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Saxon Lodge
Ranked #3 of 27 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Thanks to Caron & Dave for a great stay at the Saxon Lodge while doing some Shark Cage Diving in Gaansbai.

Made to feel very welcome during my stay & I had a great time. The accomodation was very good, the room was very big and well furnished. The views from their garden were great, and managed to see a rather stunning winter sunset, with Cape Point visible away in the distance.

Really glad I transferred from Cape Town to stay in Gaansbai for the shark diving, rather than getting picked up from a hotel at 5am for a 2 1/2 hr drive, then the same on the way back at the end of it. If you are planning to travel to Gaansbai, then I would thouroughly recommend the Saxon Lodge.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

I am also pleased you made the choice to stay in Gansbaai instead of an early wake up to drive through for your shark experience. And particularly that you chose to stay at Saxon Lodge. I believe that it enhances the shark experience as you get to see and feel this beautiful place an d as you mentioned have the pleasure of the spectacular sunsets over the bay.

Thank you for the review and it was a great pleasure having you here and we hope that you will find the time to visit our beautiful country again in the future.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I've been three times in Saxon Lodge and the only thing that I have to say is "SIMPLY AWESOME".
Rooms are big enough to let you do everything you want to do, and they are all clean and very good furnished.
The owners, Caron and Dave are the best people for this kind of stuff: kind, available, and above all very good people, always ready for chatting or to take a beer toghether.
Caron is one of the best cook I've ever met, especially speaking about cakes: WONDERFUL.

If you are planning to go on holiday in the south of South Africa, Saxon Lodge is the place you are looking for.

Room Tip: If is available, try to get the Cristic room: is the best.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Simone, always great to have you here. I love to cook and bake for you because you enjoy it so much. We look forward to your next visit...hopefully extended?

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was such a great time. I will definitely be going back. Caron & Dave made me feel right at home!!! People that know what is going on in their surroundings and know how to treat guests. I loved it and will for sure be recommending them to ANYONE who goes to Gansbaai. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Thank you angel, it was so good to have you staying with us and we are so glad you had a great experience with the sharks. Hopefully next time you will get the breaching experience you were looking for.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

To celebrate our first year together, my boyfriend had planned for us to head away from the city for the weekend and for our second night away we decided to wing it and booked in to the saxon lodge which turned out to be such a beautiful, quaint and friendly place to be in.
The room (albatross) was warm, cosy and stunning views and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. We really felt welcome and that they went out of their way to make us feel at home and plan our next days adventure. We will definitely be returning there as soon as time allows. Thank you for such great hospitality and wonderful recommendations.
"Rosemary's" was a nice choice to end off our evening with a home cooked meal and dessert in her magical garden.

Room Tip: We stayed in the honeymoon suite which was great with a stunning view and im sure the other rooms ar...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was our second visit to Gansbaai, but the first time that we had stayed at Saxon Lodge. What a find! Everything was absolutely first rate - the rooms, the food and the hospitality. The hotel overlooks the harbour, with a compact garden area complete with pool. Most evenings began with a quiet drink in the comfortable bar, served by mine host, Dave. Plenty of nearby restaurants are available when Caron is not serving her memorable dinners. We shall be back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tony_Stone_44
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Aaahhh!! thank you the 'Stone family' - we had such fun whilst you were here - it felt like a big family get together. We are looking forward to another visit sometime soon!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Saxon Lodge last week and I would like to say Thank You to Dave who went that extra mile to make our stay even more memorable. He also know Gansbaai area very well, so anything you would like to know, Dave is the person to talk to. We had a look at the rest of the other suites, and I must add, real value for money.
Thank You to all the other staff who I didn't mention. My only regret is that we booked for one night only, and should have booked for at least a week.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank outandaboutKnysna
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Hello and thank you. It was a great pleasure having you at our lodge. I love Gansbaai and want our visitors to get as excited about it as I do.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We originally planned to stay in Hermanus, but it was quite packed there, and as we wanted to go on a shark-trip as well, we looked up Gansbaii instead and stumbled across this beautiful refuge. quiet, with a nice view over the bay and the harbour. the hosts are very hearty and all of us enjoyed our stay (2 couples). they assisted us with finding a shark-trip for the next day, and Dave gave us very detailed tips for the rest of our tour.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Well I always wonder whether these serendipitous occasions are mistakes, we certainly enjoyed having you here and it all felt very much like it was planned this way. I do hear what you are saying though - these chance decisions turn out to be such fun! Great having you here.

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Address: No 1 Miller Street | Gansbaai, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $85 - $242 (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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