The location of the lodge is fantastic, in De Kelders which is a lovely little village just a couple of minutes drive down the road from Gansbaai and is even better than Hermanus for Whale watching as the whales come closer to the rocks. We could see whales from the balcony outside our room which was large and as with the rest of the lodge full of character and in lovely condition. Villeria who owns the guesthouse was absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble, she really makes you feel at home. She also gave us a map and told us about the best places to eat and watch the whales, we spent hours sitting on the rocks at the edge of De Kelders watching more than 10 Southern Right Whales one morning, some of them were just metres from the rocks. Also the breakfast was lovely too which is always a great start to the day!
Tip: Make sure it’s whale watching season when you plan your visit!
Tip. We stayed in numerous guesthouses on the Garden Route and without exception found them to be in better locations and run by friendlier people than smaller hotels. The owners are always proud of their area and will personally help you to make the most of your time there.
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