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Dongola Guest House

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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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)
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Non-smoking hotel
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What to say - the Dongola is just the most perfect base to explore the Cape. Sally, Mike, Natalie make you immediately welcome and the setting is simply amazing and stunning in equal measure. The rooms are comfortable and private and the pool is perfect to cool down and relax
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Response from DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Not too sure who you are from your Review name? (Could you possibly be Anne & Steve?) But regardless of that, thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are glad that you want to come back!! Warm regards Sally
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We have been coming here for several years aaand hope there will be more to come.This is just perfect!Geographically it is well placed for access to Capetown, Hout Bay Simonstown etc and also is within reach of some top class restaurants.We could not wish for better.
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Response from DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Jack & Hilary We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your latest stay with us- it's always so nice to welcome back familiar faces! Keep well Sally & the Dongola Gang
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We can only add to the praise which is heaped upon Dongola House in these reviews. Just had a five day stay and didn’t regret it for a moment. Lovely, well equipped room with a delightful view. Excellent choice at breakfast and beautifully presented. Efficient, friendly and
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This is our third time at Dongola and it was a delight to return. Mike, Sally and Natalie cannot do enough for you during your stay and it really allows for the most relaxing few days. Having got engaged earlier on in our trip, we arrived to find a complimentary bottle of
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Response from DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Jenny & Will So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us again- it was lovely to be able to congratulate you in person on your engagement. I look forward to seeing the wedding photo's. Happy planning! Sally
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Having booked 2 years prior to our 4th visit in order to be assured of our favourite room we experienced the same excellent level of service and comfort. We have already booked our same room for January 2021.
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Response from DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Feb 25, 2019
Hello "DayTrip" not too sure which guest you are, but thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021 (I suspect this may be Donald!) Kind regards Sally
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Room 5 behind trellace
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Is there public transportation to get into Cape Town from Dongola House?
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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"The rooms inside the house are excellent value, but it's worth spending a bit more for one outdoors (if they have availability!)."
"Room 6 may have the best views"
"All the rooms are great"
"Even the smaller unit is comfortable and well equipped."
"Some rooms had private patios which got the late afternoon sun, which would be nice"
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PRICE RANGE
$81 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownConstantia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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