We have been to SA for 3 times now and stayed at several B&B´s but Umnenge Lodge beats them all. Mary and Rich are wonderful hosts and we stayed there for 6 nights. At first we have booked 4 nights and came back for another 2 nights after staying at Franschhoek missing Unmenge Lodge. The beautiful modern african style lodge is nested along the beautiful coastline of De Kelders. Mary and Rich gave us the feeling of being at home with their personal support and assistance. We loved the landscape, the whales, the sharks, the tast braai and the homemade bread and muffins. Jessie the lovely guide dog attend us on our walks along the stunning rocks watching the whales paying and jumping. In the evenings we enjoyed sitting in the cosy bar downstairs having a glas of Birkenhead beer or a nice Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc chatting and laughing with Mary and Rich. All in all we must say: A hidden gem highly recommended! Thanks guys, we will come back as soon as possible ;-)
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- 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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