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1 Verwood Street, Off Old Boyes Drive, Marina Da Gama, Cape Town, Lakeside, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa

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Be seduced by scenic grandeur: a panorama of majestic mountains, shimmering lakes, dazzling beaches and azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean.Situated on the warm False Bay coast, a comfortably elegant base from which to explore the interesting and beautiful Cape Peninsula and Winelands, Colona Castle is within easy reach of the airport and Cape Town city centre.A golfers paradise with more than 4 world-class Golf courses in the vicinity.

Colona Castle is a magical Villa of great quality with 5 Full Suites and 3 Bedroom suites, which can be utilised for honeymoons,  for small incentives groups, Golf groups, for special guests or families, or simply to charm inquisitive and discerning visitors with exceptional hospitality, personal service, haute cuisine… For discerning clients who wish to distance themselves from the “hustle and bustle” of a city and stay in a quieter place, but have easy access to all places of interest in and around Cape Town and its Winelands, Colona Castle is a magical place, always appreciated by all visitors who enjoy the surroundings and the inspiration it affords them.

A position at the epicentre of greater Cape Town allows easy access to Table Mountain, the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Waterfront and the Winelands. Attractions include whale watching, world-class golf and water-sports.

Gracing the mountainside above a tranquil Lake District on the warmer False Bay coastline, Colona Castle, graded 5-Star, is a splendid Mediterranean retreat from which to explore fascinating Cape Town and environs, offering character, exclusivity and infinite charm.  Majestic panoramic views stretch from Table Mountain across the Peninsula and Winelands to False Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean.

All our Suites and interiors have high quality furnishings with treasured antiques and objets d’art collected over many years. Five sumptuous Suites, one Family Suite and two Superior Bedrooms cater for every comfort and convenience.

Description of Colona Castle

A position at the epicentre of greater Cape Town allows easy access to Table Mountain (25 minutes), the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (20 minutes), Cape Point Nature Reserve (35 minutes), the Waterfront (25 minutes) and the Winelands (Constantia 5 minutes-Stellenbosch 30 minutes).

Gracing the mountainside above a tranquil Lake District on the warmer False Bay coastline, Colona Castle, graded 5-Star, is a splendid Mediterranean retreat from which to explore fascinating Cape Town and environs, offering character, exclusivity and infinite charm. Majestic panoramic views stretch from Table Mountain across the Peninsula and Winelands to False Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean.

All Suites and interiors are furnished with treasured antiques and objets d'art collected over many years. Five sumptuous Suites, one Family Suite and two Superior Bedrooms cater for every comfort and convenience. Therapeutic Massages and Spa Treatments are available upon request.

Our Award-winning Executive Chef‘s inspired presentations are an artful combination of the Cape’s finest and freshest organically grown ingredients – a rare culinary celebration in the superb architecture of the candlelit Dining Hall. For a minimum of 6 people, Lunches and Dinners are organised upon requestAlternativeley, a growing number of exciting and delectable restaurants are established in the vicinity

Policies

Rates are per suite and include a delicious full English style breakfast, Wireless Internet & email access, parking, personalized concierge services and VAT Single rates in Executive & Full Luxury Suites are on request  

Terms and Conditions

Unless otherwise stated, rates are based on 2 people per suite. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include VAT and breakfast but exclude a 1% tourism levy. The Executive Chef can prepare exquisite gourmet lunches and dinners on request 18 hour room service Satellite Flat Screen TV (CNN & BBC) IT ports & Wi-fi Internet In room Docking station & laptop on request Laundry & Valet Secretarial services ad-hoc Garden, terraces & swimming pool Airport transfers arranged 24 hour security Private & secure parking Virgin Active Gym nearby Private dining In-Suite Therapeutic Spa Treatments

Children (all ages) are welcome.

Infants 0 – below 2 years free of charge (cot provided)

Third person and Fourth person – Kindly refer to our rate sheet for details

A guide or a driver would be accommodated at normal rates. It is possible to secure single accommodation nearby (3 mns) around R 550 to R 650 per night including breakfast.

