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City Lodge Pinelands

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I get to Cape Town often but this was the first time I have had to stay in paid accommodation. I chose City Lodge Pinelands (or Mowbray Golf Course as I call it) because of the location and I didn't want to get caught up in the bustle of Grand West Casino. The access is easy and the two point security to get from the street to the car park is more reassuring than annoying. Once inside the hotel is well appointed. I did have to carry my bags up the staircase as there was no lift. There was some road noise but not sufficient to trouble me. Breakfast were good and the staff attentive and good humoured. The Cattle Baron steakhouse in the carpark is a good find. I ate there twice.

Great stay at the City Lodge. Good space in the rooms and very good wifi. Easy access to Cape Town, southern and northern Suburbs. Really nice hotel to stay at for business trips The staff are all very friendly and make you feel welcome and at home. Nice breakfast and light meals.

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the City Lodge In Pinelands during a brief business stop-over in May 2017. The lay-out and design of the room is excellent for any businessperson, with a large wall table with sufficient plugs for all devices. I loved the fact that the kettle and tea/coffee supplies are kept on a separate table tray away from the main wall table. I also found the staff (reception / light supper and breakfast) to be extremely friendly and helpful. Being a light sleeper - I was initially concerned about the proximity of the N2 Highway to the hotel - but I hardly heard any traffic noise from my room. I will definitely be visiting the City lodge in Pinelands again!

My stay was a short one but it was excellent, the room had all I needed the reception was friendly and welcoming, the food was great. They should however cater more for Hallal muslim guest. If you want to give up smoking stay here because the smoking areas are quite far from some rooms.

We arrived quite late on a flight into Cape Town, and I was impressed by how easy it is to access from the airport. Given its location and close proximity to the N2 I thought it might be a bit noisy, but not at all! Convenient location to use as a base: easy access to winelands, southern suburbs or the CBD.

This hotel, situated in Pinelands in Capetown is a proper decent hotel. Food is good, a steakhouse close. Great breafast. Very nice rooms. Would definitely revisit this hotel if I'm in capetown for business again

The City Lodge in Pinelands never disappoints. We have been visiting it for years and it is consistently good. The rooms are always clean and feel like staff make a real effort. Bar, restaurant and reception staff all good and willing to help where they can.

The Pinelands City Lodge is conveniently located on the edge of Pinetown, just off the highway from the airport. Very near the Vincent Palotti Hospital and next to a golf course. Access is via an office park, so there is double security. The desk staff are excellent, rooms are large, clean and comfortable, and there is free, secure open-air parking. Apart from a disappointing meal one evening in July last year, I have never had a bad experience here. (They buy in prepared meals for dinner, but then this is not a five-star hotel.) The breakfasts are superb, but make sure you ask for your hot breakfast to be served on a hot plate. (There is a general reluctance on the part of South African catering staff to hold anything warm!) Nice bar in the foyer/dining room area - not extensively stocked, but adequate. This is my automatic only choice of hotel whenever I visit Cape Town.

This hotel is far from everything, except the hospital across the road. You'll definitely need your own transport if you're staying here. It's not serviced by the MyCiti bus and not much is within walking distance. Having said that, Uber is quite economical in Cape Town. The somewhat basic rooms are always clean. CIty Lodge does affordable clean accommodation very well and this property is no exception. The hotel borders a golf course which contributes to it's park like atmosphere and is in an office park which makes it a little hard to find but also fairly safe. The gym/fitness centre is quite a disappointment, without windows and feels quite claustrophobic.

We spent 8 days on a visit to Cape Town. The staff members were all friendly, efficient and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Even though there was a mix-up as to our room on arrival, they made a huge effort and sorted things out as quickly as was possible, the hotel being fully booked. The room was perfect, clean and had those wonderful twin queen beds. Breakfast (which you can choose to include in your price or take only when required) was excellent and the breakfast room very comfortable. This room is then the lounge and the coffee shop from midday, serving light meals. The outdoor seating area is very attractive, with tables under umbrellas as well as loungers around the pool. Due to the water restrictions in place in Cape Town, we could not use the pool, but this was understandable. There is also a Cattle Baron Grill House on the property, open all day, which is useful and avoids one having to go out for a meal for lunch or dinner. The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring Cape Town, being virtually at the hub of all major highways.

Mowbray Golf Park Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Mowbray, City Lodge Pinelands is adjacent to Mowbray Golf Club and within a 10-minute stroll of Vincent Pallotti Hospital. This 3-star hotel has 133 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Newlands Stadium and Cape Town City Ballet are also near this Cape Town hotel.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 133 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of City Lodge Pinelands have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 96 reviews