Cliff Lodge


Starting in Hermanus, the road winds gracefully along the coast, separating ocean and mountains, before it arrives at De Kelders, with a view of Walker Bay. The region has become famous for its excellent whale watching.


Set at the far end of the bay, the luxurious Cliff Lodge is a highly idyllic, award-winning retreat that accommodates its distinguished guests most comfortably with an inspiring view of the ocean and the surrounding mountains.


De Kelders is located near Gansbaai on the southern read more » coast of the region Overberg at a distance of only 160 kilometres from Cape Town. Overberg is comprised of 17 mountain ranges sheltering countless scenic villages in the hinterland and wind-swept seaside towns on the Garden Route.


The unique Cliff Lodge Guest House is the first choice for all those who seek a private and relaxing ambience framed by Mother Nature’s charms. Stroll the white beaches, spot dolphins, whales and the colourful birdlife and indulge in fresh seafood specialities.


Cool down with a swim in the ocean at the Cliff Lodge’s private beach or take a bottle of ice-cold champagne down to the water’s edge to enjoy a stirringly beautiful sunset behind the ocean.


The lodge commands a magnificent view, no matter where you decide to kick back and unwind: the cosy lounge, the all-weather winter garden or the large terrace. From the comfort of a deckchair you might spot whales out on the ocean!


Guests may furthermore choose to lodge at the exclusive Ocean Suite – an extraordinary luxury temple. The breathtaking panorama is ever-present, even from the comfortable king-sized bed!


Both the refined comforts and the well-protected privacy make the ocean suite a first choice among honeymooners and couples in love.


Last but not least, it has to be mentioned that the graceful style and sophisticated accommodation at the Cliff Lodge are complemented by scrumptious gourmet specialities that are served either in the dining room or on the terrace.


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The Cliff Lodge on the Garden Route offers its distinguished guests five highly comfortable rooms, a guest house and the uniquely graceful and luxurious Ocean Suite.


The five non-smoking rooms are read more » comfortable furnished and all boast a magnificent ocean and mountain panorama. For example, the North Room overlooks both the surf rolling up onto the beach and the soaring mountains in the backdrop.


Kick back and relax on the large sundeck. However, it pays to keep your eyes open. Quite frequently, whales are spotted out on the ocean. The ensuite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.


The recently renovated and modern styled South Room offers a private terrace commanding a wonderful view of the Cape Peninsula Mountains. The bathroom offers an extra large shower and the cosy bed may be used as a king-size or split into two individual beds.


The East Room has been decked out in a colonial style and radiates a welcoming ambience with its beige and black colour scheme. Again, you decide whether you would like to have the beds configured as two singles or a king-sized. The spacious, wooden deck sports a magnificent view of Walker Bay.


Down by the pool, the West Room also offers an ocean panorama and a quiet terrace. A mini bar, tea and coffee maker and an ensuite form part of the facilities. The bed may be arranged as a king-sized or two individuals. And the refreshing pool is just half a hop away!


The unique Ocean Suite is a highly luxurious and most generously proportioned Penthouse Suite boasting a striking view of the ocean. A separate lounge opens onto a private balcony that overlooks the natural splendour of Walker Bay and Cape Point.


Designed in an African style and comfortably equipped, the Ocean Suite features a mini bar, tea and coffee station, a TV and a CD player. The bathroom includes amenities for two and a separate shower.


And the view! Always the view! Even the king-sized bed allows you to rest your eyes on the breathtakingly beautiful panorama. Later, step out on the private balcony to enjoy the evening breeze… your loved one by your side, a bottle of wine and a stirringly gorgeous sunset!


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The Cliff Lodge and the Garden Route offer a host of wonderful options that range from leisurely relaxation to exciting days, both amidst a breathtakingly beautiful environment.


One of the many highlights read more » is the spectacular Klipgat Cave, at just a short distance from the Cliff Lodge. Explorations have revealed ceramics from the aboriginal population, despite the floodings caused by climate changes.


Another recommendation goes to the Fynbos Farm, well worth a visit. Then again, you might prefer the simple pleasure of a long stroll along the beach, for example, from Gansabaai to De Kelder (7 kilometres).


Those who rather put their trust into the four sturdy legs of a horse than their own, may indulge in long horseback excursion through the Fynbos vegetation or along the beach.


Less than an hour away, Cape L’Agulhas (Cape of Needles) is set at the point where the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean officially meet. Marking the geographically important point, the lighthouse is the second-oldest in South Africa.


Alternatively, tour the many quaint little villages. Picturesque Moravian Mission Town boasts a magnificent church with the oldest, and most well-known, church clock in the South Africa.


Caledon is also located at just an hour’s distance from the Cliff Lodge. A great option for a cold day, indulge in the thermal baths, enjoy a spa treatments or challenge Fortuna at the casino.


Other attractions in the vicinity of Caledon include a brewery, dairy farm and a vineyard, all of which may be visited … including some sampling of the respective produce, of course!


De Kelders is your best option for observing whales from a close distance. Each year, between June and December, countless Southern Right Whales come to South Africa’s coast to give birth.


It is an inspiring nature show not to be missed. For those who prefer to stay on land, De Kelders’ high cliffs are a natural vantage point that commands a far-reaching view of the ocean.


Of course, a similar spectacle may often be observed from in all comfort at the Cliff Lodge – from your private terrace! Enjoy!


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