 

 

Information

Rates are per suite and include a full English style Breakfast and VAT

Single rates in Executive & Full Luxury Suites are on request

MINIMUM STAY 5 NIGHTS 20 DECEMBER to 04 JANUARY WITH SPECIAL POLICY

Panoramic views from swimming pool and patios. Welcome drink - Fresh fruit and flowers

At the centre of greater Cape Town, on the warmer False Bay coastline, Lakeside is within easy reach of all places of interest in Cape Town: airport (25mn), Waterfront (25mn), Table Mountain (25mn), penguins (20mn), Cape Point (35mn), Constantia (5mn) & Stellenbosch Winelands (40mn) A special microclimate ensures weather is cooler in summer & warmer in winter with less rain. Whale, Shark watching & world-class golf nearby

Attractions: Whale &, Shark watching, world-class Golf, legendary golden beaches, water-sports...French and Swahili spokenAirport transfers can be organised upon request.Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.For bookings made within 30 days of arrival, full payment is required on confirmation.Refunds where agreed, are subject to a 10% administration fee.

Fact

8 Suites: 3 Superior Rooms & 5 Suites with superb views, private patios, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, heated towel rails, under floor heating, electronic safes & mini-bars

 Breakfast inclusive

Wireless Internet

 18 hour room service

 Laundry & Valet

 Satellite Flat Screen TV (CNN & BBC)

Private dining on request

 In room Docking station & laptop on request

 24 hour security

 Garden, terraces & swimming pool

 Airport transfers arranged

 Secretarial services ad-hoc on request

Private & secure parking

In-Suite Therapeutic Spa Treatments on request

 Virgin Active Gym nearby

One return restaurant dinner transfer free of charge – (conditions apply)

 

 

Hotel Facilities

Golfing

We are located within a few minutes drive of 4 championship & world-class Golf courses

Westlake      3 minutes

Steenberg     7 minutes

Clovelly       10 minutes

Royal Cape 10 minutes

We can organise tee-off times for you

Colona Castle is particularly attractive for hosting  small groups of Golfers. Enquire about our specials and services.

Wine Tasting

Privately visit a Constantia wine estate in the Cape’s oldest Winelands, then venture further into Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl … Engage in a private cultural field trip through UthandoSA (Love South Africa) and share in the upliftment of community empowerment projects. Attend a show or concert at a local theatre

Walking

There are some great mountain trails, and the Drakenstein Mountain Reserve is home to a variety of protea plant species, rare birds, baboons and mountain bok.

Whales

Spot the whales and dolphins on a boat trip from Simon’s Town in season or simply indulge in a Harbour Tour. Take a helicopter trip and marvel at the Cape’s magnificence below or discover the V&A Aquarium. Drive the scenic coastal route to Hermanus and Walker Bay along the rocky landscape of False Bay.

Kalk Bay

Absorb the inviting atmosphere of cosmopolitan galleries, boutiques, restaurants and sea-side cafes. Water taxi between Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town or take a Historical train & guided tour of the museums. Walk and be guided through the Cape’s unique mountain fynbos and encounter the endangered Chacma baboons of the Cape

Sharks

Shark eco-tour in False Bay with Chris Fallows of National Geographic & Discovery Channel fame and witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles, a breaching Great White Shark. Take a boat trip to Seal Island in False Bay, home to 75,000 Cape fur seals, 24 bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark

Penguins

Breakfast with African penguins at Boulders Beach, watch them waddle amongst giant granite boulders, and swim with them if you dare… Sea Kayak with penguins in the warm waters of False Bay or snorkel with seals. Embark on a deep-sea game fishing charter or discover the awesome underwater world on a guided shore or shipwreck dive.

Airports

 

Views

Poised for extraordinary sunrises, graced with magical light throughout the day, this enchanting site enjoys soft hues across the sky and mountains at sundown before coming alive with the scintillating night city lights.

Patios

The perfect setting to lounge, relax and unwind. Most have panoramic breathtaking views of world famous Table Mountain, Constantia, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, False Bay legendary beaches and the South Atlantic Ocean with the Winelands in the distance.

