The YW Cape Town

Located in the suburb of Gardens in Cape Town, this residence consists of a main house, providing accommodation with meals for 25 your women in a hostel-style facility, plus a separate block providing self-catering units accommodating a further 9 residents. In addition, the Cape Town YW can accommodate up to 7 guests in four private rooms. It is managed by a live-in Management couple and a Local Association Committee.


The main house provides bedrooms with a bed and mattress, wardrobe, chest of drawers, built-in bookcase, study table and chair plus a hand basin. There are bathrooms (upstairs and downstairs) consisting of toilet, shower stall and/or bath. Communal lounges and a separate dining room are provided for the use the residents and guests, while kitchen staff provide the meals.

The residents of the main house are expected to bring their own linen, blankets and/or duvets. There is an asbestos wall heater in the rooms for use in the winter. After obtaining permission, they may purchase their own bar fridge, but they are charged a monthly fee for this.

Each self-catering unit provides a bed and mattress, wardrobe, study table and chair, a small stove/top plate combination and fridge plus an en-suite consisting of a shower stall, toilet and hand basin.

The residents in the self-catering units are expected to supply their own linen, blankets and/or duvets; pots and pans and cleaning items. There is an asbestos wall heater in the rooms for us in the winter. Residents need to qualify to live in a self-catering unit by first being a resident in the main house for a period of at least six months. These residents are required to purchase their own electricity meters for the electricity meters installed within the units.

Most city=based colleges and universities are easily accessible either by walking or public transport. There is a bus stop at the end of the road for those destinations which are not within walking distance.

Wifi and parking is included in the guest room rate and there is a small DStv bouquet in some guest accommodation rooms.


The YW Cape Town is close to:


  • Table Mountain
  • Signal Hill
  • The Central Business District
  • The Cape Town Gardens
  • The V&A Waterfront. A Red Bus Tour can be started here too.
  • Kloof and Long Streets, which are well known for wonderful restaurants and an interesting shopping experience. 


While staying at The YW Cape Town ….


  • Enjoy good, safe and affordable accommodation within the city bowl.
  • Look up at the magnificent Table Mountain from our garden, balcony and dining room.
  • Walk to the city centre through the famous Cape Town Gardens.
  • Walk down Kloof Street where several colleges are located.
  • Enjoy one of the many good eating places or coffee shops in Kloof Street.
  • Take a taxi or the Mi City bus to the popular V&A Waterfront.
  • Hire a car and see the Peninsula.
  • Hop onto the sightseeing bus from the V&A Waterfront and other close proximity points.
  • Tour coaches for self-organised tours will collect guests at our front gate.
  • Visit Robben Island.
  • Visit the many beaches Cape Town has to offer.
  • Tour the many local vineyards.
  • Sit around the pool and watch the cable car ascend and descend Table Mountain.
  • Enjoy rest and relaxation in our tranquil garden and comfortable accommodation.
  • Eat in our dining room thereby enjoying delicious home-style food without having to leave the premises.

For enquiries regarding accommodation or fees, please contact us at e-mail address:-

Or login to our personal website:

The Manager
Cape Town YW
20 Bellevue Street
Gardens 8001

Tel. +27 – 21 – 423 3711


What a previous resident has to say


My time at the YW was short - six weeks, but it quickly became like home. The staff and Managers were always friendly, caring and helpful, and the staff each called me by name. I felt part of a big family which was made up of lovely Christian girls from all over the country. I enjoyed the view from my bedroom window and exam time definitely felt so much lighter with such a comfortable, tranquil place to study. My breaks would often entail a walk around the beautiful gardens, or a dip in the pool (even if it was just a toe). I also found some incredible coffee spots right down the road. The girls and I would often exchange our experiences – always on the hunt for the best cuppa.

It was a massive relief coming home after a long day to a hearty meal and friendly, familiar faces. I must admit that pudding nights were my favourite nights! One of my fondest memories was sitting in the kitchen with our cook, Aunty Anne. It was a chilly Saturday evening and she was preparing muffin mixture to be baked for our breakfast the next day. I sat on the chest freezer watching her magic unfold, and we chatted for hours. The smell of those muffins definitely got me up in time for church the next day. Safe, always spotless, and a support system just a knock or call away – the YW will always have a special place in my heart



For more information, forms, applications and queries regarding rates for The YW Cape Town, please contact the Cape Town Office

The YW Cape Town Site and Forms  

Application Form

Student Accommodation 2018

Student Accommodation 2019

Residence Rules

Medical Form

Guest Accommodation 2018

Guest Accommodation 2019


Western Cape Local Association

The YW Cape Town

Fundraising ref. no: 000-827 NPO

Physical and postal address:

20 Bellevue Street

Tel: +27 21 423 3711



Link to The YW CapeTown website