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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
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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Fat Bike Tours

Published by : Gill
On 2015 November 2 10:57

We are very fortunate to have one of the most beautiful, untouched beaches in the world on our doorstep. Stretching for almost 20km from De Kelders to Hermanus, Die Plaat is a spectacular white stretch of un-spoilt sand, - almost always deserted, and with magical views out across Walker Bay, and up to the dunes and hills behind De Kelders. 

Exploring this area on Fat Bikes is a new, exhilarating way of exploring this untamed De Kelders coastline. Fatbike Tours, under the guidance of the amicable and very knowledgeable Dave, operates along the stunning De Kelders cliffs and beach.

   

Trying out these truly "FAT" bikes on the sand is a great experience! The Fat Bikes are designed for this terrain, and make it easier and lots of fun to ride on the beaches and dunes. The tour explores the stunning Walker Bay Nature Reserve along a 4x4 trail, and then moves onto the sandy beach. Groups are small, and everyone’s fitness and ability is taken into account. The group decides how far they want to go, and this will depend on comfort as well as weather and beach conditions. Along the ride there are plenty of opportunities to stop, rest and take photos and during whale watching season, (July – November), to enjoy the whales that come close to shore.

This is a great way to explore our special coastline and to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of 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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