Bed & Breakfast

Are you looking for a break away with a difference?  Do you want to learn something new and have fun on your stay away?

Our Experiential Bed and Breakfast offers you good home cooked food, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, friendly service and a variety of fun activities and experiences to give you that holiday feeling.

Set in foothills of the Helderberg Mountain, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa Wait’nSea overlooks the beautiful Gordon’s Bay and is situated 10 minutes away from the Strand beach. This Bed and Breakfast is your home away from home.

Your Hosts Dave and Carol 

Dave and Carol Griffith left the busyness of Johannesburg and their business African Sushi to bring their gifts and talents and personal touch of hospitality to the Cape.  Contact Carol on +27 (0)79 066 1943


Room & Suites

Our comfortable spacious rooms are bright and airy with plush carpets, comfortable beds and lots of cupboard space.  We offer long term rental options at a discount so please do enquire to make us your home.




The Romance Suite

The Romance/Honeymoon Suite is a spacious room with a large   ensuite bathroom and offers:

  • One Queen Size Bed
  • A Jacuzzi and Shower
  • Daily In-House Breakfast for 2 included
Price Per Night


Serenity Room

This room can accommodate a family of 4

  • Private Bathroom
  • One Double Bed & one Three-quarter bed
  • Daily In-House Breakfast for 2 included (additional people pay extra)
Price Per Night


Family Room

This room is ideal for a family (4-6)

  • Private Bathroom
  • Two Queen Beds and 2 Single beds
  • Daily In-House Breakfast for 2 included (additional people pay extra)
Price Per Night


Meeting Room

This room is ideal for small conferences

  • Seats 30 people cinema style
  • Seats 12 in boardroom layout
  • Meals/Snacks/Bottled Water and Refreshments charged separately
Price Per Day


Food & Drink

In-House Meal Service

Daily Seasonal Breakfast

Accommodation includes self service Continental breakfast for 2, additional guests pay extra (please inquire for pricing) We offer a self- help complimentary breakfast, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, muffins & coffee/tea.

Coffee, Nespresso, Tea, Water, & Assorted Beverages

Available on Request (charged separately)

Dinner Upon Request

Our delicious home made meals are available on request. (Charged Separately )

This lovely bed and breakfast truly is a home away from home:  Delicious home cooked food, clean rooms and friendly service all at an affordable price especially for a family.  Will definitely recommend your establishment to family and friends.

Che Petersen



Free WiFi

Free high speed internet 

Free Parking

12 parking bays on premises extra parking on road 

Bedroom Comforts

Rooms have a TV, Air-conditioner and ceiling fan, bar fridge


Dishes can be washed in the dishwasher (please inquire for costs)

Washer & Dryer

Our Coin Operated Washing Machine is available to guests 

Extra Services
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Clothing Mending
  • Shoe Repair


Computer Station

A computer station is situated in the common area. Booking required 


A black ink printer is available on a cost per page basis

Coffee Maker

The Coffee Machine in the common area is available to guests. Free percolated coffee. Nespresso charged separately

Checkin & Checkout

Check in from 15:00. Early check in on request

Check out 10:00.  Late check out on request

Cancellation Policy

As a small business any cancellation impacts us greatly. When we reserve a room for you, we turn away all other inquiries for those nights.  We are sure you can understand, it’s an economic choice, so please be sure about your timing.

That said, we  Require an initial deposit of 50%  and collect the balance on arrival.

House Rules

Wait’nSea is a smoke free establishment with an indoor smoke free policy.  We are not licensed to sell or stock alcohol and discourage on-sight consumption of alcohol and other mind altering substances. No loud music, TV  or noise is allowed on the premises, please consider other residents.

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Have a Question?

Talk to the Host


Location & Nearby Attractions

Somerset West is a town encircled by magnificent mountains and vineyards, with views of the nearby cobalt-blue ocean and sandy beaches.  Scattered with beautiful villas and abundant parks and gardens this is a popular tourist destination rich in heritage.  Nature lovers will revel in a trip to Somerset West.  Here are some of the attractions in and around the area. 

  • Cucina Di Giovani – Italian Food 5.9km
  • Lourensford Market & Estate 7.5km
  • Vergelegen Historical Estate 7km
  •  96 Winery Road 6km
  • Longridge Wine Estate 7km
  • Cavalli Estate 7km
  • Waterford Wine Estate 20km
  • Guardian Peak Grill 13.5km
  • Route 44 Market (Sat & Sun) 11km
  • Henri’s 3km
  • Oceans 8 – Seafood & Sushi 6km
  • Pajamas & Jam 7km
  • Col’ Cacchio – Pizza 3.5km


Wine Farms

Morgenster Wine Farm and Olive Estate 7km

Day Trips
  • Cheetah Outreach 6km
  • Eagle Encounters 19km
  • Cape Canopy Tours 44km
  • Somerset West Golf Club 2.8km
  • Helderberg Village Golf Club 2.6km
  • Erinvale Golf Club 8km
  • Stellenbosch University and Botanical Gardens 14km
  • Giraffe House 33km
  • Monkey Town Primate Centre 11km
  • Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary 14km
  • Somerset West Mall 4.6km
  • Waterstone Village Shopping Centre 2.6km
  • The Sanctuary Shopping Centre 5km

Shows & Entertainment

There are no shows running in the area currently and Entertainment is restricted due to covid.

Biking, Hiking & Nature Reserves
  • Helderberg Nature Reserve 2.7km
  • Jonkershoek Nature Reserve 28km
  • Silverboomkloof Nature Reserve 0.7km
  • Steenbras River Gorge, Crystal pools 25km
  • Kogelberg Nature Reserve 22km
  • Hottentots Holland Mountains 18km

Visit Cape Town with a difference

We Have Vacancy!

Come and enjoy a break away with us and start a new hobby, take up an art or simply relax and enjoy the area

212 Helderberg College Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town