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30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/27/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/27/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
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4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.9
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Trail21014995626 wrote a review Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Enoyed 3 night stay in very comfortable facilities. Claudio and Karin are very attentive hosts and the staff are all very helpful and friendly. The breakfasts were excellent and the lounge was very comfortable with a large screen TV. Lovely gardens and views. Well located.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello dear guest, thank you for your lovely review about your stay with us. Keeps us going to make our guests happy and feel like home. We appreciate and look forward to seeing you again at our lovely spot here in Constantia. Enjoy your time at home now, till you feel coming back to Cape Town for a holiday break. Hopefully we meet again! Claudio and team
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Piach wrote a review May 2022
Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland83 contributions36 helpful votes
The Dongola Guest House is in a very quiet location and has an extremely well-kept garden with pool. Karin and Claudio are perfect hosts. We will definitely come again. The breakfast is very good and the coffee was the best we had in South Africa :-).
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 5, 2022
Hi Pia, thank you so much for your best review! Every day we like to be there for our guests to make them feel comfortable. In your case we succeeded, that makes us happy! Like to have you here again, take care, Claudio and Karin
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richard l wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for nearly 5 weeks .Claudio, Karin, Natalie and Rochelle made our stay superb. Fantastic breakfast ! Great place to relax in or out of the pool excellent views. Great restaurants and a super location. Just booking for next year.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Claudio Bossi, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Mar 25, 2022
Hi Richard, thank you so much staying with us and for this excellent review. We keep on make our guests feel the most comfortable we can. Look forward to seeing you again in 2023 and thank you for your repeat booking. Stay healthy, all the best to you guys.
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davidnI3903WT wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Claudio is a wonderful host, always near enough to be helpful but never in your face. He runs a charming, recently refurbished, comfortable Guest House in a beautiful setting. bedroom and bathroom are well thought out and of top quality. Terrific breakfasts. Swiss precision!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Claudio Bossi, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Feb 28, 2022
Hi David, beautiful review. Thank you and your lovely wife staying with us. Hopefully a little longer the next time (as you promised), so you can enjoy our pool and garden as much as possible. Your effort to teach us about the Dongola story will be appreciated, by being followed as a facebook story one day. As soon I have read the book about it. Stay tuned... kind regards, Claudio and team
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SlavicaS146 wrote a review Feb 2022
32 contributions8 helpful votes
Four of us spent 2 weeks in February at Dongola Guesthouse. It is run by Karin and Claudio since a few months (supportet by their daughter). They have redesigned the whole guest area in Capetowner style. We had one of the newly designed guest rooms and the newly designed studio (with living/dining room and small kitchen). It all looks very inviting and modern. The garden is very large with a pool and you have an unobstructed view of the valley. In three minutes you are at the river/stream and can take long walks. Situated in Constatia, you can reach the most beautiful places in Capte Town (Kirstenbosch, Waterfront, center, etc.) in no time. The whole team is friendly and accommodating, the good soul Natalie conjures up wonderful breakfast creations. We felt completely comfortable and can highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 28, 2022
Hi Slavica, thanks so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate and will work hard to keep our level or even level up. It was nice to have you and your family here with us and we look forward to have you back in the future. All the best, see you. Claudio, family and team
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1JodiT wrote a review Feb 2022
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
The staff were extremely friendly. Lovely private rooms in beautiful surrounds. My particular room had a kitchenette and the cleanliness of the room was outstanding. Easy access to the greenbelt for lovely walks. Handy Constantia location. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Claudio Bossi, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Feb 15, 2022
Hi Jodi, thank you for your review. It was nice having you with us. We are proud that you liked your stay so much and look forward to see you again one day. All the best, team Dongola.
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lengla127861 wrote a review Jan 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
Lovely B&B, the owner Claudio was super friendly and helpful. The guesthouse is lovely, beautiful gardens, swimming pool and the room was really nice. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a nice B&B. Great location in Constantia and a love quiet neighborhood.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Claudio Bossi, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Feb 15, 2022
Your review is very friendly, thank so much! The whole team gives it's best to make our guests feel at home. We are managing since September 2021 and work hard, to make our place as comfortable it can be. Renovations are completed since December 2021 and now we can concentrate 100% on our guests. See you again one day, cheers!
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tatenda278 wrote a review Oct 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
stay was comfortable, albeit some construction work happening. rooms where clean, shower and bath spotless and good as usual. would have been nice with a better plan for breakfast even with construction
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Feb 15, 2022
Hi Tatenda, thank you very much for your review. We try to keep our service on high level. Due to renovations that just started in October, we had to find out first, how we can satisfy our guests serving breakfast. To send them outside to a nice place we thought would be the best option. Sorry, that this was inconvenient to you. Since Christmas we are back again 100% and serve breakfast on our terrace with a beautiful view. Like to have you back once to see the "new Dongola".
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Sheldon G wrote a review Mar 2021
Pretoria, South Africa7 contributions7 helpful votes
Thank you Mike and Sally for a great stay. Dongola's rooms are spacious and clean. Quiet suburban surrounds. Beautiful garden and view. Breakfast was delicious. And it's great that Dongola is pet friendly too!
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pbadoc109715 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
lovely property in Constantia bordering greenbelt and beautiful outlook , good location and easy access to Newlands and town as well as the both coasts of the peninsula , lovely hospitality and breakfasts , and most importantly delightful hosts !
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PRICE RANGE
$83 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownConstantia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dongola Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Dongola Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Chapman's Peak Drive (4.5 miles), Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (3.7 miles), and Constantia Valley (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dongola Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Dongola Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dongola Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Dongola Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dongola Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef's Warehouse Beau Constantia, La Colombe, and Greenhouse Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dongola Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dongola Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Dongola Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dongola Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Dongola Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (1.1 miles) and Fort Goede Hoop (2.3 miles).
Does Dongola Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.