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Southern Sun Newlands

Suburban hotel with 2 restaurants, near University of Cape Town

  • Free WiFi

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7 Main Road, Cape Town, 7700, Western Cape, South Africa
  • This was not our first stay at your hotel. We always enjoy our stay, that is why we…

    Jan 23, 2020

  • Friendly and accommodating staff. Rooms clean and tidy. Good value.

    Jan 17, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 162 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • In-room childcare

For families

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

What’s around

  • In Claremont
  • University of Cape Town - 32 min walk
  • Newlands Cricket Ground - 5 min walk
  • Cavendish Square - 8 min walk
  • Newlands Stadium - 9 min walk
  • Arderne Gardens - 16 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room (Back Facing)
  • Superior Room
  • Suite
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around


  • In Claremont
  • University of Cape Town - 32 min walk
  • Newlands Cricket Ground - 5 min walk
  • Cavendish Square - 8 min walk
  • Newlands Stadium - 9 min walk
  • Arderne Gardens - 16 min walk
  • Kingsbury Hospital - 18 min walk
  • Table Mountain National Park - 31 min walk
  • Cape Town City Ballet - 31 min walk
  • Rhodes Memorial - 40 min walk
  • Kenilworth Race Course - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 9 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Newlands Station - 3 min walk
  • Claremont Station - 14 min walk
  • Harfield Road Station - 23 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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7 Main Road, Cape Town, 7700, Western Cape, South Africa

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 162 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6728
  • Conference space size (meters) - 625
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Portable shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Grab bar - in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 28-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Newlands Cafe - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bihari - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Newlands Southern Sun
  • Southern Sun Newlands Cape Town
  • Southern Sun Newlands Hotel Cape Town
  • Newlands Sun
  • Southern Sun Newlands
  • Southern Sun Newlands Hotel
  • Sun Newlands
  • Sun Newlands Hotel
  • Southern Sun Newlands Hotel Cape Town
  • Southern Sun Newlands Cape Town
  • Southern Sun Newlands Hotel

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per person (one-way)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Southern Sun Newlands does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include O'ways Teacafé (5-min walk), Mamma Roma (8-min walk), and The Creamery Café Newlands (9-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per person one-way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (13-min drive) is nearby.
  • Southern Sun Newlands has access to a nearby indoor pool.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptionally friendly good staff interaction nice breakfast menu and excellent location

    4 night family trip, Dec 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing, the food was excellent the rooms very clean

    Munyaradzi Stanley, 3 night trip, Sep 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great friendly hotel and breakfast!

    I asked for a room with a view of the mountain, shower and no bath, good wifi and quiet. The room allocated to me was pretty much all of these, other than that the air-con from next door could be heard a bit. The bedding was clean and super comfortable and shower great! The breakfast was perfect from 6h00-(I think) to 10h30 and had many healthy options also. Check in even offered a custom welcome drink, and staff friendly and great parking included. The air-con is a bit old wall-mount unit and noisy when running, but the windows do open. I then asked for a late check out, and got that also, with no extra charge! They even allow you use of a nearby gym if you need and if you are Virgin Active, there is one 4 min walk away. So unusual, and one of the best Southern Sounds stayed at ever.

    M, 2 night trip, Sep 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Another great stay

    Had another excellent stay at this hotel. The staff are beyond helpful and extremely friendly. Excellent location and facilities. Definitely would recommend it.

    4 night business trip, Oct 14, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Disappointing experience

    The overall stay was good, but I had a very bad experience when checking out. It was about 2 hours to my flight, and at checkout the lady overcharged me by about 4000 rand! I would have, under normal circumstances understood and requested for a refund, but I was shocked that she didn’t even seem surprised. The worst part was that after being refunded, the only apology I got was from an assistant manager, after having stayed at the hotel for almost 5 nights. It’s very disappointing that the front office staff treat guests with little to no respect. Except for the lady on duty that night at the reception, and the assistant general manager on duty the night of my checkout, all other staff are great though, especially the doorman and supper staff. But disappointed as I would have liked to stay in this hotel during my monthly trips to Cape Town.

    Manavi, 5 night trip, Sep 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superbe Hôtel

    Calme, confortable, bon service

    1 night business trip, Aug 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Séjour familial extrêmement plaisant. Le personnel est sympathique et très serviable, la chambre irréprochable et l'ambiance très festive en cette période de Noël.

    10 night trip, Dec 21, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    1 night trip, Feb 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Kristian, 1 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    6 night trip, Jul 20, 2019

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