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On The Rocks B&B
Ranked #14 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2013

"on the rocks" is really on the rocks. From your room you overlook the complete bay. The atmosphere in the B&B is very relaxed and friendly and the location is quiet and save. We had the african room in the upper level which was perfect for us. We can definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: the african room on the upper floor has a wonderful see view but also the rooms un the lower floor
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

One of the most beautiful locations you can immagine for a b&b. Right on the rocks close to the ocean and possibility of whale spotting from your chair. Service is friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Good breakfast. Tip is to go to Ivanhoe sea safaries for more whale spotting. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dick H
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Excellent bed, very good breakfast but most of all great views and hospitality. Thanks Tinus for waiting up for us till almost 1am due to flooded roads and wedding running late. Highly recommended as an option when in the area.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
Thank Walter K
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Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

Excellent views,service and host.you will missed out if you do not try it.Do not try any other place because they are all to expensive and do not have this view..Done our own braai at night and finished it off with a good redwine

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank GardenrouteGunner
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Very nice place with vintage design of the rooms, awesome views from a terrace and hospitable owners. If travel there again will choose On the Rocks and recommend it my friends. If it is cold in a room there is a eater. No complaints.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Xenia_format
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Visited south Africa for the for the first time, what a beautiful place and what lovely people.We made our own fly drive, flew into cape town where we stayed two nights and then toured some of the garden route, but basically we went where we fancied anyway whilst on our travels we came across a fabulous place in Gansbaai called ON THE ROCKS. Well where do I start... firstly I would like to compliment the owners for our stay there, we have never in all our travels been made to feel more welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The en-suite room which we stayed in was called the Africa room it was tastefully decorated with balcony which over looked the bay which was amazing not only for the view but one of the main things I wanted to see when visiting south Africa were the whales, and boy did I see them morning, noon and night, no binoculars were necessary its something in my life that I will never forget. On the rocks has its own swimming pool which we took advantage of and also has its own enclosed private parking. The breakfasts were second to none and were served in a breakfast area once again overlooking the bay. We found on the rocks to be spotlessly clean and tidy, we would not hesitate to suggest to folk to give them a visit. We only intended to stay for one night but ended up staying for 4 nights would have stayed longer given the chance but alas our holiday was nearly at an end, but what a fantastic time we had

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  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

This hotel looked great on the internet so I booked it months in advance. We were very disappointed to arrive only to find out we couldn't stay as the owner had double booked. She was very nice and said it had never happened before, but still she should have let us know and we would have found something else or maybe skipped De Kelders and stayed in Gansbaai city. I wish we could have stayed there, even though the guesthouse we moved to was nice in a different way. Just want to let people know that this does happen.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
Thank DelhiDenise
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Additional Information about On The Rocks B&B

Address: 28 Waterkant Street, 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) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: £54 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the Rocks B&B welcomes you to the peace and beauty of nature to relax and rejuvenate your body, soul and spirit. At On the Rocks you will experience friendly hospitality, glorious sunsets and a scrumptious breakfast. The guest house is situated on the beachfront of De Kelders, just before Gansbaai, and is excellently placed for whale-watching - from your patio, bed or even while you shower. Our rooms are individually styled and decorated to match your mood or personality and are equipped with all amenities for your comfort, including a private balcony overlooking Walker Bay. Whatever your choice, all rooms have sea views and their own private balcony. The rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, fridge, electronic safe, ceiling fan, hairdryer, clock radio, and tea and coffee tray. Fresh towels, shower gel and shampoo are also provided to tingle your senses. We pride ourselves in serving guests a full and hearty South African breakfast, either out on the patio or inside. Alternatively, why not let us pack you a picnic breakfast to enjoy at Stanfords Cove close by. ... more   less 
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