Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai South Africa
Saxon Lodge Gansbaai Overberg South Africa Guest House Shark Diving Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Linda & Alan Woolnough

Guestrooms: 6

Address: Saxon Lodge, Gansbaai, South Africa

Telephone: +27 28 384 0853

Fax: +27 28 384 0873

Activities/Attractions: Overlooking a traditional fishing harbour with stunning views across Walker Bay to Hermanus and the Cape Point just 2 hours from Cape Town, Saxon Lodge is a perfect location for relaxation and exploring the Overberg region. Some of the main attractions in the Gansbaai area, include:

  • This is undoubtedly one of the best areas for Whale Watching from our stunning De Kelder's cliffs - or a boat cruise around Dyer Island (marine bird sanctuary) and geyser Rock (Cape fur seal colony), when you can have a really "up close and personal" encounter with these magnificent creatures in their own environment
  • Gansbaai is the International Mecca for Cage Diving with Great White Sharks and we specialise in arranging shark diving experience for individuals and groups
  • We have the only fresh water caves along the Southern African coastline
  • Marine nature reserves and wetlands with amazing bird species (11 of South Africa's endemic bird species can be found in this area)
  • Unspoiled beaches that stretch for miles with a lagoon and rock pools for safe swimming
  • Experience some of the world's richest flora - this area has hundreds of varieties of fynbos and stunning proteas as well as ancient milkwood forests
  • Coastal and mountain Hiking, Horse Riding
  • Shore and boat based Fishing
  • A 9 hole Golf course and a Bowling club
  • Scuba diving and surfing give the visitor a variety of outdoor activities
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Wine tasting in the Hamel & Aarde valley (Heaven & Earth valley) with some 8 wine estates
  • Cheese tasting on a cheese farm and beer tasting in our local micro brewery
  • Just over an hour's drive to Cape L'Agulhus (where the Atlantic and Indian oceans really do meet!) climb to the top of the light house and visit the lighthouse museum
  • Visit Caledon, 45 minutes away and try you luck at their Casino, or visit a  Spa with series of hot mineral spring pools - indulge yourself with a massage or beauty treatment

"A true "Establishment" of good food and warm hospitality."

"Awesome hospitality, warmth, charm and talent combined under one architect designed roof. Thanks Guys!"


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Saxon Lodge

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Saxon Lodge Living Room

Saxon Lodge Dining

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"Thanks for the warm welcome and great stay before the shark diving! We enjoyed it!"

"Wonderful place, wonderful people, wonderful time. A Honeymoon made in Heaven!"

"Brilliant place, view, hospitality & great food - thank you!"

"Nice place, delicious food, lovely whales, dolphins good luck!"

General Information: Welcome to Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai, South Africa ... with a 4-Star Guest Lodge accreditation from The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Saxon Lodge offers exclusivity to residing guests in individually designed, private suites. Our restaurant is renowned for excellent cuisine and our well stocked resident's pub, with a yachting theme is a winner with guests!

Luxury Suites have full en-suite bedrooms with separate lounges and view verandahs with stunning harbour and sea views. Standard Suites are comfortable bed-sitters with no sea views.

  • Choice of Private suite
  • Stunning harbour and sea views
  • Fully licensed Restaurant
  • Residents’ pub with a yachting theme
  • Swimming pool
  • Colour DSTV in every suite
  • Telephones with Internet connections
  • Radio Alarm clocks
  • Electric under blankets
  • Heaters, Overhead fans
  • Hair dryers
  • Tea and Coffee facilities
  • An excellent range of toiletries
  • Suites are serviced daily
  • We have same day laundry service

Saxon Lodge accommodates holiday or travel groups within the lodge and specialise in hosting scuba diving and other tour groups such as whale tours, shark diving tours.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R295-495/person/night

Rates include an excellent Continental Buffet Breakfast - full cooked Farm House breakfasts available on request at R25 pp.


"New friends, old music - good times!"

"Great place to land after the trip over the Atlantic. The warm hospitality, food and drink have been superb!"

"Superlative. Our Camelot in Gansbaai! Thank you!"

"Super! Great people! Good food! God Bless."

"The best service! Lindy is the best chef in the world! We love the Saxon Lodge! See you next year!"

"You certainly know how to look after a film crew. It's been such a pleasure and I'll be back soon for a holiday!"

"You are the absolute best!! Wonderful food, wine and friends! Great coffee too! Your hospitality is one which very few places has established!"

"Loved it! Hospitality, food and comfort A1!! Hope to meet you again."

"We thank you very much for the warm welcome, the delicious food and the nice stay. Keep up your hospitality, we'll come again!"