What our guests have to say

What a WONDERFUL experience!!

We stayed at Devonport House for 3 nights in March 2024.
From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel at home, warmly welcomed and shown around the beautiful house and grounds.
Our large room had a beautiful view overlooking the pool and countryside beyond. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished with a very large, extremely comfortable bed and lovely en-suite bathroom and dressing area.
Breakfast in the dining area or outside on the veranda was fresh and delicious including Gluten free options. Complimentary tea and cake were available later in the day.
Jenn and Jacques were wonderful hosts and couldn’t have been kinder. Jacques even drove to several pharmacies on the day we left to find a supplement for us that we couldn’t get in the UK. We thoroughly enjoyed their company. Their presence gave us a feeling of being guests in somebody’s home whilst at the same time enjoying the facilities and efficient, smooth running of a stay in a boutique hotel.
We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Thank you Jenn and Jacques. We will definitely be back if/when we next come to South Africa.
Best wishes, Anne and Nigel

Anne Harrop, March 2024

United Kingdom


We spent nearly a week at Devonport house and loved every minute. It is a beautiful place with comfortable rooms, an abundance of communal space, delicious breakfasts and most of all really lovely hosts. Jacques & Jenn were so friendly and helpful, they made our stay a real pleasure - but all the staff were wonderful (Primrose & Alan to name 2) and it really does make a difference. We'll be back!

Jacqueline, March 2024

United Kingdom

5 out 5 On Expedia

Posted 3 Mar 2024

Firstly huge thanks to J&J and all the staff at the property. You made us feel welcome and relaxed throughout the stay and everything was so easy for us. The room we had the Olive Tree room was a spacious suite with en suite and was just comfortable, pay and beautiful. The property itself is beautiful, comfortable and it's real selling points are the pools, a standard one and a lap pool, and the fact you can walk out the back gate to Groot Constantia literally into the vineyard. Their restaurants are absolutely beautiful as well for food and I'm a huge fan of the wine. Breakfast is continental but just enough of what you need before.you head out or relax. The bar facilities at the property are great as well for a.frink by day or night with a wonderful wine selection. We also used.Pinto one of the staff to get around to a vineyard and also onwards to Stellenbosch. He was excellent and it's a real plus to be able to add this to your bill rather than faff around with Uber if you're not driving. That said having parking on site is also great. We will definitely be back and I will be recommending to friends to book! Rich & Andy UK

Andy and Rich, March 2024

United Kingdom


Dear Jenn and Jacques, I wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for the incredible stay we had at your beautiful home over the Christmas holidays. From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by both of you, and your hospitality truly made our holiday experience memorable. The attention to detail in every aspect of our stay, from the festive decorations to the cozy ambiance, reflected your commitment to creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for your guests. The old-world charm of Devonport House, combined with luxurious touches, made our stay an unforgettable experience. The carefully preserved architecture, tasteful decor, and thoughtfully selected furnishings added a touch of elegance to every corner of the property. The accommodations were not only beautiful but also immaculately clean and well-maintained. However, what truly stood out during our visit was the exceptional kindness and understanding demonstrated by Jenn. We faced some personal issues during our stay, and Jenn's heartwarming response was beyond anything we could have expected. Her genuine concern and efforts to ensure our well-being made a significant impact on us, turning what could have been a challenging time into a moment of warmth and support. It is people like Jenn and Jacques who elevate a stay from merely enjoyable to truly exceptional. Their dedication to providing outstanding service and genuine care for their guests sets a standard that many should aspire to achieve. Once again, thank you, Jenn and Jacques, for creating a home away from home for us during the holiday season. Your warmth and hospitality have left an indelible mark on our hearts, and we look forward to the opportunity to return and experience your incredible hospitality again. Wishing you both continued success and joy in your endeavors. Warm regards David, Lindie, Ané and Naudé.

David, December 2023

Home away from home

Highly recommended, we had a wonderful stay and felt so at home and relaxed there.
Jacques and Jen are incredible hosts.
The property has beautiful rooms with magnificent views.
Lovely pool area and spacious garden.

Jann and Russel, December 2023



From the moment you enter the gates you feel at home. The interior is very tasteful and elegant. It’s clean and every room has a stunning view over the Constantia valley. It tranquil and yet so close to beautiful wine farms and restaurants. I can and literally didn’t want to leave so stayed a few weeks.

Anne, December 2023


Devonport House

What a great location!! Beautiful property and the hosts make you feel right at home!!
The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.

Good location to sample some of Constantia’s finest vineyards.

I would recommend this property to anyone.

