Saxon Lodge

Saxon Lodge

Dave and Karen (front) hosting the #Waddle2017 team
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Our local beach Franskraal
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5.0
#6 of 15 guest houses in Gansbaai
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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It’s cosy, It’s personal, It’s private. Saxon Lodge offers you a space to be relaxed and refreshed on your travels. Situated above the harbour with everything at your fingertips, literally, with FREE WIFI throughout, you can sit back and enjoy the view of the ocean, the mountains, the quirky garden and pool over your favourite beverage. We will arrange your dinner bookings, activities and point you to the best things to experience in Gansbaai. Restaurants, shops and bars are within very easy walking distance from the lodge. Wake up to your shark cage dive in Gansbaai feeling refreshed and ready for this amazing adventure – beats waking at 3 in the morning for the big travel to be here on time. Laze away the afternoon after morning activities at the pool, in the garden or in the privacy of your suite or room until its time to dine at one of our fine restaurants. Our rooms are larger than most with individual décor and private entrances giving you freedom to come and go as you please.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Fishing
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

1 Muller Street, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 73 out of 100
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TravelDispatch wrote a review Jun 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for an evening along our 12-day journey through South Africa. Karen was very welcoming, informative, and accommodating, particularly by letting us return around 12pm to take showers after our morning shark cage diving tour. Our room (Family Room) had plenty of space and storage closets with nice comfortable beds that were electricity heated. The lodge included its own little pub, central common area, a birdbath-sized pool for a dip, and great views of the ocean. Overall, it’s a nice place to use as a launching point for activities in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca M wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came across Saxon lodge by accident. My wifi went down and I had Important work and meetings to attend (via zoom calls) and needed to find a place where I could hotspot and connect to electric line. (at home, my wifi was down and data doesn't work in the Valley... And if I went out to get to a place where I could hotspot through my phone,where data would work, my laptop wouldn't work because I needed an electrical point. So I had to find a place that could accommodate me with an electrical point so that I could work from 8am. I drove around town in gansbaai trying to find somewhere to plug in my laptop and nobody could help. Nothing. I called Saxon lodge and Caryn was amazing. She immediately, without hesitation, welcomed me into the lodge. Her warmth and energy were so sincere and beautiful. She and her partner made sure that I was comfortable and able to work in privacy. I can't recommend them enough on their hospitality. Definitely a special energy with a magical touch. Thank you for literally being a priceless blessing. A memory to never be forgotten. A thousand blessings to you!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Caron Le, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 11 Sept 2020
Thank you Rebecca, we are open for all as far as we can be. So happy we could assist you and thank you for bringing you here to enjoy our space.
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22Penelope wrote a review Mar 2020
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the entire guest house for a weekend for about 16 of us, a wedding party. Caron and Dave made us so welcome we had an amazing stay. The rooms are all different, some with sea view some not, but all decorated and fitted out beutifully. We had a duplex room with a lovley big veranda with a sea view.
The little garden and pool area are lovely, the whole place has a great atmospehre and we really enjoyed all being together for the morning of the wedding, space for the bride and bridesmaids etc to prepare etc.... Nothing was too much trouble for Caron and Dave, the breakfats wre great, they also cooked us a super bbq on the Friday evening, and made a number of arrangements and recommendations which enhanced our entire wekend. All of our group said what a lovely, beautiful place it was and we would have loved to stay longer! Thank you Caron anbd Dave! highly recommend this litle oasis!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Caron Le, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 11 Sept 2020
Ahhhh Penelope, so happy that your enjoyed our space. We certainly enjoyed your group of light fun people. THank you for choosing us.
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Graeme Chown wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Saxon lodge is an excellent place to stay with a great view of the harbour and bay. The room we stayed in is spacious and luxurious. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, making this stay feel like a home-from-home. All our needs were taken care of, from booking the whale sightseeing boat (which was excellent and a must do) to recommending restaurants and booking them for us. A delicious breakfast is tailored for you, with options of freshly baked bread, muffins, fresh fruit, yoghurt, bacon, eggs, sausage and all the trimmings - and of course, fresh coffee. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Caron Lee, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for this great review. We really enjoyed hosting you and the great conversations. So hope to see you again.
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JennieQ44 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When I needed a guesthouse for a few days in Gansbaai, I saw a long list of suggestions, and yes, Gansbaai is full of guesthouses and B&B's. I selected Saxon Lodge because of the informal feel and I was not disappointed.

The wonderful setting, just above the harbour, provides the visitor with beautiful views of the ocean and the harbour holds a unique appeal. Once entering the fort-like white washed homestead of Caron and Dave, I felt instantly at home. The reception with Caron was very welcoming after a nearly 3 hour trip from Cape Town airport during peak holiday traffic. I was upgraded to a family suite because she was kind.

