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“Whales, Dolphins, Sharks and pure Luxury”
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Sea Star Lodge
Ranked #11 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 2, 2009

We stayed at the Sea Star Lodge end of November 2009. We were so happy to have found Sea Star Lodge in De Kelders/Gansbaai. After having stayed in Hermanus several times during the last years we are more than sure that De Kelders is the much better place to be. Especially when you come there for whale watching or shark cage diving. The whale season starts end of May and last until the beginning of January. We also did horse riding on the beach and wonderful walks on the nature trail directly in front of Sea Star Lodge. During our three week journey along the Garden Roude we stayed in several 5 star places and we can say that Sea Star Lodge was the best.
We spent three nights in the wonderful Honeymoon Suite where we even could watch the whales from our freestanding bathtub.Everywhere from the lodge you have amazing seaviews. The lounge where we enjoyed a high quality breakfast is another beautiful place to hang around. Incredible seaviews, very friendly staff, swimming pool, sauna and a small gym make Sea Star Lodge a very special place. It is reasonably priced and we will come again soon. One afternoon we enjoyed a in-house massage by the wonderful massage therapist Ciska. She made us feel so good!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2009

We stayed at the lodge during whale season, this is really the place to be to watch the whales, you can even see them from the lounge while having breakfast! Beautiful seaviews, friendly staff, very comfortable room (we stayed at Bayview Room), quite affordable too. The staff also offers shark cage diving tours. So you can see the south african big two here, whales and great white sharks.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

Stayed for 3 nights. The lodge is very modern and stylish, the bedrooms and reception rooms are all large and well appointed. Top floor lounge and dining area is particularly impressive. Bedrooms are well equipped with DVD player and films available to view. The lodge operates an honesty bar policy for drinks. There is also a small gym and sauna.

Breakfast has good variety with choice of eggs cooked to order in the top floor dining room.

Dekelders is a great base for whale watching. Saw several whales each day we were there very close to shore. We felt our experience in terms of whale viewing in DeKelders was much better than Hermanus.

The only thing that we felt was missing was an information book on the area, particularly in regard to restaurants. We arrived fairly late on our first day and had little time to scope the area and so asked the manageress of Sea Star about places to eat, she did not mention the only restaurant in De Kelders and just rhymed off names of restaurants in the next town, without any specific information about types of food or reputation. Not sure if she omitted to tell us about the one in De Kelders because it is operated by a competitor Whale Sanctuary Lodge; we ate there our second night and the food was very good. We also ate at Thyme at Rosemary’s in Gansbaai a five minute drive away, the restaurant is quite quirky (rather like eating in your Gran’s front parlour) and the food excellent .

Provides good quality accomodation reasonably priced for the luxury provided.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sea Star Lodge

Address: 19 Ingang Straat | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $129 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sea Star Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated directly at the Walker Bay facing the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline of Hermanus you'll find this small exclusive lodge. At this place luxury ambiance meets genuine warmth and here you'll experience the wonders of nature in their full glory. Whether you are looking for adrenalin and decide to go on a shark cage diving trip to discover the Great White Sharks or if you decide to savour the local wines at the estates in the nearby Stanford Valley - our friendly staff would be glad to assist you with information and make your stay an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. The modern and spacious design of the lodge provides breathtaking sea views. The African arts blend in perfectly with the modern design and create a unique luxury atmosphere ... more   less 
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