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“The best B & B ever” 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
North Essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The best B & B ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

People who think luxury in SA means Cape Grace are deluding themselves.
If you want the ultimate, then stay here.
The most amazing sea view you could ever have.
Great breakfasts
Amazing deserted beaches
No crime.
..but the most important of all, the best hosts you could ever wish for.
Gideon, Gill and their staff (Nico and Chantelle) are so friendly and welcoming.
Nothing is too much trouble for them.
An absolute gem.
This place is amazing

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had such a positive experience - from the moment we booked until we checked out. The service is very professional but still friendly and accessible. With no road (and traffic) separating the guest house from the cliffs and ocean, it's the ultimate location for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. And the best breakfast ever (and we are foodies!)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Location amazing. Service, second to none. From the first greeting to the last goodbye. Very modern and spacious rooms, East Room has own balcony over the sea and extra outdoor shower. Excellent restaurants nearby. Very quiet area. Amazing cliff top walks and deserted beaches. Don't go anywhere else in this area.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Meerssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very nice reception by owner and explanation of how to reach the beautiful, practically private beach. Superb views over the spectacular rocks and deep blue see. Beautiful room with private terrace and close to the small swimming pool. The breakfast was served by owner and included the best ever poached eggs! A wonderful tranquile spot. During the September-December season you will be able to watch the whales from the deck right in front of you. Compliments to Gideon and his well trained and very kind staff!

Room Tip: Room on groundfloor close to swimming pool is superb!
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had another great stay at Cliff Lodge and again our time there was too short. The Ocean Suite is wonderful, loads of inside and outside space with great views, so much so that you just don't want to leave the room! The staff are all great and looked after us extremely well. And the breakfasts are amazing, the poached eggs are a work of art! So thank you to everyone and hope to see you soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you are aware this is somewhere special. Nothing is too much trouble for the Gideon and his excellent team. The uninterrupted view of the sea and rocks below the house is magical. De Kelders has a really pleasant unspoilt atmosphere.

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Vereeniging
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Excellent place to stay. Well trained staff, helpful and attantive. It has a tremendous good sea view and deck to watch and relax.
The place is surrounded by excellent restaurants. The staff made dinner suggestions and bookings for us.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Cliff Lodge

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 Suites 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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