I enjoyed a two bedroomed unit with ample space, luxurious soft linen and a little patio of my own. The beautiful black soulful dog came to greet me every morning with his soft eyes. I loved the stay. I slept like a baby in the comfortable bed and there was a kettle and a fridge to brew my own first cup. Breakfast was available but I relied on my own muesli and yoghurt regime.

This is the ideal place to unwind. Some units are self-catering, but it is the informality that will soothe you. The garden is small but magical. There is also a splash pool to get rid of the hot weather fatigue.

Thank you to Caron and Dave, we have now connected and hopefully we will spend many more relaxed hours together. As promised, I will keep in touch.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
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fans408 wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We would highly recommend a visit to Saxon Lodge.This was our first visit to the area.
We explored on our own and Caron and Dave suggested places and restaurants to visit, even going as far as to organise bookings for us. There are many places to visit around the area and also lovely seaside walks close by.
We stayed in the self catering apartments and were delighted with the space and facilities, as well as our delicious breakfast every day!
Our stay at Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai was super as were our hosts Dave and Caron!
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Caron Lee, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay
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GeorgiaeR wrote a review Mar 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was an absolute pleasure to stay at Saxon lodge, a warm friendly welcome from every staff member and they couldn’t be more helpful. Nothing was too much to ask, and they went the extra mile to make sure our stay was comfortable - 5 stars from me!!
The room was beautiful, clean and bright and the bed was huge and very comfortable. The shower was perfect and the soap in the rooms smells incredible. It has the cutest little bar and the guest areas are spacious and have all amenities you could need. Teddy the dog was also a great extra!
The location is great, with sea views around the lodge and 2 mins from Gansbaai coffee - an amazing coffee place - as well as local supermarkets. 5 min drive from the shark cage diving providers too. The area was clean and safe.
I’d recommend this place to anyone visiting Gansbaai and would love to visit again! Thank you all!!!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dora_the_explorer75 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 1 night and wish we could’ve stayed for longer and explored the local area.

Spacious room, lovely pool area, friendly and very welcoming staff.

Dave made us the perfect restaurant reservation on arrival.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay prior to shark cage diving or whale watching, definitely stay here!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Caron Le, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 11 Sept 2020
There is always a next time - would so love to have you back
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martinlN7942QQ wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Saxon Lodge offers a peaceful home away from home to relax and enjoy time with friends in this sleepy coastal town surrounded by the beauty of the western cape.
Easy access to a variety of activities from a slow amble along the coast line spotting whales to shark cage diving for the more adventuous.
I enjoyed an excellently prepared fresh fish braai at the lodge personally prepared by the owners Dave & Caron one evening and visited a local restuarant just down the road the next!
Will be back for another visit soon!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Caron Lee, General Manager at Saxon Lodge
Responded 06 Jun 2022
So glad you enjoyed your stay, we did too. Thank you for personal time and look forward to your next visit
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Pippa2023 wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome by everyone including Ninja, the resident cat. Saxon Lodge was ideally situated to be able to walk around Gansbaai and being able to hear the waves crashing at night. Caron, Dave and Kerry were very friendly and had lots of knowledge to share about Gansbaai and the surrounding areas. The unit/room I was in was amazing and the beds were so comfy that I struggled to get up in the mornings as just wanted to stay in bed. The breakfasts were great as well. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay at Saxon Lodge again and would recommend to others.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from SaxonLodge
Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa43 contributions12 helpful votes
Happily for most of our guests, they appreciate our Lodge, our hospitality, the local knowledge we share and our efforts to make their stay enjoyable. We are sorry that your Shark Diving trip was cancelled due to weather conditions and are sad that you did not read the email we sent you offering you the opportunity to stay on another date, when you would be able to dive, instead. When I asked you if we could assist you with restaurant reservations you told me you were OK and did not need help. I am not sure that anything we could have done would have been able to make you or your partner happy. Some people are like that. We and our staff try our best and that is more than good enough for most of our guests.
Stevie wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to pass at least one evening at the bar to talk with the owners. They're super friendly and can help you plan some visits."
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JennieQ44 wrote a tip Jan 2021
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa172 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a sea view."
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enewcomer2018 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask. The owners will give you good advice on rooms depending on your interests and your budget."
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atravelynn wrote a tip Sept 2019
Cudahy, Wisconsin1,142 contribution35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are just a few rooms and all are good."
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Froglet wrote a tip Jan 2019
Surrey39 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose one with harbour view"
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PRICE RANGE
R 926 - R 1,470 (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 Saxon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Saxon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Local Bed Shop (0.4 km) and NG Kerk Gansbaai (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Saxon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Saxon Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Saxon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Saxon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saxon Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and The Fish Lady.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saxon Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Saxon Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Gansbaai.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saxon Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Saxon Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Saxon Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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