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De Kelders B&B
Ranked #22 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed for two nights and had an amazing time absorbing the healing sounds of the ocean. Lots of birds to watch in the morning, with truly knowledgeable hosts Gerhard and Alet. Even in the off-whale season we did manage to spot a whale blowing far off in the sea. So we will definitely be back in whale season. This getaway was just what the doctor ordered! Many, many thanks for an awesome stay, warm hospitality, a memorable few days and the small subtleties that made a huge difference. See you soon, C+L

Room Tip: the room on the kitchen level has a balcony. the downstairs room is really luxurious, but the sea vi...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A beautiful situation overlooking Gans Baai with 2 rooms overlooking the bay one looking out at the mountains and a largest with its own deck out in front.The owners ,Gerhard and his wife Alet looked after us well and could not have been more helpful,offering to book shark diving(if that is what we wanted) to directing us to pre historic caves not far from them
The views from the front garden are magnificent and the paths from the garden lead directly down to the sea

Room Tip: one of the rooms overlooking the bay
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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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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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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