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Luxury Boutique Hotel in Lakeside, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Colona Castle Manor House

1 Verwood Street
off Old Boyes Drive
Lakeside, 7945, 
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

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Colona Castle, Small Luxury Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa - click for larger image
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Spectacular panoramic views in enchanting and sophisticated coastal Retreat from which to explore Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and Winelands. 

World-class Golf courses and legendary beaches nearby. The property has 8 stylish suites. French & Swahili spoken
Breakfast with a view - Colona Castle, Small Luxury Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa - click for larger image
A position at the epicentre of greater Cape Town allows easy access to Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Constantia, the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve and the Winelands. 
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Entrance Hall, Colona Castle - click for larger image

Gracing the mountainside above a tranquil Lake District on the warmer False Bay coastline, Colona Castle is a splendid Mediterranean retreat offering character, exclusivity and infinite charm. 

Spectacular panoramic views of Cape Town stretch from Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and Sandvlei Lake, across the Winelands, the legendary beaches of False Bay and the sapphire blue waters of the South Atlantic Ocean to Cape Hangklip. 

In this refined haven of serenity, guests are assured of outstanding hospitality and exceptional personal service. Five luxurious and exceptionally decorated full Suites, two Superior Bedrooms and a Family Suite cater for every comfort and convenience.

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Innovative gourmet lunches and dinners are prepared on request by our award-winning Executive Chef. 

Alternatively, discerning visitors may enjoy a myriad of excellent restaurants in the vicinity. 

Graded 5 Star, Colona Castle is truly a sophisticated, elegant and enchanting base from which to explore the fascinating Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands. 

Wonderful leisure options include picturesque mountain or beach walks, water sports, whale watching.  Golfer’s paradise with several world class golf courses within convenient access. 

Lounge & Fireplace, Colona Castle - click for larger image
Dining Room - Colona Castle, Small Luxury Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa - click for larger image
Chinese Suite - Colona Castle - click for larger image
  • Massages and Spa treatments are available on request. 
  • Lakeside enjoys sunny and mild winters.
  • French, Swahili and English spoken.
  • Our Executive Chef can prepare exquisite gourmet lunches and dinners on request
  • 2005 Observer UK Award 100  Best places to eat this summer - rated number 8 out of 100
  • Panoramic swimming pool and patios. Bedrooms and Suites have air-conditioning, safes, mini-bars, refreshments facilities, welcome drink, fresh fruit and flowers, heated towel rails, under-floor heating, Satellite TV and telephones. Any gratuities are at client’s discretion.
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Green Room - Colona Castle - click for larger image
Activities and attractions nearby:

At the epicentre of greater Cape Town, on the warmer False Bay coastline, Lakeside is the gateway to the Peninsula, located within easy reach of all places of interest in Cape Town, its Waterfront, Table Mountain, the penguins and Cape Point, Stellenbosch and the Winelands, the Atlantic Coast, and the airport. A special microclimate ensures weather is cooler in summer and warmer in winter  with lesser rainfalls. Whale watching and world-class golf  nearby 

Easy access to all places of interest in and around Cape Town:
Breakfast with a view, Colona Castle - click for larger image
  • 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 2006) – Cape to Cuba where every item is for sale – Olympia Café – Theresa’s – Live Bait – Polana – Scirroco – Railway House in Muizenberg – Empire Café – Il Postino - Winelands Restaurants of Constantia all a few minutes drive
  • Drive to Cape Point – a mere 35 minutes from Colona Castle. Get there first after breakfast, visit the light houses, weather station, Cape of Good Hope… before tourists arrive from town
  • Visit Simonstown and the penguins at Boulders 15 & 20 mns drive
  • Drive around the Winelands   -  Constantia Wine Route and its 5 Estates starts 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
  • Take the Sightseeing Train to Simonstown from False Bay station  (5 minutes walk) to Simonstown and back and enjoy the ride along the coast and beaches
  • Spot the Whales & Dolphins (May to November) from Boyes Drive (5 minutes walk) or along the scenic coastal road M4
  • Go up Table Mountain - this world renowned landmark for the most spectacular views of Cape Town, 25 minutes drive.
  • Picnic in Kirstenbosch Gardens - one of the great botanical gardens of the world. Some 8,000 species of plant of the Cape Floral Kingdom - 15 minutes drive
Sunset - Colona Castle - click for larger image
  • Take a Township Tour - take a tour with a knowledgeable guide around 20 minutes drive & visit the Living Hope Community
  • 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 with Gary’s Surf School – 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
  • Birdwatching at Rondevlei Nature Reserve (225 different species of birds) & spot the Hippos and small wild animals in the Reserve wetlands
  • Museums: 
    • Het Post Huys  the oldest building in South Africa – Muizenberg
    • Battle of Muizenberg - Historical site
    • Rhodes Cottage where Cecil John Rhodes spent  last 4 years of his life
  • Masque Theatre  fun plays with talented amateur dramatics society
  • Joan St Leger Lindbergh Foundation Paintings exhibition & Concerts
  • Gardens: famous gardens on slopes of Muizenberg and St James by appointment
  • Walks:  pathway above the sea from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay & back on the mountain paths with breathtaking panoramic views
  • Drive to Hermanus along the scenic False Bay Coast – around 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, Robben Island is where former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than two decades. Catch the hourly ferry from the V&A Waterfront. 
  • Wander around Bo-kaap - the Cape Malay area, in one of the city's most historic and interesting areas with narrow cobbled streets and colourfully-painted old houses. Best way to see it is on foot with a guide. 
  • Shop at the V&A Waterfront the historic dock area developed into one of the city's most lively attractions, with loads of restaurants, bars, shops and cinemas housed in restored warehouses. The excellent Two Oceans Aquarium is great for children. The area is clean and safe.
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  • 8 units: 3 Superior Rooms – 5 Suites with private patios, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, heated towel rails, under floor heating, safes and mini-bars
  • Breakfast inclusive
  • IT ports and Wi-fi Internet
  • 18 hour room service
  • Garden, terraces & swimming pool
  • Satellite TV (CNN & BBC)
  • Private dining
  • In room fax on request
  • 24 hour security
  • Laundry & Valet
  • Airport transfers arranged
  • Secretarial services ad-hoc
  • Private & secure parking

Colona Castle Manor House

1 Verwood Street
off Old Boyes Drive, 
Lakeside, 7945, Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

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