Corporate Guests

Dear Jacques

They were very highly impressed with Devonport House and I will without doubt hope to send you many clients in the future.

Thank you so much for looking after my clients so well!!

Words cannot express how grateful we are!

Hello Jacques and Jennie,

Words cannot express how grateful we are!

First and foremost l want to thank you on behalf of my husband Bernard and our friends Rewel & Joan for your generosity and incredible hospitality at Devenport House.

Devenport House is supremely beautiful and the environment serene that we immediately felt at home. We loved everything in the house including spacious spotless, bright and well decorated rooms which had spectacular views through the large windows. The vineyards, mountains and the city views during day and night was breathtaking. The beds were cozy comfortable and interior decor of the house was top-notch, it brought warmth, beauty and enthusiasm. The entire house is meticulously clean.The breakfast was sumptuous and we had a great time jogging at the vineyard.

We didn’t swim due to our short stay but the ambience of the entire property was impeccable!

You treated us with utmost kindness, patience and understanding. We can’t thank you enough for that amazing generosity. Thank you for lavishing us with attention and reception which is now ingrained in our memories.

Devonport House matched 💯 expectations of our stay & we definitely recommend for others to have a stay here.

We hope to be back soon for a longer duration. Ahsante!

Kind Regards
Stellah Magana



Stunning rooms

The room was stunning. So clean, huge size, cute terrace. Although residential, a convenient area with lots of recommendations of restaurants from our host. Was a wonderful place to stay with nice people. Parking available if needed.


Great Britain

Can just be recommended

Great location, very nice staff, lovely furnishings, very good breakfast, great outdoor area



Perfect Host

Perfect! Jacques is the perfect host and his staff is very welcoming and friendly!



Above and beyond

Wonderful guest house. The host Jacques and his team went above and beyond to make our stay very special. We stayed over Christmas, which was made extra special staying in such a beautiful place. We even received gifts.


South Africa

Perfect little gem in the city

We had a wonderful stay at Devonport House! Jacques was extremely accommodating and helped out with all our requests. The view was incredible. Would definitely be back soon. Thank you Jacques!


South Africa

Perfect stay! Great location, secure private parking and lovely staff. Great attention to detail.



breakfast perfect due to covid 19 it was exceptional under the circumstances


Durban South Africa

We felt very welcomed right from the beginning. It was the perfect start of our Capetown trip. Ideal place to calm down, very comfortable rooms, beautiful garden and pool area, friendly owner and staff, yummy food.. nothing to declare.



De tudo! Funcionários excelentes, amáveis, prestáveis. O Dono Jacques é uma excelente pessoa, sempre disposto a ajudar, muito simpático e humilde. O quarto era super espaçoso, cama óptima, frigorífico com bebidas, casa de banho ampla e bons produtos de limpeza e limpeza do quarto impecável. Vista para a table mountain para despertar é a melhor vista possível. Com Piscina, parque de estacionamento e com pequeno almoço e café ( expresso) óptimo.



This place is stunning, every room is the highest of standards, the staff super friendly and helpful and Jack kept us up to date throughout this tricky time. When we return to South Africa to continue our trip we would love to base ourselves here, it’s magnificent. Thanks for the hospitality.



Wunderschöne Unterkunft mit direktem Blick auf den Tafelberg. Gutes Frühstück und sehr freundliches Personal (Prudence und Grant). Jacques ist ein ausgezeichneter Gastgeber. Er gab uns gute Tipps für Ausflüge in die Weinregion, Golf usw. Wir haben uns extrem wohl gefühlt und werden mit Sicherheit wieder kommen.

Gisella D


A must stay in Cape Town! 11/10
Excellent location in Cape Town, safe and quiet. Beautiful guesthouse, warm and inviting. Modern and comfortable clean room, water and chocolate everyday. Breakfast is rich with a huge variety. Jacques is an amazing attentive and kind host. He is extremely friendly and helped us plan our days activities and offered excellent restaurant recommendations, better than what my husband has chosen previously :)) He even made bookings for us and also directed us with recommendations where to buy some souvenirs we have desired...thanks Jacque! We had a great time in Cape Town and would definitely recommend Devonport House. Looking forward to visit/meet again! Era and Ari



Super freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber, die uns viele Tipps gegeben und Restaurants gebucht haben. Die Lage ist sehr gut, da ruhig, mit tollem Ausblick auf die Stadt, die Berge und trotzdem zentral. Mit Uber waren wir in wenigen Minuten in Zielen in Kapstadt unterwegs. Das Mietauto haben wir nur für weitere Ausflüge gebraucht. Netflix ist vorhanden. Wir haben uns in den 14 Tagen schnell wie zu Hause gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.



