We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cliff Lodge

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Cliff Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 443: English reviews
London, ENGLAND
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guesthouse itself was fantastic with stunning views and excellent rooms with modern features and a great pool, but what set this guesthouse out from the rest was the quality of service from Gideon and his wife (Gill?) who went beyond what was expected with their help and advice. A real shame we were only there for 1 night.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alex T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started our first South Africa trip in Cliff Lodge - just wonderful. Breakfast is excellent and snacks available all day. North Room is generous and very comfortable with a stunning view over the bay and sunset - private balcony. Dolphins frolicking in the water. Nothing is too much trouble for Gill and Gideon. They will arrange anything for you. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah H
Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for a return visit just after New Year and yet again were blown away by the hospitality provided by Gill, Gideon and their team. Views over Walker Bay are stunning, and whilst there were no whales at this time of year, we did see dolphins. Local restaurants, particularly Kloeks at Home, are excellent, and recommendations/bookings are taken...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jennie L
Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had an amazing two day stay at Cliff lodge. Gill, Gideon and the staff are incredible and took really good care of us. Really nice view on the ocean. Dinner plans were all taken care of for us, which we really appreciated.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank db_441786
Paarl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming hospitality from arrival to departure. Excellent breakfast and we were offered cup after cup of excellent coffee throughout our stay. Loads of attention to detail - from restaurant reservations to cake on arrival - to mention just a few. Highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bugzPaarl
Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Idyllic spot for marine wildlife, relaxation, great food and even better service. From our personal welcome and wine overlooking the dolphins playing in the bay to the fabulous gourmet breakfast served on departure, our hosts at Cliff Lodge could not have been more wonderful. Thank you!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank yvo93el
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a FANTASTIC stay. Unfortunately we only stayed one night. The view was breathtaking. We got a honeymoon update- the suite was the best!! The breakfast was REALLY good and the hosts were SUPER friendly! Wanna go there again!!!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank gritk2017
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Perfection down to every last detail. There is nothing bad to say about this treasure of a place. If there was a possibility to dine there in the evening that would be making it complete as it would be a lovely way of not having to leave the guest house :), It does not have to be a large menu...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank alexandraa638
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have been coming here for 4 years now and we can't wait for our stay each year. The team is outstanding and the view is overwhelming. A hidden gem right next to a nature reserve which wont dissapoint.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sebastian S
Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We only spent one night here as part of a great white shark diving trip, but we wished it could have been longer. Everything about this place is perfect - the friendly couple that owns it, the staff members, the beautifully designed rooms (with the outside shower facing the ocean in the East Room being a particular gen), the great...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SvenjaZ85

304 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (284)
Viewed
View from Room (53)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (49)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (53)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (97)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Gansbaai
17.7 km away
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
#1 of 12 in Hermanus
390 reviews
2.3 km away
Crayfish Lodge Sea & Country Guest House
0.6 km away
65onCliff
65onCliff
#4 of 30 in Gansbaai
145 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.5 km away
White Shark Guest House
White Shark Guest House
#5 of 30 in Gansbaai
366 reviews
4.3 km away
Saxon Lodge
Saxon Lodge
#7 of 30 in Gansbaai
370 reviews
1.4 km away
Sea Star Lodge
Sea Star Lodge
#12 of 30 in Gansbaai
268 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the cliffs, right above the sea with breathtaking views across Walker Bay, Cliff Lodge is 35km from Hermanus and 5km from Gansbaai, in the tranquil village of De Kelders. Luxurious, individually decorated bedrooms have sea views and open onto outside patios. Rooms range from standard side sea view rooms to a spacious sea front room, and a luxurious penthouse suite - perfect for honeymooners or an executive getaway. Our comfortable guest lounge has tea and coffee making facilities, a well-stocked honesty bar and a library of books about the area. The all-weather conservatory and sea front deck have spectacular 180-degree ocean and mountain views. This is the perfect spot to sample the local Overberg wines or enjoy our excellent coffee, while watching whales or the spectacular sun sets over Walker Bay. Our swimming pool has the perfect location, right on the cliff top overlooking the sea, and the unspoilt beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve are a short walk from Cliff Lodge. At Cliff Lodge we offer a level of service that is always attentive, but never intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, and with only five rooms we are able to cater to each guest's needs. Whale watching season is spectacular from Cliff Lodge, and the world famous Gansbaai shark diving trips are just 10km away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cliff Lodge

Address: 5 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: ₹ 13,265 - ₹ 18,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Agoda and Orbitz so you can book your Cliff Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cliff Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Every room is unique and beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles katrinallers, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ocean facing”
 of 5 bubbles jan59Essex, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles davidbellamy2016, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ocean Suite has the best views i have ever seen! Perfect for relaxing and whale watching in the winter months.”
 of 5 bubbles leapylex, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ocean Facing is a must - Otherwise you'll be jealous! Kids would be fine in non ocean facing.”
 of 5 bubbles jh383, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5