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De Kelders B&B
Ranked #22 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This small 4 bedroom B and B is run by the most charming couple whose local knowledge and obvious pleasure in looking after their guests added immeasurably to our three day stay. Its location is THE BEST in the whole of De Kelders and Gansbaai and from our bedroom, the small garden and the private cliff top paths we marvelled at seeing whales for the first time. All the facilities we needed were available and lunch and dinner recommendations proved faultless. We owe Gerhard and Alet a huge thank you for looking after us so well Cannot recommend this delightful place highly enough

Room Tip: Elmien, named after their daughter, has the best views of all and a large private balcony
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed here for 1 night on our 4 week trip in South Africa. The weather wasn't too great (very windy) so the boats for white shark diving did not go out. We still enjoyed our stay here b/c of the magnificent views from this B&B and the super close proximity to the ocean (it's literally right outside your door!). Gansbaai is a small town, located at the coast of SA. De Kelders is a very nice place to stay with exceptionally lovely hosts. We stayed in the Elmien room, which has a view of the ocean. The room wasn't very big, but definitely big enough for us. There is a comfy bed, a large closet for your clothes and a small desk. Bathroom was en-suite with a nice shower and all was very clean. The B&B sleeping area is separated from the hosts' living area. Breakfast and welcome takes place in the common area of their house where you'll have the most amazing view from a living room ever: a panorama window overlooking the ocean. We even saw some whales passing by! We made a short walk along the shore and the area is breath taking! But what makes this place most special are the wonderful hosts: Gerhard and Alet are two wonderful people who take excellent care of their guests. We had several nice talks with them about Gansbaai, SA, their house (which they build!) and the history of the region. They take great care of people, and serve a good breakfast (complete with fresh eggs and bacon baked by Gerhard) in the morning. Toast, coffee, tea, jams, ham, cheese, fruit, cereals, yoghurt: everything is there. The location is safe and it's a short driving distance from the few restaurants Gansbaai has (we recommend Rosemary's which has lovely food). The hospitality and views are so nice here, we will def be back! Rooms are very affordable too - overall a great bed and breakfast.

Room Tip: The Elmien room has a GREAT view of the ocean, as does the whale room. Pick either of these - they a...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Staying with Gerhard and Alet is certainly a pleasure. Their local knowledge is great and they are so informative and helpful it saves a lot of time, particularly when they go out of their way to make bookings for boat-based whale watching and/or shark cage diving The location is absolutely superb and the views are simply stunning.
The rooms are squeaky clean and more than comfortable. The breakfast is superb.
As a tour company we'll continue to use them while in the area

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

We have stayed with Gerhard and Alet a number of times over the past 8 years and every occasion has been a delight. The location is unparalleled. As the longest-established bed and breakfast in the area, you will not find a better authority on -- and sightings of -- whales, pods of dolphins, porcupines, mongoose, not to mention the spectacular (and only) model of the Birkenhead.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We stayed with Gerhard & Alet in October for 3 nights. It was a pleasure to stay in their beautiful home. They are such a lovely couple who are so friendly, helpful and informative and Alet arranged our whale watching boat trip which was a great experience. The view of the whales from Elmein room was fantastic - it was difficult to drag ourselves away - we didn't want to miss a moment of the "performance". Every time we looked out of the window/stepped out onto the balcony the whales were there!!! Breakfast was substantial, lots to choose from and the room was very comfortable with everything we needed. It was a shame we were only there for 3 nights. We will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 18 Steyn Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
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Ranked #22 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Number of rooms: 4

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