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De Kelders B&B

18 Steyn Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great views, lots of whales passing by. Nice base to explore the area and avoid staying in Gansbaai. Reasonable prices, clean rooms and bathrooms. Shame we didn't have the chance to stay longer. Definitely recommended and would come back if I visited the area again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The view is absolutely fantastic - you can watch whales from your room.The owners of the guest house, an elderly couple, is very caring and knows everything about whales and Gaansbai. This Guest house was the first one opended in this area 18 years ago. But nevertheless we felt the rooms as such have not met our expectations compared to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed there in November 2013. Our first trip to South Africa and not our last one. We arrived by car at the really steep street. We got a warm welcome and our hosts selected us a whale - that can be seen from the balcony. We got the separate apartment with a own, view. You just sit outside, listen... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed for two nights and had an amazing time absorbing the healing sounds of the ocean. Lots of birds to watch in the morning, with truly knowledgeable hosts Gerhard and Alet. Even in the off-whale season we did manage to spot a whale blowing far off in the sea. So we will definitely be back in whale season. This... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A beautiful situation overlooking Gans Baai with 2 rooms overlooking the bay one looking out at the mountains and a largest with its own deck out in front.The owners ,Gerhard and his wife Alet looked after us well and could not have been more helpful,offering to book shark diving(if that is what we wanted) to directing us to pre historic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This small 4 bedroom B and B is run by the most charming couple whose local knowledge and obvious pleasure in looking after their guests added immeasurably to our three day stay. Its location is THE BEST in the whole of De Kelders and Gansbaai and from our bedroom, the small garden and the private cliff top paths we marvelled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night on our 4 week trip in South Africa. The weather wasn't too great (very windy) so the boats for white shark diving did not go out. We still enjoyed our stay here b/c of the magnificent views from this B&B and the super close proximity to the ocean (it's literally right outside your door!).... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Staying with Gerhard and Alet is certainly a pleasure. Their local knowledge is great and they are so informative and helpful it saves a lot of time, particularly when they go out of their way to make bookings for boat-based whale watching and/or shark cage diving The location is absolutely superb and the views are simply stunning. The rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We have stayed with Gerhard and Alet a number of times over the past 8 years and every occasion has been a delight. The location is unparalleled. As the longest-established bed and breakfast in the area, you will not find a better authority on -- and sightings of -- whales, pods of dolphins, porcupines, mongoose, not to mention the spectacular... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed with Gerhard & Alet in October for 3 nights. It was a pleasure to stay in their beautiful home. They are such a lovely couple who are so friendly, helpful and informative and Alet arranged our whale watching boat trip which was a great experience. The view of the whales from Elmein room was fantastic - it was... More 

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