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  • Elegant, modern, luxurious rooms and amenities
  • Wonderful sea and mountain views abound
  • A fantastic base for whale watching

65 on Cliff

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 14 years and older

In De Kelders

 

-34.5536, 19.3671

About

Occupying a truly stunning location right on the cliffs of De Kelders, 65 on Cliff is a contemporary retreat which boasts unrivalled whale watching, stylish modern accommodation and all the luxuries needed for a blissful stay on the coast. 

Owner Stewart has put years of effort into creating his guest house, and it is evident that meticulous attention has been paid to every detail. Decorated in cool blues, greys and whites, the interiors are designed to feel like an extension of the sea, and the sleek modern decor looks like something straight out of the pages of a design magazine. 

Each named after a headland or inlet viewable across Walker Bay, the four rooms have luxuries such as air conditioning and heating, tea/coffee stations, well-stocked bar fridges and satellite televisions, and boast sea-facing balconies that offer superb whale watching opportunities from July to December. 

The Otterbaai and Mudge Point rooms have gorgeous in-room baths that allow guests to look straight out of the window and down to the ocean. The en-suite shower rooms are spacious, with large glass showers and double basins.

The Sopiesklip room has a full en-suite bathroom with double basins, while the star attraction is an outdoor shower with views stretching across the fynbos and down to the ocean. Offering similarly stunning views over the bay, Langbaai offers the same amenities as the other three rooms, excluding a bath. Guests in all the rooms have free access to the exceptionally pretty downstairs dining area and lounge. 

In the mornings, an interesting breakfast is presented with an elegance that matches the aesthetic appeal of the dining room’s contemporary styling, while being hearty enough to fill tummies. After breakfast, guests can head through the sliding doors to the large deck, where the swimming pool awaits, and admire yet more magnificent sea views.

To get even closer to the ocean and its inhabitants, grab your binoculars and take a walk along the path leading straight from the guest house, winding along the cliffs. There are several pristine beaches within walking distance, and Gansbaai also offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of cage diving with Great White Sharks.  

The rest of your time can be spent exploring the nearby town of Hermanus and the rest of the Overberg, which offers everything from shopping, to golf, wine routes, ocean adventures, game viewing and much more. Stewart and his team would be glad to assist with restaurant recommendations and itinerary planning.

Rates & Summary


Otterbaai

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower and in-room bath
Balcony with sea views

Mudge Point

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower and in-room bath
Balcony with sea views

Sopiesklip

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower, outdoor shower
Balcony with sea views

Langbaai

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
Balcony with sea views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and cooked breakfast included

Kids

Children 14 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

65 of Cliff is a modern seafront guest house and whale watching haven in Gansbaai, offering bed and breakfast accommodation in four classy rooms equipped with all the comforts of home. The guest house is a supremely stylish, contemporary haven of luxury, and boasts a magnificent location on the cliffs of De Kelders, one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world. All of the rooms have balconies where, in season, guests are almost guaranteed to see whales swimming by in the ocean below.

Summary

  • Elegant, modern, luxurious rooms and amenities
  • Wonderful sea and mountain views abound
  • A fantastic base for whale watching

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Whale watching
  • Nearby: beaches, whale watching, shark-cage diving, sea kayaking, kite surfing, river and lagoon cruises, nature reserves, horse riding, hiking, abseiling, paragliding, quad biking,  golf courses, wine route, shopping, museum.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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Overberg

Western Cape

About

The Overberg is a region that’s easy on the senses and pleasing to the eye. Its landscape is a tapestry of colours and meandering patterns, both natural and manmade. 

The region forms a relatively small part of the Western Cape; it is mostly rural, and is blessed with stunning scenery and unique highlights. Its largest town, Hermanus, is said to provide the best land-based whale watching in the world. It also has exquisite beaches, including the blue flag Grotto Beach, and the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley epitomises the majestic beauty of the region.

Across Walker Bay, the towns of Gansbaai and Kleinbaai are best known for shark cage diving to see great whites at the hotspot near Dyer Island.

