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1 Miller Street, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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#4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
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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
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Harbour View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa


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56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
552Reviews1Q+A40Room tips
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22Penelope wrote a review Mar 2020
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom93 contributions61 helpful votes
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,
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Caron Le, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 11 Sep 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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dkpoirier wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I had arrangements to stay at a different bed-and-breakfast, but when we arrived in town the manager was nowhere to be found and we could not access our room. It was nine in the evening and everything else was closed and there are no hotels in town. We called David at the Saxon Lodge and he put us up in a wonderful room. It was beautifully furnished and breakfast was excellent. We don’t know what we would have done without him. It’s priced very affordably and has an excellent location. I highly recommend the Saxon lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2020
BobCorbett wrote a review Feb 2020
32 contributions4 helpful votes
Very nice accommodation indeed. Comfortable and practical bar the need for a wash-up basin downstairs where the coffee making facilities are. Nice coffee and even a plunger - thanks. Good bed and plenty of electrical points - specially the extensions with all possible types of plugs available - something over looked by most hotels and B&B's. Although not advertised as such, loved the bar fridge. Interesting view and very nice garden and pool. Our hosts were brilliant. Very helpful and both breakfasts were great. Ample parking. Very good stay - will definitely return one day.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Caron Le, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 11 Sep 2020
Look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the reveiw
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Alan A wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Augustine, Florida77 contributions14 helpful votes
Large room upstairs (Albatross) big bathroom, and large terrace. Lovely. views over Harbour, sea and mountains in distance. Very basic inside. No air conditioning. Just a large Fan. Good breakfast. Comfortable and quiet. Dave and Caron were very good hosts. Dog called Teddy and two cats. The Lodge had a bar where it was great to exchange stories with our hosts. Staff very friendly. Well worth a stay. Not far to Main Street and restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank you for the review. It was a great pleasure hosting you and we enjoyed our chats in the bar, thank you for sharing. It is so difficult to meet everyones specific likes and dislikes and so we have purposefully kept the rooms simple and practical. Air conditioning will never be on our plans given their impact on the environment and health. the fresh sea breeze off the ocean with the fans brings fresh air and a natural coolness which we find most of our guests prefer, as do we. Tank you for bringing stories of your extensive travels, they have inspired us to consider more travel.
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dora_the_explorer75 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester117 contributions31 helpful votes
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 2019
Response from Caron Le, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 11 Sep 2020
There is always a next time - would so love to have you back
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US$44 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaai
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