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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caron & Dave made our two nights in Gansbaai so easy and comfortable by providing superior accommodation, breakfast and free-provision of their local knowledge. Dave even went as far as to draw up an itinerary for a day - where to go, what to see and what wineries to have a drink at! Thank you for being most hospitible -...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with our friends at the highly recommended Saxon Lodge for two nights prior to doing the Beachcomber Perlemoen Trail. The extremely friendly Dave and Caron assisted us with where to eat, what to do and also made arrangements for shark cage diving. I will especially remember the happy times we spent in the cozy pub at Saxon Lodge....

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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Alan for the lovely review. We had a great deal of fun with you and your group love to host you again sometime. It sounds like your hike with Jason was great and the slide show you sent looks amazing.

Barry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as I walked through the door I knew I'd chosen well Dave and Karen were very warm and engaging and made me more than welcome , they recommended a wonderful restaurant the blue goose and I can be picky, my room was lovely and clean and breakfast could not be faulted cooked by there wonderful staff , it...

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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Perhaps on a future trip to SA we will have the pleasure of your company again.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were hot and needs some attention Hosts tried very helpful and tried to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Not all the rooms have views. No facilities at the Lodge and did not give you value for money.

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Caron L, Owner at Saxon Lodge, responded to this review

What a surprise! We asked when you left how your stay was and you told Dave it was fantastic, despite the issues to start out with. We went out of our way to meet your special requirements, like extra pillows so you could sleep upright due to a health problem, storing your meds in our fridge and ensuring that your...

Bressanone, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at this guesthouse. Everything was very well kept with a lot of attention to details. Karen and her husband were very friendly and helpful and they made us feel like being part of the family. The breakfast was great and the room clean and comfortable. They also have a nice dog who you can play...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed over in Gansbaai to go shark diving early the next morning. Dave and Karen were very friendly and they let us check out late so we could shower after the cage diving before leaving -MUCH appreciated! They have a nice outdoor area with pool and a unique bar (with some really interesting old books lying around to keep...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very frendly stuff. Delicious breakfast.. Best bar, beer on tab. Cosy place to stay in the evening. Best Barkeeper Dave. Excellent Restaurant "Rosemary" nearby. Caron´s idea. Many thanks to Caron and Dave.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

An excellent facility with very friendly and helpful owners. The locations is central with fantastic views over the harbour. There is a lovely pool area, and a cosy and welcoming little pub where the owners welcomed us over a cold beer.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Saxon Lodge has an old world charm feeling. The owners are accommodating and really go out of their way to make you feel at home. They made us feel like we were regular clients. I will definitely recommend the place. We planning to go back there.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Karen and Dave are gracious hosts that made us feel very welcome. We had nice and large rooms, one with a balcony overlooking the harbour. Dave is the master of a well stocked bar and Karen does a great job in the kitchen. Gansbay is a good stop-over when you do the Garden Route. The town doesn't have much to...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM245 - RM567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saxon Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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