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Cliff Lodge is a stylish seafront guest house, superbly positioned on the dramatic cliffs of De Kelders, overlooking Walker Bay...

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Walk to beautiful white beaches in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve and swim in hidden coves.

Cliff Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and excellent personal service, with sea views that will take your breath away.

De Kelders offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. The Southern Right Whales come very close inshore to the sheltered deep waters between June and December each year.

Cliff walks, beach combing, and hikes in the mountains around Gansbaai to explore the bird life and fynbos.

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Responsible Tourism

Published by : Vanessa
On 2012 September 18 12:01
At Cliff Lodge we believe in tourism that enhances the environment, heritage, culture and well being of the residents of a place, while at the same time gives the visitor an authentic experience. Here are our responsible tourism initiatives:
  • Cliff Lodge provides equal opportunities in the workplace by employing people from previously disadvantaged communities.
  • All of our staff receive thorough training at the time of their employment. Cliff Lodge invests in a wide range of skills development training for our staff including First Aid, Food Safety and Hygiene, driving lessons.
  • We are committed to preserving the local wildflowers (fynbos), and invest and participate in conservation activities. Gideon and Gill are the founding members of the Kleinriviersberg Conservancy which works to conserve fynbos and eradicate alien vegetation. To date the conservancy has cleared approximately 800 hectares of alien vegetation.
  • Low voltage energy saving light bulbs are used wherever possible
  • The garden has been landscaped using water wise plants and trees, and we use grey water for watering.


We invest in the surrounding area by buying local goods and supporting local enterprises.

We contribute to a local school by donating books, toys and by giving financial support.

Cliff Lodge supports The Recycle Swop Shop, (a White Shark Projects initiative).

We encourage our guests to contribute to this project through the Pack for a Purpose programme –

The Recycle Swop Shop is an empowerment initiative for children in Gansbaai. The aim is to clean up the community, teach environmental awareness and to help provide for the basic needs of local children. The children of Masakhane Township in Gansbaai collect bottles, tins, plastics and other recyclables and bring them in bags to the Recycle Swop Shop. In return, they earn buying points that they spend in the shop. The shop carries school supplies, simple clothing, and toiletries. If you are coming to stay with us please use available space in your luggage to provide supplies for the Recycle Swop Shop.



  “Simply this: The most beautiful view of the ocean, any ocean in the world”
David Doubilet National Geographic USA

“ From De Kelders there is a superb view over the great sweep of Walker Bay where whales flirt and laze, and white sand dunes rise in strange contrast to the blue mountains of the coastal range.”
T.V. Bulpin; Discovering Southern Africa

“…this little town is able to offer some of the world’s best boat and shore-based whale watching and unquestionably the world’s best white-shark diving. The sensational marine tourist attractions should not be the only things to lure you, however. Some of the Cape’s best-conserved fynbos adorns the mountains in the area and numerous walks and trails criss-cross it. After a week spent wandering the streets of Gansbaai and its surroundings, we can comfortably say that this, truly, is the gem of the Overberg.”
Cameron Ewart-Smith; Getaway Magazine March 2003


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