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Umnenge Lodge & Charters

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   1 Eden &15 & 17 Smuts Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 27 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014
374EberhardG Pleidelsheim, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pleidelsheim, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed at Umnenge Lodge for 3 nights and had an absolute perfect time there. Great breakfast. :) Very nice rooms, and also very friendly people. Rich organized for us the Great White Shark viewing, and he also organized the braai in the evening. Hope, we can come again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed three nights in this charming family lodge. The location die Kelders is a safe destination to spend beautiful days with the family and enjoy the many activities offered by the ocean and the surroundings. We have done a Great White cage shark diving and a boat tour to Shark Alley. All these activities are done with the... More

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We spent a wonderful time in a wonderful place. Mary and Richard are very friendly and recommended to us nice restaurants and places to visit. The room is really nice with wonderful views to the sea. Thanks for your hospitality and see you soon! Johanna & Sergio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Although we stayed only 1 night IT was a truly remarkable experience. The guesthouse is located at a wonderful spot and our hosts made everything possible to made us like home. All of our questions and requests was answered promptly and perfectly and we had a wonderful breakfast together as well

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Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in October 2012. From the minute we arrived we were very comfortable and felt at home. Richard, Mary and the boys are gracious and entertaining hosts. Dora the dog is really lovely. Breakfast is really superb. the rooms are.... wow! It's a shame the overhead telephone line across the street spoiled the photos of the bay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

we had a great of this very luxuyious guest house.The bedroom was very spacious and comprised balcony.With great to the sea and the whales.The location is nearby the bat caves.Richard and Mary do everything if you ask them for activities.They are simpley the best.

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Saint-Nazaire, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stay three nights at the Umnenge Lodge last july and we had a perfect time!We had a very nice welcome by our host Richard an Mary,they was ready for to help and show us some interesting things all the time whene we need.Our room was great with a very beautiful view on the sea,we saw some whales jumping sometimes,incredibale!!!From... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I just returned from Cape Town from a business trip. I spent 2 nights at Umnenge Lodge. And I must say, it was great. I wondered what makes Umnenge such a special place and to me the answer is the great hospitality shown by Richard and Mary and their sons. From the first second I felt home away from home.... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The owners, Richard and Mary, have created a charming lodge in Gansbaii. They are a most hospitable couple, who can provide lots of information about the various activities the area offers. We found the rooms to be large and beautifully decorated, along with a private balcony facing the sea. In addition to a delicious breakfast, they offer a home-cooked dinner,... More

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Reading England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

What a find! Richard and Mary have created (and literally built) a welcoming, beautifully appointed and charming haven in a fabulous location. They are enterprising and attentive hosts and Richard is a mine of information to ensure you get the most from the area. The rooms are spacious with great views and a private balcony for a relaxing sun-downer. Breakfast... More

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Address: 1 Eden &15 & 17 Smuts Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #8 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Umnenge Lodge & Charters 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Umnenge is a family friendly luxury African lodge situated on the rugged cliffs of De Kelders near Gansbaai in South Africa. Umnenge Lodge is a member of Guest House Association South Africa and has received 4 Stars from the Tourism Council South Africa. "Umnenge" is a Xhosa expression meaning 'whale in the bay' and refers to the Southern Right Whale which can be seen from Umnenge Lodge, frolicking in the waters of Walker bay from June to January. ... more   less 
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umnenge is a family friendly luxury African lodge situated on the rugged cliffs of De Kelders near Gansbaai in South Africa. Umnenge Lodge is a member of Guest House Association South Africa and has received 4 Stars from the Tourism Council South Africa. "Umnenge" is a Xhosa expression meaning 'whale in the bay' and refers to the Southern Right Whale which can be seen from Umnenge Lodge, frolicking in the waters of Walker bay from June to January. ... more   less 
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