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Dongola Guest House
Ranked #1 of 40 Constantia B&B and Inns
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Maun, Botswana
1 review
“Perfect stay! Loved it”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We (with our 2 daughters, 2 and 4 yrs old) spent 6 nights at lovely Dongola in November. We stayed in the beautiful suite, with the en-suite twin, which were indeed very stylish, comfortable and spacious. Absolutely brilliant - we were so overwhelmed by the attention to detail.
Mike and Sally are both legends and the perfect hosts. With their love and intimate knowledge of Cape town they know exactly how to make your stay perfect. All Dongoloa personnel are professional and welcoming. The breakfasts were simply to die for, freshly prepared and served on their patio overlooking the beautiful Constantia mountains. Just too die for! Our girls especially loved Dongola's guest-walking department's adorable labradors! We definitely hope to be back..what a place!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Marianne, thank you for the fantastic review, fine praise indeed coming from someone with your hospitality back ground. We do love Cape Town and what we do so it's special when someone mentions this. The Guest walking department enjoyed your girls attention as much as they enjoyed the dogs. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Dennis
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Spent 3 nights at Dongola House and the stay was amazing. Beautiful house, great location. Sally, Mike and Dennis all extremely welcoming and happy to go out their way to help. Breakfast was a highlight each morning. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2013
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Lady Di, thank you for taking the time to write us a review and glad to have been of service to you. We try and produce a breakfast that matches are beautiful surroundings, so glad you enjoyed it. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Dennis
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

I recently stayed eight weeks at Dongola guesthouse, for business and in short found everything to be perfect. Peace and quiet, incredible views, delightful breakfasts and evening meals available on request. Owners Mike and Sally are themselves travellers and are therefore well conditioned to the varied requests that are presented to them. They will also advise guests on places to see and do. Their knowledge of Cape wine tours is vast and extremely helpful in maximizing your stay in Cape Town. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Robert, thank you so much for you lovely review. It seems strange not seeing you having breakfast on the patio, but we do hope you are enjoying your new home. Don't be a stranger and Sam and Sasha assure me they will take you for a walk anytime you are in the mood. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Spent a holiday weekend here. Lovely house, fantastic location and very friendly owners. We had a garden room which was beautifully decorated and had a small patio for evening drinks from the honesty bar. The garden itself is fabulous. Dogs were a welcome bonus! A real haven from Pretoria and we will be back - not least for the very tasty breakfasts.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
I think the dogs often get more praise than we do. Thank you for your charming review and so glad you had a good but short stay with us. Hopefully we can welcome you back for a glass of wine on the patio under the mountain. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Cropthorne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had a five night stay at Dongola House. Sally and Mike were away when we arrived, but their excellent manager, Dennis, made us very welcome. Our accommodation was spacious and comfortable and beautifully clean. Dongola House is very well situated for access to Cape Town, Kirstenbosch, Cape Point and the coast - all within easy reach. We weren't able to use the pool and the outside breakfast possibility because it was rather windy during our stay, but the gardens are lovely and the inside breakfast was excellent! Mike and Sally are friendly and helpful hosts and we hope to visit them again when we next travel to South Africa.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Peter, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We also hope you visit us again on your next trip to Cape Town, shame about the weather but we hope it did not spoil your trip to our beautiful city. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Dennis.
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We spent 17 nights touring in the Western and Eastern Cape and Dongola House, where we spent three nights at the beginning of our trip, was the best B&B we stayed in – and there were many very good ones. The quality of the accommodation, the convenient location for both Cape Town and the Cape peninsula, the wonderful breakfasts served on the terrace with stunning views, were all excellent. But on top of these, the friendliness, advice and help given by Mike and Sally made for a warm welcome and a great stay.
You could not want for a better place to stay, especially to find your feet in South Africa for the first time. Do not hesitate to book Dongola House.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Wow that was fine praise indeed, we are so glad we gave you a good introduction to our adopted country but then I am sure that's what you would expect from someone from your old school! We cannot take the credit for that wonderful view but do try to ensure the rooms, garden and breakfast do it justice. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review it is much appreciated. warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

From day one when we met Sally and Mike, we felt that we made the right choice by spending our first night of our honeymoon at Dongola. Everything was just perfect.Sally really went the extra mile to make our day special.we would recommend Dongola to anyone we would like to have great service and experience nature in a nice and quiet area with lots of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area. even the breakfast were very nice. thank you Sally and Mike for an awesome time. Carl and Roxzanne

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Hi guys, we really hope you had a lovely Honeymoon. It was great having you stay with us on the first day of your married life together it is such a happy occasion. Thank you for the lovely review and recommendation hope to see you again one day. Warm regards and all the best for the future, Mike and Sally.
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Property: Dongola Guest House
Address: 30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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