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CLIFF LODGE
Cliff Lodge is a stylish seafront guest house, superbly positioned on the dramatic cliffs of De Kelders, overlooking Walker Bay...

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UNSPOILT BEACHES
Walk to beautiful white beaches in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve and swim in hidden coves.

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OCEAN FRONT RETREAT
Cliff Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and excellent personal service, with sea views that will take your breath away.

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AMONGST WHALES
De Kelders offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. The Southern Right Whales come very close inshore to the sheltered deep waters between June and December each year.

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HIKING IN DE KELDERS
Cliff walks, beach combing, and hikes in the mountains around Gansbaai to explore the bird life and fynbos.

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR ANCESTORS
Klipgat cave is a short walk from Cliff Lodge, on a beautiful beach in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve. This is one of the most important cultural assets in the Western Cape. One can visit this cave and see how the Khoisan’s way of life set the blueprint for our first steps out of Africa.
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OCEAN MAGIC
The wild, beautiful ocean of Walker Bay offers a unique eco-experience – this is truly the Kruger National Park of marine tourist attractions in South Africa! A variety of whales, Great White Sharks, Cape fur Seals, dolphins, and extensive bird and fish populations thrive in these waters.
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WHALE WATCHING MECCA
De Kelders is the whale watching mecca of the Western Cape, and has what is arguably the best land based whale watching in the world.

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Summer's finally come to De Kelders!

Published by : Gill
On 18 October 2013 11:15:01

After a long winter we are relishing the gorgeous summer weather in the Overberg. The Fynbos wild flowers are colouring the roadsides and hills with pink, yellow and red and the Cape birdlife is out in force enjoying these beautiful flowers as much as we are. The sunsets over the ocean have been wowing our Cliff Lodge guests, and the clear blue skies and warmer weather is a real treat after the winter chill. We are enjoying another fantastic whale season in De Kelders with Southern Right Whales coming to the calmer waters of Walker Bay to mate, give birth and to feed their new babies. Whale watching from the deck of Cliff Lodge while drinking one of our famous cappuccinos or a glass of the local Overberg wine is a memory to treasure. Boat based whale watching is an unforgettable experience as these gentle giants are as curious about us as we are about them, and so get very close to the boats. Shark lovers have been experiencing the thrill of seeing these apex predators up close and personal on the shark diving boats in Gansbaai, and our more adventurous guests are exploring the beaches of the nearby nature reserve on horseback. Have a look at this video of some of the activities you can enjoy while staying with us. It’ll have you packing your bags and heading to De Kelders!

 
 
       
   
   

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  “Simply this: The most beautiful view of the ocean, any ocean in the world”
David Doubilet National Geographic USA

“ From De Kelders there is a superb view over the great sweep of Walker Bay where whales flirt and laze, and white sand dunes rise in strange contrast to the blue mountains of the coastal range.”
T.V. Bulpin; Discovering Southern Africa

“…this little town is able to offer some of the world’s best boat and shore-based whale watching and unquestionably the world’s best white-shark diving. The sensational marine tourist attractions should not be the only things to lure you, however. Some of the Cape’s best-conserved fynbos adorns the mountains in the area and numerous walks and trails criss-cross it. After a week spent wandering the streets of Gansbaai and its surroundings, we can comfortably say that this, truly, is the gem of the Overberg.”
Cameron Ewart-Smith; Getaway Magazine March 2003

 

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