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“A home away from home!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dongola Guest House
Ranked #1 of 40 Constantia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mafikeng, South Africa
1 review
“A home away from home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have just spent my second Christmas in a row at Dongola House. Mike and Sally were as always the perfect hosts. The staff always smiling and helpful. Natalie's full breakfasts ensure a perfect start to the day. You know you're staying in a great guesthouse when you recognize guests from previous stays. The couple from Germany who I met there, in 2012, raved about Mike's wine tour, which I must certainly book next time I am in Cape Town. Dongola House is certainly a home away from home. Where else do you see fellow guests fighting to take the dogs for a walk?

Thanks again, Mike, Sally, Dennis and the girls. Look forward to seeing you again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank RaySchaller
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Ray, you should have mentioned if you wanted to go wine tasting. This trip would have been perfect as you were not with your sweet little daughter, but I promise to take you next time. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was very warm and peacefull stay during our 4 day stop in Dongola house. Nothing to complain about. Mike and Sally are generous and helpful person who lead property very well. The house offers nice view of Table mountain, it is placed in very safe location close to all wineyards of Constantia. Breakfast was of very high standard. Pool was perfectly as we could expect from photos. We would like to come back if we are in South Africa again.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JurajSka
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Juraj, Thank you for the lovely review. Hope you had a great time cycling the Constantia Valley wine route on your cool fold up bikes. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is our second visit to Dongola Guest House, we stayed for a wonderful 17 nights with our two children in the Suite with the added bonus of the linked inside Twin room with the extra bathroom. The rooms are immaculate and tastefully decorated. The suite also has an excellent kitchenette, perfect for preparing snacks etc. The rooms are serviced daily to a very high standard, and the laundry service is invaluable and very reasonably priced. The guest house, located in Constantia has a fantastic central location for visiting areas around Cape Town and coastal areas. It has stunning mountain views and the gardens are spectacular. Mike and Sally offer excellent advice on restaurants and activities around the area and are more than happy to book them for you. We have booked again for over the Christmas holiday this year, this time for even longer! If you are looking for something in this area you could not be disappointed by this guest house.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 123JosieP
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Joe, Rob, Becca and Ben, wow what an amazing review. We are so glad you found us and are planning your THIRD visit. December to March has is like having family to stay with us because of all of you long staying return guests. Looking forward to seeing the whole family again in December. keep well and hope the year goes quickly. Warm regards, Mike and Sally.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

What an awesome place to stay, the surroundings are breathtaking, rooms are classy, luxurious and comfortable. The reception we had received was amazing, the hospitality was out of this world, absolutely awesome. Breakfast was superb and the views whilst enjoying it spectacular. Highly recommended!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Jaques, whilst we cannot take credit for the view we are proud of our breakfast menu and the care Natalie takes when cooking it. Hope we can give you another amazing reception in the future, warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Ostend, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Looking for a perfect stay? Close to some nice restaurants (like The Conservatory @ Cellars Hohenort or The Brasserie) and wine estates (like Klein Constantia)? Dongola House might be your ideal choice. Nice & clean rooms, heated pool, nice garden, very good breakfast. You find it all here!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Kris C
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Kris, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of Dongola House. We are lucky to have such good restaurants near us and glad that you found some that your enjoyed. Warm regards, Mike and sally
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Maun, Botswana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marianne c
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Lady_Di2807
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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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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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