After being 2.5 years in Kabul, Afghanistan, I was wound up tighter than a cheap watch. My stay in Ganbaai from 21 July to 5 August 2010 proved to be the perfect tonic. The owners, Dave & Elna, were extremely hospitable, kind, and patient. They went way above and beyond what was expected of hosts. They acted more like good friends. From vehicle repair to emergency dental care, they were the best.
Their manager, Mahgda (please forgive my spelling), always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. The breakfasts were always served hot and were homecooked. No "institutional" type dining.
The room was always spotless when I came back in from a day on the boat. The laundry service was fast (same day) and the clothes were always returned dry and folded neatly.
Additional transportation, directions, advice, etc was always easy to obtain.
Stavros was the most hospitable greeter ever... everyday!
EVERYONE was very gracious!
This is THE perfect getaway for anyone. I only regret I could not stay longer.
- 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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