Situated on the historical mile of the naval base in Simon’s Town – a mere 10 minute drive from the entrance to Cape Point and 10 minutes walk to Boulders Beach and the famous Penguin colony.
If you’re travelling on a tight budget or looking for somewhere to spend the night, the week or even the month, TopSail House is the perfect place for you. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation with the same amenities as a “Budget Hotel”, but are priced like a “Backpacker Hostel”.
Some History
TopSail House Lodge is set in the original old convent primary school first built in the 1850’s by Italian craftsmen. The school was closed in 1970 but it has left behind the peace and serenity associated with the Dominican Order. The building is off the main road of the town in beautiful gardens where you can relax with an evening sun downer.
Our Rooms
The accommodation comprises single rooms (the original nun’s cell), double rooms, double rooms with en-suite bathroom and family rooms. We also have self-catering units converted from old classrooms that sleep 4/5 people. Tea and coffee are provided free in the lounge. All our rooms are fully serviced ; linen and towels are supplied.
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  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00

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