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The Roundhouse Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 31 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Ok start with the negative, spiral staircase in the house makes it limited to elderly and infirm.

The owners are great people, nothing is to much trouble, tweaking a package to suit your needs etc, early check-outs, late check out's apre's cage dive shower

This place is great and I would stay here again in a heartbeat. It is only a short drive to kleinsbaai where most cage diving tours depart from, and a short walk from the very best beach based whale watching experience.

Clean comfy rooms, comfy bed, great shower, wi-fi, mini honestly bar in the room, satellite tv, and a hot tub overlooking the bay where else could you stay and have a sunset glass of wine in a hot tub watching breaching whales in De Kelders

!0/10 from me

See you again :) :) :)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Hi Nick, Great meeting you (twice) and hope you come back some time for more memorable experiences with the sharks and Whales!! Take care!

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We booked The Roundhouse purely to go shark cage diving, but loved the place so much that the next week we booked it again to whale watch. It simply has everything you need. The decor is pure Africa. The views stunning. The people who run it become instant friends and the food is out of this world. A note on the food though...if you're going on a boat after brekkie, have the scrambled eggs; the full fry up is fab, but may be a bit much if the Atlantic is a tad angry! Our bed was one of the most comfortable ever experienced and our 18yr old daughter says hers was superb. We were going to have to miss our shark cage diving because of the weather the next day, but Chania was really helpful said she could change things around and fitted us in for the previous day, so we didn't miss out. The shark diving and whale watching they arranged were of a similar standard.

Room Tip: All rooms are spectacular, but I suppose if you were going to have to choose...then go for a higher...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Mark R
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Dave the owner booked us into their Sunfish cottage an excellent and well equipped place for a family or group with 3 bedrooms. We made use of the roundhouse with its excellent facilities, wifi, viewing deck and the rooms we saw looked great. Dave provides an excellent service booking our great white shark dives and whale watching. The following is our whale watching experience:-
We booked a whale watching trip on whale whispers with Anthony and his crew. A beautiful calm and sunny day began well with sighting of humpback dolphins. Then along to see a right whale and calf before finding a group of 4 right whales. Anthony got a call tha there was a group of over 1000 dolphins offshoreso we went to see them. But wow what a suprise to see they were being chased by 6 orca/killer whales which we followed as the chased the dolphins before giving up the chase. The massive pod of dolphins followed our boat and the sea semed to boil as there were soooo many! On our way back saw humpback whales and seal. Wow what a trip thanks Anthony and your crew to allow us to see such a rare and fantastic sight.

Room Tip: An excellent base for shark diving and whale watching
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

Great to meet you and the family! I cant believe how lucky you were with the Orcas!! Our guests saw them again last weekend! strange to see them but great! We hope to see you next year on your return!!

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I booked a trip through sharkbookings.com to stay here and go cage diving. What a beautiful cottage! It has fantastic decks with great views of the mountains and the ocean, and a hot tub to enjoy while you were looking at them. The staff was incredibly friendly. I couldn't have asked for a nicer room- very clean and huge! There's a good little restaurant/bar within walking distance and a convenience store just around the corner. The guest house is only 2 short blocks from the beach. I'll definitely be visiting this place again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2012

Glad you had a great time here and enjoyed the Roundhouse as well as the shark diving which we arranged for you. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Chris Blom was very impressed with the quality of service and friendliness. He rates this establishment 10 out of 10 and advises that we will be coming again due to the pleasant experience he had.

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Sharnie

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nice huge rooms.... One of the best baths I have seen... We stayed in Astacus suite after shark cage diving....Very informative host and awesome beakfast....The view is nice of mountians and sea

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

I had a great time staying for the week in the fully serviced cottage with my parents from Grahamstown East Cape and my sister & her family from Pretoria. It was a family reunion for me after 14 years away overseas. The cottage, Gaansbaai & and surrounds made for a lovely setting & welcome home reunion for me.
I can highly recommend the cottage as well as the guest house facilities. Watch out for the Cape Weather though....it can change often and quickly, so plan your time of season, ask the helpfull staff for seaon weather information/sugestion.
I stayed in July, which is winter for the Cape,

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 61 Ingang Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $50 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Roundhouse Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Roundhouse is the best place to stay in Gansbaai as the owners are well experienced travel operators and own the tourism booking office in Town. The B&B is in De Kelders, THE prime land based Whale watching area in the world and has a unique African feel with special touches such as Shellstone clad walls contrasting with rough earthy paints. With Free WIFI, Rooftop Jacuzzi, outdoor Swimming pool and Games room with Pool and Table Tennis we have a large variety for you to lick back and relax for a few days. Our specialty is Shark Cage Diving and stay packages and offer a fantastic combination package for shark diving and Whale watching. ... more   less 
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