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The Bay Lodge

15 Birkenhead Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Ranked #14 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I just noticed that I forgot to review this place although I have stayed there three times until now:) The guesthouse is facing the ocean, we always had a room with a balcony facing the sea and last October we could just sit there and watch the whales play..So amazing! And it is very close to Gansbaai so for us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed at the The Bay Lodge during our Garden Route holiday and found it to be an excellent guest house. This was mainly because we loved our host-- Villeria's sense of humour and warmth gave the place a feeling of home. She gave us the best restaurant recommendation of our entire trip, which made our stay in Gansbaai even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We loved out stay! Perfect location perfect hostess perfect soul perfect setting perfect whales perfect partner perfect happiness - a must. Take the time to connect with a lady of soul and to replenish your own soul. Wonderful experience - we adored every moment

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Hammelburg
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

located in de Kelders with perfect view onto the sea. We saw many wales passing-by closely. Large rooms, well equipped and free internet is available. English Breakfast is freshly cooked to order. Very personal attendance of Giddy Villiera (owner). The beds are very comfortable and and it is very quiet there. Good Restaurants close by (recommended and booked by Giddy... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Great place, great location and above it all, great host - Villieria made us feel at home from the minute we parked our car. Such a nice and welcoming lady. The house is very well located, the rooms are like a sweet dream and the breakfast served with great smile. Don't miss it.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The perfect place in the perfect location ! Villieria's house is just beautiful, with a great sea view. A delicious and abundant breakfast, perfect for a long day of excursion. little and lovely attention from the owner make you feel like being at home. She also helped us for shark diving booking and best restaurant or activities in the area... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

The charming host makes up for a rather poor room. Very hot with a tiny bathroom. It did have good sea views. The veranda was okay whilst it was shady but as the sun came over it was far too hot. It was a shared veranda and could be a problem if guests smoked there. The breakfast although not special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in November and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are planning our return trip for next year and can't wait to stay here again. The host was very friendly and the breakfast was wonderful, rooms were always very clean. The location was fantastic and we were able to watch the Whales during this season. We would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

A 5 nights stay at this very charming guest house will long last in our memories! Villieria - our charming host - made us really feeling every day "at home"! We got so many interesting news about the area, and what to enjoy there. Nothing was missing at the breakfast table - more than ever was expected. Breathtaking view from... More 

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Groblersdal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Bay lodge has a nice homy feeling. Tannie Villieria knows exactly when to talk to you and when to let you do your own thing. We had a wonderfull time at the Bay lodge, just a stone throw away from the ocean. Lovely walking trails and off course fantastic shark cage diving. Thank you Villieria, to make my Husban'd... More 

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