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Dongola Guest House
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Reviewed November 10, 2010

I recently spent 3 days at Dongola House, what bliss, being an avid reader, my book spent much down time, while I looked at the wonderful views, beautiful fynbos garden complete with a francolin and her 3 chicks, morning tea + bikkies, amused at the guinea fowl and their off springs' antics! Perfect location, good large rooms (and great beds) and stunning vistas! Safe, secure,and simply superb!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled solo
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2010

Dear Surfer1954, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Francolin have four chicks which is good for them, the Eygiptian Geese have four goslings and we now have 13 Guinea Fowl chicks in two distinct families. The garden is taking a little strain but we are putting in extra effort to keep it tidy after the birds have been through. All this and views of our mountain do make reading a little difficult but we hope you have gone away with happy memories. Best wishes Mike Sally and Peter.

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Reviewed October 23, 2010

My partner and I have stayed at Dongola House once a year for the past six years and, frankly, I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Cape Town.

I've been visiting Cape Town for 13 years, so, previous to staying at Dongola House, I've experienced a number of guest houses in the area, and none of them comes close to the Dongola experience.

Mike, Sally and Peter go out of their way to make sure their guests are comfortable and relaxed. The property has recently been upgraded to be even more stylish than it already had been. Beautiful decor and amenities that are as stylish as they are comfort-driven.

The rooms, and all areas of the property, are spotlessly clean. (I'm a super clean freak, so this is a big deal to me.) The bedding is of superb quality, with pillows and mattresses that make it easy to get an amazing night's sleep. The bath towels are luxurious, and the owners have now added complimentary high-end bath products.

Stays include breakfast, which now includes hot or cold options that are always fresh and delicious. By the way, if you do stay at Dongola House, check out canvas-mounted photo of zebras. You'll probably want it as much as we did -- it's such an arresting image.

While those who are not familiar with Cape Town and the surrounding area may feel they should say closer to town and the waterfront, I would recommend reconsidering. Situated in Constantia and just a few minutes' drive from town, Dongola House is tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood. It offers quiet enjoyment in secure surroundings, with beautiful vistas at every angle.

In addition, Mike, Sally and Peter are so knowledgeable about the area, and so eager to help guests make the most of their stay, they go above and beyond what a typical hotel concierge would offer in terms of advise and arrangements.

I've recommended Dongola House to a number of people, and all have reported that they were thrilled with their accommodations. No surprise there. If you are considering visiting Cape Town, do yourself a favor and check out Dongola House. It's a sumptuous experience, but at surprisingly reasonable rates.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2010

Wow Guys you should take up travel writing as a profession! What a fantastic review you can definately come back!!! We are so pleased you appreciate the improvements we have made and even more pleased that we have maintained the level service you have come to expect over the last six years. I am still trying to find the name of the artist who took the Zebra photo.Thanks again for taking the time and thought to give us such a fabulous review come back soon Mike, Sally and Peter.

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Reviewed October 11, 2010

If you are struggling with the decision of where to stay on your trip to the cape, problem over.Dongola guest house,set in beautiful gardens with mountain views, in the constantia wine region was a perfect home from home for a 6 day stay with our extended family group.The owners Mike and Sally go out of their way to make your stay one to remember. They are a mine of information about local ammenities, good places to eat, sights to see and how to get there.They are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife and conservation issues .
The guest house is finished to a very high standard, the beds are the best i have slept in anywhere in the world, the ensuite is cavernous with powerful shower.A substantial buffet breakfast is followed by hot breakfast cooked to order by Peter the manager, who ensures that your every whim is catered for, and ,he even readies your room for your return from a night out.
I cannot find fault with a single thing at Dongola and would recommend to all and hope to return one day.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2010

Dear Steve, we are overjoyed that you and you family had such a good time. We love the Cape and get a great deal of satisfaction showing it off to our guests. In terms of conservation we have taken a huge step and joined Heritage and their Green line responsible tourism rating program wish us luck with our certification and who knows on your next visit we could be the first Guest House in SA to be certified.

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Reviewed October 6, 2010

We only had a few days with family from the UK and wanted to see and do as much as possible according to our wish lists. Our hosts Mike, Sally and Peter provided the best choices of places to eat, sights to see and trips to take, so that all our dreams were fulfilled. We found that Dongola House is situated in a quiet area with spectacular views and close to many of the attractions of Cape Town and the surrounding area. We are going back again 4 Sure.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2010

Dear Coocumber, it was lovely to see you again and meeting your family. We are glad they had a good time and got to tick all of their boxes. We do hope to see you again so please drop me an email with your thoughts on how we can offer better value for money. Thank you Mike, Peter and Sally

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Reviewed August 25, 2010

Friendly, professional B & B that goes out of its way to ensure that guests enjoy their stay both in the facility as well as in Capetown itself and great value for money. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2010

Dera Greg, thank you for taking the time to resond to Tripadvisor and what a great reveiw. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and trust the rest of your trip was also great. Kind regards,MIke and Sally

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