Accommodation in De Kelders, Gansbaai
De Kelders was a popular spot 80 000 years ago and it is still popular today! De Kelders has been rendered timeless because of its unique coastline and utterly beautiful environment.
It is a renowned spot amongst tourists because it is upmarket, safe and in prime location amidst this environmental splendour.The accommodation offered in De Kelders varies mostly between Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts and self-catering accommodation. Any lodging is generally hosted by a welcoming local that is passionate about this hidden gem. The rooms are always well-kept and comfortable and each place emanates a different style and quality so that guests can find what suits them best.
Although De Kelders may be a tiny area right outside a little town, it is still making aves when it comes to high-quality accommodation in South Africa. Three B&Bs in De Kelders were nominated in the ‘Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in South Africa’, according to TripAdvisor. This Travellers’ Choice award was nominated by globe-trekkers that have highly recommended these spots because of their impeccable hospitality, superb location and what some have described as a slice of Paradise.
The area offers some intimate coffee shops that are right on the waters’ edge and overlook the rocky coastline. The breaking waters are also but a stone’s throw away from the informal diners and sweet-smelling bakeries that share this same majestic view.
De Kelders hosts a range of outdoor activities and is the ultimate place for a hike. The well-known Klipgat Hiking Trail leads from the harbour in Gansbaai to Die Plaat. This scenic route is decorated with a coastline of hidden caves, jutting limestone rocks and bountiful fynbos that is right on the water’s edge. There are many tidal and rock pools scattered along this exceptional coastline that only add to the view and offer a great opportunity for a swim. There is also the incredible Duiwelsgat (Devil’s hole), which is a cave that stretches deep down and you can stare in awe as the waves crash below. The trail leads to the long stretch of beach that is part of Walker Bay, a pristine natural wonderland. The immaculate ocean also offers great snorkelling opportunities as the waters bustle with marine life.
The sunsets in De Kelders will render you speechless as this panoramic view of the horizon elicits intense colours in the sky. An artwork is created every night as the deep colours of the setting sun paint the ocean surface, fynbos dotted landscape and rumbling Overberg Mountains like a canvas.
Most of the accommodation in De Kelders is situated within walking distance to the ocean or is placed in an optimal spot with an epic sea view. This sea view only improves from July to December when the Southern Right Whales can be seen frolicking in the waters. As you draw back the curtains of your room you could open up to a sight that will take your breath away as these colossal mammals come right to the edge of the coastline to mate, calve and play all day. Depending how far you are from this jubilation you could possibly hear their soft blow noises, a wonderful reprieve from urban sounds.
There are few places in the world that offer such an ultimate coastline. Come to De Kelders and relish the gorgeous sights of ancient caves, rock pools and immaculate waters in this unique and celebrated part of South Africa.
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