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Welcome to The Dongola

We are situated in the tranquil Constantia Valley (Cape Town’s vineyard) and bordering onto the Grootboschkloof River Walk, a small managed nature reserve with stunning views of Constantiaberg Mountain, part of Table Mountain National Park.

Our scrumptious a la carte breakfast menu, can be taken in the tranquil landscaped gardens next to the 9m long solar heated pool or in the cosy dining room, both with views of Table Mountain National Park.

Our location is the most central in Cape Town. Why? There are countless things to do from here.

  • For relaxing vacations / work for digital nomads / long-stayers
  • US Embassy for visa applications
  • Wineries / Wine & Dine
  • Health & Beauty: Laser eye surgery / Bifocal lenses / Mediclinic / Surgery / Body treatment
  • Sports: Golf / Bike / Kite / Surfing
  • Sea/Water: Diving / Snorkeling / Canoe / Standup Paddle / Sailing
  • Wheels: Motorcycle Harley / Convertible Cobra / Bus Hop on/hop off
  • Flying: Helicopter flights / Parachute / Paragliding


Simply a wonderful place

“The Dongola Guesthouse is a place of longing for many reasons. On the one hand because of the beautiful location and on the other because of the people who look after you. We can recommend the accommodation without reservation.”

Karoline, Germany

Review January 2024

Best place in Constantia

“The Dongola Guesthouse is an oasis with a perfect location and equally good hosts. Karin and Claudio (Swiss expats) are wonderful and very helpful hosts. They have 1000 tips for all questions. The rooms are large and very clean. Equipped with every comfort. The garden with pool is very well-kept and spacious. The breakfast is excellent with dishes that can be ordered in addition to the buffet. The concept of large, communal tables helps to get to know nice people. We would stay at Dongola Guesthouse again at any time.”

Roland W, Switzerland

Review January 2024

Wonderful guesthouse

“Quietly located guesthouse in Constantia. We have already stayed in several guesthouses in the Cape Town region. This one stands out positively. Very tastefully furnished, beautiful garden, fantastic breakfast and very nice hosts. Fantastic – we would love to come back.”

2013kitesurfer, Germany

Review December 2023

An oasis of well-being

“From the very friendly welcome to the warm farewell, our (unfortunately only) 3 days in this beautiful resort were simply perfect. In the very pretty, newly renovated Rosemary’s Rest you feel completely alone, surrounded by greenery, birdsong and good smells. An absolute recommendation and next time we will definitely stay longer. Many thanks to Karin, Claudio and the whole team at the guesthouse.”

Braunis, Germany

Review December 2023

Outstanding guest house

“Located in beautiful Constantia, Dongola House is a true oasis. From the remarkable hospitality of the hosts, the very attentive and professional staff, the exquisitely decorated and spacious rooms to the most delicious breakfast – everything was simply outstanding and we thank the entire Dongola team for a wonderful stay!”

Ralfbre, Germany

Review December 2023

What an experience!

“Having visited Cape Town several times, we already enjoyed a number of excellent accommodations, but this time we clearly hit the jackpot! The guest house is located in the lush green Constantia neighborhood, close to several world-class wineries next to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The owners Claudio and Karin welcomed and treated us with exemplary hospitality during our five-day stay…”

Josef, Robert & Helmut, Germany

Review September 2023

A hidden treasure in beautiful Constantia

“The Dongola is a beautiful guesthouse in a very safe, very quiet part of Constantia. The rooms are all separated so it seems like you have the place to yourself, the breakfasts are perfect, and the hospitality is fantastic. Groot Constantia estate is a nice distance walk away through the vineyards, and ubers are very easy to get around here in case walking back is a struggle..! If we were to visit Constantia again, we’d definitely stay at the Dongola!”

Jack L, Great Britain

Review June 2023

Really great!! Highly recommended!!!

“The entire property is perfectly maintained and clean. The garden is large and beautiful, the pool refreshing, the room #4 cozy and the breakfast especially delicious. The hosts Karin and Claudio and the staff are very warm. The location is super to sleep quietly and explore much in and around Cape Town easily by (Red)Bus or car. We enjoyed it wonderfully ♡”

Birte, Germany

Review April 2023

Great guesthouse to stay in Constantia!

“Great well maintained garden – Lovely, very welcoming and hospitable owners – Located in a save and nice area – Good breakfast and coffee. All in all, we were very happy to stay at the Dongola Guesthouse. The hosts are great and even offered us a lift when we were not able to get an Uber.”

Erk, Vienna, Austria

Review February 2023


“Tranquility at its best. Great and helpful staff. Rooms are of high standard. If you need to stay away from the city centre, Dongola is perfect for that. Its a place where you take a book and get lost.”

KewTM, Europe

Review January 2023

The Dongola Guesthouse Team

Let Us Introduce Our Team

We are new owners, but the familiar team that cares for your well-being has remained the same. We are all ready for your wishes.

Natalie, Rochelle, Yolanda, Claudio, Karin


Guest Information

We have created a collection of useful documents and informative materials to make your trip to Cape Town – and South Africa – an easy and hassle-free experience.

We encourage all of our guests to browse through this collection, and download the materials relevant to you.

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