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“OVER AND BEYOND GREAT LOCATION AND SERVICE”
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Saxon Lodge
Ranked #5 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Beverly Hills, California
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“OVER AND BEYOND GREAT LOCATION AND SERVICE”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This last month we stayed at the Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai. The room was better than we ever hoped it could be 3 big bedrooms tons of space. The breakfast their was amazing and we are use to eating a great restaurants. They even have a small bar where you can hangout with other guest. We came to Gansbaai to go shark cage diving and had a great time. Dave and Caron the owners of the Saxon Lodge make you feel right at home and treat you like family. After our stay there we had an issue with the under water camera rental company we rented for our shark cage diving experience. The disk they gave us was blank and we weren't able to contact them. So we didn't know what to do so we contacted Dave and Caron for help. They went way above to help us get our photos back. Great place to stay but even better customer service. You will be lucky to stay here Book Now Before They Get All Booked Up!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you Lawrence, we had a great time with you guys and gals. Just very sad that we could not recover your photos though. So we will look forward to our next visit to recapture the events!
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Paola, Italy
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Excellent place and very nice person. Caron and Dave are fantastic. Every time I stay in Saxon Lodge I feel like at home. The location is really nice, the food is great, and the rooms are really comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Oh Emelio thank you for such a beautiful review. It s always a great pleasure to have you at Saxon Lodge - like family. See you again soon!
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Randburg
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I cannot recommend the Saxon Lodge enough. Not only is the lodge itself superb, but also the hospitality and the way Caron and Dave go out of their way to make sure that your stay is more than just pleasurable. Their knowledge of the area, places to visit, routes to take and also of the local flora and fauna is outstanding.
Thank for the great time.
Highly recommendable
Cheryl and Graham

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
It was a great pleasure having you at the lodge and we love to know that our guests have nejoyd their stay with us and enjoy the beautiful region we live in. Thank you
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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 review, 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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Castel San Gimignano, Italy
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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 review, 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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Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
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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 review, 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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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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Property: Saxon Lodge
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 #5 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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