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Cliff Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Cliff Str | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our only regret about the Cliff Lodge is that we were only there for one night. What a lovely B&B, the pictures don't do it justice, our room was modern, comfortable and we had our own private deck overlooking the ocean, cliifs and whales. Gideon was a wealth of historic information as well as a wonderful recommendation on a nearby... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cliff Lodge was one of the best B&B that we staid at on our trip to SA. The house itself is beautiful, really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We were impressed by the accommodation because it was even better then what we expected. I would go back there right away and spend more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, stunning views, saw whales first morning really close to Lodge. We had the Ocean Suite and it's just great. Beautiful sunsets over the bay. Wonderful balcony to laze around on. Gideon was brilliant. Booked three totally different restaurants for us. We just loved the little one round the corner Kloofs, so lovely inside and food great. Have to take... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Can't believe the experience we had during our honeymoon at Cliff Lodge. One of the few places to offer a complimentary upgrade because of honeymoon. The room was superb as was the service. Left my coat behind and it was posted back to me and arrived beautifully packaged even with some sweets!! Wish everywhere could be like this.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We recently stayed two nights at the Cliff Lodge and were very impressed and satisfied with the accommodations and level of service provided at this wonderful B&B. We stayed in the North Room, which was very spacious, well-appointed and had wonderful views from the room and balcony. While we were there, many whales could be seen frolicking in the waters... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This small hotel was set on a jagged cliff, with a pool between the hotel and cliff side. It is in a great neighborhood too. The room was comfortable, but again the VIEW from the North Room couldn't have been better. Nico was an attentive host, and the breakfasts were great. As a bonus, He fixes a great cappacino with... More

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Shapiros, Owner at Cliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful description of Cliff Lodge, and your very complimentary review. We enjoyed meeting you and hosting you at Cliff Lodge. We realise that our guest house is not a cheap option, and I just want to offer some clarity on why this is. We continually upgrade and renovate our lodge, and strive to maintain... More

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Best Guesthouse on our trip. Best Breakfast. Very gentle stuff, nice rooms with beautiful views. Close to the cliffs and nature. Whale-watching every day. Very good and nice Restaurants available. Just a perfect stay.

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Bridgend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I actually stayed there April 2013 and WOW! Gideon, his wife and all the staff were fantastic! Extremely helpful and always when out of there way to help and advise. The lodge is one of those places you could easily return to year after year. It would be quite something to own it as your own. Location is everything and... More

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Anticipated all our needs and exceeded our expectations! Nico and the ladies were in particular very helpful and always cheerful. Gideon, the owner, was very forthcoming and helpful with all our questions. We really loved the place and can only recommend it!!! We'll be back!

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Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We spent an amazing weekend at the lodge. The location is perfect the views breathtaking and the service simply impeccable. Gideon was the perfect host, his recommendations for dinner perfect his knowledge of the area first rate. The personalized service and touches were exceptional and included a surprise homemade birthday cake. Nico and the rest of the staff were perfect... More

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Address: 6 Cliff Str | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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