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“Superb stay at charming location”
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Cliff Lodge
Ranked #1 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Meerssen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Superb stay at charming location”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very nice reception by owner and explanation of how to reach the beautiful, practically private beach. Superb views over the spectacular rocks and deep blue see. Beautiful room with private terrace and close to the small swimming pool. The breakfast was served by owner and included the best ever poached eggs! A wonderful tranquile spot. During the September-December season you will be able to watch the whales from the deck right in front of you. Compliments to Gideon and his well trained and very kind staff!

Room Tip: Room on groundfloor close to swimming pool is superb!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had another great stay at Cliff Lodge and again our time there was too short. The Ocean Suite is wonderful, loads of inside and outside space with great views, so much so that you just don't want to leave the room! The staff are all great and looked after us extremely well. And the breakfasts are amazing, the poached eggs are a work of art! So thank you to everyone and hope to see you soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Maidenhead,Berkshire,UK
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you are aware this is somewhere special. Nothing is too much trouble for the Gideon and his excellent team. The uninterrupted view of the sea and rocks below the house is magical. De Kelders has a really pleasant unspoilt atmosphere.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vereeniging
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Excellent place to stay. Well trained staff, helpful and attantive. It has a tremendous good sea view and deck to watch and relax.
The place is surrounded by excellent restaurants. The staff made dinner suggestions and bookings for us.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

It is like coming home. The personal service, the details, the breakfast and the spectacular views are the highlights of Cliff Lodge. Gideon, Chantal an Niko make you feel at home. They give tips on what to see and help with lunch and dinner reservations. But really, if you stay in the Ocean Suite, after a perfect breakfast, you just want to stay home and enjoy. Reading, working, sunbathing or just looking over the water. A true carefree vacation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

A small boutique hotel which offers spectacular views onto the sea, access to a nature reserve which caters to walkers, swimmers and runners and accommodation in well designed rooms which will immediately make you feel at home.

A great experience for anyone looking for a special stay. All staff are friendly and helpful and they make delicious homemade carrot cake.

Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed for one night. Lovely B&B. Truly fabulous views from the communal balcony. I think we had the South Room which isn't sea facing, but the owners have cleverly crafted a small garden on the side so that we still had a lovely sea view. Comfy bed etc. Come here if you want a really relaxing time walking the coast, spotting whales, and generally chilling out. Go for a swim but its VERY cold. We saw 1 whale just as we arrived and then nothing sadly, guess we'll have to come back again. And finally, the staff & owners are all great.

Room Tip: Try and get a sea facing room if possible (obviously!)
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cliff Lodge

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 have sea views and 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 unspoilt beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve are a short walk from Cliff Lodge. At Cliff Lodge we offer a level of service that is always attentive, but never intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, and we are able to cater to each guest's needs. Whale watching season is spectacular from Cliff Lodge, and the world famous Gansbaai shark diving trips are just 10km away. ... more   less 
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