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Umnenge Lodge & Charters
Ranked #19 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 9, 2008

WOW what a fantastic lodge. We had an awesome stay here. The decor throughout the lodge is stunning. The rooms and bathrooms are five star and the views from the bedroom are breathtaking, you literally have the whales on your doorstep.
The food was out of this world and the hosts Richard and Mary are the perfect hosts, nothing was to much trouble. They really made us feel very welcome. The lodge is also very child friendly. We had our two year old with us and everything was very secure and safe. We highly recommend this lodge and we cannot wait to go back again.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 7, 2008

Umnenge Lodge is simply a fantastic place to stay and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

The rooms are very luxurious, spacious and finished with a lavish African feel. A nice touch was binoculars in my room – perfect as Southern Right Whales can be regularly seen from the coast below. My bathroom was lovely – a real spoil, it was difficult prizing myself out of the shower!

However for me the real gem in this treasure was Mary and Richard who run Umnenge Lodge. They could not do enough for me. I felt so welcome it was like going to stay with old friends. One night we had a braai which was a great opportunity to hang out with Mary and Richard, and other guests - eat good food and sink a couple of beers while talking about the day, swapping ideas on places to go and things to see.


Gansbaai itself is simply a magical place anyway. The rugged beauty of its coastline and my god the wildlife! It’s the home of Great White Shark cage diving which is spectacular and during the southern hemisphere’s winter months Gansbaai is home to Southern Right Whales which can be seen and heard in abundance from Umnenge Lodge. You can hear them as you sleep in your bedroom.

My only regret was that my stay was short. I can’t wait to come back

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 15, 2015
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Room Tip: Zimmer in der 1. Etage mit Balkon und Meerblick
  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2015
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Room Tip: Schöner Meeresblick ( mit Glück auf Walsichtungen ) Abends gemütlich am Lagerfeuer sitzen Erholsam...
  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 8, 2014
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Room Tip: Das größere der beiden Zimmer hat einen riesigen tollen Balkon!
  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2014
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 1 Eden &15 & 17 Smuts Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
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Ranked #19 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $55 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Umnenge Lodge & Charters 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Umnenge is a family friendly luxury African lodge situated on the rugged cliffs of De Kelders near Gansbaai in South Africa. Umnenge Lodge is a member of Guest House Association South Africa and has received 4 Stars from the Tourism Council South Africa. "Umnenge" is a Xhosa expression meaning 'whale in the bay' and refers to the Southern Right Whale which can be seen from Umnenge Lodge, frolicking in the waters of Walker bay from June to January. ... more   less 
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