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  • Set in the beautiful forested suburb of Constantia, with pretty mountain views
  • Comfortable, elegant rooms and a pool with a view make relaxing easy
  • Within easy reach of the city by motorway

Dongola House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Constantia


-34.0416, 18.4344


Boasting a prestigious address in the upmarket suburb of Constantia, known as Cape Town’s vineyard, Dongola House is a classy establishment catering to travellers who appreciate refined accommodation, personalised service and natural beauty. Although it is essentially within the city, the guest house is surrounded by vineyards and borders an environmental green belt overlooking the Constantiaberg Mountain, so guests can still experience the serenity of nature.

In a similar vein, accommodation at Dongola reflects both the stylishness of the city and the tranquillity of the countryside. The three King Garden Rooms feature spectacular views over the landscaped gardens and shrubbery and onwards to the mountain, a scene best enjoyed from the comfort of the patios. Inside, bright splashes of colour, and a wall decorated with stylish floral wallpaper, add warmth and elegance. Guests will sleep soundly in the extra-length King-size beds, and if you prefer, two of the rooms can be converted to equally comfy twins.Beautiful garden and mountain views can also be enjoyed from the patio of the Queen Garden Room, which is ideal for those who want easy access to the swimming pool and the benefit of a full en-suite bathroom. 

Although the Courtyard King Room does not have a view, the room is particularly spacious and guests will enjoy the privacy of their own courtyard and the convenience of basic self-catering facilities.

Those looking for a self-catering holiday with the family are best advised to book the suite. This comfortable home-away-from-home has a large lounge, six-seater dining area, patio and well equipped kitchen. The double sleeper couch can accommodate kids, and two extra guests can stay in the interleading twin room, a snug inside room which can also be booked separately.

In all the rooms, wireless internet, satellite television, hairdryers, safes, fans, heaters, tea and coffee stations and a radio with an iPod docking station, are welcome conveniences. Pampering bathroom amenities and fluffy gowns add to the luxuriance of quality percale linen.

Once you’ve settled in, head outside to the solar heated swimming pool to soak up the views from the water, pool deck or surrounding loungers. Look out for francolin, guinea fowl and wild geese waddling around on the lawns. Rainy days can be spent in the opulent guest lounge, where a satellite television and range of DVDs will keep you entertained. A crackling fireplace will warm the bones and stoke the soul.

After a hearty Continental and Full English breakfast in the elegant dining room or next to the swimming pool, guests can focus on exploring the surrounding attractions. Visit the 330 year old Groot Constantia Wine Estate just down the road, go for a stroll in the greenbelt or head to the spectacular Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden around the corner. Table Mountain, the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town’s best beaches and the Green Point and Newlands sports stadiums are several minutes’ drive away, while a host of adventure activities can be arranged.   

If the purpose of your stay is simply relaxation, you can lounge the day away at the pool and book an in-room massage.

Rates & Summary

3 Garden King Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
2 rooms can be converted to twins
En-suite shower
Patio with mountain views

Garden Queen Room

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio leading onto pool deck
Mountain views

Courtyard King Room

Sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Small dining room
Courtyard with seating


Sleeps 3 in extra length King-size bed and sleeper couch
En-suite bath and shower
Kitchenette and dining area
Patio with mountain views
Can be linked to inside twin room to form family unit

Inside Twin Room

Sleeps 2 in extra length twin beds
En-suite shower
Can be linked to suite


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Continental and English breakfast included


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Dongola House is situated in the lush forested suburb of Constantia. The guest house offers accommodation in a range of beautifully appointed bed and breakfast rooms and a spacious self-catering suite. Luxury accommodation with all the frills means that guests will want for nothing, while the experience is enhanced by some wonderful mountain views, particularly from the large swimming pool. The guest house borders a lush nature reserve and is conveniently close to Cape Town’s attractions.


  • Set in the beautiful forested suburb of Constantia, with pretty mountain views
  • Comfortable, elegant rooms and a pool with a view make relaxing easy
  • Within easy reach of the city by motorway


The Suite is private and perfect for a families or couples looking to stay for a long period of time.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to Dongola are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Solar-heated swimming pool
  • Landscaped gardens
  • In-room massages
  • Grootboschkloof River Walk nature reserve
  • Nearby: Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, beaches, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours. 


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave oven
  • Stove
  • Hot Plates
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




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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