Abbey Manor Guest House – 5 Star

The suburb of Oranjezicht (meaning “sight of orange”) was named for the spectacular view it had of the orange groves in the Company Gardens. The Company Gardens were planted by the Dutch East India Company in 1652 to provide vital foods to the passing sea trade.

Abbey Manor, was built in 1905 for David Edward McConnell, a British businessman newly arrived in what was then the Cape Colony. David McConnell was a director of the Union Castle Shipping Line, then the primary means of transport between Europe and South Africa.

The house was designed by the architect William Black, who was responsible for a wide range of famous buildings in Cape Town. Although less well-known then his contemporary Herbert Baker, he is more widely renowned for the arts-end-crafts movement in the Cape Province. The original approved council plans are displayed on the main staircase.

The house was named “Abbey Manor” after the Manor house at Bisham, known as Abbey Manor although actually a priory and not in fact an abbey. This Manor house was a memory from his youth, and was the model David McConnell wished to follow in building in Cape Town.

Abbey Manor is a luxury guesthouse set high on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town city. Dramatic views from sumptuous rooms, each individually decorated. Abbey Manor was built in 1905 in the Arts-and-Crafts style, and has been fully remodeled to ensure the highest level of comfort. An easy hop from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.


  • Luxuriously appointed rooms with pure cotton percale linen
  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Every room air-conditioned and unique
  • Free Broadband WiFi Internet connection
  • Secluded heated swimming pool
  • Airport pickup and drop off arranged


  • Abbey Manor has a large heated swimming pool, as well as a spa bath on the upper balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Multiple satellite television channels
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and tea facilities
  • Telephone




Free access to broadband WiFi Internet connection (loan of a laptop computer can be arranged)

Abbey Manor, is perfectly situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and overlooking Table Bay and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Abbey Manor is minutes away from the city centre, the waterfront, the beaches, Camps Bay and the Cape Town International Conference Centre.