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Gordon's Bay
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The owners we very relaxed, loved the dog! (We dog lovers like a place where there are dogs too...), delicious breakfast every morning and the rooms were clean and neat, will stay there again. The view over the harbour was great too

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed with our 6 year old son 2 nights in the suite with view over the harbor. The rooms are very spacious, clean and well equipped. Garden and pool are small but lovely and well kept. A perfect destination for shark diving or whale watching. The breakfast was one of the best we had in South Africa. The outstanding...

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely room with seperate lounge. Breakfast delicious. Great vibe in the bar. Dave and Carron are great hosts. They booked our diving and dinners and we are coming back to do an exact repeat. It was that good.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved my stay there. The staff working there is passionate about the place and the area. The owners are great ambassadors for Gansbaai and the region and the whole country. No doubt, I will go back there.

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

Thank you Uwe. We love living here and love South Africa and it is always such a delight when visitors find it in their hearts to enjoy and bring their love to our country and into our homes. Thank you, what a blessing

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 8 February 2017 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 3 February 2017

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 24 January 2017

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 22 January 2017

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 20 January 2017 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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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: ₹ 3,731 - ₹ 8,771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saxon Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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