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Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse

59 Cliff Street Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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Kleinzee Guesthouse is exclusive, peaceful and private. Located only 1 km from the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, guests have direct access to the cliff paths for seaside hikes. It is set on the pristine ocean front with spectacular views extending over Walker Bay and the Kleinrivier mountain ranges beyond. We are located in the best area for land based whale watching between August and November when Southern Right Whales come up close to the cliff edge. Breakfast is served daily on the balcony overlooking the ocean. We offer home made muesli, freshly baked muffins, flapjacks and scones and a full English breakfast. We can arrange boat trips, shark cage dives, horse riding on the beach and De Kelders cave tours for guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
24-hour check-in
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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gillianbexon wrote a review Feb 2024
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom1 contribution
We absolutely loved the room and comfort of our balcony where we were served breakfast with the most stunning views, birds to watch and lovely sunsets. Marika and the other girls were wonderfully attentive and helpful but were hampered by being unable to obtain supplies if they ran out. There was no ordinary breakfast tea. ( A must for English who do not like Roobos ) As we were there 5 nights Marika eventually managed to borrow some for us but not for the room. No semi milk and the yoghurt ran out one morning. Bakery items on the menu not available. Owner involvement could have rectified these niggles. One day without warning workmen were working on the room below with banging and drilling for hours. It took us an hour to find the property. The area is very confusing to navigate without SatNav. Detailed directions would have been helpful. With a little more attention to detail, we would have given 5 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ilana Myburgh, Owner at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse
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Dear Guest, we do apologize for the noise made by the workmen. We had the unfortunate incident of an unexpected water pipe burst that unfortunately had to be rectified. I can assure you no routine maintenance is ever carried out while guests are enjoying their rest. The guest house manager at the time, Marika, was responsible for stock control with daily grocery deliveries to her disposal. She had unfortunately neglected to ensure adequate supplies and we have taken earnest action to ensure no such incident in future.
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bbrena980801 wrote a review Dec 2023
Montevideo, Uruguay1 contribution
The hotel is located in a very quiet area. From the room there are great views of the entire coast, and we could even watch several whales. The personnel was very helpful they made us feel art home and showed us the whales. The rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated, in short an ideal place to rest, enjoy nature and take boat trips.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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omenzl113555 wrote a review Nov 2023
Friedberg, Germany1 contribution
Very nice guesthouse, lovely helpful friendly staff and a wonderful breakfast served at the private balcony. Very nice view of the ocean. The guesthouse is in the first row to the sea 😀 we enjoyed so much our stay
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Claire K wrote a review Oct 2023
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This was our 4th time at Kleinzee and again we very much enjoyed our time .: the views of the Bay are spectacular and it’s a great place to watch Whales ( of which there were many!) swimming gently past our balcony! The room Is perfect, bed comfortable and Monica & her staff made us feel very welcome .. breakfasts were delicious too!.. we will most definitely return
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Date of stay: October 2023
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DaveandJudy D D wrote a review Oct 2023
Llandeilo, United Kingdom105 contributions57 helpful votes
We only stayed one night but what a stay. WhatsApp messages ensured we had a warm welcome, and a lovely breakfast prepared to our liking the following morning. The room was great, with a very comfortable bed and a good bathroom. Everything was clean. One, very, minor issue was that it wasn't easy to make a cup of coffee as the water heater was a large tank which would have taken ages to heat up, a kettle would have been appreciated. However, the major plus of the hotel, and it's a big one, is the view. As soon as we had dropped our bags and looked out the window we could see Whales and close up to the shore line. There were mothers with calves close by and further out we could see them breaching, fan slapping and tail fluking. It certainly made our stay a very memorable one.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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EricOhioUsa wrote a review Oct 2023
Ohio Usa26 contributions10 helpful votes
Great place to stay. The rooms are very nice and clean, the views are exceptional for whale watching during the season for whale watching. The food was great, and the fireplace during the evening hours makes you feel at home. If you go during whale watching season you may find it hard to eat breakfast, for the whales are literally right out the window, and you are constantly looking out watching the whales. The staff was a pleasure to deal with and went out of their way to assist us . Would I stay here again, absolutely. Hint, try to book a upstairs room with balcony. Now even though the address is Gansbaai, it is located just a short drive from Gansbaai in De Kilders which is between Hermanus and Gansbaai.. Also, there are some great restaurants' in Gansbaai for dinner dining, and just a short drive from Kleinzee Guest House.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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mevans956619 wrote a review Sept 2023
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The position of the guesthouse on the oceanfront is amazing. The views out to sea are spectacular and our objective of seeing whales from the balcony were realised. The room was comfortable and fairly well appointed, although smaller than I anticipated. The toilet and shower are virtually in the bedroom, rather than en suite. Hot water was not available and we had to request that the gas be switched on. There is no DSTV so watching the World Cup Rugby was not possible and the available programmes were not readily available. The option of going out was deterred by a major storm. Safe parking off the street is available for 3 cars. Otherwise on street parking is available. The breakfast was excellent and very well prepared and presented. Although the stay was pleasant and reasonably comfortable, we were somewhat disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Curious62074025760 wrote a review Aug 2023
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Wow what a view.... Beautifull Guesthouse with everything and more. Monica spoiled us with excellent food and service. We enjoyed every moment and would love to return. The whales are right at their doorstep.
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Isabel G wrote a review Aug 2023
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It was an absolute highlight of our SA trip, we loved the room, the bathroom, the deck with Seaview, the breakfast on the balcony... And the absolute best was Monica, the amazing hostess. She looked out for us wherever she could, showed us the whales and was just great company in general! We had a great time and hope to come back soon! It was an amazing spot to watch the whales, great area to walk along the cliffs through the fynbos and the stargazing from the deck is also simply amazing because there are no streetlights!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Julia W wrote a review Aug 2023
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This was an excellent experience. Most Friendly service. Beautifull neat and clean rooms. Beautiful ocean view from the patio. You can also view the whales playing in the ocean from the patio. Breakfast was great. Thank you very much Monica
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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R 1,624 - R 2,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (7.0 km), Klipgat Caves (1.2 km), and Panorama Nature's Haven (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and Benguela Restaurant De Kelders.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.