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Tristan House
in Cape Town
The Tristan da Cunha Government owns and manages its own house in Cape Town which has a variety of self catering accommodation.
All booking enquiries should be made by email to
so that you can receive options and make a booking.

Self Catering prices ~
Resident Tristan Islanders - £7.50 a night (£10 during December - January Holidays)
Non-Resident Tristan Islanders - £20 a night
Others £30 a night (£40 during December - January Holidays)
We hope to publish more information and photographs of Tristan House soon.
See also : New Staffing for Tristan House on the Government News Page

Edinburgh of the Seven Seas Tristan da Cunha

Welcomes Visitors

to its homes

Edinburgh is a small village, home to some seventy families who are all farmers, grazing their animals on communal pastures and cultivating crops, especially potatoes in walled patches using only hand tools. As a visitor you can become part of this traditional community by renting a guest house (catered or self-catering) or by staying in homes on a full board basis.
Home Stays:
Prices from 1st September 2013 - existing bookings will be honoured at the previous rates

Full board accommodation is available in island homes at an inclusive rate of £50 per person per day including bed, three meals and laundry. Child under 12 years £ 25.00 Under 2 years £ 5.00
Please note that 75% of the charge is paid to the island family and 25% to the Government.

Guest Houses
There is a range of Government and private accommodation on Tristan. There are eleven Guest Houses available to rent on a catered or self-catered basis.
Catered prices are in line with full board home stays, and self catered prices are £25 per person per day plus gas and electricity charges.
Child under 12yrs £ 12.50 Under 2yrs £ 2.50
For privately owned guest house charges 75% of the charge is paid to the island family and 25% to the Government.
Please note the Island's Government allots visitors to appropriate guest houses to ensure fairness.
The Tristan Thatched House Museum is also available for one-night stays, catered only - see below.

Tristan da Cunha Guest Houses

See also the separate pages:

Building the Thatched House

Thatched House Opening

Thatched House News

to find out more

Traditional Thatched House Museum

From September 2013 the Tristan Tourism Department is making available this unique
property for overnight stays.
Situated in isolation beyond the Big Watron, the accommodation will offer a special experience for those determined for something special.

Thatched Tristan House is only available for a single night at £100.00 for up to two people to stay. Included in the price will be tea/coffee/milk/sugar/candles/sleeping bags and a traditional Tristan cooked meal prepared by islanders and brought to the house at lunch time.



William Glass Guest House


4 bedrooms (2 single and 2 double) a separate lounge, kitchen and laundry.

Images of
Rockhopper Cottage

Rockhopper Cottage


3 Bedrooms

Owners: John and Debbie Elsmore


Gaetano Lodge


3 bedrooms (a double bed in each room) a lounge, kitchen and open plan dining room.

Images of the Mabel Clark Guest House






Mabel Clark Guest House

Comprises :

3 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms. 1
single bed with adjoining shower and toilet. 1 bathroom. 1 kitchen. Open
plan lounge and diner area.

Owned by Karl and Julia Hagan


Sea View Lodge

Comprises :

2 Bedrooms (1 double and one with two single beds),
lounge and open plan kitchen / diner.

Owned by Lorna Lavarello-Smith and Paul Repetto

Views of
Sea View Lodge

Government Bungalow


2 Bedrooms.

Images showing Bungalow Italia

Bungalow Italia


Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area, two bedrooms, bathroom including toilet, shower and bath.

Situated in the east side of the village.

Owned by Andrea and Lorraine Repetto



Traveller's Lodge Guest House

Images of Mountain Lodge Guest House

Mountain Lodge Guest House


Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area,
two bedrooms
(1 double and 1 single room),
bathroom including toilet, shower and bath.

Situated in the most eastern part of the Settlement with a perfect view
that over looks the village.

Owned by Simon and Natasha Glass




The guest house is
situated at the
east end of the village
with views of the sea.

Iris and Martin Green's Guest House

The guest house comprises an open plan kitchen, double bedroom & bathroom
on-suite. Outside is a covered veranda.

Fair View Guest House

Fair View Guest House

This property comprises of a sunny open plan kitchen with sea views and
living room with indoor bbq, a spacious shower room and double bedroom
(two singles or one double bed depending on guests) with mountain views.
Fair View also benefit from an enclosed garden with bbq.

Owned by Robin and Dawn Repetto

Islanders have huts (though many at The Patches are more like Guest Houses) around Tristan (at The Patches, The Caves, Stony Beach and Sandy Point) and on Nightingale Island. These can occasionally be used for overnight stays by visitors by special arrangement with owners during longer stays when expeditions may be organised.
Booking Accommodation
All booking enquiries should be made by email to the Secretary to the Administrator who will advise options available during your stay and arrange a booking.
Tristan is a tiny community of under 300 islanders. Visitors are most welcome, indeed the hospitality of Tristan people is famous. Occasionally trust can be abused and islanders may well be shy and resentful to visitors who approach with a camera raised and whose purpose may appear to be to report to the outside world with very limited knowledge.
Please note that whilst every effort has been made to make information of these pages accurate, the Government of Tristan da Cunha reserves the right to change local by-laws and charges. Visitors should check firm prices at the time of booking.
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