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Dear Guest,

A very warm welcome to Kaap Mooi Luxury Guesthouse

I am delighted that you have chosen us for your stay in Cape Town, and I want to ensure you that we will do everything possible to make your stay a pleasant one.

This Electronic Information Folder gives you a thorough insight about all our facilities and services available.

I hope you will have a fantastic Kaap Mooi Experience. Feel free to contact myself or any of our staff on Extension 6400 from the phone in your room should you need assistance.

We wish you a pleasant stay with us and enjoy your time in Cape Town!

Kind Regards


Chris de Villiers

General Manager

1890s Guest House Tamboerskloof - Graaff Property 2.png

The origins of Tamboerskloof as a name is obscure but it was a farm run with slave labour that was divided up as the city expanded. The neighbourhood consists of steep streets of close packed two and three-storey Victorian era housing.  Many of the houses were built by returning soldiers from the Anglo-Boer war in 1905.  Another building boom in the 1930s gave rise to a wealth of Art Deco apartment blocks. 

It is believed that the suburb, Tamboerskloof, was named after the original estate, Tamboer’s Kloof, however still unsubstantiated.

The name "Tamboerskloof" is derived from the Afrikaans words for drum "tamboer" and valley "kloof". When Dutch settlers arrived and set up farms in the 1650s, they established the first of a series of lookout points at the site where Tamboerskloof lies today. From these lookout points, watchmen would beat drums to alert farmers in the area to the approach of a ship. Thanks to this, farmers would know that it was time to make their way to Cape Town harbour with their crops.

Circa 1890 this authentic Villa, now Kaap Mooi Luxury Guesthouse’s architectural details is typical of the affluent owner of the time.

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