Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
 
Est. 1892
 
10 Rooms
 
Starting from R1300/night
Bergzicht

History

Bergzicht is the Dutch word for “Mountain View”, and it’s clear why our guesthouse was named this in 1892. With unmatched views of Table Mountain, one of the seven wonders of the world, and Lion’s Head from almost every room in the house, these renowned mountains form a distinct feature of the guesthouse- forming a picturesque backdrop everywhere you look.

Built in 1892 by a Dutch shipping magnate, the architect built the house with big, open windows and mountain-facing views to ensure they take pride of place in this spacious home. To encapsulate the heritage of his home, the owner commissioned one-of-a-kind sculptures within the walls of the hexagon shaped dining room to depict his ships, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Table Mountain and Green Point lighthouse. These unique additions are still there today – along with the original fireplace, tiled painting and yellow wood floors –making for a historical story that is etched into the walls of this unique room.

While the guesthouse has been updated to accommodate 10 spacious rooms, a living area, a dining room, fully-equipped kitchen and an expansive garden and pool area, the heritage has been preserved to create a modern, culture-rich home that oozes sophisticated simplicity.

Meet the Team

 

Giles & Courtney

After working in and travelling every corner of the world for several years, Giles and Courtney not only gained world-class experience in the hospitality industry, but had the privilege of spending their down time in various establishments from backpackers and guesthouses to 5 star hotels.

While they greatly enjoyed exploring some of the best places in the world, they were constantly reminded how lucky they were that they needed to look no further than their home town, Cape Town, to experience the beauty, culture and vibe people spend their lives searching for.

So they combined their hospitality experience and the best elements from each stay and proudly bought Bergzicht Guesthouse – where they apply their knowledge and passion daily to create a world-class vacation for visiting guests at their very own family owned guesthouse.

Bergzicht means so much to them that they even chose it as the location for one of the best days of their lives – their wedding. In a picturesque scene straight out of a fairytale, Giles and Courtney said I Do with Table Mountain as their backdrop.

Courtney & Giles

Courtney & Giles

Owners and Managers

 

Jamaica, Belitha, Miriam & Fiji

It takes a great team to provide the level of hospitality Giles and Courtney strive for, and they were lucky enough to find a special group of people, and a very special dog, that share their passion, friendliness and talent to help them make their dream guesthouse a reality.

With years of hospitality and culinary experience between them, Jamaica, Belitha and Miriam play a big part of the personality and personal touches you can expect with every stay at Bergzicht.

And we can’t forget the biggest personality of all –an Australian Shepard, Fiji – who takes his responsibility of greeting the guests and making sure they are happy very seriously.

 

Miriam, Jamaica & Belitha

Miriam, Jamaica & Belitha

Fiji

Fiji

Breakfast

All rates include a full English and continental breakfast, to be enjoyed between 8 and 10am in the heritage-rich 1890 dining area. There is also a fully equipped common kitchenette for your convenience for any other meals you wish to enjoy at the guesthouse.

Facilities

Our common areas are made up of a comfortable living room, history-rich dining area and spacious gardens overlooking Cape Town with unrivalled views of Table Mountain.

Bergzicht Guesthouse also offers guests 3 off-street secure parking bays.

Free WiFi

Share your memories and photos with your friends and families on the free WiFi.

Kitchen

Satisfy your hunger cravings with access to a small, self-service kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave and toaster.

Drinks and Refreshments

Help yourself to refreshments from the honesty bar in the living room.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a dip in the large pool while enjoying the beautiful view of Table Mountain.

Garden and Patio

Relax in the quiet, expansive gardens or under the shade of the patio pergola while taking in breathtaking views of Cape Town.

Heritage

Cape Town

It’s hard to articulate the spirit, energy and beauty Cape Town holds, which is why we’re delighted you’re coming to experience it first hand. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, unrivalled scenic beauty, world-class cuisine, the tastiest beer or wine, fine-dining, art or culture – you’ve come to the right place.

The first Europeans to discover the Cape were the Portuguese, with Bartholomeu Dias arriving in 1488 after journeying south along the west coast of Africa. As we know it today, Cape Town was used as a half-way mark for people moving between Europe and Asia to trade. In 1652 Jan Van Riebeeck and other members of the Dutch were the first to settle and create the half way station, offering fresh food produce and water for ships travelling between Europe and Asia Table Mountain was given its name in 1503 by António de Saldanha, a Portuguese admiral and explorer. He called it Taboa da caba – “Table of the Cape”. The name given to the mountain by the Khoi inhabitants was Hoeri ‘kwaggo – “Sea Mountain”.

We Look Forward to Hosting You