Lounges

For special atmosphere, settle down around one of two beautiful open hearth log fires and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. All our Suites and interiors are furnished with treasured antiques and objets d'art collected over many years.

Cuisine

Fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices to rejuvenate you. Great emphasis is devoted to the creation of healthy and well balanced dishes combining the Cape's finest and freshest organically grown ingredients 2005 Observer UK Award 100 Best places to eat this summer Best restaurant with rooms worldwide - rated number 8 out of 100

Spa

In-Suite therapeutic spa treatments on request.

Activities

Below, on Sandvlei Lake, there are many boating activities, such as yachting, windsurfing and canoeing. Cruises or deep sea fishing trips, shark viewing trips can be arranged out of Hout Bay or Simonstown harbours. False Bay is famous for its legendary golden beaches and whales.  For the more energetic, safe surfing in the rolling waves of Surfers Corner, a venture on picturesque mountain walks amongst the wild flora through the Muizenberg and Silvermine ranges, or on exciting rock climbing for the experienced mountaineer. 

 

Other transport

Activities around Colona Castle Lakeside Cape Town

Easy access to all places of interest in and around Cape Town and:

Airport 25 minutes (N2 & M3) - Waterfront 20 to 25 minutes (M3 & N2)

 Restaurants Many trendy & fun places to eat at: Harbour House in Kalk Bay (100 Best Restaurants list 2011) – Cape to Cuba where every item is for sale – Olympia Café – Theresa’s – Live Bait – Sirocco – Catharina’s in Tokai

– Buitenverwachting - Café Sixteen82 – The Annex

Winelands Restaurants of Constantia like world famous La Colombe all a few mns drive and more…

 Visit Simonstown and the penguins at Boulders 15 & 20 mns drive

 Drive to Cape Point – a mere 35 minutes from Colona Castle. Get there first, in pristine surroundings before tourists and buses arrive from town. Or Water taxi from Kalk Bay to Simonstown

 Check out the Beaches Within minutes of Lakeside are glorious beaches Muizenberg & its 36 kms of fine golden sand - Boulders Beach swim with the penguins – St James - Fish Hoek – Cape Point Nature Reserve

 Watersports Enjoy the warmer sea - Learn to Surf at Surfers Corner – Paddle ski , Body Surf or simply Swim – Kayak in Simonstown’ Harbour –Shark Dive (May to September) from Simonstown – Deep Sea Fish or venture on a Pelagic Boat trip – scuba diving in False Bay…

 Depart from Simonstown Harbour to view Whales (June to November) in False Bay or the Great White Sharks with researcher Chris Fallows…

 Spot the Whales & Dolphins (May to November) from Boyes Drive (5 minutes walk) of along the scenic coastal road M4

 Private Wine Tasting: Constantia the oldest Winelands of the Cape

 Drive around the Winelands - Constantia Wine Route 5 minutes away Stellenbosch 35 minutes drive along the scenic Coastal Route R 310 Golf 4 world-class Golf courses within 3 to 10 minutes drive

 Go up Table Mountain this world renowned iconic landmark for the most spectacular views of Cape Town, 25 minutes drive.

 Picnic in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – World Heritage Site renowned for some 8,000 plant species of the Cape Floral Kingdom only 15 minutes drive

– Sunday open air Summer Concerts from November to April on the lawn

 Birdwatching at Rondevlei Nature Reserve (225 different species of birds) & spot the Hippos and small wild animals in the Reserve Wetlands

 Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve on our doorstep protecting vegetation

Take the Sightseeing Train to Simonstown from False Bay station (5 minutes walk) & back and enjoy the ride along the coast and beaches

 Ecological Guided visits Rock pools with life in inter-tidal zones in Marine protected area - Sensuous or twilight Wildlife walks in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Nature Reserves Walks: Rondevlei, Table Mountain…

 Drive to Hermanus along the scenic False Bay Coast – along the rocky landscape of Cape Hangklip, to see the majestic beauty of the Southern Right whales from May to November, visit a wine estate and drive back through the Franschhoek Pass, Stellenbosch and the Coastline

