Grand Room comes to Cape Town.


    Adding to the successful trilogy of the celebrated Grand properties in South Africa, Grand Café, Camps Bay present their ‘Grand Room’ in preparation for Summer 2011, following on from the success of Grand Café & Rooms in Plettenberg Bay and Grand Café & Beach in Granger Bay, Cape Town. Grand Room, Cape Town accommodates two guests in true Grand style with 24 hour butler service, concierge, private access and designated parking. Grand Room offers the signature style King size bed that has become renowned and takes pride in having one of the largest ‘mini bars’ in the world! Grand room offers a sumptuous en suite bathroom with a double slipper copper bath and                  

Win luxury accommodation, great nosh, and a R 2 500.00 camera voucher!


We have been overwhelmed by the response from local businesses who have thrown their weight and support behind our very own "local is lekker" contestant Liam Kelly. We wrote an article earlier this weekend about What'sUp with Liam - THE CapeTonian set to take the world by storm. Here's what we had to say: Liam Kelly – a CapeTonian with a mission – is set to go places –Literally! Having recently entered into the STA Travel World Explorer Competition, Liam is down to the wire having just been selected as one of the top 5 of over 4000 applicants countrywide. What’sUp has the utmost faith that our readers are going to ensure that winning this one is pretty much “in the bag” (which is already packed!). So What’sUp for grabs you may                  

Win 4 nights Accommodation in de Waterkant – and some Moola! Predict the Countries in the Soccer World Cup Final


In the spirit of the games, 17 on Loader Guest House in de Waterkant is going a bit moggy. We are running a competition – the prize being 4 nights accommodation (for 2) and some Moola to spend in de Waterkant Village, Cape Town. All you have to do is predict the two teams who will be playing in the final - before the closing of the group stages! Submit your answer by posting a comment. (Terms and conditions apply)                  

Accommodation in Cape Town for Soccer World Cup 2010.

17 on Loader Guest House, de Waterkant, Cape Town.

The verdict is out. We now know who is playing where. The search is on for space in Cape Town - and the prices are rising. Here at 17 on Loader Guest House in Cape Town, we are being inundated with enquiries. Interestingly enough though, is that a large percentage of enquiries are coming in from America. Do they know something that we don't? Anyhow, time will tell, but for now - watch this space! We recently commissioned SWEET DUDE to take some new pictures for us. Will preview them on the blog from time to time. And with summer fever taking hold in Cape Town, and temperatures are rising in EVERY respect, why not come to our roof deck and enjoy a cold shower?                  

17 on Loader Guest House in de Waterkant launches it’s Official 2010 logo.


In the spirit of true sportsmanship, 17 on Loader Guest House has decided to take this 2010 Soccer World Cup thingy seriously - and by doing so, has decided to create it's very own Official 2010 logo. Now we are challenging all our fellow accommodation establishment colleagues, be they Hotels, Guest Houses, Self Catering units or whatever other type you can think of - in de Waterkant or anywhere else in Cape Town - to come up with their very own logo as well. Let's have a showdown, and a contest to see who will win! Talking of winning.... Here's a few nights of accommodation at 17 on Loader Guest House up for grabs: Come up with THE BEST wording for our official 2010 T-shirt - and you could be in one of our beds in                  

“Loads of fun on Loader Street”

Loads of fun on Loader Street” submitted by "travelprofessor19" Kentucky Great guesthouse: safe, clean, friendly, centrally located, good deal for your money. The owner will help you with all your needs. In the morning you get a nice breakfast in a basket, which they leave in front of your door. You can eat it on the rooftop, in your bed, or at the main dining table. They will also arrange for reliable and safe airport transportation. I've recommended the place to several friends: single women, gay and straight males, older and younger. I'll definitely stay there again. My ratings for this hotel Value 5/5 Rooms 5/5 Location 5/5 Cleanliness 5/5 see tripadvisor reviews of 17 on loader guest                  

Review of 17 on Loader Guest House

Review by: Vicki Peaple, London (stayed: June 2009) - sa-venues Even in the cold and rain, 17 on Loader was a lovely place to stay in Cape Town. Beautifully clean rooms, very relaxed atmosphere and breakfast baskets outside the room in the morning a lovely touch. We really appreciated the mini guided tour on arrival (!) and the friendliness of all the staff. Location was also excellent being within reach of a few nice bars and restaurants, not too far from the Waterfront and within striking distance of the city centre. Next time we'll come in summer when we can fully appreciate the roof top. A much nicer place to stay than a faceless hotel! Read sa-venues link here Or see tripadvisor                  

When accommodation turns into acommodation or even accomodation!

Ever wondered why people who make their money from the provision of accommodation facilities often cannot spell the word "accommodation " correctly? It is one of my pet hates. I mean get it right! It's like saying you make a living out of playing the sport called rubgy! One of the most glaring examples I have seen recently is a large sign as you enter into Victoria Road in Bantry Bay at the end of Sea Point. Check it out - or better still - point out any that you may see on your travels (photos most welcome). Two nights accommodation (or would it now be  acommodation or  accomodation?)  at 17 on Loader Guest House are up for grabs for the most interesting submission......!                  

Bem-vindo a pousada 17 on Loader na Cidade do Cabo, muito conhecida como De Waterkant Village.


Situada na ladeira do Signal Hill com vista para o porto da cidade e também com vista para um dos grandes cartões postais da cidade, V&A Waterfront, De WaterKant é muito conhecida por sua arquitetura única e original, ruas revestidas de pedras coloniais com boutiques de roupas, lojas de movéis, lojas de especialidades, bares, cafeteria, restaurantes e lojas de iguarias. Nossa pousada é convinientemente situada a 10 minutos do centro da cidade, do centro de convenções internacional, do Shopping V&A Waterfront, de diversos spas e de alguns dos restaurantes populares e boates. De WaterKant é considerada como uma area muito segura, patrulhada com seguranças 24 horas por dia. A pousada 17 on Loader tem três andares e tem uma                  

17 on Loader Guest House City sightseeing tour.

All aboard!

This is an absolute must: In fact, it is strongly recommended that every Capetonian does it at least once – if not several times …. to take the “CitySightseeing Cape Town Hop On – Hop Off Bus” around Cape Town – see . As for tourists visiting our beautiful City – we think it is mandatory! Last week, all at 17 on Loader Guest House thoroughly enjoyed the two hour “Red Route City Tour” (other options include the longer Blue Route Tour or a combination of both). We chose not to “hop on – hop off”, but for another time, we think it is an excellent option, as you can stop off at all or some of the 30 stops along the way. The buses are spotless and very modern, boasting excellent audio commentary options in