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  • A grand historic homestead, beautifully renovated to offer guests comfort
  • Set in the tranquil forested suburb of Constantia
  • Easy access to the city by motorway

Glen Avon Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Constantia

 

-34.0313, 18.4393

About

Passionately run by the Stringer family, Glen Avon Lodge ensures that all guests get to experience the charm of this historic homestead while being treated to service and luxury from the top drawer. The property’s origins date back to the 18th century, when slaves built a grand manor house with gables and red-tiled roofs. 

The manor has been meticulously maintained to look almost exactly as it was over 250 years ago, and its foundations still contain prayer books and mint coins left by the slaves as good luck charms. Guests may also notice the intact pillars of the original slave bell, which form part of the pergola hanging over the front door. 

Inside, the manor is given character by chandeliers, plush fabrics and quality furnishings, combining to create an opulent showcase of modern country-style comfort. In its latest guise as an accommodation venue, Glen Avon has grown from four guest rooms to 16 magnificent rooms and suites, all lovingly decorated by Wendy Stringer. 

Fitted with King-size or twin beds and generous en-suite bathrooms with shiny granite finishes, oval bathtubs and spacious showers, all the rooms are elegantly furnished and offer the best in modern luxury. Conveniences include air conditioning, satellite televisions, electronic safes, wireless internet, minibars and tea and coffee facilities, while additional comfort is provided by heated towel rails, fluffy bathrobes and comfy armchairs.

Guests can grab one of the complimentary swimming towels and take a dive into the solar heated swimming pool, or relax on furnished patios leading onto the gardens, which have been immaculately landscaped in a traditional old world English style.

The spacious superior and deluxe suites have the addition of a small kitchenette with a microwave and toaster. Days at Glen Avon are started off by a hearty Continental buffet followed by cooked-to-order treats, served in either the leisurely atmosphere of the patio or the warmth of the elegant dining room.

Wendy is a fully qualified chef and ensures things run smoothly in the kitchen, while her father David is on hand to check that guests are satisfied, and he is also able to give great advice on what to do for the day. Wendy has personally trained the hotel’s head chef, who leads a dedicated team in creating spectacular gourmet lunches and dinners, prepared with herbs and veggies picked straight from the property.

Evenings start with a sundowner on the front patio, followed by a candlelit dinner and nightcaps in the lounge, and end with a chocolate on your pillow, handily accompanied by a weather card to help with planning for the following day.

From the guest house, guests can easily explore the Constantia Wine Route and the rest of Cape Town’s spectacular sights and sounds, all within easy driving distance.

With beaches, sporting facilities, restaurants, scenic countryside, adventure and much more, the city and surrounds offer plenty to entertain, delight and excite.

Rates & Summary


6 Superior Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Patio opening onto front garden

5 Superior Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra-length King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Lounge area
Mini-kitchenette
Patio opening onto pool garden

5 Superior Deluxe Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra-length King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Lounge area
Mini-kitchenette
Patio opening onto pool garden

Pricing

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Catering

Continental and English breakfast included
Restaurant serves lunch and dinner

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

One of Cape Town’s grandest colonial homesteads, the family-run Glen Avon Lodge offers accommodation in 15 beautifully-decorated suites, and prides itself on providing impeccable service to guests. Guests will enjoy a nostalgic stay in this historic homestead, which has been renovated to offer elegant luxury accommodation on manicured grounds in prestigious Constantia. The laidback country-style ambience is complemented by fine gourmet dining and a solar heated swimming pool. 

Summary

  • A grand historic homestead, beautifully renovated to offer guests comfort
  • Set in the tranquil forested suburb of Constantia
  • Easy access to the city by motorway

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 the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • 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. 

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Cape Town & Surrounds

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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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