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 2 Reviews
Historic Coniston 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. English breakfasts,
served in front of a blazing wood fire in winter. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms and secure lock up parking.

Coniston House was the venue for a meeting between President Paul Kruger of the Transvaal Republic and the British Government in 1894. It was also used as a hospital by the Boer forces during their occupation of the district during the Anglo-Boer War.

Secure parking is behind locked gates, restaurants and pubs within walking distance. We also offer small conference facilities.

Colesberg is a village among the Great Karroo hills, overlooked by the Toverberg, the magic mountain revered by the Khoi-San. Cape Georgian cottages line quaint streets and three stone-clad `sloots` or canals disect the Village.

Coniston House is walking distance from several good eateries serving everything from super steaks, luscious lamb and genuine `boerekos ` with oldfashioned puds such as apricots in brandy and sago pudding.

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Restaurant
  • Cots available
  • Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Communal Television
  • Communal Satellite TV


Coniston House is filled with antiques and family heirlooms, and two family suites are available in the main house, as well as two in the Coach House and further en-suite accommodation in the Garden Cottage.

We have family suites of 2 rooms and can offer a choice of double or single beds, bath or shower. A cot or extra matresses are available.

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Coniston Guest House Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

A satisfactory one night stop-over.
 Reviewed by John Coetzee over a year ago

A South African gem!
 Reviewed by Nick Lain over a year ago

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