No knick-knacks,
just white pure cotton linen 
  & amazing views

  6 apartments, most with views and balcony or terrace
  1 small Double room en-suite
"Nicht weitersuchen, sondern gleich buchen!"
Meine Frau und ich waren für fünf Tage zu Gast bei Katrin im Upperbloem. Wir können dieses B&B nur empfehlen! Katrin ist sehr nett und stets hilfsbereit. Sie hat für uns einen Flughafentransfer und eine Townshiptour (sehr eindrucksvoll) organisiert. Auch bei der Buchung eines Mietwagens hat Katrin uns geholfen. Den Vermieter "Around About Cars" können wir ebenfalls empfehlen. Das Haus selbst liegt sehr zentral im Kapmalayenviertel. Unser Zimmer war sauber und sehr schön eingerichtet, insb. der Naturstein im Bad wirkt edel. Der Ausblick vom Balkon des Frühstückraumes ist wunderschön: Vor uns liegt die Stadt und die Waterfront, rechts der Tafelberg direkt vor der Nase.
Wir können das Upperbloem Guesthouse nur empfehlen!

Dieter Aug2011

"Charming hotel in Malay district"
Beautifully located, small (7 rooms) hotel in the Malay quarters of Cape Town. Prices very reasonable. Rooms clean and tastefully furnished. Breakfast self serve of good western standard (no full English breakfast but more than enough to make you happy). Friendly staff. Hotel is close to city centre and Long street, but the walk to the hotel from long street is very steep. Consider taking a taxi home (cost about R30) if you are not so fit. Area seemed safe (by South African standards) but consider to take a taxi home after sunset. Beautiful surroundings in the Malay quarters and a nice view from the hotel balcony. We are overall very pleased and can recommend this hotel which is guaranteed value for money.
Patrik  Apr2011

Wir haben eine Woche im Upperbloem in Kapstadt verbracht und es war einfach sehr schön! Eher durch Zufall sind wir auf dieses Guesthouse gestoßen und dachten uns: das ist perfekt für uns. Wir sind beide 19 Jahre und für unseren Geldbeutel war das Upperbloem einfach spitzenmäßig. Unser Zimmer "Mountain-view" war sehr sauber, schön eingerichtet und der Blick auf den Tafelberg war einfach unbezahlbar! Das Frühstück war reichhaltig und abwechslungsreich! Ein Highlight war es immer auf dem Balkon zu sitzen, das Frühstück zu genießen und einfach einen sehr schönen Blick über ganz Kapstadt zu haben.
Das Viertel Bo-Kaap, indem Upperbloem, liegt besticht durch die schönen bunten Häuser und die netten Menschen. Von der Moschee wurden wir nur am ersten Morgen geweckt ansonsten war dies kein Problem.
Die Besitzerin Katrin war sehr nett und hilfsbereit und gab uns einige gute Tipps!
Ein Erlebnis war es jedesmal mit dem Mietwagen die doch sehr steilen Straßen hoch zu fahren! :D
Zu Fuß konnte man gut Green Market Square (~10min) erreichen und wer auch länger laufen will kann dies tun und zur Waterfront laufen (~40min).
Wir würden definitiv nächstes mal wieder ins Upperbloem gehen! :)
Moritz Jul2011

Thanks a lot again for the warm welcome.
Julie & Thibault Nov2010

I like to thank you once more for your fantastic hospitality
and i really hope to see you again.
Ciao from Mario and...Simonetta. Aug2010

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for your hospitality, kindness and care. I really had a wonderful time at your place.
Ahsan June2010

Pleasure staying with you! You have a stunning place and I felt extremely comfortable there,
Thanks for everything, I'll definitely be back!
M. June2010

Had a great stay!   Wonderful reception from Owner/Manager. Stunning accommodation and fantastic breakfasts!
Anonymus April2010

Wir haben uns im Upperbloem sehr wohl gefühlt und werden gern an die dort verbrachte Zeit zurückdenken.
Heidi und Guenter March2010

Stunning views!  Good location, great views. Close to city centre and V&A Waterfront. Friendly atmosphere!
Jason Nov2009
More guest reviews ...

