In The Area


Catherine’s Cottage is 20 minutes from the V&A Waterfront and the Table Mountain Cableway, and 3km from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  Arderne Gardens, Claremont CBD and Cavendish Shopping Centre are within walking distance.


There are three parkruns nearby: Constantia Greenbelt, Rondebosch Common and Zandvlei.

Day Trips

If you enjoy wine tasting, you’ve come to the right place!  Either enjoy the nearby Constantia vineyards (10 minutes by taxi) or take a day trip to Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.  If you’d rather not drive, visit Hylton Ross and join a tour so you can sit back and enjoy the view and let someone else drive.  Day trips are available to the winelands, Hermanus (to see whales particularly in September) and round the peninsula to Cape Point etc.  With City Sightseeing you can choose a bus route around the peninsula, the Constantia wine route or take trips to Stellenbosch and Franschoek. The Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is just under 2 hours from Cape Town and guests have enjoyed day trips there too.

Medical Facilities

A number of guests stay with us for medical reasons – Kingsbury Hospital, Claremont Life Hospital, John Hill Eye Laser Centre, Peninsula Eye Clinic, and the Cape Fertility Clinic are a leisurely 10 to 15 minute stroll from our doorstep.  The Sports Science Institute is a 5 minute drive away in Newlands.