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Dongola Guest House

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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
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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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SimoneMoodie wrote a review Oct 13
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Myself and my aunt had a 5 day 4 night stay at Dongola Guest House and the stay exceeded any expectations of a guest house. We were welcomed by Sally and Mike on arrival and they were very friendly, professional and welcoming. Our room was clean and tidy and there was everything that one could need for a stay away from home. The view from our room and from the breakfast seating outside was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful, it over looks the mountain. The Guest House is quiet and relaxing and you are not bothered by anyone. The only thing that woke me up each morning was the sounds of the Guinea fowl. The breakfast each morning was delicious and Nathalie that served breakfast each morning was so friendly and polite. She went above and beyond to accommodate us and ensure that we were happy. I would definitely recommend Dongola Guest House to anyone wishing to stay in the southern suburbs in Cape Town. We will most definitely be back on our next visit to Cape Town. Thank you Dongola Guest House team for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Mike Oughtibridge, General Manager at Dongola Guest House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow Simone! What a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. It's quite difficult to host guests during the pandemic as we are always "at a distance", but thankfully that didn't deter you. Maybe next time, after Covid, we could offer you a glass of wine on the patio! All the best to you both, Sally
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denleigh wrote a review Mar 2020
Deal, United Kingdom134 contributions39 helpful votes
One of the nicest places we have stayed.not only in South Africa but anywhere in the world. A stunning setting and impeccable , supremely comfortable rooms. Sally and Mike are wonderful hosts and all the staff so helpful and charming. Breakfast is a treat on the outside terrace overlooking the spectacular mountain landscape of the Cape Perfect in every way. Thank you Sally and Mike.Wish we were with you now.! All the luck in the world for the future Roger and Mike
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Riverbushman, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Dear Roger and Mike, how sweet you are to write a review in this time of pandemic. thank you. Coupled to that is the fact it is such a complimentary review. We are still operating and intend to for as long as possible. Hope you are safe and comfortable wherever you may be and hope to see you again one day. warm regards, Mike
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ERMElginScotland wrote a review Mar 2020
Scotland13 contributions2 helpful votes
FIRST class Guest House perfect location ,first time here stayed in Room 2 loved litte patio with water fountain birds all coming for drink peaceful,Sally Mike and Staff excellent service ,Breakfast great choice . ALL GOOD
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Responded Mar 28, 2020
Glad you enjoyed out little studio, as that room does not have the best view the fountain produces a moving canvas of birdlife. Hope this want be your first and last stay. warm regards, Mike
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travellover988 wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom45 contributions10 helpful votes
Lovely view and good size pool. Owners vwey helpful. A big bonus is the power during the frequent power cuts, not enoughpower for A/C but lights and TV worked. After two weeks of oiwer cuts this was very welcome. Breakfast good and staff delightful. Recommended
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you very much for your great review "travellover988". Glad that you enjoyed the pool & the mountain views from the garden. The solar power we installed was a must, so now every guest can be guaranteed hot showers, TV, Wifi, lights and one power socket in each room - when ever the power cuts hit! Maybe we shall see you again one day!
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Paul D wrote a review Feb 2020
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Upon arrival the place exceeded our expectations We were welcomed by Mike and Sally and shown to our beautiful and spacious room. Our first day started with a delicious breakfast on there scenic garden patio. I would highly recommend that if you are visiting Capetown or close by to stay at the Dongola Guest House you will not regret it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Riverbushman, Owner at Dongola Guest House
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi Paul, thank you so much for the lovely review. we are indeed spoiled with a beautiful view of the mountains from the breakfast patio so glad you appreciated it. Warm regards, the Dongolans.
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PRICE RANGE
$41 - $133 (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), Constantia Valley (1.1 miles), and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (3.7 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 air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dongola Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge 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 at 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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dongola Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.