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“A vision in the mist” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #1 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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“A vision in the mist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We arrived on a really foggy day and it was not til the sun melted away the fog that we fully appreciated what a fantastic location Cliff Lodge was in. Stunning rugged cliffs, and a view almost to Cape Point. Gideon, Gil and Nico were excellent hosts, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Breakfast was magnificent and set us up for the day. The guest house had a very relaxed atmosphere and we enjoyed the swimming pool and deck. We stayed in North Room which was luxurious and comfortable, with an uninterrupted view out to sea. Lovely local toiletries in the bathroom, which was spacious and spotless. Gideon made dinner reservations for us, both of which were very different venues but also very good, at Koekes in De Kelder, and Rosemarys in Gants Baai. We were very sad to leave, and fittingly we left again in the fog, taking great memories with us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Enticing breakfasts on the verandah a few yards from the waves dashing against the rocks make for a memorable start to the day at Cliff Lodge. Gill , Gideon and staff strive to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible and are most helpful in suggesting local interesting venues which are worth visiting. Cliff Lodge is simply a wonderful retreat by the Ocean.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If I could give it 6 stars I would
Firstly location - absolutely amazing
Secondly hosts - charming, welcoming, so helpful
Thirdly staff - friendly and helpful
Fourthly breakfast - to die for

My only reservation about a good reservation is that I want it all to myself,

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Fantastic hotel with an amazing view! The rooms were very nice and the staff was tentative and friendly. We had a wonderful stay and loved the surroundings. One of the best hotels we stayed at in South Africa.


  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have been recommanded to the Cliff Lodge by friends and felt welcome from the first moment, we arrived . Gideon and Gillis are very good hosts, making your stay immediately very comfortable Nico teached me to make his capuchino, which is more than Italian. We stayed in the Northroom with balcony and a magnificent view on the ocean. We were too late for the whales, so this is another good reason to come back

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We (my son and I) stayed two nights and were overtaken by the wonderful view over Walker Bay. We enjoyed observing the night sky and intricate movements of the the various Atlantic currents and waves. Gill and Gideon are very caring hosts and offered great support in making the most of our stay on the souther tip of the coast. My son really loved the room, the comfortable bed, and the lovely chocolate chip biscuits. The breakfast was extraordinary and we ate to our heart's content. A guest house well worth returning to. Renée & Llewellyn

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Breathtaking location and superb service and great hospitality. Everything was perfect. Absolutely loved the Ocean Suite - like a beautiful dream come true. Very lucky to have seen such a brilliant southern hemisphere night sky too!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 6 Cliff Str | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cliff Lodge is a stylish seafront guesthouse, superbly positioned on the cliffs of De Kelders, with breathtaking views. The four luxurious bedrooms have ocean views, satellite television and sea facing patios. The spacious penthouse suite has unbeatable sea views with a huge balcony and glass-fronted living room for whale watching in true style. This is one of the best places in the world to experience land based whale watching and Great White Shark diving. ... more   less 
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