Designed by a Scotsman in the 1920’s to resemble the castles of his homeland, Colona Castle is located just outside Cape Town on the way to Cape Peninsula, in Muizenberg. Though the facade is a bit tired, there are gorgeous views over the Cape Flats, and with 9 suites, the service is intimate and of a high standard.
Each suite is different – our favorite is the safari suite – and most are quite intricately decorated, so not overly child-friendly. The same applies to the reception and dining areas.
We recommend this B&B for older couples who would like to escape the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, enjoy lovely views, and be close to Cape Peninsula, Simonstown, the penguins at Boulder’s Beach, and the stunning Chapman’s Peak scenic drive. It is also close to the airport so convenient if you are flying out from Cape Town and want to avoid the traffic. The cuisine is excellent, and beautifully presented.
Framed by mountains and set around water, Cape Town is stunning. The most famous spots include the sparkling V&A Waterfront, with its hotels, restaurants and shops. The other celebrity is Table Mountain, which looms peacefully over the city and which you can ascend via cable car. See also the Robben Island Museum, dedicated to Nelson Mandela.
Ways you can help in Cape Town
Here you can make a difference with some of Africa’s most vulnerable people: orphans and young children in disadvantaged communities. Through Extreme Makeover Projects, you can provide children care centers, shelters and early education development centers with happy, healthier and more homely environments. You can help improve structures, sanitation and outdoor facilities, and to provide […]
You can help support such self-help and home-grown projects in poorly resourced communities so that they can flourish and reach their full potential – sustaining the future. Background We work with communities in the Cape Flats, near Cape Town. This is a challenging environment with very poor soil (often no more than sea sand), roaring […]
Just outside Cape Town you can help care for orphaned babies: bottle feeding, bathing, changing and dressing these precious wee things. Some of the babies may be underweight (under 5 lbs/2.5 kgs) and so require extra special attention and extended feeding time, possibly by syringe. You are expected to work on weekdays from about 8am […]
Nestled in the mountain slopes on the outskirts of Cape Town you will find an inspiring community project that feeds over 100,000 children and adults each week. The vision is to feed 200,000 people weekly, and you can play a part in preparing the meals and then serving them, thus getting to interact with them […]