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Franskraal B&B
Ranked #8 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Excellent...Excellent...Excellent...Without doubt one of the finest B & B's on this route. Amanda & Helmie were superb hosts and we will without doubt return there when the opportunity again arises. Breakfast a total surprise and very enjoyable. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Thank you again. Chris & Mickey from Saudi

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Very welcoming guesthouse, right on the coast in Franskraal. We had the groundfloor room, equipped for disabled, which was quite average. However, the very friendly and helpfull hosts Amanda en Helmie do make the difference. Did you ever have a guesthouse that put your national flag out on arrival?

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed for one night - the room was absolutely fab, perfect for a tired couple just in from London - our hosts made us very welcome. The breakfast on the veranda / rooftop was excellent - thoroughly recommended.
Andy & Julie

Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Franskraal B&B is marvelous! I have been visiting this particular area of South Africa since 1998 and, being so fond of the surrounds, I am rather particular when choosing my accommodation. Simply stated, the owners, Amanda and Helmie, are a class act. They know how to facilitate all of those enjoyable aspects and small details that will make your stay memorable.

The breakfast that Amanda masterfully orchestrates will be on your list of "best experiences" while visiting the Whale Coast. The rooms are lovely with a lot of extras which will make you feel pampered. The view is fantastic and you are incredibly close (only steps away) to enjoying a walk along the coastline. Be sure to take time for a stroll during your stay. It's worth it!

Overall, your stay at Franskraal B&B is sure to be delightful. When I find a place I enjoy this much, I become a repeat visitor and I intend to visit Franskraal B&B again, very soon!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Mistie-and-Frap
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

great place to be - location, cleanliness, room facilities. Amanda & Helmie really do care for their guests, and they spoiled us - not only with a great breakfast but also in organizing tours etc around our stay in their house. We felt very welcome and "at home". Definitely a place which we can highly recommend! (and we´ll come back again!)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Gunter_OKT11
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Lovely place to stay, and we were given a very warm welcome on our arrival. A very comfortable large room with excellent amenities. Our room was at the front of the property, giving us great views of the coast.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here with our son, daughter in law and 2 year old granddaughter for three nights in August. Arriving at the Franskrall directly after two long flights from the UK and a two hour drive from Cape Town we were warmly welcomed by Helmie and Amanda. The location is exceptional with a view over the bay, and although the rooms might strike cold to Europeans arriving into a SA winter, it's understandable and we were encouraged to keep the heating going in our rooms. Not really a problem and plenty warm enough when sleeping.

Helmie was a mine of information about the area and gave us some good tips. We did a little walking up and down the shore with our granddaughter and were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the locals, who all waved if driving by or had a word or two as we passed.

Helmie gave us some restaurant recommendations which were all fine, especially the Blue Goose, Gansbaai, which deserves a special mention. Really good food, excellent service and extremely good to us when we needed a little help.

Breakfast every day was exceptional. Great cooking and variety and everyone went out of their way to make sure we had every choice we wanted. Faultless.

After leaving Amanda and Helmie we spent the next week or so in and around Cape Town. We had a great trip and hope to return in the not too distant future. We would definitely try to stay at the Franskraal if and when we do.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Helen41
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Additional Information about Franskraal B&B

Address: 177 Seaview Dr, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: £51 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franskraal B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Franskraal Bed and Breakfast is situated in the secluded seaside village of Franskraal, neighbour to Gansbaai and Kleinbaai, on the water's edge. The accommodation offers magnificent uninterrupted seaviews, stunning sunsets and seasonally you will find whales at play directly in front of your suite. The seaside resort offers birders an abundance of birdlife, hiking trails, local artists and much more. Neighboring Kleinbaai offers daily white shark cage diving boat trips. ... more   less 
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