49-on-Cliff in De Kelders, is a north-facing guesthouse, only steps away from the ocean with spectacular sunsets. De Kelders, world renowned for being one of the most famous whale-watching spots, where Southern Right whales frolic in between June and December. You are almost guaranteed to see whales from our balcony & sometimes even dolphins swimming by.
The perfect guest house for those seeking relaxation, shark-cage diving, whale-watching, watersports and an all-round unforgettable holiday. De Kelders is one of the most profoundly naturally beautiful places in the world, with its unspoilt beaches & expansive views of the ocean, ancient cliffs & caves.
The guest house has 5 bedrooms, of which 2 make up a family room for guests with children. Your hosts, Denise and Ian, will gladly show you where to explore the caves, where hiking trails can be found, & how to get to the 17km long pristine beach, called Die Plaat or Stanford’s Bay a natural swimming area, surrounded by Milkwood trees & cliffs.
Our Shark Room is a North facing room with a beautiful view of the whole of the Overberg. A door leads out on our veranda where you can enjoy sundowners at sunset.
The Shark room has an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and a bath choose from. Built in cupboards, a flat screen TV with all channels. and hair drier.
Our room has a comfortable double bed and sleeps two people.
The Dolphin room is our kiddies room and has two three quarter beds (so there are no squabbles about who sleeps where!).
Your children will be delighted to know that they have their own television in their room.
There is also a hair drier and a view of the ocean.
This room sleeps 2 and share a bathroom with mom and dad in the Whale room.
The Whale room has a Queen size bed, with a stunning view of the ocean.
The bathroom has a shower only, TV, hair drier and its own basin. This room also combines with our Dolphin Room so Mom and Dad can have their little angels close when they sleep at night.
The Whale Room opens onto its own private lounge, perfect for reading in the afternoon sun
The Penguin room has a comfortable double bed and en-suite bathroom with a bath.
A TV, hair drier and built-in cupboards for your convenience.
This room overlooks the garden and can sleep two people.
This is our room right at the back of the house for those who prefer peace and quiet. There is a private en-suite bathroom with a shower and a door that leads out to the courtyard.
The Seagull Room opens onto its own private lounge, perfect for reading in the afternoon sun, regrouping, and planning the next day’s activities.
This room has its own TV, hair drier and a double bed.
We provide an incredible breakfast buffet for our guests in the mornings, complete
with ocean views and the morning paper.
Should you prefer not to enjoy dinner at one of our surrounding restaurants, dinner can be arranged
with us for an additional cost.
We make an excellent seafood potjie, stews, pastas and even a braai (barbecue) if requested.
We have the added facility of an in-house beauty salon, where you can spoil yourself with various
treatments, such as manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, hot stone massages and waxes.
Washing and ironing can be arranged per request from guests to go to our local laundromat where
your laundry will be washed and ironed and even plastic wrapped.
We do have internet or ‘wifi’ for our guests reception only, in lounge and in the main bedroom.
We have parking right in our driveway and can accommodate parking for 5 cars easily. We can accommodate two cars in our garage.
We have a fireplace for those colder days, when we love to curl up and be nice and toasty, read a book and watch the changing moods of the ocean.
All rooms have their own televisions with SABC 1,2,3, e-tv and M-net controlled from the lounge.
Land based whale watching:
In De Kelders we have a spectacular walking trail that is approximately 7 km long, and takes you from Stanford’s Bay right through to Die Plaat, where you can see the whales right next to the shore from June until December.
Boat based whale watching:
We like Dyer Island Cruises, where you can go out on their whale boat and be guaranteed whale sightings between July and December. If you’re lucky, you could even get to see the Humpback whale, as they prefer the deeper waters and can’t be seen from land. At Dyer Island, they approach the island close enough to view African penguins and other bird life.
Want an eyeball to eyeball encounter with a Great White Shark? You are in for much more than that on board Slashfin. Marine biologists and expert crew members will not only show you where these mysterious and misunderstood apex predators hunt and hide, but they will also explain to you how and where they feed, breed and breach. WOW what an experience that was for us!
Duiwelsgat hiking trail: A 7 km hiking trail from Gansbaai to ‘Die Plaat’ beach in de Kelders where you will find our beautiful landscape as well as our beaches, drip caves, whale watching as well as our spectacular Duiwelsgat caves and long, pristine white beach ‘Die Plaat’, where all the fisherman spend their time fishing and relaxing.
Experience a unique quad trail with truly majestic views overlooking Dyer Island & Uilkraal valley and navigate through a unique indigenous forest. A must when you come to visit Gansbaai.
Land Rover Trips:
Land Rover trips can be booked on weather permitting days for sundowners on the nearby pristine beach, “Die Plaat” with a picnic basket & wine or cocktails
Restaurants in the area include White Shark House, Blue Goose, Benguela and Kloeks @ home. For gorgeous beachfront lunches, we suggest the ever-popular, Coffee on the Rocks, which is only a 2 minute walk from 49-on-Cliff.