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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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Trees for Tourism

Published by : Gill
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Cliff Lodge is a partner in the Trees for Tourism Program, an initiative of the South African Reforestation Trust.

Trees for Tourism creates forest eco-systems on behalf of the tourism industry in South Africa to counter-balance the tourism related carbon footprint. The program facilitates the donation by tourists and tourism related companies of indigenous trees to be planted in old woodland and appropriate degraded areas to re-create pristine forest eco-systems in South Africa, safeguarded for future generations.

Today we are standing at the threshold of an imminent crisis with rapid climate change, global warming and greenhouse effect. The earth is gradually losing its biodiversity as more and more animals are forced out of their natural habitat. The best way to check these adverse effects is reforestation.
Forests house a diverse range of plants and animals. They also provide a livelihood for a large number of people. Forests play an important role in maintaining the water cycle and preventing soil erosion. Most important of all, forests are vital in maintaining the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere.

Cliff Lodge supports this important biodiversity initiative by donating trees itself and by promoting the donation of trees by you, our guests.

Another project that is very dear to our heart is the Creative Skills Factory (www.creativeskillsfactory.co.za) – a project that aims to promote a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for children and young adults to explore their creative potential.  This non-profit organisation provides holistic support to young children, their families, caregivers and their teachers in order to develop skills for life via educational, arts and cultural programs. They focus on early childhood education for children in disadvantaged communities, and this dedicated team do essential, much needed work to help children in South Africa to thrive.

For just R150 our guests are able to plant a tree and contribute towards the Creative Skills Factory’s work with children in the townships in our area. Plant a tree, and help a child to flourish.

If you wish to participate in this program, you can buy your own trees in what will become a pristine forest eco-system and contribute to a child’s well-being.

For more information about this initiative have a look at  https://saforesttrust.com/

 
 
       
   
   

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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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