L’Agulhas stands at the southernmost point on the African continent, and is the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

The Overberg fauna and flora is protected in the Bontebok National Park, and its nature reserves include De Hoop, De Mond, Salmons Dam, Marloth, and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Staying with wildlife, the penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is also a tourist favourite.

Swellendam and the small mission towns of Genadendal and Elim are amongst the Overberg’s historic icons. Others that are popular with visitors are Greyton, Stanford, and Napier.

In summer the farmlands are dominated by shimmering shades of brown, the fields stripped of their winter crops and the bare earth ploughed into meandering combed patterns dotted with tightly compressed wheels of straw awaiting collection. Labourers’ cottages hunker down beneath old blue gums and on a cold day smoke drifts from their chimneys.

Throughout the year the early morning and late afternoon sun accentuates the sensual curves of the ridges wreathed in fynbos. When the winter rains return, the undulating, sometimes tiered fields shrug off their brown and slip into the vibrant greens of wheat, barley, and oats, and the brilliant yellow of the iconic canola. On still, sultry mornings, blue cranes, South Africa’s national bird, float overhead craaaaaaking as they go.

The coastline is punctuated by long sweeping bays and rocky outcrops that fringe the southern boundary of this landscape. Here one can spend hours sitting on the white sand, being mesmerised by the eternal activity of the sea.

Add to this a scattering of charming inland villages; locally produced beer, cheese, and wine; lighthouses, bird watching, and wonderful food, and it becomes evident why one needs plenty of time here.

Look out for

Southern-most tip of Africa - at L’Agulhas, which is also the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Shark cage diving - near Gansbaai there are several operators who do trips daily out to the Great Whites’ favourite hunting grounds near Dyer Island. 

Whale watching - the Overberg offers great land-based and boat-based whale watching (best between July and November). 

Beaches - the Overberg beaches are amongst the finest in South Africa. They include the longest beach in the southern hemisphere - at 14km - which curves along the coast at Struisbaai. 

Swellendam - is the third-oldest magisterial district in South Africa. At the base of the Langeberg Mountains on the N2 highway the town has an array of historic buildings including the Drostdy Museum.

Hermanus - On the coast in the west of the region. It is the largest town in the Overberg and popular with visitors all year round. It’s especially well known for its superb land-based whale watching.

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - near Hermanus - this scenic area produces a range of wines and is known for its Pinot Noir.

Bontebok National Park - The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks, it not only protects the fauna within its boundaries but also endangered flora in the fynbos biome. In addition to the bontebok, the park is also home to Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest, grey rhebuck, and Cape grysbok as well as 200 bird species. There are hiking and mountain-biking trails and fishing and swimming in the Breede River. The accommodation and campsite are situated at Lang Elsie’s Kraal amongst a riverine thicket of trees and aloes near the banks of the Breede River. This consists of 10 self-catering chalets with wheel chair access, and caravan and camping sites. There are also picnic spots with braai and ablution facilities for day visitors.

De Hoop Nature Reserve - Each year between June and November whales return to the rugged coastline of this 34 000 hectare reserve near Bredasdorp to breed. During this time the marine reserve supports 40% of the world’s Southern Right whale population. Although these may be the drawcard for many visitors there is much more in the line of nature-based activities for the visitor. Lowland fynbos is the dominant vegetation throughout the reserve and this supports bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, grey rhebuck, eland, and baboon, as well as many smaller mammals. It’s a great destination for ‘twitchers’, with the De Hoop vlei attracting a large number of water birds and pushing the recorded species to an impressive total of 260. Besides being able to walk anywhere in the reserve there are several day hikes and the popular 5-day whale trail. Accommodation options are varied from cottages and rondawels to restored houses and neat camping and caravan sites amongst the milkwood trees. Most accommodation is around what is known as Die Opstal near the fresh water vlei and park reception.

Wines - The region has some top class wineries that offer tasting and sales.

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