Enjoy a French Provencal-inspired stay in the heart of Cape Town
Just off Cape Town’s busy Kloof Street in a renovated 19th-century farm building is the tranquil boutique guesthouse, La Grenadine. With its 6 bedrooms set around the courtyard garden, shaded by old pomegranate trees, the intimate setting is complemented by the distinct French Provencal styling. Each room is uniquely decorated with a combination of vintage and modern furnishings, including unique pieces from local designers. Wherever possible, the guesthouse is environmentally-friendly, with low-usage plumbing, and efficient heating and solar panels to keep energy consumption as low as possible. In addition, 1% of La Grenadine’s turnover goes towards charitable causes.
Best time to go to Cape Peninsula
The Cape Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate marked by warm, dry summers and cool, wetter winters. For northern hemisphere visitors, take note that South Africa’s seasons are reversed, so July is the middle of winter, and January is peak summer. The Cape Peninsula experiences most of its rainfall in the winter, from June to August. Although winter can have quite dramatic storms, warm sunny days are not uncommon.
Garden Room 1
Room 1 is a large room with an exposed stone wall that leads out onto the garden. The room comes with either a king-size bed or 2 single beds made up with lovely hand-embroidered French linens, and a stunning blue cast iron bath.
Garden Room 2
Room 2 is large and airy, leads out onto the garden, and has a glass-separated en-suite bathroom. The room comes with either a king-size bed or 2 single beds made up with lovely hand-embroidered French linens, and a deep cast iron bath.
Garden Room 3
Room 3 leads out onto the shady garden, and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The room comes with a queen-size bed made up with lovely hand-embroidered French linens.
Mountain view Room 4
Room 4 leads out onto a spacious terrace that has stunning views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The room comes with either a king-size bed, or 2 single beds, made up with hand-embroidered French linens.
Mountain view Room 5
Room 5 is a large room that leads out onto a spacious terrace that has stunning views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The room comes with either a king-size bed, or 2 single beds, made up with hand-embroidered French linens.
The Cottage is La Grenadine’s beautiful 2-bedroom exclusive-use cottage, which comes with 1 en-suite bathroom and a separate bathroom, a private lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, satellite TV, wifi, and private courtyard.
La Parisienne is the perfect 3-bedroom house for a small family or group of friends. The house comes with 1 extra-large double bed, 1 large double bed and 2 single beds, all made up with hand-embroidered French linens.