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  • Magnificent and luxurious Mediterranean seaside villa
  • Fantastic panoramic views from the hillside location
  • In the heart of the False Bay coastline, but an easy drive to most of Cape Town

Colona Castle

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Lakeside


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Colona Castle’s central position in the greater Cape Town area of Lakeside Heights allows for easy access to Table Mountain, the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Waterfront and the Winelands. All suites and interiors have high quality furnishings and are decorated with treasured antiques and objects d'art that have been collected over many years. Five sumptuous Suites, one Family Suite and two Superior Bedrooms cater for every comfort and convenience.

The Penthouse is a spacious and opulent recluse with an air conditioned lounge and library, and a marble bathroom. The English Suite is a large and light-filled room with two en-suite bathrooms. Both suites feature balconies with views across Table Mountain, The Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake and False Bay.

Two of the Executive Suites are themed in sophisticated Chinese and colourful Mogul styles, while the New Suite is vibrantly decorated and features contemporary styling with marble and glass from floor to ceiling.

The superior suites are not short of grandeur either, with the Green Room overlooking the garden, and the Moroccan and Safari Suites suitably and opulently styled. 

Two open-hearth log fires warm up the communal lounges, flowing out onto the swimming pool with views of the mountains and vineyard. For those wishing to add dinner to the Bed & Breakfast catering, the chef’s creations are an artful infusion of the Cape’s finest, using only the freshest ingredients.

Afternoons are ideal for enjoying the city’s many attractions, or simply reclining by the pool to enjoy the mountain and vineyard views, or relaxing with a therapeutic massage beneath a bedouin tent.

Personalised concierge services are included in the rates, and Colona Castle is particularly attractive for hosting small groups of golfers, as four championship courses are located in the vicinity.

Rates & Summary

2 Luxury Suites

Each sleeps 2
En-suite baths and showers
Large lounges
Private balconies with sea and mountain views

3 Executive Suites

Each sleeps 2
En-suite baths and showers
Private patio or balcony
Sea and mountain views

3 Superior Suites

Each sleeps 2
En-suite baths and showers
Private patio or balcony

Safari Suite

Family suite accommodating 3 people


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Full English breakfast included


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Colona Castle is a luxury boutique hotel with exceptional personal service and attention to detail.  Gracing the mountainside in tranquil Lakeside Heights on the warmer False Bay coastline, Colona Castle is a splendid Mediterranean-style retreat from which to explore Cape Town and its surrounds, and offers character, exclusivity and charm.  Majestic panoramic views stretch from Table Mountain across the Peninsula and Winelands to False Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean.


  • Magnificent and luxurious Mediterranean seaside villa
  • Fantastic panoramic views from the hillside location
  • In the heart of the False Bay coastline, but an easy drive to most of Cape Town

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, golf clubs, binoculars for whale watching in season.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to Colona Castle are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Golf bookings
  • Wine tasting
  • Blue Flag beaches
  • Whale watching in season


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood provided
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • No kitchen
  • No braai area available
  • No microwave oven
  • No stove
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Limited wheelchair friendliness
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe
  • 24 hour security




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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