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Saxon Lodge
Ranked #3 of 27 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We fully recommend Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai as everything was wonderful and a special mention that owners and staff were so friendly and served a great breakfast in cosy surroundings. Monique and Richard Hess

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We'd had a pretty stressful start to our holiday for one reason or another, Caron and Dave rescheduled our arrival without any hassle, which was so kind and really appreciated. Arriving late in the day (and after suffering a particularly unpleasant case of back-seat-driver-itis), we were delighted to find such a relaxed, warm and welcoming place. Wish we could have stayed a few days, it really is like a home from home.
Chatting to Dave after breakfast, he mentioned going to see the stunning beach a few miles away. We took his advice and enjoyed a stroll on the beach and were surprised to see Dave pull up in his car - with our daughters sandal that she'd left in the room! Fancy taking the time to drive all the way out there in the hope of finding us! That speaks volumes doesn't it?
Perfect hosts who really do go out of their way for their guests - highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We fell in love with this B&B and city of Gansbaai! The hospitality of Dave and Caron was amazing-like old friends! Helped us with directions, checking on shark dive, and having a few drinks with us. We are from California and normally don't travel places twice-South Africa and this B&B will be an exception. Thank you!!!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We loved our first visit to Saxon Lodge two years ago so much that we just had to go back. Dave & Caron are wonderful hosts and feel like good friends.

Caron is a great cook, she fed us one evening and recommended a good restaurant on the other. Dave’s ‘bar’ is a great place to try a few beers and chat in the evening and get some tips about what to do the following day. Dave always has good ideas, gives great advice - and printed instructions!

Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Albatross room and hope to return again some day.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place is all about the hospitality. Dave and Caron both made us all feel at home.

Great location great accomadation and great people to spend time with.

The owners knowledge of the area was brilliant pointing us to all the great points of interest and good places to eat.

Caron cooked us an evening meal and it was amazing i can see why they request notice because they went out and bought all fresh products and cooked all from fresh ....thanks Caron!

Amazing place with amazing surroundings I have seen the real South Africa not the South Africa the media wants us to see.

We arrived as guests left as friends.

Simon T

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Dave, Caron and their lovely dogs made this one of our favourite stops on our South Africa trip. They were both extremely hospitable and helpful with Dave booking me last minute onto a caged shark dive which I really appreciated. The rooms are lovely surrounding a terrace and a great little pool overlooking the harbour - it was a very welcoming place to stay. The bar was a lovely touch and the breakfast was the best breakfast in South Africa!! So delicious. There are lovely restaurants nearby and Dave was always willing to make recommendations. We truly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed here one night - far too short. The hospitality was amazing! Caron and Dave make you feel so welcome, it's like staying with family! The rooms are nice and clean and the pool is very inviting. There are plenty of restaurants close by and the pub at the Saxon Lodge is great, giving the place an extra thumbs-up! We would definitely come back here!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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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 - $233 (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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