Tours in and around Cape Town.

We are more than happy to book your Tours for you whilst you are in Cape Town. You can pre-book them now, or decide upon your arrival at the Guest House.

In addition, we can book Tours for you in other parts of South Africa – including those along the Garden Route; The Kruger Park, or a trip To Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. Scroll down for all the options. Should you need any futher information, or would like to book, feel free to email us at enquiry@17loader.za.net or call 00 27 (0) 82 675 8193

These are the Tours we would recommend:

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THE HALF DAY CITY TOUR

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This is a morning or afternoon orientation tour of the Mother City venturing through the streets crowded with history.

(For a map of the City – click here)

This tour includes an optional to visit to Table Mountain or in the event of inclement weather, Table View.

Highlights

PRICE: R140.00 per person

          Includes:. Registered Satour Guide, Full luxury vehicl

Excludes: Cable car fees Entrance fees

 

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CAPE PENINSULA HALF DAY TOUR

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Half Day Tour

Morning:           Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                          Return              12h30

Afternoon         Depart              13h00 – 14h00

                          Return              17h30

Experience the rugged coastlines and unspoilt beauty as you wind your way along the shores of the Cape Peninsula to the mythical meeting place of two great oceans.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clifton & Camps Bay
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Hout Bay
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Noordhoek
  • Ostrich viewing
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cape  Point
  • False Bay
  • Penguin Colony (optional)
  • Simons Town
  • Muizenberg
  • Constantia

PRICE: R490.00 per person

PRIVATE TOURS (per person)

     1            2          3         4             5

R2470     R1130   R845  R710     R630

Includes: entrance fees Excludes: lunch and fee to optional visits

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THE PENINSULA & CAPE OF GOOD HOPE TOUR

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Full Day Tour

Daily Tours:      Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                           Return              17h30

Travel along the spectacular coastline of the Peninsula through charming historical villages. Visit the mythical meeting place of two great oceans and experience the “fairest Cape of all”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clifton & Camps Bay
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Llandudno
  • Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Isalnd)
  • Chapmans Peak Drive
  • Noordhoek
  • Ostrich viewing
  •  Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cape Point
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Penguin Colony (optional)
  • Simons Town
  • Muizenberg
  • Constantia
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

PRICE: R690 per person

Includes: entrance fees Excludes: lunch and fee to optional visits

PRIVATE TOURS:   1         2          3          4         5

   (per person)      R3080  R1555  R1120  R925  R810

 

 

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BEST OF THE CAPE TOUR

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Full Day Tour

Daily Tours:      Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                           Return              17h30

Combine historical Stellenbosch and its wine region with a journey to the Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point. All of this and more can be enjoyed even if you are on a tight schedule. Save R110.00 on the purchase of two half days.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Peninsula

  • Clifton & Camps Bay
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Llandudno
  • Hout Bay
  • Chapman’s Peak
  • Noordhoek
  • Ostrich viewing
  • Cape Point
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Penguin colony (optional)
  • Simons Town
  • Kalk Bay
  • Muizenberg
  • False Bay

The Wine Route

  • Stellenbosch orientation
  • Wine tasting
  • Cellar Tour
  • Opportunity to purchase wine
  • Cheese tasting

PRICE: R870.00 per person

Includes: cellar tour, 1 wine tasting

Excludes: lunch and optional visits

PRIVATE TOURS:   1         2           3         4         5

   (per person)      R3080  R1555  R1120  R925  R890

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HALF DAY WINELANDS

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Morning:           Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                           Return              12h30

Afternoon         Depart              13h00 – 14h00

                          Return              17h30

The protestant refuges from France brought with them their finely tuned centuries-old viticultural skills, applied locally with immediate success. Their settlement in the 1680s around the newly established villages of Stellenbosch gave birth to what we know today as the cradle of the South African wine industry.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wine tasting on Stellenbosch Wine Estate
  • Cheese tasting
  • Stellenbosch orientation
  • De Braak
  • Dorp Street
  • Cellar Tour
  • Second Wine Tasting
  • Opportunity to purchase wine

PRICE: R490.00 per person

Includes : Entrance fees, 2 wine tastings and I cheese tasting

PRIVATE TOURS:   1         2           3         4         5

   (per person)      R2470  R1130  R845  R710  R630

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THE WINE ROUTE

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Full Day Tour

Daily Tours:      Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                           Return              17h30

Allow us to take a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the Cape. Witness the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle & visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek & Paarl.

