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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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I offer in my home two ensuite units with private entrances

The Gables, a sunny sheltered Guest House overlooked by Table Mountain and bordering Kirstenbosch Gardens, it is centrally located and close to famous landmarks:

Walk to: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (0.5km), a showcase of indigenous plants and birds and the University of Cape Town, an International Center of Excellence (3km) that hosts many conferences for visiting academics.

Newlands Cricket & Rugby Stadia or Cavendish Shopping Center in Claremont. All in easy SAFE walking distance. (3km).

Travel to:Cape Town Central, Robben Island Ferry, The International Convention Centre or the Victoria & Albert Waterfront for International shopping or the latest cinema releases. Dine in the restaurants, choose from fine dining or bistro (16km).

The Cape Wine lands (40km-30 min) are easily accessible.

There are five scenic golf-courses close to THE GABLES,(18km). Beaches a plenty for your choice of activity: the warm Indian Ocean beaches of Muizenberg, Fishoek, Simonstown or Boulders to see the penguins. (10km to 16km)

Table Mountain,Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden: This spectacular mountain, is part of the World Heritage Site. It has been considered for inclusion into the New Seven Wonders of The World. There are beautiful walks from gentle paths to cliff hanging expeditions. There are Mountain Bike rides for those who seek the adrenalin of this sport or Scientific study of the Fauna and Flora, the biodiversity of which is both fascinating and exceptional. Although this area is wonderfully central it is also wind free for most of the year, providing gentle tranquility which is ideal for artists and bird watchers


The Gables is unfortunately not suitable for children under 14 years.

Gay Friendly: We are a Gay Friendly establishment. Your privacy is guaranteed and respected.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Jorje Pringle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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September 8, 2016
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About Jorje Pringle

I'm retired senior school teacher. I enjoy spending time with friends and having good conversations. I'm a painter who works mainly in oils, I have been a clothing designer, and interior decorator. I'm passionate about many things perhaps most particularly film and opera, traveling and reading. I enjoy hosting and sharing my home with like minded people. I do my best to ensure my guests have complete privacy and independence thereby have a memorable stay at The Gables

Jorje Pringle purchased this house in 2006

Why Jorje Pringle chose Southern Suburbs Cape Town

The Gables is in an area that is very convenient to all parts of Cape Town, it seldom experiences wind and has a gentle healing atmosphere, as the comments from past visitors will attest.

It s a smoke free environment.

What makes this house unique

You will be staying with someone who really does care about your comfort, without invading your privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for making our stay in Cape Town such a pleasant and restful experience. You live in such a beautiful setting and being able to enjoy your garden and swimming pool was a bonus. Please send our best wishes and appreciation to your staff; always discreetly available if anything was needed. We enjoyed the privacy our space provided.
Feb 2013
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

A Welcoming and Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with Jorje over Christmas and for New Year in her very stylish and spaciuos accomodation. She provided loads of useful information on what to see, where to eat and places to visit and stay in other parts of South Africa.

She and her family made us so welcome during the Christmas period and for New Year's Eve with lots of lovely get togethers with her family and friends and stimulating conversation.

It was really a pleasure to return each evening to such a peacful environment and enjoy the super views from the pool and terrace.

A real recommendation for couples looking for a quiet but conveniently located charming accomodation in a delightful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im delighted and overwhelmed by the sincerity of this review.Thank You: you were fabulous visitors and I hear are possibly coming back in '17 Over the eight years I've been hosting visitors; I have been very lucky to attract wonderful guests: considerate, thoughtful intelligent and respectful souls. Appreciative to my staff, and happily enjoying the rare and lovely space we are able to share. Its not unusual for my guests to willingly want to be included in special occasions that may fall during their stay. I willingly share, but don't expect as I consider personal space and privacy for my guests to be important. I feel a holiday-stay, must be just that: comfortable, safe, relaxed, welcoming, and fun: from this review, and others both on the site and in my visitors book, my guests return because their expectations have been met or exceeded. I welcome individuals and couples who are comfortable with their lifestyle choices.
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Rockingham, Vermont USA

Superb in all respects!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was fortunate enough to book both suites at this elegant yet comfortable home. Both were as lovely as the pictures and other reviews suggest. The gardens are peaceful and beautifully kept with stunning views of Table Mountain. In addition to remarkable beauty, The Gables offers another great benefit in the person of owner Jorje Pringle. It would be hard to imagine a more thoughtful, engaging and well-informed host. Our conversations with Jorje (pronounced as if it were "George") were delightful and educational. If asked, she generously shares her deep knowledge of South African history, culture and botany. Jorje is also a connoisseur of food and wine and gave us some valuable tips re restaurants. We had such a fine time at The Gables that we hope to return for another stay to continue our exploration of Cape Town.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, thank you so much. As a family and as individuals you were perfect guests. . Your considerate sharing of spaces and appreciation of all your discoveries brought me joy. . I loved your careful planning as well as the enthusiastic and intelligent exploration of so much in a short time. I feel I have made some friends to treasure. You will always be welcome!
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Exquisite Home & Exceptional Host

  • 5 of 5

We went to visit our daughter who was studying at the University of Cape Town for the semester. We stayed at The Gables for 10 days. It was an exceptional place to stay. Beautifully appointed, well located and very comfortable. Jorje was welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful - an amazing host. The location was ideal. We had a packed schedule and The Gables provided a lovely, calm home away from home after a busy day. I highly recommend this location and host. Thank you, Jorje, for making our stay a memorable one. We hope to visit Cape Town again one day, and we will surely stay at The Gables again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a great pleasure for me to be able to host you and delightful family for your first visit to Cape Town. Your appreciation and delight in discovering so much in a relatively short period was like a refresher course for me. Thank you too for your generous comments in my visitors book I do hope you will return in the not too distant future and know you will be greatly welcome.
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Rockville, MD

Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 wonderful nights at Jorje’s “Gables” guest house. The place was immaculate and exactly like the photographs. From my very first inquiry, Jorje was extremely helpful and accommodating and got back to me very quickly if I had any questions. Upon our early morning arrival from Europe, she made us a welcoming cup of tea and coffee and provided us a light breakfast. Later that morning, she kindly walked with us to the stunning Kirstenbosch Gardens, which are just a 10 minute stroll from the house. Once we got settled, we soon realized that the guest house is in a perfect location. It’s just 2miles/3 km from several great restaurants such as the “Forresters Arms” pub, “Barristers Grill”, “Rock Sushi Thai”, “Mamma Roma” and a Woolworths grocery store, where we picked up a few provisions. The house itself is situated in a very nice residential area in the foothills of Table Mountain and just a 10-20 mins drive from all of the Cape Town tourist attractions, including the downtown waterfront and the wine lands in Constantia. We could not have had a better place to stay than Jorje’s guest house and we will surely return, if our travels take us back to Cape Town again. If you are planning a visit to Cape Town, then the place to stay is definitely at “The Gables” !

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very kind to be so generous in your thoughts and words. Roger, both you and Sandra are delightful guests, more than that, Friends now even though you are far away. I particularly enjoyed your stay and your intelligent enthusiastic sharing of your experience.. I especially like having guests staying with me who are associated with The University of Cape Town. Probably because of my long time association with this excellent institution. Perhaps you will think of a topic from your field of expertise to deliver at the annual Summer School. UCT hosts lecturers from all around the world all delivering on an amazing wide range of topics. I hope you are able to further your research and support so as to come back soon.
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A beautiful and special stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 10 days at The Gables, and wow what a beautiful home and wonderful stay we all had!

I celebrated my 50th birthday in Cape Town and was my very first time in South Africa. Coming back to The Gables after each action packed day and relaxing in this peaceful home was just what we all needed, and more. I will definitely be coming back to stay here.

Thank you Jorje for making our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three words. What an experience.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about this wonderful home and wonderful host, Jorje. My stay here was simply amazing. The care and attention was impeccable, in absolutely everything; from the rooms to the food to the washing, and right up to the wise words and advice from Jorje! Everything was fabulous. I highly recommend this location if you want peace and quite.. coupled with the fact that you are only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town; a brilliant location and a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Foresters Arms
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Table bay Harbour
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mowbray Golf course
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Claremont Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
De Waal Drive/ M3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Wijyn huis
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Gables homestead is a short ten minute walk through light forested grasslands of the arbouretum to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, world heritage site offering magnificent walks. The plant variety and bird life is unique. You can enjoy the sunset concerts or relax in the safe beautiful spaces gazing up at the ever changing Table Mountain Chain. Tours of the garden via electric vehicle can be arranged The latest Wonder of The World: Table Mountain is your constant companion. Hiking and Mountain biking can be booked The Victoria and Albert Waterfront and shopping centre is a quick 10K drive along a scenic drive via the Cape Town harbour. Warm beaches of Muizenberg for surfing swimming or walking. Boat trips to see the seals or penguins are not to be missed. Aquila Game Reserve hosting the Big Five as well as the Cape Wine lands or historic Stellenbosch ensure all interests can be covered. The University of Cape Town, (an acknowledged World Centre of Academic Excellence,) hosting conferences and adult education or the world famous Newlands Cricket grounds are on your doorstep


Rates & Availability

Newlands House Rental Rates

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High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Gratuity to staff $14
Refundable damage deposit $71

I expect my guests to pay 50% deposit at time of booking and the balance to be paid one day prior to arrival. The 50% balance is calculated in accord with the time of booking. The deposit is only refundable in exceptional cases for the high season period.
University of Cape Town visitors, persons attending conferencing, or Adult Education courses are given special rates on application thereof.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Newlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Rose Suite) - toilet , shower , Suitable for wheel chairs
    Bathroom (Garden Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The bathrooms for both suites are large light and airy, spaces ideal for relaxing after a busy day sightseeing or to refresh after swimming. Please bring your own swimming, beach towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom/sitting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom dining and sitting area
  • The Garden Suite is a large room with a separate full bathroom own entrance, basic cooking facilities and private outdoor seating. There are wonderful views over the pool and towards the mountain. A tranquil garden space, alive with bird song and sweet smelling flowers. A quiet secluded area; ideal space for contemplation, research or post operative recovery. The avenues around the property and the forest provide wonderful walks and routes for running,cycling, or bird and plant study. All linen is of the finest Egyptian cotton in white, the duvet's and pillows are of goose down. Wireless internet access, is available and a selection of cable TV may be provided..
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The tranquility of the area and the forest setting beneath Table Mountain makes this retreat ideal for rest and recovery. The bustle of the shopping centers, theaters restaurants are very easy to access. The warm safe Indian ocean with long clean beaches or the Atlantic coast with beaches, where the fashoinista's frolic are a short drive away. Mountain walks on Table Mountain or a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical garden are on your doorstep. Daily breakfast or Candlelit dinner under the magnificence of Table Mountain is indeed a romantic experience you will treasure.

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