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The Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   15 Birkenhead Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Ranked #20 of 28 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

What a breath taking view. After a great drive from CT via the ocean drive we arrived in this small village and were welcomed with a great smile. The B&B is located on top of this beautiful hill with an awesome view of the ocean. A short walk away and you reach this very nice beach. Cold water but refreshing.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We loved our stay here. This is a great place to base yourself to explore the Whale Coast. Unfortunately we were visiting at the wrong time to actually see these magnificent creatures and had to make do with the cute resident cat. We stayed here for four nights in two sea facing rooms with balconies on the upper floor. The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I stayed in the Bay Lodge with family and we had 2 sea view rooms. The rooms are in great shape, nice interior and a very friendly hostess. She really goes out of her way to make you comfortable. It is a great spot for whale spotting and it is a short drive to Gansbaai itself. I recommend the place... More

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Cumbria, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We spent a short one night stay in the Bay Lodge as part of our honeymoon after having a shark cage dive near by. The Lodge is located in DeKelders, a residential area a couple of minutes down the road from Gansbaai by car. The house has a lovely few over the bay/ocean when whales are easily spotted at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Bay Lodge in Dec 2012, initially for 1 night but quickly extended our stay in this stunning B & B. What a beautiful place. The owner, Villiera, was the perfect hostess and truly made us feel at home. We have recommended The Bay Lodge to all our friends and will continue to do... More

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Address: 15 Birkenhead Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Bay Lodge 3*
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