HIGHLIGHTS

Stellenbosch

  • City orientation
  • Dorp Street
  • De Braak
  • Free walk into historical town
  • Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate
  • Cellar Tour
  • Cheese Tasting

Paarl

  • Drive through Paarl
  • Wine tasting on a wine estate
  • View Nelson Mandela’s former prison (Victor Vester)

Franschoek

  • Historical village
  • Huguenot memorial (optional)
  • Wine tasting at a Franschoek vineyard
  • Helshoogte pass
  • Minimum 3 wine tastings
  • Optional picnic on the wine farm
  • Optional cheetah viewing at Spier Wine Estate (time permitting)
  • Opportunity to purchase wine

PRICE: R690 per person

Includes: cellar tour, 3 wine tastings and 1 cheese tasting

Excludes: lunch and optional visits

PRIVATE TOURS:   1         2           3         4         5

   (per person)      R2990  R1510  R1090  R895  R790

 

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TOWNSHIP TOURS

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Half Day Tour

 

Morning:           Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                           Return              12h30

Afternoon         Depart              13h00 – 14h00

                          Return              17h30

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals changed the lives of many people, to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • District Six, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)
  • Langa (oldest formal township)
  • Community school / crèche
  • Shebeen (option to taste traditional beer)
  • Khayelitsha (largest township)
  • Meet township entrepreneurs
  • Charismatic church service (Sunday)

PRICE: R390.00 per person

PRIVATE TOURS:   1          2          3         4         5

   (per person)       R2470  R1130  R845  R710  R630

Evening Township Tour

Get up close and personal on this special evening tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Welcome drinks at shebeen with traditional beer
  • Home visit and traditional dinner with local family
  • Be entertained by local music
  • Socialise with residents

PRICE: R495.00 per person

Includes: registered tour guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle

 

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SHARK DIVING AND VIEWING

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Full Day Tour

Depart                                      06h00

Return                                      17h00

Through the ages, the Great White Shark has stirred up emotions of fear & fascination. We invite you to join us on an expedition into this noble savage’s world. You could get close and personal in the cage or enjoy the experience from the deck of the largest and most stable boat operating from Gansbaai Harbour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early pick up at your hotel, en route to Gansbaai
  • Breakfast, overview of day and safety briefing
  • Launch from Gansbaai Harbour
  • Anchor near Shark Alley and start cage diving
  • Approx 5 hours out at sea to enjoy the interaction with one of the natures most awesome predators
  • Viewing of Great White Sharks, seals, various birdlife and whales in season
  • Return to Gansbaai harbour
  • Lunch and viewing of DVD of day
  • Handing out dive certificates to cage divers
  • Return to Cape Town

PRICE: R1650.00 per person

Includes: transport in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, breakfast on arrival, equipment on boat, snacks on boat, lunch and soft drinks. The boat operated by UnrealDive Expeditions

Excludes: DVD of the day

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THE WHALE ROUTE

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Full Day Tour

Daily Tours:      Depart              08h00 – 09h00

                           Return              17h30

 Enjoy a scenic coastal drive and experience the majestic beauty of the southern Right Whales basking in the warm waters off the Hermanus coastline.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
  • The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
  • Rotary Drive
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Hermanus
  • Land Based whale watching
  • Elgin
  • Sir Lowry’s Pass

PRICE: R690.00 per person

Includes: registered tour guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle, entrance to Harold Porter Botanical Garden

Excludes: lunch and boat trip

PRIVATE TOURS:   1         2           3         4         5

   (per person)      R3080  R1555  R1120  R925  R810

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The Garden Route

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South Africa’s Garden Route is all about mountains and oceans, as both are experienced in all their glory along the Garden Route. Criss-cross between the two via mountain passes into the hot dry Karoo, then back down to the temperate coast. South Africa’s expansive landscapes are defined on the Garden Route and a combination of nature and history completes this splendid toCape Town

 

The Garden Route 3 day / 2 night Package.

