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Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse

59 Cliff Street Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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View from balcony of Deluxe Penthouse Suite
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4.5
#7 of 15 guest houses in Gansbaai
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Kleinzee Guesthouse is exclusive, peaceful and private. Located only 1 km from the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, guests have direct access to the cliff paths for seaside hikes. It is set on the pristine ocean front with spectacular views extending over Walker Bay and the Kleinrivier mountain ranges beyond. We are located in the best area for land based whale watching between August and November when Southern Right Whales come up close to the cliff edge. Breakfast is served daily on the balcony overlooking the ocean. We offer home made muesli, freshly baked muffins, flapjacks and scones and a full English breakfast. We can arrange boat trips, shark cage dives, horse riding on the beach and De Kelders cave tours for guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
24-hour check-in
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
282Reviews3Q+A29Room tips

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Paul H wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic views, really good service from Monica, made us feel extremely welcome and relaxed. Thought the telescope to view whales was a great idea. Room had everything we needed, and was neat and well kept, chose to get takeaways to sit on balcony and enjoy the view instead of eating out
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rcoomb524505 wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The manager was friendly , helpful and personable and this made for an excellent experience . The Location is beautiful and right at the ocean with all rooms sea facing . Breakfast was well presented and of a good standard and served on the balcony overlooking the sea
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ian Gedney wrote a review Sept 2022
Market Weighton, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a place to stay! firstly I would to give a mention to Monica that looked after us incredibly well and is a fantastic host. Now the views are exceptional, we had a breakfast (which was amazing) on our balcony watching the whales swim by, such an amazing experience, The room itself was large, very clean and a very comfy bed. I would highly recommend Kleinzee to anybody looking to visit Gansbaai or Hermanus (short drive away) I would also recommend Blue Goose for dinner!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Based on our room I think all rooms will be exclelent
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CJL383 wrote a review Mar 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights as part of a 14 night trip and this was our most expensive accommodation. We were looking forward to an experience that reflected this higher cost. Apart from the views which are amazing directly overlooking the bay and the quiet location, we were slightly disappointed that some of the small personal touches that we experienced at other places were missing. Little things such as no shampoo in the bathroom, no beer or wine in an honesty bar for example. We were also woken up around 7am every morning as our room adjoined the main breakfast area and preparation area. We missed having someone to advise on restaurants or things to do. Breakfasts were ok. Despite high expectations, this was unfortunately our least favourite place we stayed in during our trip.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: not sure that the higher floor rooms warrant the higher cost. the ground floor rooms might be...
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Response from Ilana Myburgh, Owner at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse
Responded 27 Jul 2020
Dear Guest, We can unfortunately not supply alcoholic beverages during these times due to Covid restrictions. Not having shampoo in your room was an oversight by the staff and has been addressed with them. All rooms have high quality Simply Bee organic body care products manufactured on the Cape West Coast. This includes a body wash, lotion, shampoo and conditioner. The main buffet breakfast area has been taken away to ensure that guests who want to sleep in late can do so in peace and quiet. Breakfast is now delivered to the individual suites to enjoy on their private sea front patio's.
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Kelly C wrote a review Aug 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights there and had the most amazing time! The hostess was lovely and was there for everything that we needed as well as she was friendly at all times. She also made sure we could see the whales through the telescope calling for us when she saw them as she knew we were excited to see them. The place was clean and comfy but at the same time very elegant with lovely personal touches such as rusks and awesome plunger coffee. The breakfast was absolutely amazing made up of croissants, fruit and muesli and then a hot breakfast. On our last morning we sat outside and watched a whale about 50m from us while eating breakfast. If you are concerned about COVID-19 then this is also a good place to stay as you are far from other guests and it is very private.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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avuure160338 wrote a review Nov 2021
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay at Kleinzee after the Aghullas triangle wine festival at Lomond farm. Elche was the perfect host and did everything to make us feel comfortable. Our room had the most beautiful seeview with the best view over the bay. The sunset was spectacular and the whales were playing the next morning, they were so close! The room was very nice, I would just like to suggest that there must be a flat sheet on the bed and not just the duvet. Thanks for the rusks and real milk with the coffee! It would have been nice if the two beds were made up as a king size rather than two singles.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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cstudz703136 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had a very enjoyable weekend at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse in Gaansbaai. The staff, service and food was excellent. The view from our room was exceptional and we enjoyed the morning and afternoon walks along the beach road. We highly recommend anyone to visit Gaansbaai and spend a few days at Kleinzee. You wont be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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gillianbexon wrote a review Feb 2024
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved the room and comfort of our balcony where we were served breakfast with the most stunning views, birds to watch and lovely sunsets. Marika and the other girls were wonderfully attentive and helpful but were hampered by being unable to obtain supplies if they ran out.
There was no ordinary breakfast tea. ( A must for English who do not like Roobos ) As we were there 5 nights Marika eventually managed to borrow some for us but not for the room. No semi milk and the yoghurt ran out one morning. Bakery items on the menu not available. Owner involvement could have rectified these niggles. One day without warning workmen were working on the room below with banging and drilling for hours.
It took us an hour to find the property. The area is very confusing to navigate without SatNav. Detailed directions would have been helpful.
With a little more attention to detail, we would have given 5 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ilana Myburgh, Owner at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse
Responded 1 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, we do apologize for the noise made by the workmen. We had the unfortunate incident of an unexpected water pipe burst that unfortunately had to be rectified. I can assure you no routine maintenance is ever carried out while guests are enjoying their rest. The guest house manager at the time, Marika, was responsible for stock control with daily grocery deliveries to her disposal. She had unfortunately neglected to ensure adequate supplies and we have taken earnest action to ensure no such incident in future.
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tverhe389267 wrote a review Feb 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very impressed with Kleinzee we stayed in the Delux Suite which was a pleasant upgrade. They have thought of everything and it was a lovely stay. The staff were very friendly and accommodating with Elche and her team going the extra mile for us! The room was really lovely, the bed quite comfy and the room was clean, in fact it was one of the cleanest places I have stayed at, which I absolutely loved! The only thing I would recommend is an air conditioner in the room, it would help with sleep quality. We will def be back again in Whale season.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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bbrena980801 wrote a review Dec 2023
Montevideo, Uruguay1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in a very quiet area. From the room there are great views of the entire coast, and we could even watch several whales. The personnel was very helpful they made us feel art home and showed us the whales. The rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated, in short an ideal place to rest, enjoy nature and take boat trips.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mari111 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Pretoria, South Africa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When you arrive there is milk in the fridge. Coffee/Tea and Pods. An Inverter helps with loadshedding "
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K5752WSangelad wrote a tip Apr 2023
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would prefer a more self catering facility… going out on public holidays to try find food 🫣 prefer healthier options, preparing myself."
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Dawn wrote a tip Nov 2022
Qualicum Beach, Canada153 contributions89 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get an upstairs room facing the water"
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hilde v wrote a tip Nov 2022
Antwerp, Belgium8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Gansbaai is not that touristic and much better if you look for a quiet stay, next to the ocean and a hostess who knows a lot about Whales"
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Ian Gedney wrote a tip Sept 2022
Market Weighton, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Based on our room I think all rooms will be exclelent"
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PRICE RANGE
£73 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandGansbaai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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KLEINZEE OCEANFRONT GUESTHOUSE - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (4.3 miles), Klipgat Caves (0.8 miles), and Panorama Nature's Haven (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and Benguela Restaurant De Kelders.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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