 Visit Robben Island - declared a Cultural World Heritage Site

 Take a Township Tour - take a Cultural Field Trip with Uthando SA

 Museums : Het Post Huys the oldest building in South Africa Battle of Muizenberg Historical site all 5 minutes away Rhodes Cottage where Cecil John Rhodes spent last 4 years of his life

 Painter’s Gallery: Rachelle Bomberg in Muizenberg by appointment

 Casa Labia in Muizenberg : Restaurant, Paintings exhibition & Concerts

 Masque Theatre : fun plays with talented amateur dramatics society

 Famous Gardens on slopes of Muizenberg & St James by appointment

 Walks pathway above the sea from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay & back on the mountain paths of Silvermine with breathtaking panoramic views

 Take a Footsteps to Freedom historical city walking tour

 Wander around Bo-kaap - the Cape Malay area, one of the city's most historic area with narrow cobbled streets and colourfully-painted old houses

 Shop at the V&A Waterfront with loads of restaurants, bars, shops and cinemas housed in restored warehouses. The whole area is clean and safe.

The excellent Two Oceans Aquarium so wonderful for children.

 Tenpin Bowling at Stadium on Main, Claremont

 Guided Hiking and Bicycle Tours Townships - Table Mountain - Winelands

 Visit a Game Reserve at Inverdoorn (10000 ha of which 3500 ha dedicated to wild animals and research projects) only 2 & ½ hrs drive

 Skydive at Melkbosstrand with instructors

 Racing world-class racing cars at Killarney

 Horse ride on the Beach

 Take a Helicopter trip over the Cape Peninsula

 Galileo Open Air Cinema October to April from Tuesday to Friday and more…

 

