Southern Light Country House

Southern Light Country House

24 Hohenort Avenue, Constantia 7806 South Africa
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4.5
#7 of 24 B&Bs in Constantia
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Southern Light Country House is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Constantia, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator, a minibar, and extra long beds, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the bed and breakfast.

Southern Light Country House features a concierge, currency exchange, and outdoor furniture, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and barbeque facilities. If you are driving to Southern Light Country House, free parking is available.

Close to Constantia Valley (2.3 mi), a popular Constantia landmark, Southern Light Country House is a great destination for tourists.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Peddlars or The Bay Sports Bar & Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Southern Light Country House.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Groot Constantia, which is a popular historic site amongst tourists.

Enjoy your stay in Constantia!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Golf course
Hiking
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Car hire
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Iron
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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aholt973181 wrote a review Jan 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely 3 night stay at Southern Light. The room was very comfortable for all four of us as the owners added an extra cot to the Executive Suite as the house was fully booked over New Year's. The breakfasts were delicious. The house and garden is just beautiful. It is so close to the Kirstenbosch Botanical garden that is was super easy to get home on New Year's eve from the concert. We enjoyed chatting each day with the manager and head housekeeper. They provided us with picnic blankets for our day and evening at the Botanical Gardens on New Year's and introduced us to the house cat, Milo ,and dog, Ray, who made our walks around the house and yard fun for all of us.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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653judy wrote a review Jan 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed on Southern Light Guest House for the second week of our holiday having stayed the first week in central Cape Town. Constantia is a peaceful, safe suburb, which is easy to get around from if you have a car. Constantia Village shopping centre is a 5 minute drive and a lovely place to visit. It’s a 20 minute drive into central Cape Town, driving back at peak rush our time if could take you 45 minutes to an hour.

The guesthouse is very close to Table Mountain NP and to Kirstenbosch.

The guest house is ideally situated closed to a number of vineyards which was great.

The guesthouse is beautifully decorated with very comfortable rooms. The garden is large with swimming pool and tennis court. Lots of beautiful flowers and plants.

The rooms are large and very clean. The mattress were very comfortable.

Large breakfast with lots of choice.

The best thing about this guest house is the staff and the team spirit that prevails. The staff show kindness and are interested in there guests to ensure they enjoy their stay and offer advice about what to see and engage guests in interesting discussions.