 

DAY 1: MosselBay

Depart from 17 on Loader Guest House in Cape Town to MosselBay. Discovered by Bartholomew Dias, Mossel Bay is one of the biggest attractions on the Garden Route.

  • Wine Tasting
  • Dias museum & Old Post Office Tree
  • Replica of Bartholomew Dias Caravel
  • The Granary & Shell Museum
  • Dinner & overnight in Oudtshoorn

DAY 2: Oudtshoorn

The charming town of Oudtshoorn, situated in the Klein Karoo is home to South Africa’s ostrich farm industry and the world famous Cango Caves.

  • Ostrich farm
  • Cango Wildlife Reserve
  • CangoCaves
  • Dinner &Overnight in Kynsna

DAY 3: Knysna / PlettenbergBay

Knysna, situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful lagoon offers a wide variety of activities and attractions.

  • Knysna Heads & Waterfront
  • Elephant Park
  • PlettenbergBay &RobbergPeninsula

Return to Cape Town in the afternoon.

PRICE: R5990 per person sharing

Single Supplement: R590

Includes: Luxury vehicle with registered guide, and entrance fees to all above mentioned attractions. 2 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis plus 2 dinners

 

 

 

The Garden Route 4 day / 3 night Package

DAY 1: Oudtshoorn

Depart from 17 on Loader Guest House in Cape Town via Robertson winelands .  Run the race against extinction while visiting the oldest and biggest cheetah and croc contact centre world-wide.

  • Wine tasting on route to  in Robertson area
  •  Crocodile and Cheetah project
  • Dinner & overnight in Oudtshoorn

DAY 2: Oudtshoorn/ Knysna

Visit the charming town of Oudtshoorn,,home to South Africa’s ostrich farm industry and the world famous Cango Caves as well as Knysna,situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful lagoon offers a wide variety of activities and attractions.

  • Ostrich farm
  • CangoCaves
  • ElephantPark
  • Dinner & overnight in Knysna

DAY 3: Knysna / PlettenbergBay

Tsitsikamma is an area characterised by large tracts of indigenous forests, deep river gorges and magnificent coastlines

  • NaturesValley& the Big tree
  • Monkeyland& Birds of Eden
  • Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve
  • PlettenbergBay &RobbergPeninsula
  • Dinner & overnight in Knysna

DAY 4: MosselBay

Mossel Bay. Discovered by Bartholomew Dias, Mossel Bay is one of the biggest attractions on the Garden Route.

  • Knysna Heads & Waterfront
  • Dias museum & Old Post Office Tree
  • Replica of Bartholomew Dias Caravel
  • The Granary & Shell Museum

Return to Cape Town in the afternoon.

PRICE: R7359.00 per person sharing

Single Supplement: R790

Includes: Luxury vehicle with registered guide, and entrance fees to all above mentioned attractions. 3 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis plus 3 dinners.

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KRUGER SAFARI

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Take some time to experience the splendour of the Kruger Park and its surrounds.

 

3 day / 2 night Safari Package

 

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1

  • Transfer from Johannesburg to the Kruger Park
  • Embark on a afternoon Bush walk in the Park
  • Dinner at your lodge
  • Night in your lodge 3*

DAY 2

  • Breakfast
  • Full Day game drive in the Kruger
  • Dinner at your lodge
  • Night in your lodge 3*

DAY 3

  • Breakfast
  • Midday transfer from the Kruger Park to Johannesburg

Includes: return transfers to JHB, afternoon game drive,  full day game drive, 2 nights accommodation at a 3* lodge including dinners

Excludes: flights, lunch & personal expenses.

