In the Western Cape province, there is a small town called Malmesbury, located just 59.1km inland from the western coast. The town is famous for its wine cultivation and is ideally situated for those looking for a quiet base camp to explore the province. That is why we decided to write this article to take a look at some of the most magnificent Malmesbury accommodations available. To ensure you have a pleasant stay and enjoy your perfect Western Cape getaway.

Before we take a look at the Malmesbury accommodations, we thought we would look at the history of the town. Malmesbury began in 1743 as a settlement in the Diep River Valley around a mineral source and water springs in the area. It was officially proclaimed on the 21st of May 1827 and was named after the First Earl of Malmesbury in England, who was the father-in-law of the Governor of the Cape, Sir Lowry Cole. Since then the area has become an agricultural hub and a popular place to stay due to close proximity to Cape Town, while still providing an air of tranquillity by being off the beaten track. Now that we know a bit of the history of this town we can take a look at the best accommodation it has to offer.

Table Mountain Guesthouse

The exterior view of the Table Mountain Guesthouse, even from here it is apparent that this is a magnificent Malmesbury accommodation

First on our list of Malmesbury accommodations is the Table Mountain Guesthouse. This guesthouse is located close to the town centre making it the perfect base camp to explore all the area has to offer. This accommodation has a total of 12 rooms available ranging from their standard room up to the luxury double room. All rooms are well furnished and include free access to high-speed wifi and breakfast. Additionally, the guesthouse features a swimming pool and lounge area with pool table, perfect for restless guests in the evenings. Sharelynn Sutherland left the following review after her stay on Tripadvisor, “The rooms at Table Mountain Guesthouse are well equipped and immaculately clean! Staff are friendly and helpful! Had a wonderful stay! We would highly recommend this guesthouse for all your travelling needs.”

Huis van Brood Guesthouse

One of the rooms at this Malmesbury accommodation featuring a contemporary aesthetic, a double bed and a TV

The next Malmesbury accommodation on our list is the Huis van Brood guesthouse. This accommodation is located on the edge of town close to the Malmesbury golf course. The accommodation features all the modern comforts and conveniences you could want. These include free WiFi, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Additionally, the rooms feature a private terrace that is perfect for lazing the afternoon away. There is also a well-kept private garden for those who enjoy spending some time outside. Tim Gliddon gave the guesthouse a 5/5 review on Google that said the following after his stay, “Amazing time with phenomenal hosts. Wilana and Francois really went above and beyond for us during our stay.” This goes to show that you will be well looked after at this fantastic accommodation.

Almond Bridge Bed & Breakfast

The beautiful braai area and gardens of this Malmesbury accommodation, featuring a stunning fountain

The Almond Bridge Bed & Breakfast is located close to the edge of town, along the banks of the Dieprivier. This location makes it the ideal Malmesbury accommodation for those who want a serene base camp to explore the surrounding areas. This multistorey bed & breakfast features a number of well-furnished rooms that include all the modern comforts. They also have a lovely dining room where breakfast is served to guests. Additionally, the property features a well-maintained swimming pool to cool off in the summer and a gorgeous outdoor braai area. Mervin Philander left the following review on Google following their stay “We went for a time of rest and wasn’t disappointed. Peace and quiet.” Therefore if you are looking for a peaceful getaway in the Western Cape look no further than this Malmesbury accommodation.

Malmesbury Guesthouse

One of the rooms of this Malmesbury accommodation with beautiful wood floors and furnishings

Last but certainly not least on our list of Malmesbury accommodations is the Malmesbury Guesthouse. This guesthouse is located close to the centre of town, making it perfect for exploring what the town has to offer. The guesthouse has a total of 3 well-appointed bedrooms which can accommodate 2 guests each. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom ensuring all guests have their privacy. An English breakfast is served in the dining area every morning from 07:30-08:30 and dinner is offered to guests on request. The guesthouse also has a wonderful braai area and free Wifi for guests. Lindiwe M left the following review on Lekkeslaap following their stay “Place is breath-taking, and beautiful and the staff was very friendly. It’s a must, fell in love with the bathroom.” This is the ideal accommodation for those who want to stay off the beaten track while still enjoying a taste of luxury.

These are our picks for the best Malmesbury accommodation available. If you are planning a trip to the Western Cape But want to stay away from busy tourist areas. Be sure to book a stay at one of these venues, for a holiday that will leave you feeling rested and refreshed.

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