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Cliff Lodge

6 Cliff Street, De Kelders, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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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 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 beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve are a short walk from Cliff Lodge.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Hiking
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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RGBerks wrote a review Feb 2024
Maidenhead, United Kingdom82 contributions27 helpful votes
We have stayed numerous times at Cliff Lodge and each time we leave we can not wait to return. It would hard to improve on the perfect location looking out to sea. All the staff are delightful and so helpful. It is simply the best of the best and such a credit to the owners Gideon and Gill.
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Martin wrote a review Feb 2024
Chesterfield, United Kingdom41 contributions56 helpful votes
You know the kind of place you stay at and it's so good, that you don't really want to let the world know about it, in case it gets too popular and you can't get in when you try to re-book? Well this is one of those places. It really is that good. It is difficult to think how it could be improved. The location on cliffs at the sea's edge, the incredible views, the friendliness and care of all the staff, the quality of the breakfasts, the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms.......one could go on. A place like this doesn't run itself and doesn't keep standards so high without hands-on management by the owners. Step forward Gideon and Gill, who's personal involvement on a daily basis adds great value to the experiences of their guests. Nothing is too much trouble. You really feel welcome and relaxed here. In many visits to South Africa, staying in numerous guest houses, this one stands out. But I didn't tell you that......!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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ikreme670246 wrote a review Feb 2024
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The Cliff Lodge is located directly on the cliffs of DeKelders and with very comfortable rooms incl. breathtaking views of the coast. But our highlight during our stay was Gill and his warm and super helpful team. In addition to a wonderful breakfast every morning, there were lots of good tips for activities and direct help with organization and booking. Gill also took care of all the great restaurant bookings - and this was a positive surprise - even before we arrived. We felt very comfortable at the Cliff Lodge and we look forward to our next stay!
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lisseyh wrote a review Jan 2024
Weymouth, United Kingdom50 contributions41 helpful votes
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Where to start! Cliff lodge is beautiful. Gideon and his team are amazing. It’s only a small place but big in character and those views! We were upgraded to their sea view room with balcony where we could watch the whales swimming passed in the bay. Was mind blowing! The breakfast and the coffee was the best we experienced in the whole of our trip to SA! We also loved the honesty bar and couldn’t believe how cheap it was. We ate out both nights we stayed and they kindly arranged a taxi there and back, nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book the room with the balcony and sea view!
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m0niquelinc0ln wrote a review Jan 2024
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Our 3rd stay here and once again we really enjoyed it. Beautifully appointed spacious suite with the most stunning views over Walker Bay. Really great breakfast and fantastic hosts, would have loved to stay longer. Can highly recommend Cliff Lodge
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Carsten Bolensk... B wrote a review Jan 2024
Hofheim am Taunus, Germany8 contributions2 helpful votes
We appreciated the perfect location right on the cliff front, the outstanding friendliness of the staff and owner plus the excellent breakfast provided. Room was spacious and clean, we benefitted from booking the North Room with a lovely sea- facing balcony and picture perfect views. Overall highly recommendable!
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homelander wrote a review Dec 2023
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Fantastic stay, very relaxing atmosphere with a very warm and friendly welcome from hosts and staff. Very cosy but spacious facilities and an excellent breakfast and kitchen accessible all day. Stunning location with amazing views of the ocean and walks along cliff tops just outside. Will certainly be back ! Hayley and Simon
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anna wrote a review Oct 2023
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom15 contributions14 helpful votes
Our 6th visit to Cliff Lodge and it goes from strength to strength. Some places with exceptional surroundings let other aspects of their offer slide. This couldn’t be further from the truth here. Gill and Gideon are fantastic hosts and have nurtured a loyal, friendly and efficient team to look after guests impeccably and always tailored to your own needs. Accommodation is beautifully presented and serviced daily in the self catering cottage where we stayed. Food, coffee, not-so-mini bar, laundry, local recommendations all covered. And easily the best land-based whale watching in the world during the season. We’ll be back as soon as we can.
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Elsie P wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom34 contributions19 helpful votes
This is the second time we have stayed at Cliff Lodge and it was just as good as the first stay. This is a very comfortable location to stay. The rooms are well appointed and are all different. There is a lovely lounge for guests to relasx in, which opens into a conservatory over looking the sea. You can sit in the conservatory with a drink in hand and a piece of cake and enjoy watching the whales. The owners of this property, and all the staff are so helpful. They will book local boat trips, provide suggestions on where to visit, book a restuarants for your evening meal and will drop you off in the next town, so that you can walk back along the cliff path.
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Sophie D wrote a review Aug 2023
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Wow just wow. I stayed here with my family recently and I can't recommend it highly enough. Gideon and his amazing team were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us from making dinner reservations to organising taxis and trips. The location is just stunning overlooking the bay. The rooms are very clean and well appointed and our room, the North Suite, had sea views. We spent hours just watching the whales displaying in the bay. The breakfasts were delicious and freshly prepared. We can't thank you enough for creating special family memories for us.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,402 - R 5,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaaiDe Kelders
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cliff Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cliff Lodge?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (7.4 km), Klipgat Caves (0.7 km), and Panorama Nature's Haven (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cliff Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cliff Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cliff Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cliff Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cliff Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and Benguela Restaurant De Kelders.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cliff Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cliff Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cliff Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Cliff Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.