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“Waking up with the whales”
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De Kelders B&B
Ranked #22 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 December 2009

What a place! Waking up and the whales are 50m in front of you. Gerhard & Alet were very nice hosts, we will never forget the glass of wine with you at sunset watching the whales.
We enjoyed very much the breakfast with the splended view on the bay.

Gansbaai is the best location for boat tours to see closely the whales and sharks.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 November 2009

Gerhard & Alet were awesome hosts, they made the place feel like home as soon as I stepped in the door. The B&B is located in one of the most spectular places I have been to in the world. Whether it was sitting on the deck of the lodge watching the whales play each evening or walking 100 meters to swim in the ocean with the whales, it was an experience I will never forget. The B&B provided easy access to other activities such as Shark Diving. It also provided facilities for washing and drying dive gear. Overall this is the best B&B I have stayed in. I will certainly try to get back for another visit.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

Stayed here for one night as part of a trip along the 'Garden Route' Wished we could have stayed a lot longer. Our hosts, Alet and Gerhard, couldn't have been more welcoming. The accomodation was excellent and the breakfast was superb . As for the whales, well!!! we could see them from the bedroom and there was a short private walkway down to the sea shore. At the time we were there it was possible to count at least a dozen Southern Right Whales together with their baby calves. A beautiful place to stay and we were sad to have to leave. We drove through Hermanus on the way to De Kelders and we certainly made the right choice on where to stay!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

What a fantastic place. From the moment we arrived until we left, nothing was too much trouble. The owners are a lovely couple, so proud of their beautiful home. The house is amazing, with fantastic views out to sea and, at this time of year, there were whales everywhere! The breakfasts were wonderful. The rooms very clean and comfy. Can not rate this b & b highly enough. Just want to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2009

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of July hoping desperately to see whales, but knowing it was early in the season. On the way stopping off in Hermanus there were hundreds of people scouring the sea but no sign of any whales. At de Kelders the whales were there right in front of the house for our whole stay and we did little else but watch them entranced. We could even hear them at night. They tail fluked, fin fluked, breached, interacted with porpoises- just at the bottom of the garden. No crowds just the rocks and beautiful finbos between you and the whales.

The B and B accomodation is on the bottom two floors of the house. The rooms are pleasantly furnished. But the best bit is the deck/balcony to which all the B and B guests have access which gives superlative viewing over the bay. From there you have direct access to the shore and can sit on the rocks to watch the whales and see mongoose, rock hyrax and even a porcupine on occasion. There is a shared lounge and you can buy beer and soft drinks.

There are a couple of places to eat in Gansbaai but this is mainly an area for owner occupiers and facilities are a bit scarce. Shark diving and whale watching trips can be arranged but we had come specifically to watch from the land- and we could not have had a better experience.

The owners are great hosts, full or information and keen to help you have a good visit. All in all definitely one of the highlights of our visit to South Africa- a great B and B.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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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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