Please note: the transfer leaves from Johannesburg to Kruger Park promptly at 10h00 and arrival at Johannesburg on final day is at approximately 18h30

PRICE: R5600.00 per person sharing. Single Supplements:    R590

4 day / 3 night Kruger Park Private Game Reserve

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1

  • Transfer from Johannesburg to Hazyview
  • Afternoon Bush Walk
  • Dinner at your lodge
  • Night in your lodge 3* lodge in Hazyview

DAY 2

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from Hazyview to the Private Game Reserve in Malelane (Kruger Park)
  • Lunch at the Private Game Reserve
  • Afternoon 4X4 Game Drive
  • Dinner
  • Night at the Private Game Reserve

DAY 3

  • Early Morning 4X4 Game Drive
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon 4X4 Game Drive
  • Night at the Private Game Reserve

DAY 4

  • Early Morning 4X4 Game Drive
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from the Private Game Reserve in Malelane (Kruger Park) to Hazyview
  • Transfer from Hazyview to Johannesburg

Includes: Transfer from and to JHB, 2 x morning and 2 x afternoon game drives, 1 night accommodation at a 3* lodge in Hazyview including Dinner & Breakfast, 2 nights accommodation at a Private Game Reserve in the Kruger Park including lunches, dinners & breakfasts.

Excludes: flights, lunch & personal expenses.

Please note: the transfer leaves from Johannesburg to Kruger Park promptly at 10h00 and arrival at Johannesburg on final day is at approximately 18h00. Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg can be arranged upon request

PRICE: R7690.00 per person sharing     Single Supplements: R1480.00

 

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EASTERN CAPE SAFARI

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Set in the lush subtropical Eastern Cape bushveld and Coastal forests, Sibuya has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. From the moderately open river plains, through the pristine lower Albany forest, there are also patches of Cape Fynbos and a windswept grassy plateau favoured by many of the larger grazing animals. The unique experience starts immediately with a half hour boat transfer to tented camps situated at the water’s edge. Guests are treated to breathtaking scenery and an abundance of animals including the “Big Five” and birdlife. All this set against an amazing backdrop formed by the Indian Ocean in a malaria free environment

 

3 day / 2 night package.

Day 1

  • Transfer from Port Elizabeth to Sibuya
  • 45 min Boat Transfer to lodge.
  • Welcome Drink
  • Lunch
  • 4×4 Game Drive PM Sunset Drink and Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Lodge

Day 2

  • Coffee/Tea Snack
  • 4×4 Game Drive AM
  • Breakfast
  • Morning at leisure
  • Lunch
  • 4×4 Game Drive PM Sunset Drink and Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Lodge

Day 3

  • Coffee/Tea Snack
  • 4×4 Game Drive AM
  • Breakfast
  • 45 min Boat Transfer to Shuttle
  • Return transfer to Port Elizabeth

PRICE: R5750 per person sharing

Single Supplement: R1500

Includes: Tranfer from and to Port Elizabeth, Welcome Drink; 2 AM Game Drives, 2 PM Game Drives; 2 lunches, 2 dinners & 2 nights accommodation.

Excludes: Personal expenses.

 

 

 

 

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PILANESBERG SAFARI

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3 day / 2 night package

Black Rhino is a private game lodge within the Pilanesberg National Park about one and a half hours from Johannesburg. The crater of a 1200 million -year extinct volcano provides the setting for this memorable experience. The crater is enclosed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills forming an amphitheater – like environment. Entering the crater through these hills, prehistory and ancient times rise up out of the geology and landscape creating a sense of being transported back in time. Because of its positioning between the arid Kalahari and wetter Lowveld, the vegetation from both areas are located on this terrain. This unique transition carries a wide game variety of species and the sighting of elephant, black rhino, white rhino, lion and leopard amongst others is very common.

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1

  • Transfer from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg
  • Welcome Drink
  • Lunch
  • 4×4 Game Drive PM Sunset Drink and Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Lodge

Day 2

  • Coffee/Tea Snack
  • 4×4 Game Drive AM
  • Breakfast
  • Morning at leisure
  • Lunch
  • 4×4 Game Drive PM Sunset Drink and Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Lodge

Day 3

  • Coffee/Tea Snack
  • 4×4 Game Drive AM
  • Breakfast

Return transfer to Johannesburg

Includes: Transfer from and to JHB, Welcome Drink; 2 AM Game Drives, 2 PM Game Drives; 2 lunches, 2 dinners & 2 nights accommodation.

Excludes: Flights & personal expenses.

