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De Kelders Private Villa

5.0 of 5 35 Main Rd De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We spent two nights at de Kelders in October. The villa is stylish and secludd. It has a beautifully landscaped garden. Neil cooked us dinner on our first night. Although the dinner was good, we thought at R750 for two it was over-priced compared to similar dinners we had during our first two weeks in South Africa. The house has... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Jason thank you for your review an compliments we are indeed 2 blocks from the ocean, with wonderful views over Walker bay from our terrace and pool area. we are the only guest house that i know of that will prepare dinner just for 2 people, which was prepared by myself and a staff member. i think it is... More 

Vreden, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have been by Neil through an recommendation by a friend. His hospitality is absolut wonderful, the house is magnificent, the design perfekt. If you get the chance to eat in his house, go for it. Delicious! Thanks also to the staff, polite, helpful, friendly. 10 stars of 10 ! If Gaansbai, than "de Kelders" The best decision you can... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Gerrit thank you so much for your review - it means the world to us when our clients show gratitude for the service that we provide warm wishes neil+staff More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at de kelders, including children. The house is lovely, the owner and the staff very friendly and helpful. Even though the house is not directly at the ocean you can see the sea from the terrace and see the whales breaching. Spectacular! We really had a perfect stay!

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Melanie thank you for your wonderful review - it was such a pleasure to have you and your friends as our guests for 3 nights. we do hope to receive you back in de kelders, soon warm wishes neil+staff More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Niel, Cecilia and the whales in the bay made for a truly unforgettable stay. Though our time in De Kelders was short, we enjoyed a relaxing and wonderful visit as guests in this artfully-appointed villa. Our four-course meal was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed learning about Niel's accomplishments as interior designer, storyteller, cat lover (we miss you Tuluna and... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Tamara thank you so much for your wonderful review and good wishes - love the picture of you and Fara on the terrace. hope to see you again. warm wishes niel More 

Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent two nights at De Kelders (July 2014) and felt that we had stumbled upon a real gem. It is quiet and serene and provided a welcome 'breather' on our 3 week trip of SA. We walked along the coastline in the sunshine marvelling at the views and the whales with a few snacks which Ceceila had given us.... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Pippa thank you so much for your review. your review meant so much to Cecilia and myself we hope to recieve you back in de kelders, soon warm wishes neil More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We absolutely adored De Kelders Private House and the only thing that upset us was only having one night there! The house is just magnificent and we felt so welcomed by Jess when we arrived. Our room was stunning and I spent the night wishing it was my own! If you are lucky enough to stay here, you also have... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello to you thank you so much for your wonderful review - Jess told me you were very special people - so sorry to have missed you - see you next time greetings from heaven neil More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Whether it's the house, the talented and friendly staff, the food we were served with such grace, the beautiful cats, the other super sweet guests we met that night, or Neil's bright and incredibly hospitable generosity (and talent in cooking): we have spent one of the most memorable nights at De Kelders private villa. Perfect for an exclusive, intimate, private... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Tala + Georges thank you so much for your special review - de kelders misses you, and we do hope to meet you again - soon warm wishes of kindness neil+staff More 

Hellerup
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a fantastic concept, exceptionally to all other boutique hotels and lodges. Neil gives De Kelders Private villa a unique atmosphere by being the host in a state of the art setting. We loved every moment in the villa and the great food that Neil prepared for us. It made a memorable moment worth every Zar. We can only recommend... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

it was our pleasure to receive you and your very special family in our home we loved that loved the food and the house and we know we will meet again, soon warm wishes from the ocean neil+staff More 

Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Truly original private home, very comfortable, with views out to sea. Neil is a wonderful host. We stayed for dinner as there are few options in Gainsbaai. Breakfast was generous and varied. A great place to stay on the way to the Garden Route

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Sally it was so special to have you in our home - we wish you kindness and stillness neil+team More 

Coburg, Germany
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

You are living with the owner together in his very unique and well decorated house. The presence of the owner was very pleaseant to us, we had a lot of interesting discussions about the africa culture and he gave us a lot of insider tipps for our next trip. He prepared every eveing together with Jess absolutely delicious dinner and... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Marcus thank you so much for your review - we know that we will receive you soon, back in de kelders, warmest wishes to you and your fiance. neil+staff More 

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Address: 35 Main Rd De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — De Kelders Private Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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