Luxus-Leben mitten in der Natur, mitten in Kapstadt
Die tolle Lage mit wunderschönem Blick auf den Tafelberg. Die freundlichen, entgegenkommenden Gastgeber und das Personal, Das leckere kleine Frühstücksbuffet mit Avocados, Lachs..... Das schöne Zimmer und der kleine private Liegenbereich am Pool Eigener Parkplatz im geschützten Areal Am letzten Tag durften wir so lange bleiben wir wir wollten und uns im Gästebereich aufhalten, es gab Tee, Kaffee, Bücher, Obst..... Man bekam Zitronenwasser und Kekse serviert



Great one night stay
Immaculate and well designed BB with every mod con Great welcome via Jaques the owner and noodle the dog , a really friendly helpful guy who interacts with all guests and happy to make dinner reservations or give advice . friendly staff and Good service at breakfasts with varied choice cereals , fruits , pastries cheese meats etc , Would have loved to stay longer but on return journey home . Would definitely stay again when next in Cape Town ,



Ruhige Wohlfühloase
Die Zimmer waren super sauber und sehr schön eingerichtet. Es gab kleine Aufmerksamkeiten wie eine Kaffeemaschine, eine kleine Flasche Rotwein, Kekse zu jeder Tages- und Nachtzeit, usw.. Das Frühstück war qualitativ exzellent, das Beste bisher von allen Unterkünften in Südafrika. Die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und haben super Tipps für Restaurants und Ausflüge gegeben. Wir kommen gerne wieder und können die Unterkunft jedem wärmstens empfehlen.



Amazing stay in Cape Down at Devonport House
The property was exceptionally clean, felt extremely safe and secure and is in a great location within approx 10 mins from the V&A Waterfront. Jacques (the owner) was super helpful with local restaurant recommendations and activities to do in the local area. Jacques staff were attentive but not intrusive and extremely smiley every morning which was fantastic. Breakfast was fresh and delicious with a variety of options from cereals and pastries to avocado and salmon. The bedrooms are large. We would highly recommend staying here and put it on a par with top hotels in South Africa such as Strandloper and The Rectory.



+++ zeer zeker de moeite waard 😊
Locatie was top, rustig gelegen in degelijke buurt. Rustige mooie tuin met zicht op de Tafelberg. Lekker ontbijt. Vriendelijk personeel en zeer aangename gastheer. Zeer gezellig verblijf om vandaaruit excursies te doen zowel als even thuis op adem bij te komen. Aanrader!



uneingeschränkte Empfehlung!
Wir waren 5 Nächte im Devonport House und können dieses Guesthouse nur empfehlen. Ruhige Lage mit Blick auf den Tafelberg. Die Zimmer sind super sauber und sehr gut ausgestattet. Wir haben ruhig und sehr gut geschlafen. Das Frühstück war reichhaltig und gut. Es gibt keine warmen Speisen wie Eier etc. - dafür leckeren Nespresso Kaffee. Im Frühstücksbereich/Aufenthaltsraum steht ganztägig frisches Obst, Kekse, Kaffee und Tee bereit. Das Personal ist durchweg super freundlich und hat immer ein Strahlen im Gesicht. Jaques, der Inhaber, steht mit Rat und Tat zur Seite und hilft wo er kann - gerne wieder!



Prachtige uitvalsbasis met zicht op de Tafelberg !
Prachtige kamer met terras en mooi uitzicht, alle comfort en superrustig! Overheerlijk ontbijt. Privé parking. Jacques, de heer des huizes, is super begaan. Hij geeft goeie tips, zonder opdringerig te zijn, informeert hoe je dag is geweest, reserveert je restaurant 's avonds, betaalde zelfs onze taxi toen UBER ons niet lukte de eerste avond om 23u. Dankjewel Jacques! Devonport House was een mooie start van onze 4-weken durende reis.



Incredibly warm home away from home
It felt very much like staying with at a good friend's house. Every morning, Jacques (the owner) came to the breakfast and would advise interesting places to visit, restaurants to stop at, and even the best scenic routes to drive. The breakfast itself was super fresh and tasty, with great fruit mix salad, fresh yoghurt, selection of cheese, etc. The staff were very friendly. The house is located in a very quiet safe neighbourhood up on the hill. There was a very convenient parking space. Bathroom had nice high quality shampoo, soap, etc. The room itself was spacious, very clean and comfortable. I definitely recommend this to be your home away from home.