This guest house is of a very high standard I would not hesitate to recommend this guesthouse.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rspen wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent stay, the breakfast service and accommodations were excellent. Location has good security, and being located in upper Constantia is more or less "in the middle" of anything you might drive to go see. Staff willing to check in and out at odd times of the day or night. Most rooms have direct view of gardens which is very nice. Staff extremely friendly and the manager is a wonderful person. The only note of caution I give is that the website nor the third party listings I have seen mention that the place is halaal despite the contrary appearing on the welcome paper. The main practical drawback of this is that you cannot bring alcohol into the property even to put in your luggage, at least from my interpretation. Despite this one negative, you will absolutely not regret staying at the Southern Light Country House.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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TamboRambo wrote a review Jan 2023
Paternoster, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Rundown and dated. The place clearly shows a lack of tender loving care. It was once a beautiful country home but under a new owner that lives in Dubai you can definitely see the CRACKS. We booked to executive rooms, but on arrival we’re met t by the maid who clearly had no idea that we had booked. She tried phoning the manager but no answer, I then tried also finally voice mail. I left a message. Still nothing. We were then offered 2 rooms which we hadn’t booked, but at least we had a bed for the night.
The rooms to be fair were clean, but been in Constantia one of the oldest wine regions in South Africa we were TOLD that there was no alcohol allowed on the premises. The whole place is run down the garden has fallen trees, the tennis court is a death trap and the swimming pool totally uninviting. There were tables outside some areas with food that had clearly been there for hours if not days. The Wi-Fi although free was a total waste of time, we tried in vain to book an Uber for some 40 minutes to simply keep been cut off. Everything about the place just feels unfriendly. After some 4 hours I finally got through to the manager to explain our unhappiness, she was far that si pathetic and simply put the phone down. Certainly would not go back.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kamilah01 wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic, quiet and relaxing getaway nestled in the slopes of Constantia. Wonderful service and commendable staff that treated us like family. We stayed in the executive suite. The suite is modern, clean and well maintained. The breakfast buffet was generous with a variety of servings. Grounds are lushes and well maintained. Will definitely visit the Southern Light again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mark J wrote a review Feb 2024
Sentosa Island, Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have to say this place was very disappointing and not nearly as nice as it shows in the photos, particularly the pool area. Although it is in the heart of the wine Constantia wine growing area it operates a strict no alcohol consumption policy. Being Halaal don’t expect bacon or pork sausages for breakfast. Also the wifi reception is very poor throughout the premises. On the plus side, the rooms are nice, well kept and spacious.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Halaal and no alcohol.
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jmoser832382 wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We felt so much at home, safe and the breakfast was delicious! The garden is amazing and so is the pool! There is even a playground for kids! So this is just perfect to relax. Also the city center is not far away and Kirstenbosch is so close. Hope to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kbisho142976 wrote a review Apr 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Guesthouse in a quiet part of Cape Town. Comfy bed and great room. Very peaceful. I was there to run the Two Oceans so I'm just sorry I did not have time to sample breakfast overlooking the beautiful garden.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Peter D wrote a review May 2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Garden rooms. They are small, cheaply furnished and not in keeping with a 4 star guest house.
Contrary to the website which states: “Relax in the guest lounge or choose a bottle of wine from the wine cellar”. On arrival we were advised that “new management” had requested that NO alcohol was to be served or consumed in public view within the premises.
When I expressed my disappointed to the manager regarding the room and house rules the atmosphere immediately became icy and uncompromising. I was immediately quoted the T&C’s of my booking and I would be charged the full booking fee, even if I were to leave early. The only choice I had was to upgrade to another room for a fee. It was only after booking agent intervened, were we able to leave after two nights.
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Date of stay: April 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marina112015, Manager at Southern Light Country House
Responded 26 Jun 2015
Sorry that you had just a bad experience. Renovations to better the guesthouse are on the way and things will look quite different in the new season!
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Beat Anton F wrote a review Mar 2016
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice B&B-House in a quiet surrounding, the suites are big and have a balcony, car parking in front of house, easy to reach
The ownership has changes approx. a year ago. The place is now run by a muslim. He does a good job and is very friendly and helpful but you have to be aware, that there is no alcohol on the site. And of course, no bacon for breakfast.
If you don't mind living in a sober place in the middle of the winelands then the Southern Light Country House is a good place to stay. But it is definitely not a 4 star Location.
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Date of stay: March 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The suites are spacious,
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Mark J wrote a tip Feb 2024
Sentosa Island, Singapore15 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Halaal and no alcohol."
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Jennyapples wrote a tip Jan 2018
Andover, United Kingdom85 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked no 5"
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Nazeem D wrote a tip Oct 2017
Cape Town, South Africa18 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 . Balcony onto stunning garden"
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Beat Anton F wrote a tip Mar 2016
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland19 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suites are spacious,"
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ReneeM937 wrote a tip Oct 2015
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room one has a balcony and a stunning view."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,334 - R 1,718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownConstantia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Light Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Light Country House?
Nearby attractions include Table Mountain (4.5 km), Heart of Cape Town Museum (7.0 km), and Platteklip Gorge (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Light Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Light Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Light Country House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Light Country House?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Light Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, Ocean Basket Kenilworth Centre, and The Woodlands Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Light Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Southern Light Country House have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern Light Country House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Light Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Light Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (3.1 km), City Hall (7.3 km), and Irma Stern Museum (6.2 km).
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