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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
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Popular mentions
cbrede479947 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Very warm welcome and personal attention are two of the most appealing parts of Saxon Lodge. Of course rooms are good and spacious, breakfast is good and the location is perfect for excursions in the surroundings.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 05 Dec 2019
Thank you for your kindness and beautiful review. It is always so easy to host relaxed and friendly guests. We wish for you a fabulous festive season and safe travels and great happiness.
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archie317 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa16 contributions2 helpful votes
good views of Walker Bay, friendly hosts and staff, clean facilities and an overall good experience at fair value. close to Stanford wine route and plenty other landmark activities and adventures with excellent restaurants in the region.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2019
enewcomer2018 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just had my second visit to the Saxon Lodge and, as I've said before, I almost hate to leave a good review because I certainly don't want other people crowding up my favorte lodge in the Western Cape. The Saxon Lodge is an amazing place. The lodge itself is clean and every room is unique. The bar at night is one of my favorite places to visit. The owners are absolutely delightful. If you don't have a good time here and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed, well, the problem is with you and not with the lodge.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 06 Nov 2019
Thank you Ed, it is such a great pleasure hosting you and thank you for the wonderful review, soooo appreciated. Look forward to another visit:)
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akopfl571275 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
The owners are super nice and helpful. We loved the dinner - perfect steaks and nice come together with the other guests. We can recommend this guest house. This area is famous for the withe sharks - so do a shark dive in gainsbaai.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2019
Thank you sooo much for the review... The dinner really worked out well and thank you for sharing. Travel safe
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karenchiswick69 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom19 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a one night fleeting visit in Gansbaai to see the Great White Sharks up close and personal, and luckily enough stumbled across Saxon Lodge! The shark dive was cancelled due to rough seas unfortunately, but we still had a great 24 hours and Saxon Lodge is the ideal place to stay - Excellent hosts - Dave and Caron - made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived, and then went out of their way to ensure we had enough to see and do despite the cancelled dive ! Will hopefully be back to finally get to see those sharks !
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Soooo glad you enjoyed your stay with us Karen. For sure your sense of adventure and good spirits ensures you have a good time in the presence of let downs. Travel safely and see you on your next visit
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US$44 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaai
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