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Dongola Guest House

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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
We are situated in the tranquil Constantia Valley (Cape Town's vineyard) and bordering onto the Grootboschkloof River Walk, a small managed nature reserve with stunning views of Constantiaberg mountain, part of Table Mountain National park. Surrounded by 9 vineyards including the 330 year old Groot Constantia, friendly pubs, superb restaurants, from easy eating to fine dining, golf courses and the magnificent Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. With the M3 Highway only three kilometres away you are minutes, by car, from the V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, The International Convention Centre both Greenpoint and Newlands stadia or the spectacular beaches of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean seaboards with their quaint quirky villages and hip and happening restaurants; as well as the Central Business Districts of Cape Town, Tokai and Retreat. We are a very convenient base for the American Consulate. We can offer King size, Queen size or Twin, extra length beds with fine percale linen, en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms with bathrobes and eco friendly complimentary bath products, in eight comfortable rooms. Our scrumptious a la carte breakfast menu, can be taken in the tranquil landscaped gardens next to the 9m long solar heated pool or in the cosy dining room both with views of Table Mountain National Park .Graded 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, 2015 Readers Choice Award by Tripadvisor, 2015 Best 4 Star Guesthouse, Western Cape South African Tourism "Lilizela" Awards. The first guest house in Africa to be Classified "Gold" by Greenline Responsible Tourism Rating Programme a Member of Cape Town Tourism and the Constantia Valley Association.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Breakfast Available
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
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All reviews mike and sally cape town guest house great hosts guinea fowl perfect place to stay attention to detail delicious breakfast each morning views of the mountains rooms are spacious wonderful stay beautiful location longer stay wine country south africa constantia vineyards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb in every facet. 20 mins from Waterfront, if that’s your thing. Have used this facility for many years, and it’s always my first choice in CT. You won’t b disappointed. V good restaurants 5 mins away/stunning Steenburg golf course.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank megarain
Response from Riverbushman, Owner at Dongola Guest HouseResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi glad to see we have once again met your expectations and continue to be as you put it "first rate". Thank you taking the time to write this great review and hope to see you again on your next visit to Cape Town. Warm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful B&B with friendly staff, yummy breakfast, comfortable rooms each with a little terrace overlooking the owners pretty garden. We felt so welcome and were looked after perfectly. If we come to SA again, we will make sure to stay here again.More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank IndyG07
Response from Riverbushman, Owner at Dongola Guest HouseResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, the time you took is much appreciated as is your appreciation of our staff. They seem to like it here too! John has been with us for 13 years and Rochelle 10. Natalie and Claudia are coming up for 5...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay at Dongola Guest House with friendly hosts.The surroundings are very quiet and safe. The breakfast was very tastyand fresh made… fruit salad, warm dishes, good bread/breadrolls , cheese…Mike gave us helpfull informations about sightseeing….. if we come againto Cape...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Riverbushman, Owner at Dongola Guest HouseResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am glad you felt my sightseeing recommendations were helpful and really hope to see when you next come to Cape Town. Warm regards, The Dongolans.

Reviewed November 9, 2018

Luxurious, beautifully decorated room set in the owners` beautiful garden, very clean; nice little private terrace/seating area with a view of Table Mountain in front of the room, great breakfast; warm welcome.More

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Date of stay: September 2018
Thank estherr332
Response from MikeO2529, Owner at Dongola Guest HouseResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Esther, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of your stay at Dongola House. I am so glad you enjoyed our magnificent mountain view but I feel I must point out that the mountain is actually Constantiaberg but it is...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the most welcoming, coziest BnB I've ever stayed in by such a difference I can't believe it. Mike & Sally are warm and wonderful but let the guests have plenty of space. The rooms are clean & comfy & cozy and the food...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from MikeO2529, Owner at Dongola Guest HouseResponded November 7, 2018

Wow, "BEST PLACE I'VE STAYED IN 40 YEARS!" that is the best compliment we have had in the 10 years we have operated. Thank you so much and yes please bring the family next time. warm regards, The Dongolans

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Carol K
February 17, 2016|
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Response from DongolaMike | Property representative |
I only found this now thank heaven Ron pointed you in the right direction.
July 30, 2015|
Response from dongolahouse | Property representative |
Sorry, no there is no public transport. There is a Red Bus Tour that operates a couple of kilometers from us, to Town. We will happily drop you at the Bus Stop. Kind regards Sally
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"Room 6 may have the best views"
Oct. 18, 2018
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"All the rooms are great"
Aug. 28, 2018
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"Even the smaller unit is comfortable and well equipped."
Mar. 25, 2018
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"Some rooms had private patios which got the late afternoon sun, which would be nice"
Mar. 10, 2018
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US$84 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownConstantia
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