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Saxon Lodge
Ranked #4 of 31 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed at Saxon Lodge in April 2012 with the 9th Italian expedition on the white shark. We were received very well, and pampered every day! Being in 4 vegetarians, Caron has done everything possible and impossible to offer us different dishes every day and always very good! Eaten very well, rooms very nice and clean, Dave and Caron always kind and friendly, as long as the last day we all went out together! Absolutely recommended to all!!! Book in advance because the rooms are not many!
Ester and Carlos

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We were looking for somewhere to stay overnight in Gansbaai before we went cage diving. Didn't fancy the 4am pick up from Cape Town. Found Saxon Lodge, and it was perfect. My wife and I were on our honeymoon, and without knowing it Dave and Caron had made up the Honeymoon suite for us.
The room was lovely. Big bed, plenty of space to open bags, and a lovely big bathroom with a huge shower.
Once were settled, we went down to the bar. We sat talking to Dave and Caron with a cold one in our hands. there were lovely people, and it could so easily have turned into one of those nights where you just stay up chatting, and before you know it, it's 2am. They were so welcoming, and a lot of fun. As it was, we needed to eat, and having previously said we would go out, they sent us off to a local restaurant where we dined on local traditional food.
All in all. A lovely place to stay, and it's a stone's throw from the harbour.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We recently wend shark cage diving in Gaansbaai and chose to stay at Saxon Lodge in Muller Street. We found the perfect mix of reasonably priced, spotless and comfortable accommodation, incredible food, friendly and helpful staff, amazing views and my favourite, ice cold draught beer on tap! Dave and Caron are always available if you need their advise on local spots to visit, the local bird life or any other information on the town and its surroundings. Dave so kindly took us to an amazing, unspoilt nature reserve between Hermanus and Gansbaai in his Land Rover.

Many lodges and hotels around South Africa can really learn from Saxon Lodge. They got it together, Well done Dave and Caron. We will see you soon!

Room Tip: The Albatros room has the BEST views.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

I traveled to Gansbaai to enjoy the great white shark cage diving. I decided to spend the night at the Saxon Lodge and I am very glad that I did. After spending a few days in Cape Town, this was a great place to relax, with a great view of the sea. Dave and Caron were fantastic hosts and the dinner and beer afterward were excellent. I would recommend the Saxon Lodge to everyone.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We spent just 2 nights here but wished it was longer. Dave & Caron made us feel very welcome and were so knowledgeable about the local area - and the rest of South Africa!! Our suite, Albatross, was lovely and had a deck facing the harbour. We booked dinner for the first night and enjoyed a wonderful meal with our friendly hosts and other guests. This is a great place to stay if you want to go whale watching or shark diving and Caron is happy to book for you. Dave is also brilliant at directions and gave us a great route back to Cape Town with all the places to stop off on the way. Gansbaai is a lovely little village and we felt very safe walking back from the restaurant on our second night. Just a fantastic place to stay with great hosts.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The location is fantastic - with perfect vantage point of the ocean... Rooms are huge and nice... I loved the fact that the bathroom was so spacious. What makes this place great is the owners - Dave and Caren are so helpful and since they've travelled extensively around Africa themselves, they were a fountain of information for us as we set out on our overland tour of Africa. Super!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Truly lovely spot - fantastic hosts who well and truly go "above and beyond". Stunning setting, with lovely suites and great food. Only complaint - we didn't book dinner in the guest house on our first night!.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: No 1 Miller Street | Gansbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $53 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saxon Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With stunning views across Walker Bay, overlooking the traditional Gansbaai harbour, Saxon Lodge offers a down to earth, home from home stay in Gansbaai, The Great White Capital of the World TM and sanctuary for Southern Right Whales in winter. Unwind in one of our spacious rooms, or individually decorated suites with private entrances and verandas and take in this amazing eco-adventure paradise. From the lodge it is an easy walk to shops, banks, pubs and restaurants. We also have our cosy and popular licensed and well stocked bar, The Saxon Arms, catering for residents only, specialising in local wines and craft beers. Dave and Caron will assist with your itinerary and activity planning and bookings and ensure that you leave with great memories of Gansbaai. 2 hours from Cape Town, 30 minutes from Hermanus and en-route to or from the Garden Route, Gansbaai offers an authentic and dramatic marine, floral and mountainous playground to explore, experience and enjoy. Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai, your best choice for accommodation and real South Africa hospitality. Looking forward to meeting you Your hosts Dave & Caron ... more   less 
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