We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Southern Light Country House

24 Hohenort Avenue, Constantia 7806, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Southern Light Country House
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Southern Light Country House
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    30
    21
    4
    5
    1
See reviews for
13
35
4
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (61)
  • Mar-May only
    (27)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (5)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (6)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (23)
All months
Crete, Nebraska
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Southern Light Country House. Location was perfect for us, handy to both Cape Town itself and all the scenic areas down the cape. The facilities were secure, comfortable, and friendly. We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
marina112015, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review

Hi Susan! Sorry for only replying to your awesome review now! It was a pleasure having you here and will keep you to your promise to come back again! Renovations are coming along and we look forward to welcome you back to an even better experience! Greetings Marina More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Garden rooms. They are small, cheaply furnished and not in keeping with a 4 star guest house. Contrary to the website which states: “Relax in the guest lounge or choose a bottle of wine from the wine cellar”. On arrival we were advised that “new management” had requested that NO alcohol was to be served or consumed in public view... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
marina112015, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review

Sorry that you had just a bad experience. Renovations to better the guesthouse are on the way and things will look quite different in the new season! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed here for two nights in April 2015. The premises is situated in beautiful surroundings. My room was spacious, the bed comfortable, the bathroom modern, sparkling and clean. The room had a wonderful view of the spectacular garden. Breakfast was good with an adequate selection to choose from. Under the new ownership, it is unlikely that, in the very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zaltbommel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Friendly and flexible personnel in relaxing atmosphere with beautiful garden (most rooms have garden view)! Located in good neighborhood. Would absolutely visit again when visiting Capetown in future.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Set in the quiet suburb of Hohenhort (adjacent to Constantia) surrounded by opulent houses and boutique wine estates this was a good choice for the Cape Town half of our annual Cape visit - a good sized room - lacking a door to the toilet in an alcove - comfortable bed and nice furnishings - the TV could do with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The staff were very friendly and most helpful. The rooms were neat and tidy. All the appliances worked. The room was very spacious. The breakfast had a good variety and th food was tasty.The hotel has been bought by a new owner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were ending our Cape Holiday at the Southern Light. Wanting to do something different from the oceanic view we usually pick. The website is a complete misrepresentation of the real thing. The management and owners were unprofessional. The place was very noisy. We were treated bluntly by Maxi. She is rude and unprofessional. Breakfast was average, definitely not worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From arrival to departure we were extremely well cared for. the service was fantastic including personal organisation for the Kierstenbosch concert. Food and ambience of the hotel was second to none and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. congratulations and thanks to Marina for a splendid holiday stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We holiday in January 2015 with the whole family of 6 adults and 2 children, all our rooms were very spacious and lovely and clean. the property was stunning and big! My daughter had the use of the kitchen in the evening to warm up the children's food. The staff was very friendly and enjoyed the children.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed for 5 nights on a business trip. Table Mountain behind and in the midst of cedar trees this is a veautiful location. The room was cool and very African overlooking a well kept and extensive garden with pool. Very clean and luxourious with a great breakfast in a continental style but with interesting fruits and home made jams.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Constantia
2.1 mi away
Vineyard Hotel
Vineyard Hotel
#1 of 3 in Newlands
4.5 of 5 stars 778 reviews
5.0 mi away
Steenberg Hotel
Steenberg Hotel
#1 of 6 in Constantia
5.0 of 5 stars 357 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Cellars-Hohenort
The Cellars-Hohenort
#5 of 6 in Constantia
4.5 of 5 stars 202 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
The Last Word Constantia
The Last Word Constantia
#3 of 6 in Constantia
5.0 of 5 stars 100 reviews
1.2 mi away
The Alphen Boutique Hotel
The Alphen Boutique Hotel
#4 of 6 in Constantia
4.5 of 5 stars 88 reviews
2.9 mi away
Dongola House
Dongola House
#1 of 37 in Constantia
5.0 of 5 stars 286 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay