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“Enjoyed it, but remember: it's a B&B so you are living in someone's home.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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On The Rocks B&B
Ranked #15 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Johannesburg
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7 reviews
“Enjoyed it, but remember: it's a B&B so you are living in someone's home.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2009

We stayed there for 3 nights; I pre-arranged bookings with Sylvia and Thinus. The rooms are themed (we stayed in Lavender), and I found them clean, with good quality linen and in good repair.

The B8B's web site (http://www.ontherocksbb.co.za/) is a good reflection of reality, and the views are indeed awesome.

Breakfast was served promptly (at 09:00, as we had agreed), and was hearty with ample access to coffee, juice, etc etc. A selection of cereals and fruits was also on offer.

Thinus (for the non-South Africans out there, this is pronounced "Teen - Us" :-) ) was very friendly, and made efforts to make us feel welcome. He also described several attractions in the area.

Whales: whilst we did not see whales during our time there (Whale season is at a high in September, so they are not present in March), they apparently do calf in the bay shown in the picture on the main page of the web site.

Pets: the owner does indeed have two small dogs and a cat. As I mentioned in the subject line, you need to remember that this is a B&B, and you are staying in someone's home. The pets were well behaved, friendly, and kept away from the guest areas to the extent possible. Personally I did not find them to be a nuisance, but your mileage may vary if you have allergies or specifically dislike animals in your accommodation.

All in all, a good experience, in a beautiful environment, and at

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about On The Rocks B&B

Property: On The Rocks B&B
Address: 28 Waterkant Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the Rocks B&B welcomes you to the peace and beauty of nature to relax and rejuvenate your body, soul and spirit. At On the Rocks you will experience friendly hospitality, glorious sunsets and a scrumptious breakfast. The guest house is situated on the beachfront of De Kelders, just before Gansbaai, and is excellently placed for whale-watching - from your patio, bed or even while you shower. Our rooms are individually styled and decorated to match your mood or personality and are equipped with all amenities for your comfort, including a private balcony overlooking Walker Bay. Whatever your choice, all rooms have sea views and their own private balcony. The rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, fridge, electronic safe, ceiling fan, hairdryer, clock radio, and tea and coffee tray. Fresh towels, shower gel and shampoo are also provided to tingle your senses. We pride ourselves in serving guests a full and hearty South African breakfast, either out on the patio or inside. Alternatively, why not let us pack you a picnic breakfast to enjoy at Stanfords Cove close by. ... more   less 
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