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Cliff Lodge

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival the staff was very friendly, and it stayed the same until we left!! They really went out of their way in making us feel comfortable. The view from the breakfast room is breathtaking and as well as our view from our room! The breakfast was superb - thank you Cliff Lodge!

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous two-night stay at Cliff Lodge – our favourite guest-house of our short trip to the Western Cape. Gill is the epitome of genuine hospitality – totally focused on ensuring that her guests enjoy their stay and a font of local knowledge and trip suggestions – wonderful! Nico is a great guy, makes fabulous coffees – a...

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Dubai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, greeted with smiles and told all about the local area. Very helpful and informative, rooms are nice and views are second to non. Waking up to breakfast with the sea was great. Will go back

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it here! The whole team who welcome you are very helpful and caring throughout your stay. There are many thoughtful touches including a well stocked honesty bar and beach bag to borrow. Nothing ever feels too much trouble. Gideon and Gil understand genuine hospitality. We really can't recommend it highly enough!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a room with a balcony, such a view, the whole sea below you, with a ragged coastline. The rooms are luxuries so are the rest of the lodge. Excellent service with beverages. The owners where very helpful too book both lunch and dinner in the neighborhood.

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at Cliff Lodge and had a lovely time. The guest house is in an incredible location with the most amazing views of the Whale Coast. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and owners who were all incredibly welcoming and friendly. A special thanks to Priscilla who really went out of her way to ensure...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 1 night but our stay was fantastic. We stayed in the North room which was beautiful, with the most amazing view- Gill was kind enough to move us to this room without extra charge as it was available. The breakfast was the best- very tasty homemade granola and Nikko makes a great cappuccino!...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 2 blissful nights at Cliff Lodge during a 3-1/2 week visit to South Africa. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. If there were less to see in the area we would have been tempted to just relax in the comfy loungers on our spacious terrace gobsmacked by the spectacular sea and coastal...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Lovely place to relax, enjoy the sea view, whale watching and long walks. Rooms are of very high standard and my room had a breathtaking view of the sea with a balcony. Very friendly greeting by the staff who was very accommodating, helpful and informative. Breakfast was one of the best whilst traveling. Freshly pressed juices, selection of cereals, breads,...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed at Cliff Lodge in mid February and once again enjoyed the experience immensely. We have stayed there many times in the past and always found the hosts Gideon and Gill and their staff to go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is memorable. The hosts are most willing to arrange visits , tours and resturants for...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 patios. Rooms range from standard side sea view rooms to a spacious sea front room, and a luxurious penthouse suite - perfect for honeymooners or an executive getaway. 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 with only five rooms 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 

Additional Information about Cliff Lodge

Address: 5 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $258 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The sea-front North Room has fabulous views and a great veranda”
mickmusique, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“North room has incredible views of the coast West room is on the same level as the pool with sea views”
Familyjones5, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Ocean Suite is gorgeous with unparalleled views.”
BAM1113, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fabulous views and great service”
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“Every room is unique and beautiful”
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