I stayed at The Roundhouse in Gansbaai (well actually de Kelders) for a few nights over December last year. I went with my sister, her husband and their 2 small kids. They stayed in the Pinnepedia suite and I in the Astacus Suite. The Pinnepedia suite has a full bedroom with on suite but it also had a leather sleeper couch and a single bed in the lounge for the kids. Even with one of the kids on the single bed and the little one in the cot that was provided (free I might add) the lounge still had plenty space to spare. There was even plastic cups and plates for the little ones. I don’t usually like traveling with my sister and her kids and that’s the reason for me writing this review. The Roundhouse was not a guesthouse that is geared towards kids yet if you really want to spend the night there (maybe to experience the uniqueness of a round house or the Jacuzzi) then your entire family will certainly be comfortable here. The kids loved walking down to be swimming beach which was only 5 minutes away. The owners pointed out some other kids stuff to do in the area and I must admit that this break away with the kids turned out a holiday for all of us, not just the kids. There's a place called Madre's Kitchen which Elna at The Roundhouse recommended us to for lunch. Thank you! It was amazing! The food was good and the jungle gym kept the kids entertained for hours. Have a look at my review for Madre's Kitchen in Stanford, under 15 minutes away from Gansbaai. The food at the Roundhouse was also good. On our last morning I paged through the visitors book at the guesthouse and it seems that the food is something that gets praised very often. Especially when Magda makes her famous Bobotie. We had an awesome time. I look forward to staying at The Roundhouse again. The friendliness and the good service will make me come back again and again. PS: The suites are also very cheap compared to other 4 star guesthouses in the area. Another PS: I also went shark diving and I will post a review on that soon.
- 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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