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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Saxon Lodge for 2 nights while doing the whale watching. Dave and Caron are wonderful, friendly hosts who made us feel welcome and had great suggestions for what else to do in the area. Lovely rooms, tasty breakfast. Highly recommend.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming, great place, with very warm and welcoming hosts. This is THE place if you are in Gansbaai. I stayed 1 night as I went shark cage diving. Caron booked me a table for dinner, gave me tips for the diving, and I even enjoyed a great digestive in the Saxon bar! 3 restaurants (at least) are within walking... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dave and Caron treated us like family in their house! Rooms are airy and spacious, breakfast is delicious and the views spectacular! The Saxon arms was frequented by us every evening... lots of stories and adventures were shared!

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Villepreux
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good base in the Gansbaai town before going on whale watching or shark diving activities. The owner was very friendly and helped us to book a restaurant for the evening. The hotel is very quite, with large room very close to the sea side.

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Niederhasli
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave and Caron are very welcoming and helpful hosts. We got a lot of good advices. Our honeymoon suite was very tastfully furnished. It's not a new house but very well maintained. The seaview is from the veranda or garden only. Breakfast was very tasty with homebacked Break and muffins.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caron n dave the owners of Saxon lodge are very friendly people and make you as comfortable as ur staying at your home in a foreign land. The service and the food was good. Dave also sugested us good places to visit near gansbaai. The room was spacious and clean. Its absolutely a value for money stay with a good... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our management breakaway, a party of 8 and were lucky enough to stay at Saxon Lodge. Karen can cook up a storm... restaurant style.... amazing salads, breakfasts, homemade burger patties, roasted veggies etc food outstanding... Dave superb steak braai's great barman, and host :) We felt welcomed and at ease, also very accommodating with meals for when we... More 

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Thank you Carryn It was a great pleasure hosting and cooking for you and your team - loads of fun and special memories. Thanks for selecting us and we look forward to a future visit. More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dave and Karen are the perfect hosts! They do everything that you feel like home in the guesthouse. They organised a shark diving tour for us for the next day and a nice dinner at goose restaurant in the evening. The room we had was nice decorated, bright with a good bed and very clean, for breakfast you get all... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Turned up at the Saxon Lodge at the last minute. Was met with nothing but friendliness and hospitality. Accommodation simple but perfect. Fantastic views. Ideal location for shark diving or whale watching.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed in the family room, called Beachcomber and it was very. The bedding and towels were excellent and view from our veranda was near perfect. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming Our daughters birthday was whilst we stayed here and at breakfast they sang happy birthday with a cupcake and candle. She was delighted as were we. Would... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With stunning views across Walker Bay, overlooking the traditional Gansbaai harbour, Saxon Lodge offers a down to earth, home from home stay in Gansbaai, The Great White Capital of the World TM and sanctuary for Southern Right Whales in winter. Unwind in one of our spacious rooms, or individually decorated suites with private entrances and verandas and take in this amazing eco-adventure paradise. From the lodge it is an easy walk to shops, banks, pubs and restaurants. We also have our cosy and popular licensed and well stocked bar, The Saxon Arms, catering for residents only, specialising in local wines and craft beers. Dave and Caron will assist with your itinerary and activity planning and bookings and ensure that you leave with great memories of Gansbaai. 2 hours from Cape Town, 30 minutes from Hermanus and en-route to or from the Garden Route, Gansbaai offers an authentic and dramatic marine, floral and mountainous playground to explore, experience and enjoy. Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai, your best choice for accommodation and real South Africa hospitality. Looking forward to meeting you Your hosts Dave & Caron ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saxon Lodge

Address: No 1 Miller Street | Gansbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: RM232 - RM527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saxon Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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