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15 Birkenhead Street De Kelders, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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#13 of 26 in Gansbaai

The Bay Lodge is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Gansbaai, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a sun terrace, and you can go online as The Bay Lodge offers guests free wifi. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Gansbaai be sure to experience local ribs favourites at Blue Goose or Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant.

If you’re looking for something to do, Danger Point Lighthouse is a nice way to spend some time.

Enjoy your stay in Gansbaai!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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John G wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and teenage daughter stayed for two nights as the first leg of driving the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. The Bay Lodge was a great way to start with our host (Villieria) looking after us (she booked a restaurant for us the day we arrived; she gave us feedback on the shark diving tours). The lodge is a double story house with about 5 rooms overlooking the ocean. We had the room on the ground floor connecting to the kitchen but we did not feel crowded in. Villiieria had a good sense of balance between looking after us and leaving us time to ourselves. She came and went without us noticing. The room itself was well decorated with a mini bar and fridge and a spacious balcony overlooking the ocean (great for a sundowner glass of champagne). There is a short walk down to the beachfront and nice to walk along. It is possible to swim close to the shore but there are no designated swimming areas. The included breakfast prepared by both Villieria and her maid Mavis was great (hot cooked breakfast, cereals, juice, coffee, etc). Villieria had booked dinner for us at 'Thyme At Rosemary' restaurant which was very good. Just a few mins drive from the lodge to Gansbaai. After a two night stay we continued on our travels along the Garden Route but looking back this was my favourite B&B on the trip. Thank you Villieria
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Lee-anne G wrote a review Sep 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa295 contributions74 helpful votes
On arrival we were greeted with a Southern Right Whale breaching right near the rocks by the B&B. Our host was very quick to point it out to us so we didn't miss the sight. She was very friendly and showed us to our room, which had the most amazing views, and we were once again blesses with the sight of the whales in the bay. The room was comfortable and well appointed with a small, but adequate bathroom. Unfortunately due to the rain, we did not have an opportunity to sit out on our balcony (which looked the perfect spot for sun-downers), but we were still able to pour ourselves a glass of wine, sit on the bed and enjoy the sunset and whales from our window. The house is set on a very quiet street, and all I could hear during the night was the sea. The breakfast the next morning was delicious, and there were a lot of items to choose from. Definitely recommended for the area.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Sea view room with private bathroom
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Mel Venter wrote a review Aug 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa20 contributions
What a lovely weekend with the family. Villeira was amazing and made the stay extra special with beautiful rooms, perfect view and lovely breakfast. Catching a few fish off the rocks was just an added bonus.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
WDM wrote a review Apr 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
While we are in Cape Town, we had a weekend off in Gansbaai. We stayed at The Bay Lodge and it was so calm and peaceful there, far away from the big city. We loved every minute of our stay, the rooms were clean and beautiful views of the ocean but especially the host lady was so so so kind and helpful. We really loved her!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
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Wolfgang B wrote a review Sep 2018
98 contributions7 helpful votes
Unfortunately, we were in Gansbaai while it was continuously raining. However, we enjoyed the stay in The Bay Lodge even more. The house is cozy. We had a room on the Ground Floor with view to the stormy sea. It was great to see the heavy weaves. The room was clean and Villieria who hosted us was tireless available to help us. Unfortunately, we missed the breakfast as we were out early for Shark diving but other guests told us that the breakfast is always amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
US$61 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaai
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Bay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (2.6 km), Klipgat Caves (2.9 km), and Owl's Pub (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bay Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bay Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and Benguela Restaurant De Kelders.