Thulani River Lodge: Guesthouse in Cape Town

Thulani Guesthouse in Cape Town

The Zulu word "Thulani" stands for tranquility, peace and balance. You will find this and many other comforts in our beautiful guesthouse.

Thulani Guesthouse in Cape Town

The Thulani Guesthouse's wonderful scenery

The Thulani River Lodge is surrounded by 8000 m² of beautiful garden, through which a small romantic stream stretches. The centrally located guesthouse impresses with its thatched roof, its modern African ambience and its superb outdoor swimming pool made of natural rocks.

The Pool   

Flowerage in spring  

The house offers several luxurious en suite bedrooms and spacious self-catering apartments. Our dreamlike Honeymoon Suite has a spectacular panorama view over the gardens and is the place to be for honeymooners and all those who are in love. Stylish lounges and a cosy fireplace are the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day while watching the beautiful sunset. Our exquisite breakfast buffet - which you can enjoy on the large terrace by the pool or in the cosy dining room - leaves nothing to be desired. Of course, we provide safe parking on the premises.

Location of Thulani Guesthouse

Thulani Guesthouse is situated at the beginning and the end of the Garden Route, yet it is also perfectly suitable for honeymooners and long-term vacationists. The Guesthouse offers perfectly relaxating holidays only 20 minutes from the airport and only 15 minutes from Cape Town centre (visit us on Google Earth).

There are many places to visit during your stay. The picturesque Hout Bay, for example, which you can reach in only five minutes, has much to offer: a small marina, lovely restaurants, African markets, to mention only a few. You can book all excursions at the guesthouse. We will be happy to help

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The house's extensive gardens

In the immediate vicinity of the guesthouse there are several golf courses, beaches, the fantastic "World of Birds", the Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens and many more attractions. The Constantia district with its picturesque vineyards is the perfect destination for day trippers.


Thulani Guesthouse is built in harmony with nature with purely natural materials, such as Balauwoods, slate floors and a thatched roof. The accommodation consists of spacious and elegant en suite bedrooms and suites, each with full modern facilities. The bathrooms are spacious and luxuriously equipped. Each room is held in a modern African style and has its own balcony with a spectacular panorama view.

Bedroom in modern African style        

Romantic Flair     

A romantic Honeymoon Suite is also available. It is next to the outdoor swimming pool and offers a beautiful bedroom with an adjacent dressing room. Its luxury bathroom commands a shower and a bath with a view of the 12 Apostle Mountains, which cannot be outbidden with romanticism.

Fireplace at dusk  

You hosts: Claudia and Hartmut von Lemm

Welcome to South Africa! Thulani Guesthouse is owned and managed by the German couple Claudia von Lemm, a chef, and her husband Hartmut, a restaurateur.
« For more than 21 years we have been running a successful catering company. Our love towards South Africa, Cape Town in particular, led to the decision of opening a guesthouse in Hout Bay. We guarantee a relaxing vacation and excellent service. Our philosophy is personal service, friendly staff and outstanding cuisine. Enjoy the delicate breakfast with fresh fruits and local delicatessen, relax and unwind in our beautiful guesthouse. Whether you are looking for recommendations on sports, restaurants, wine or excursions - we will be happy to be of service. Forget stress - enjoy the sun of South Africa! »


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4 Stars (TGCSA)

:: About South Africa

Africa is one of the world's most varied continents. In South Africa alone there are more than 11 official languages and numerous regional dialects. Yet there is no need to learn Afrikaans as the majority of the South African population speaks English fluently.

The South Africans are cheerful and friendly people. They are welcoming towards tourists and always willing to lend a helping hand.

Moreover, the growing internationalisation of the recent years, which especially affected the big cities on the Cape, has made South Africa attractive to people from all over the world. South African universities and colleges attract growing numbers of international students. Cape Town has much to offer to young and old. Experience its numerous attractions and its vibrant night life. Come and see for yourself. We are happy to inform you about current events.

Table Mountain with world famous "table cloth"             

:: How to plan your holiday

Many airline companies, such as Lufthansa or South African Airlines, offer non-stop flights at reasonable prices. We are happy to help you to book your flight. For further information please contact us.

:: Information for business travellers

Thulani Guesthouse offers business travellers everything to make their stay comfortable and agreeable. We guarantee a sophisticated atmosphere, great hospitality and the highest safety standards. With the city of Cape Town is its immediate vicinity, Hout Bay is the perfect place for you and your business partners. All rooms are spacious and our w-LAN connection covers all of the premises, which allows you to work on the patio or next to the pool..

21 years of catering experience, which we got in Germany, enable us to make your stay as pleasant as possible. If requested, we will be happy to serve you and your business partners an exquisite dinner at any time.

Our services for you:

- secure parking on the premises
- latest security standards- spacious rooms
- all rooms with balcony or patio
- conference facilities indoors and outdoors
- airport shuttle
- cool drinks all day
- dinner on request
- we speak English and German


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