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Crayfish Lodge Sea & Country Guest House
Ranked #2 of 31 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2013

I am in the hotel industry and the Crayfish Lodge is offering you a very comfortable room, very well designed with an awesome view and perfect service. During the whales season you can see the whales from your room or balcony. The owners of the Lodge, Sandra and Reinhard, welcomed us very nicely and we felt very welcome and look after. Breakfast was delicious, very fresh and tasty.
If you are looking for a very comfortable place with 5 stars facilities and service the crayfish lodge is the perfect place to be.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

This was a secret tip by a friend and I am so glad we went there. We had a wonderful time at the Crayfish Lodge. The service was amazing and the hosts ever so friendly and welcoming. We had a great room with a view. I could have spent the whole day there just looking out onto the ocean. We even had breafkast watching the whales as they were playing just by the bay. A wonderful place. I can only recommend it and hope to go back there very soon.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We have been to South Africa a number of times and always been surprised by the quality of the properties that we have stayed in, Crayfish Lodge is up there with the very best. We booked a panorama suite not cheap but fantastic value for money, the bathroom was stunning and the views amazing. De Kelders is a little off the beaten path but in my opinion offers the best whale watching in South Africa, with sightings even this late in the season. The hospitality is wonderful, as are the breakfasts. One word of warning though. the daily aqua gym is not for beginners. just ask Thomas from Zurich.

Room Tip: Panorama suites are stunning!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

A fab view! Even before you can properly greet the owners, you cannot help but look out over the sea and the wonderful view. Charming owners too. They cannot do too much for the guests. Comfortable bedrooms and while the suites up top are much more expensive, my friends who opted for one of those rooms, couldn't run out barefoot in the morning and down the grass to the little beach! So each has its pluses and minuses. Breakfast was delightfully different: home cooked goodies that broke the mould of South African breakfasts and lots of choices. Good coffee and teas, and the wine in the evening was also delicious. It is a lovely place, and I hope to return. It is not cheap - by local standards and certainly not by European standards - but sometimes you have to treat yourself!

Room Tip: If you want to hang out on your balcony, opt for the upper level rooms. If you want to dash down to...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stayed at the Crayfish Lodge for two nights. We were in the beautiful top floor suite with a private balcony and wonderful view of the sea and it was magnificent. The owners were charming and very hospitable and the breakfast was as good as described by other reviewers.
I would recommend the place without hesitation (and the dinner at Grootbos which was amazing !).

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank jains100
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Wonderful place to stay in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. I could whale watch from the room. The rooms are beautiful, the owners and staff go out of their way to help, and the breakfast buffet is amazing. You can access the beach and cliff hiking path a brief walk down from the lodge. De Kelders and Crayfish Lodge are halfway around the world from where I live but I hope I can return again one day - it was one of the highlights of my trip to South Africa!

Room Tip: It's worth the money for a 'suite.'
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This is a fantastic place, right on the seashore, with a fantastic view of the ocean. We had a beautiful morning walk along the beach, leaving straight from our room, along the beaches, and saw whales in the distant. The day after we saw 4 whales playing in the bay, 5 min walking from the lodge. The inside is marvellously furbished, the breakfast is home made and great. The hosts, Sandra and Reinhard, are very warm and friendly, happy to help and give valuable advises (e.g. about where to eat and to whom to go out for a whale watching trip). This is a must place if you go to the area and want to see whales!

Room Tip: The two rooms we were given (at the ground floor) had view over the bay. I guess all of them have...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Crayfish Lodge Sea & Country Guest House

Address: 2 Killarney Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: £146 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Crayfish Lodge Sea & Country Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant modern true 5* sea front guest house with superb sea views. 2 Panorama Suites, 3 stylish Atlantic Garden Rooms, all sea facing. Being directly sea-front with not even a road in front, you will enjoy here some of the finest sea+mountain views in South Africa. ... more   less 
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