thanks for all!"
    Samuele & Stefania, Italy. September 2011

    "A wonderful stay! Thanks to Adri and Stewart for such friendly hospitality. This was home away from home! We will be back!"
    Nico, Estelle and Lizanne, South Africa. August 2011

    "A great start to our holiday. Now everywhere else has a lot to live up to. An absolute gem."
    Stephan & Tessa, UK. July 2011

    "Ich habe mich hier SEHR wohlgefühlt: schönes, liebevoll dekoriertes Haus, sonnig, herrliche Aussicht, bester Service, herzlichste Betreuung, super Frühstück... Werden wir wieder eine solch schoene Unterkunft finden?"
    Martin & Kerstin, Germany. July 2011

    "We had a wonderful time here - 4 days, 6 great hosts and hospitality. Perfect!"
    John & Beverly, USA. June 2011

    "It is such a lovely city and country. We have loved the experience. Thank you for looking after us so well."
    Gary & Denise, New Zealand. June 2011

    "Nach Namibia, Botswana und Simbabwe wurden wir so herzlich empfangen, als würden wir nach Hause kommen. Eine herzliche Begrüßung, ein wunderschönes Zimmer, W-LAN kostenlos, und alles so herzlich, dass wir gerne wieder kommen. Danke für die schöne Zeit!"
    Dieter & Ute, Germany. May 2011

    "Thank you for a lovely stay and a wonderful service. One thing is clear, we will be back! I will never forget my birthday!"
    Jan & Kerstin, Sweden. April 2011

    "We love this place! Hatten wirklich tolle Tage hier! ...leider zu kurz. We'll come back!"
    Ingo & Katrin, Germany. April 2011

    "Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. So friendly and helpful, and great breakfasts."
    Robert & Trudi, USA. March 2011

    "We love this place! Hatten wirklich ein paar tolle Tage hier – leider zu kurz. We'll come back!"
    Ingo & Katrin, Germany. March 2011

    "I just love "THE Acorn House", I love its charm, quietness... It was perfect."
    Lori, USA. February 2011

    "We felt so welcome here and the staff tips made our trip. Thanks for a wonderful experience!"
    Eric & Megan, USA. February 2011

    "Same procedure as every year! 2008/2009/2010 – and looking forward to 2011! Thanks a lot for making me feel at home!"
    Dottore Stevie, Germany. January 2011

    "Our 8th time at Acorn House says it all ... It's our home in Cape Town."
    Kjell & Birgitta, Sweden. January 2011

  • 2010

    Our Guests Say

    "We enjoyed our stay at the Acorn House very much, Thank you for booking tickets and restaurants. Thanks for the warm welcome, delicious breakfast, excellent service."
    The Schreiner family, Germany. December 2010

    "The very best accommodation in SA we ever had. Thank you so much for your help. By the way: You also serve the best breakfast in this country!"
    Almut & Ralf, Germany. November 2010

    "Thanks for a lovely stay. The personal touches make all the difference."
    Pat & Dave, UK. November 2010

    "It's been lovely! You have taken care of us and we have been welcomed as friends. It gives you a hundred times more as visitors in a new city! Thanks!"
    Stromberg Family, Sweden. Oktober 2010

    "Ganz lieben Dank für die wundervolle Zeit in eurem Haus. Wir werden euch sehr vemissen. See you next year ;-)"
    Stefan & Steffi, Germany. Oktober 2010

    "Wonderful place, great people!"
    Judy, USA. September 2010

    "Tolle Stadt und super Unterkunft! Danke!"
    Dennis & Sibylle, Germany. July 2010

    "I will return. Mitzi is great. Kaia is super. Breakfast is OHLALA."
    Alexis, UK. July 2010

    "An incredible place! Wonderful staff and fantastic accommodations. I can't wait to be back!"
    Gloria, Mexico/USA. July 2010

    "Thank you to each and ever person at Acorn House for making our stay and trip so spectacular. It's true: You are the happy makers ;-)"
    Robert & Kelly, Bahamas. June 2010

    "We had the most incredible time! We felt so comfortale and welcome. Looking forward to come back."
    Bertha, Holland. June 2010

    "Links: Table Mountain (without clouds). Gerade aus: Lions Head am Ende der Montrose Avenue. Rechts: Down Town, Waterfront and Table Bay. Acorn House in der Mitte! Thank you Beate, Bernd, Stewart, Janet and team. Peaceful games 2010, some one take the cup! The winner will be South Africa....!"
    Lothar & Cornelia, Germany. May 2010

    "This place is a gem – absolutely unique! The warm friendly welcome, the personal special touches throughout have made this a perfect stay and start to our holiday in the Cape. Thank you!"
    David & Karin, England. April 2010

    "Nach vier Wochen Rundreise ein großartiger Abschluss für unseren Urlaub. Vielen Dank fuer die tolle Zeit und die herzliche Aufnahme – we will be back!"
    Heike & Stefan, Switzerland. April 2010

    "Es fühlt sich bei Euch an wie ein richtiges Zuhause; es ist diese Kombination aus vielen kleinen liebevollen Gesten, dem Gefühl ihr seid immer da und man hat "trotzdem" seinen Space... Das Haus hat eine Seele und alle, die hier lebt und arbeitet, habt das Herz am rechten "Flecken". Danke für die wundervollen zwei Wochen mit Euch!!
    Mechthild, Germany. March 2010

    "Danke für die herzliche Aufnahme und super Bewirtung; ein liebevolles Haus, das man seinen Freunden weiter empehlen kann."
    Brigitte & Werner, Germany. March 2010

    "Being more a friend then a guest is the difference between Acorn House and others. It was a pleasure staying here."
    Andrea, Wolfmar, Melanie and Robert, Germany. March 2010

    "Thank you – everybody at Acorn House – for a pleasant stay. You made our visit to Cape Town unforgettable – hope to see you again!"
    Johan & Karen, Denmark. February 2010

    "We spent a lovely 4 days. Breakfast is excellent, the room is extremely clean and comfortable. Back in Italy I work in a 5 star hotel so I can say that I would be very happy if I could give my customers even half of the outstanding service I received here! I would recommend this hotel to everyone!"
    Carla & Renato, Italy. February 2010

    "We felt very much "chez nais"..., and we met very nice people, including all of the staff. The hospitality is amazing!"
    Janine & Alex, France. January 2010

    "Back again for our last day in Cape Town. As always a great pleasure to enjoy your friendly hospitality!"
    Hans& Gunilla, Sweden. January 2010

    "Our 7th time at Acorn House says it all... It's our Home in Cape Town!"
    Kjell & Birgitta, Sweden. January 2010


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1 Montrose Avenue
Oranjezicht, Cape Town

+27 21 461 1782

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