Welcome to Upperbloem

Views - Location - Atmosphere

Bo-Kaap,  City Centre
Cape Town

South Afri

Guesthouse & Apartments
in the historic centre of Cape Town

8 Upper Bloem Street
Bo-Kaap, City Centre
Cape Town 8001 
South Africa

Phone: Katrin  +27 (0) 83 8868 167
or   +27 (0) 21 423 88 13
Fax  +27 (0) 86 532 8808
Skype: Upperbloem
What our guests say:
  D i r e c t i o n s :

Airport Transfer Special:
R280 total per way for 1-2 people
additional R30 per additional person.
All we need is your arrival time and flight number . Your transfer will wait in the8 arrival hall. Please look out for a board with your name on your way to the exit.

From Airport: Take N2 towards city and  Eastern Boulevard  until you pass the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Go straight into Buitengracht towards Table Mountain.
From Buitengracht:
Take  WALE STREET up the hill into Bo-Kap. (Hilton hotel at the corner, famous street with colourful houses)
After about 200m turn SHARP left into PENTZ Street (Bismillah Restaurant on the corner, cobble stone street). Go all the way up and at the end turn left  into UPPER BLOEM STREET.
Number 8 is on your left hand side

All apartments are self-catering with
a fully equipped kitchen
Tea,coffee, and basics are provided.

You can have a lazy breakfast anytime on your own balcony or terrace or alongside the pool  - no stress.
We are happy to provide a breakfast pack for the
first morning - on request - and a list of the best trendy cafes in walking distance.

Please note there is no communal kitchen/lounge/ balcony anymore.

Longstreet and Green Market Square are a 5 minute walk away with
Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs to cater for every taste.
( Long Street is famous for its night life, too.)

Renovations are finished

6 new apartments

all with  balcony / terrace
most with views

W h a t   t o   d o

We are just 5 minutes walk away from
Long Street, Greenmarket Square and Company's Garden.

15 minutes walk to Kloof Street and De Waterkant.
10 minutes drive to Table Mountain, V+A Waterfront, CTICC, Camps Bay & Clifton beaches
20 minutes drive to Milnerton Golf Course, Hout Bay, Blouberg, Airport.
30 minutes drive to the Winelands, Constantia,
60 minutes drive to Cape Point, Langebaan
2 hours drive to Hermanus, Paternoster
Do you need a Tour or a Rental Car ?  
No problem
, let us know your dates, and we'll get you the best rates in town.
S l e e p

Private balcony with couch and amazing views of city and harbour!
Queen Bed with white pure cotton linen and moskitonet. Flat screen TV , couch, and luxurious large bathroom en-suite with bath and walk-in shower.

Apartment 2 with small french balcony and views of Table Mountain and the city.
New bathroom with bath and walk in shower. Small open plan apartment with french balcony, and small kitchenette with city views, fully equipped. Crisp white pure cotton linen, flatscreen TV and couch.

Apartment 3 with Mountain views, no private balcony, but a balcony with Table Mountain views can be used anytime.
Cool in summer with a large designer bed, flatscreen TV, couch.
Kitchenette fully equipped.
Small bathroom en-suite with walk-in shower.

Apartment 5 with panoramic views over city and Table Mountain, large balcony.
You want the best views? Choose our brandnew apartment with kitchenette, bathroom with bath and shower. Queensize bed, flatscreen TV, couch. 

Small Double room 4
For an extra person or couple, ask for this room - on request. Bathroom en-suite, shower only.
Double bed, crisp white pure cotton linen, small TV.
No views, no kitchen, no balcony
(SLEEP 1-2)

We love kids, but there are no sleeper couches or twin beds. Children under 12 on request only.

Which apartment?

Apartment 1 with Sea views and large balcony 
you will feel on top of the world!