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Dongola Guest House
Ranked #1 of 39 Constantia B&B and Inns
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“Home away from Home”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have stayed in a lot of places around the world. The Dongola Guest House is wonderful. Mike and Sally own (and run) a beautiful, well-kept guest house that is located close to the Constantia wine area and a short drive to Cape Town City on the M3. The breakfast is delicious and the view of Constantia Berg mountain (one eats by the pool) is simply stunning. The Guest house is quiet and well furnished. Mike and Sally are incredibly helpful and the staff are efficient and courteous. Free and fast internet was very welcome. Plenty of good restaurants nearby in Constantia Mall and along Main Constantia Road. Every day we drove to Camps Bay Beach in the late afternoon, along the Atlantic Seaboard side. After a stay of 9 days this past January, I will be returning to Dongola in July, this time with my family for a month-long stay. The Guest House is very safe with activity, well manicured lawns, and attractive shrubbery. Horse riders go by in the afternoons along the green space and water stream that ends at Pagasvlei. Klein Constantia Vineyard is nearby, with Groot Constantia further down the road. You will have a marvellous time!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Jeffrey, I think you have a career as a travel blogger. Thank you so much for the stunning review. See you in July. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the team.
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

A lovely guest house, excellent rooms, great view and great breakfast! The hospitality was second to none. Very friendly staff that made us all feel very welcome. Always offering ideas of where to go and what to see in Cape Town and nearby.

  • Stayed February 2014
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Alex,thank you for taking the trouble to write your great review. How nice to have the whole family stay this time and certainly hope it will not be the last time we see any of you. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the team
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Princeville, Hawaii
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Into our 4th month of an eleven month European and African trip Dongola House and Mike and Sally take first place in BEST B&B! Their hospitality, accommodations and the views from the patio where breakfast is served were all "top drawer". The breakfasts were made to order and divinely served. Mike and Sally provided top drawer concierge pampering during our stay. Both are genuinely happy to answer any questions of where to go and what to do and offer unsolicited suggestions of current events. They both portrayed a sincere interest in all we wanted to talk about. Their time was our time. It was all about us. They and their staff are just FANTASTIC!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Luann, wow what can I say? Firstly apologies for only replying to your stunning review now, we have been rushed off our feet and whilst still very busy, guilt has made me put finger to keyboard, as I have 11 replies to attend to. I do hope you both are having a wonderful time now you are entering the 7th month of your enviable trip and hope that should the paradise of Hawaii ever get boring you may come back and visit. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the team.
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in South Africa. Our first four days were spent at the stunning and welcoming Dongola B & B. From the moment we walked through the door and met Mike,Sally and Dennis we knew the place would be special.

Everything was wonderful; the breakfasts,the views,our room,sipping a glass of chilled white wine beside the pool: but it was the hospitality of Sally,Mike and all the staff that made the stay truly special.Nothing was too much trouble. We really didn't want to leave this little piece of heaven and the places we stayed at after we left didn't even come close to how we felt about Dongola.

Thanks again to all the staff especially Dennis and of course thank you again Mike and Sally for everything.We will be back.

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Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Geraldine, thank you for the lovely review and the grand praise. So glad you had a fabulous holiday in South Africa and are contemplating coming back. Remember we offer returning guest a discount!!. Regretfully Dennis is no longer with us but Natalie has filled his shoes quite nicely and we can assure of the warmest welcome should you choose to return. warm regards, Mike, Natalie and the team.
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

A lovely guest house with first class service and run very professionally by Mike and Sally. It has a pool in the gardens and very nice views of the hills and surrounding countryside. Very good value for money and excellent breakfasts as well. All who work at Dongola are very pleasant and the area is very upmarket with local pubs and restaurants. I recommend this highly.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear SB, thank you so much for the review and especially for the booking for next year. Hope you and Jan have a great year. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Dongola House is the best B&B in Constantia. The rooms are very comfortable and the
service is excellent. You really get spoiled by Sally, Mike and Dennis, one can only feel at home.
The view from there is fantastic and the Pool is very relaxing.
A quit and lovely place which we can highly recommend.
We will come back again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Sandra and Sue, how lovely that you chose to stay with us once again. It was super having you here and the guest walking department loved the extra attention and walks in the park. Hope to see you again one day. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Mafikeng, South Africa
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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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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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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 39 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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