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Cliff Lodge
Ranked #1 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

What a place - perfect location, great hosts, great room & whales on the doorstep.
Forget Hermanus, Cliff Lodge is THE place for whale watching in SA. It was perfect, sitting on verandah watching whales at foot of cliffs. Morning, noon or night.
Gideon was full of great advice on places to go & also restaurants. One local one we walked to was great.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

thanks to Gil, Gideon, Nico and the rest of the team combinded with the awesome location of the lodge this was one of the best stays i ever had. kindness and hospitality is really great. rooms were always top-notch and had an increbile view over the the whole bay.

Room Tip: ocean suite or north room
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Timo411
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

To no surprise are all the reviews on the first few pages (I did not read all) only positive. This place is fantastic. Thank you, Gideon for all the cuppachino's and advice, Nico for the super fresh juice and interesting facts about the (hundreds) of whales right in front of the house and Gil for the chocolate cake you produced from somewhere when we felt like a snack!

We loved our room, the service, the walks, the whales, caves, breakfast, views and the outside shower!!

See you again soon.
Pierre and Angie

Room Tip: The east room is the best. Fairly private with outside shower. (a little noise from the kitchen, but...
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

The location is truly fantastic - you cannot hope for better views of Walker bay and it just has a feeling of raw & beautiful nature. It's a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Hermanus. We weren't lucky with the weather (huge storm) so did not really get to spot any whales but it still felt great to be out there in the midst of the elements.

The rooms are what you would expect for a B&B of this standing but what really makes the experience amazing is the kindness of the staff: Gil, Gideon and Nico are wonderful hosts full of great advice and stories who really made as feel welcome and at home.

Will surely be back !

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Cliff Lodge is just THE place to stay in the Gansbaai area. Everything is just perfect: from the moment you book until the time you check-out, Gil, Gideon and the entire team at Cliff Lodge just take service to perfection. We travelled with our 10 month old and Gil and Gideon went out of their way to make us feel at home and enjoy our holiday. Everything was tought of: the restaurant reservation, the little surprise at turn down service (we were honeymooning :-)), the perfect cappuccinos. When we left, Gil even gave us some dried organic mango to keep Benjamin busy on the road. Nico, the manager is also fantastic: he showed us the dolphins and the whales and explained why on that particular day there were so many of them.
In sum, a fantastic place! oh and did I mention the views? Can't get any better. Best land-based whale watching in the world.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

As my friend and I stepped in at the Cliff Lodge we immediately felt at home. We were blown away by the breathtaking views from the main balcony and our room. We could watch the whales from our sea facing room! A big Thank You to Gil, Gideon and staff for going the extra mile to make our stay a memorable one. It was an amazing experience.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I have recently stayed at Clifflodge guest house with my boyfriend and it was an unexpected positive and romantic experience.
Clifflodge is a luxurious guesthouse on the cliffs facing the ocean, the ideal place to relax and do whale watching. You can watch the whales from your sea-facing room or from the main balcony. The view is really stunning, especially during the sunset. You can have your breakfast or your aperitif watching the whales.
We were a little bit disappointed with whale watching in Hermanus but Clifflodge and De Kelders cliffs in general offered us wonderful whale spotting.
Everything in Clifflodge is taken care of down to the finest detail and the owners do their best to make your stay memorable. They were impressively gentle and generous with us. Just read the Clifflodge website and you will exactly find there what they promise you.
Absolutely a place to go!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cliff Lodge

Address: 6 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $209 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the cliffs, right above the sea with breathtaking views across Walker Bay, Cliff Lodge is 35km from Hermanus and 5km from Gansbaai, in the tranquil village of De Kelders. Luxurious, individually decorated bedrooms open onto outside sea view patios. Rooms range from standard side rooms to a spacious sea front room, a luxurious penthouse suite, and a sea front cottage. Our comfortable guest lounge has tea and coffee making facilities, a well-stocked honesty bar and a library of books about the area. The all-weather conservatory and sea front deck have spectacular 180-degree ocean and mountain views. This is the perfect spot to sample the local Overberg wines or enjoy our excellent coffee, while watching whales or the spectacular sun sets over Walker Bay. Our swimming pool has the perfect location, right on the cliff top overlooking the sea, and the beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve are a short walk from Cliff Lodge. ... more   less 
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