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Green Room - This air-conditioned Superior Bedroom has two 3/4 twin beds set together (or King), a bathroom en-suite with a large open adjustable shower. It enjoys a conservatory and a private balcony overlooking the garden, Sandvlei Lake and the Atlantic Ocean through the trees.
Moroccan Room - This air-conditioned Superior Bedroom, a mini-Suite with a Queen size bed and sitting area has a separate dressing area and a separate shower room. It enjoys a sheltered patio with views across Sandvlei Lake and the Peninsula.
Safari Suite 2 persons - This air-conditioned three-bedded family Suite has three alcoves: first an entrance/lounge, then a Bedroom with a Queen Size bed with a flat screen TV, and third a single ¾ bed leading onto a bathroom en-suite with a large shower, a Victorian face to face bath, and a beautiful all mirrored unit floor to ceiling with 2 glass wash basins. Views across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula, False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Safari Suite 3 persons - This air-conditioned three-bedded family Suite has three alcoves: first an entrance/lounge, then a Bedroom with a Queen Size bed with a flat screen TV, and third a single ¾ bed leading onto a bathroom en-suite with a large shower, a Victorian face to face bath, and a beautiful all mirrored unit floor to ceiling with 2 glass wash basins. Views across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula, False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Safari Suite 4 persons - This air-conditioned three-bedded family Suite has three alcoves: first an entrance/lounge, then a Bedroom with a Queen Size bed with a flat screen TV, and third a single ¾ bed leading onto a bathroom en-suite with a large shower, a Victorian face to face bath, and a beautiful all mirrored unit floor to ceiling with 2 glass wash basins. Views across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula, False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Chinese Suite 2 persons - This Executive Suite has a large air-conditioned bedroom with a Four Poster King-size extra-length bed, a bathroom en-suite with a Victorian bath/telephone shower and a separate marble shower, a separate lounge and a large sheltered balcony with views of Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula.
Chinese Suite 3 persons - This Executive Suite has a large air-conditioned bedroom with a Four Poster King-size extra-length bed, a bathroom en-suite with a Victorian bath/telephone shower and a separate marble shower, a separate lounge and a large sheltered balcony with views of Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula.
Mogul Suite 2 persons - This Executive Suite has an air-conditioned bedroom with two large 3/4 twin beds set together (or King), a marble en-suite bathroom with a large open shower, a separate lounge with two reclining beds and a separate dressing room. Views from the patio span from Table Mountain, across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula and False Bay.
Mogul Suite 3 persons - This Executive Suite has an air-conditioned bedroom with two large 3/4 twin beds set together (or King), a marble en-suite bathroom with a large open shower, a separate lounge with two reclining beds and a separate dressing room. Views from the patio span from Table Mountain, across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula and False Bay.
Mogul Suite 4 persons - This Executive Suite has an air-conditioned bedroom with two large 3/4 twin beds set together (or King), a marble en-suite bathroom with a large open shower, a separate lounge with two reclining beds and a separate dressing room. Views from the patio span from Table Mountain, across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula and False Bay.
New Suite - This Executive Suite, all marble and glass from floor to ceiling, has an air-conditioned bedroom with a Four Poster King-size extra-length bed (2 metres x 2 metres), and sitting area. A contemporary bathroom en-suite enjoys a face to face bath with lumbar support, a large separate steam shower with a bench, and a separate cloakroom. Private patio. Views of Sandvlei Lake, False Bay, beaches and Cape Hangklip in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Penthouse Suite 3 persons - This Full Luxury Suite has a King-size extra-length bed in the bedroom, a large air-conditioned library lounge, both leading onto an opulent private balcony. A marble bathroom with bath and open shower. Panoramic sweeping views of Constantia, Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, False Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Penthouse Suite - This Full Luxury Suite has a King-size extra-length bed in the bedroom, a large air-conditioned library lounge, both leading onto an opulent private balcony. A marble bathroom with bath and open shower. Panoramic sweeping views of Constantia, Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, False Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean.
English Suite 2 Persons - This Full Luxury Suite, a twin bedded air-conditioned bedroom with two ¾ extra length beds set together (or King), has two bathrooms en-suite, one with a large open shower, the other with a face to face Victorian bath and a separate cloakroom. It also has a separate lounge and a large balcony with sweeping panoramic views across Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, and False Bay.
English Suite 3 Persons - This Full Luxury Suite, a twin bedded air-conditioned bedroom with two ¾ extra length beds set together (or King), has two bathrooms en-suite, one with a large open shower, the other with a face to face Victorian bath and a separate cloakroom. It also has a separate lounge and a large balcony with sweeping panoramic views across Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, and False Bay.
English Suite 4 Persons - This Full Luxury Suite, a twin bedded air-conditioned bedroom with two ¾ extra length beds set together (or King), has two bathrooms en-suite, one with a large open shower, the other with a face to face Victorian bath and a separate cloakroom. It also has a separate lounge and a large balcony with sweeping panoramic views across Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, and False Bay.
English Suite 5 Persons - This Full Luxury Suite, a twin bedded air-conditioned bedroom with two ¾ extra length beds set together (or King), has two bathrooms en-suite, one with a large open shower, the other with a face to face Victorian bath and a separate cloakroom. It also has a separate lounge and a large balcony with sweeping panoramic views across Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, and False Bay.
Tariff name Resource/property type Min people Max people Valid from Valid til   Minimum days Maximum days
2 persons Moroccan Room 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R3 740.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons New Suite 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R5 810.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Green Room 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R3 740.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Mogul Suite 2 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R5 810.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Mogul Suite 2 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R5 760.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Chinese Suite 2 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R5 810.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons English Suite 2 Persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R7 305.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons English Suite 3 Persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R7 615.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Safari Suite 2 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R3 740.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Penthouse Suite 3 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R9 320.00  Per night 1 100
2 persons Penthouse Suite 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R7 615.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Mogul Suite 3 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R7 320.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Mogul Suite 4 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R8 140.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Chinese Suite 3 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R7 320.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff English Suite 4 Persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R10 275.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff English Suite 5 Persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R10 870.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Safari Suite 3 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R4 750.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Safari Suite 4 persons 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R5 375.00  Per night 1 100

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