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24 Eiland Street De Kelders, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 20/09/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/09/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 26 in Gansbaai
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Benguela features a charming air conditioned boutique hotel, a mere 200 meters from the waters' edge, where whales come home every year between June and December. Our outdoor pool with sweeping sea views and cocktail bar awaits you. Benguela offers 7 stylish and spacious en-suite rooms. Bedding and towels with complimentary hotel toiletries included. Pajama lounge, business center available to all our guests. Free Wi-Fi through the property. A scrumptious breakfast is included in your stay. Dinner is served at the in-house Benguela Restaurant. All our guests are invited to this gastronomic adventure which will leave your senses tingling for more. We offer room service and cater for all whims! As a special Benguela Guest we also offer exclusive discounts to White Shark cage diving & viewing tours (all year) and also the very popular Whale watching tours. Benguela is not just a bed to sleep in, it is the whole nine yards and so much more! Prepare to want to stay longer!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Squash
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German
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berthalaughlin wrote a review Feb 2022
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We had a lovely stay at Benguela! We enjoyed personal attention, help with booking a restaurant for the evening and we loved the ambience and wonderful decor style, the comfortable well equipped room. The outside has lovely relaxing areas with beautiful views. We can recommend this B&B with confidence to future travellers!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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anneliec811 wrote a review Feb 2022
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What a wonderful and interesting guesthouse. We were welcomed with open arms and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The food was exceptional. Jonathan really went out of his way to make our stay memorable - nothing was ever too much trouble or couldn't be done or arranged. We will definitely recommend Benguela as must visit to all our friends and family.
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II176372 wrote a review Jan 2022
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
We stayed overnight only for shark cage diving. Ocean view rooms were nice. There’s a pool too. The breakfast was very filling and good. Service was great and very attentive. My wife only complained a bit that the linens were too perfumed.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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louisandmorag wrote a review May 2021
Gonubie, South Africa1 contribution
This guest house is immaculate and simply stunning with the most amazing views across the bay. Our room was beautifully appointed with a comfy bed and gorgeous bathroom. The breakfast was outstanding and the prrsentation was second to none. It has an extremely peaceful position and you can walk for km along the coast.The photos don't do the place justice at all. We would highly recommend Benguela.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Benguela Team, Sales at Benguela
Responded 17 May 2021
Dear louisandmorag, Thank you for a beautiful review of Benguela. It was such a treat to have you spend time with us and we look forward to your next visit! :) Warm wishes.
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Melanie T wrote a review Mar 2021
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What an amazing experience. A beautiful home, filled with so many interesting pieces of art. A view of the ocean from your bed. Our room was spacious, beautifully furnished with a super comfortable bed. Jonathan is a superb host who prepares the most amazing breakfasts. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back. Mario & Melanie
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Benguela
Which popular attractions are close to Benguela?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (3.7 km), Klipgat Caves (1.6 km), and Owl's Pub (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Benguela?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Benguela?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Benguela?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Benguela?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Benguela?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and Benguela Restaurant De Kelders.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Benguela?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Benguela have airport transportation?
Yes, Benguela offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Benguela?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Benguela have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Benguela accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.