Please note: the transfer leaves from Johannesburg to KrugerPark promptly at 10h00 and arrival at Johannesburg on final day is at approximately 18h00. Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg can be arranged upon request

 

PRICE: R6390.00 per person sharing     Single Supplements: R1690.00

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VICTORIA FALLS

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Zimbabwe

Known by locals as “Mosi-oa-tuya” (the smoke that thunders), the biggest falls in the world are certain to leave you in awe. Victoria Falls with its numerous attractions and activities is ideally used as a base while you explore the rest of Zimbabwe and the Chobe region of Botswana.

 

3 day / 2 day Victoria Falls Package

DAY 1:

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Transfer to Victoria Falls airport to your hotel
  • Sunset cruise
  • Night at your lodge on B&B basis

DAY 2

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breakfast
  • Visit of the Falls on the Zimbabwe side
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Night at your lodge on a B&B basis

DAY 3

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Victoria Falls airport

Optional activities available:

River rafting, Helicopter ride to view the falls, Bungie jumping, Elephant Back Safari

PRICE: R2990 per person sharing SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: R950.00 (Price may vary due to fluctuation in international currency)

Includes:

  • Meet & Greet outside Airport
  • Transfers in & out
  • 2 nights at your Lodge/Hotel/Guest House on BB basis
  • Sunset cruise on Zambezi River
  • Tour of the Falls

Excludes:

  • Lunches, dinners
  • Flights to & from Victoria Falls
  • For stay in Victoria Falls � Zimbabwe visa issued locally upon arrival and in cash US Dollars only : 30 USD single entry, 45 USD double entry. Lunches, dinners
  • Flights to & from Victoria Falls

 

Airport Transfers

There are a number of ways of getting from Cape Town International airport to 17 on Loader Guest House.

In no particular order, these include:

  1. Taking a regular cab, readily available at most exit doors of the Airport terminus buildings. Fares vary considerably and are suject to the time of day; the type of vehicle used; the weather (!); and traffic congestion en route to and from the airport. Prices start at around R 150.00 per cab and can go as high as R 400.00;
  2. The recently introduced MyCiti bus which is of great benefit to travellers. The price per person, one-way costs R 50.00 – the only problem being that the bus terminates in Central Cape Town – and alternative transportation is required to get to the guest house. For more information on MyCiti, please click here; and
  3. Taking a direct airport-to-guest house shuttle. Whilst we will make the arrangements for you on your behalf, we enjoy no financial benefit from these transfers. Although a tad more expensive than many regular cabs (it costs R 290.00 for up to 4 people during regular hours), the shuttle company we use has provided us with an excellent, and reliable service for many years. A further advantage of using this shuttle service is that guests are met on the way out of the customs/exits with a driver bearing your name and our logo on a Board. Your luggage is carried for you and you are looked after from door-to-door. A hassle free way of getting "home" as soon as possible.Should you wish to use this service, please click on this email address: enquiry@17loader.za.net

Have a safe trip!

de Waterkant.

 

Being situated in the area known as “de Waterkant Village”, 17 on Loader Guest House is privileged to not only be situated in a scenic, and historic are of Cape Town – it is also very centrally situated and within a short walking distance of places like the famous V&A Waterfront; the City Centre; and The Cape Town International Convention Centre. Additionally, Loader Street – where our guest house is situated, is ideally placed slap bang in the hub of all things happening in de Waterkant.

Some facts which may be of interest concerning de Waterkant:

It is one of the most famous, and interesting areas of Cape Town. In essence it is a Village within the boundaries of the City of Cape Town itself – and is in itself totally self-sufficient.

Architecture styles are predominantly of the Cape Malay and Georgian eras – relatively ornate facades, with single storey flat roofs (similar to those to be found in the Karoo). However, with the area becoming so popular, massive regeneration has taken place – with almost every house now an architectural and interior masterpiece. And as a consequence, property prices have sky rocketed over the past 10 years. (It is to a large extent thanks to Maree Brink, of the company Village and Life that de Waterkant Village has prospered – with his visionary and sensitive approach to the general upgrading of the area).

Loader Street is situated parallel to both High Level and Somerset Roads – the latter Streets basically forming the original boundaries of de Waterkant. However, over time, the boundaries have been extended, and now include Streets such as Prestwich, Hudson, Buitengracht and Boundary Roads. See map here.

