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  • Elegant countryside feel, with all the conveniences of a town guesthouse
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms proudly exhibit local artwork
  • Well located to explore the Cape's attractions

KhashaMongo Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Somerset West


-34.0773, 18.8303


Gleaning its name from the Zulu expression meaning ‘peaceful home’, KashaMongo is a cosy bed and breakfast where owners Chantal and Robbie have indeed succeeded in creating a comfortable home-away-from-home. 

The verdant gardens and mountain views set the scene for a trouble-free stay in the African-themed accommodation, which includes two double rooms and two apartments.

Rich colours, ethnic artwork and patterned fabrics give guests a tasteful flavour of South Africa, while televisions, ceiling fans and wireless internet are convenient amenities.

The brightly-coloured Ilanga and Inkwezi double rooms each have Queen-size beds, en-suite showers and views of the garden and pool, with Inkwezi providing more space to move around in. Although slightly smaller, Ilanga has a bigger heated bathroom, which comes in handy during the chilly winters.

Decorated in earthy tones, the apartments each sleep three guests, and meals can be prepared in the well-equipped kitchens.

The verandas allow guests to soak up the tranquil outdoor atmosphere and provide easy access to the swimming pool. The pool is temperature-controlled, making it appropriate for either a refreshing swim on hot days, or a warm dip during the evenings and cold snaps. 

Lazy days can be spent on the surrounding sun loungers or under the large indigenous trees in the garden, all while enjoying views of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges. Included in the rates is an extensive breakfast buffet to be savoured on the terrace overlooking the garden, and if guests wish, they can make use of a braai area next to the pool.

Lovingly prepared dinners are available on request, while your hosts can give recommendations on some of the best restaurants in the area.

KashaMongo is centrally situated to explore the fairest Cape. Pristine white beaches are less than a 10 minute drive from the guest house, while Cape Town, with its incredible array of natural, historical, culinary and sporting attractions, is a mere 35 minutes away. Guests can head along one of the famous wine routes or play a round at one of nine excellent golf courses in and around Somerset West, while there are also ample opportunities for shopping, adventure and family friendly outings.

Throughout your stay, Chantal and Robbie will spoil you with warm hospitality and a willingness to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.

Rates & Summary


Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
View of garden, pool and mountains


Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
View of garden, pool and mountains

Intaba apartment

Sleeps 3 in King-size and single beds
En-suite shower
Veranda with garden and mountain views

Amanzi apartment

Sleeps 3 in King-size and single beds
En-suite shower
Veranda with pool, garden and mountain views


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Continental and English breakfast included
Apartments have self-catering facilities


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

KhashaMongo Guest House is situated in Somerset West, in close proximity to the Western Cape’s best attractions. Accommodation is provided in characterful African-style rooms and apartments with self-catering facilities. The guest house offers comfortable, affordable accommodation with scenic views of the mountains surrounding Somerset West. The temperature-controlled pool offers the opportunity to swim in any weather conditions, while barbeque facilities allow guests to enjoy a braai in the tranquil surrounds of the garden.


  • Elegant countryside feel, with all the conveniences of a town guesthouse
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms proudly exhibit local artwork
  • Well located to explore the Cape's attractions

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fly fishing gear, 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
  • Braai facilities
  • 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

  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Stove
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

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


  • Credit cards not accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted




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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