About Coniston House
Under New ManagementConiston House provides overnight accommodation in an elegant, historic, Cape Georgian homestead situated halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The house was built in 1835 by Thomas Plewman - an 1820 settler - and has remained in the family to this day. It is one of the very few genuine Cape Georgian double-storey houses in the country. Furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, the establishment exudes a charm not commonly found elsewhere.The rooms available include four comfortable Family Suites; two are located in the main house and the other two are in the coach house. Each Family Suite is furnished and includes twin and double beds serviced by an en-suite bathroom. There are also two Garden Cottages available for couples. They feature double beds and en-suite bathrooms.English breakfasts are served in front of a blazing wood fireplace during winter; the perfect addition for a cosy stay. Guests can rest in peace knowing that their vehicles are safely secure within the gated premises.The town of Colesburg is a quiet one and proudly boats an interesting history in a quaint Karoo setting. Guests can enjoy nature walks, visits of the ostrich farms and museum tours.
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Things to do in and around Colesberg
(43.8 km from Colesberg)
Doornkloof Nature Reserve is situated on the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam. The 9388-hectare reserve boasts kudu, eland, brown hyena, reedbuck, steenbok, duiker, bat-eared fox, aardvark and aardwolf. A myriad of bird species can be...
(1.1 km from Colesberg)
Great walking tours can be organized by the tourism office. These tours include historical sights and nature trails. Learn of the approximately 40 families comprising the Karoo Nomads, get a grasp of local history, revisit the past in the old...
(1.2 km from Colesberg)
The Colesberg-Kemper Museum developed from a collection of curiosities and has grown into a fascinating store house of local history and contemporary information. This user-friendly museum is not a place where artefacts are just measured, catalogued...
(0.6 km from Colesberg)
Over 1000 English and Boer soldiers fought different battles in the Anglo-Boer war in Colesberg. There are quite a few sites in and around Colesberg that provide amazing historical value. The Plato Camp, Grenadier Guard Rock, the Suffolk 'koppie',...