The Village is basically a “one stop shop” – where you can find all that one ever needs: Places where you can: Eat; Sleep; Shop; Work; and Party!

Eat:

Restaurants, coffee shops and eateries are in abundance throughout the Village. These include: The Truth Café on Somerset Road. San Julian Mexican Restaurant situated in lower Rose Street, Origin Coffee Roasting and The Loading Bay in Hudson Street.

Closer to “home” – 17 on Loader Guest House enjoys very close proximity (+- 2 minutes’ walk) to literally dozens more places where one snack and drink away: Café MaxThe Village Cafe and  Café Manhattan are all situated in de Waterkant Street (Café Manhattan is the oldest eatery in the Village). De Waterkant Street is the next parallel Street down from Loader Street.

Part of de Waterkant’s rejuvenation has taken the form of the creation of two business hubs – known as “The Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village” – which is also home to a myriad of restaurants. Within these two “quarters” one can find restaurants such as Lazari, Vanilla; Voila , Kuzina, The Cru , Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar , Andiamo, and the La Petite Tarte.

Slightly further afield (about 5 minutes walk), one can find other delectable eateries – Table Thirteen , Beluga, Il Leone, and La Pigalle, to name but a few.

Sleep:

De Waterkant Village has dozens of accommodation establishments, including self catering units, B&B’s, Lodges, Hotels and Guest Houses. These include de Waterkant Cottages; Village and Life, the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction , and of course – 17 on Loader Guest House!

Shop:

De Waterkant is a shopper’s delight! One can literally “shop till you drop” and stretch those credit cards to the max! The Cape Quarter is the main focus for shops in the area. Types of shops include Arts and Curios: (Baraka, prêt-a-pot, Lisa King Gallery); Health and Beauty: (mediCape Clinic, and dr Lechtape-Gruter Plastic Surgeon); Fashion: About 20 shops – see here); Furniture: (Private Collections, Pierre Cronje, and Global Heritage to name but a few).

Work:

De Waterkant has become one of the most desirable areas in which to work – being convenient, trendy, and safe. Some of the big name businesses include de Loitte’s, 140 BBDO, Primedia and Pernod Ricard). However, the bulk of businesses in the area are made up of small, talent-rich and highly creative entities and/or professionals. These include Engage Brandcraft, iLead Model Agencies, Faith Models, datNow’s Attorneys, and NS Digital

 

Party!

The Village has a history of being one the party hubs of Cape Town – be it late night Jazz and Soul spots, to pulse popping, head banging nightclubs. Places to look out for include: The Bronx, The Hot House (a party with a difference!) Crew Bar, Cubana Havana Lounge, and Trinity.

Whatever you are looking for – de Waterkant has it in abundance. It’s truly a destination within Cape Town itself. Stroll through its quaint Streets, linger over a coffee, or dance the night away – but one thing’s for sure – it sure will find a special little spot in your heart.

And the upgrading continues!

 

It has now been almost a year since renovations and upgrading started at # 17. At times the changes were quick, and easy – and at other times, slow and difficult. Nonetheless, the "work-in-progress" has been an incredible journey, and experience – made all the easier by those that have helped along the way. A HUGE thank you to all of you – your love, care, hard work, attention and dedication has been so much appreciated.

Easter weekend saw yet further improvements coming about – especially in the reception and living area, where huge pots of plants now stand proud, and ready to welcome guests! Images to follow.

 

17 on Loader’s blog!

Welcome to my blog – intended to keep you up to date, and informed as to what is happening at 17 on Loader Guest House.

Over the past 9 years, "17" (as it is fondly referred to) has been host to literally thousands of people from all over the world. And I have really met some totally awesome guests – and have in fact had the privilege to get to know them – some of whom I have struck up friendships with – and have visited them back in in their own Countries. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of this business.

I have also, over the years had some totally bizarre, outrageous, and hilarious experiences – guests never cease to amaze me!

Over time, I intend sharing some of these stories with you, so watch this space….

But for now, I just wanted to post a picture or two I have taken on the roof deck over the past few days. It's all about having a cup of coffee as the sun rises over the City, and casts it's pink glow over Table Mountain. I am so truly blessed to be able to start each day this way! Fondest, Dirk