Saxon Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Gansbaai

Saxon Lodge Gansbaai

Saxon Lodge, Gansbaai, Western Cape

Enjoy spectacular views of the famous Gansbaai Harbour from the spacious and luxurious rooms of the Saxon Lodge. This 4-star accommodation offers quality at a good price, making it the perfect home away from home for all travellers.

You can experience breath-taking horizon views across Walker Bay from the harbour and easily reach the local shops, restaurants and pubs during your stay. Not only does Saxon Lodge offer comfortable accommodation, but they also have their own fully-stocked bar and restaurant.

The staff and owners of Saxon Lodge pride themselves in their ‘old school’ hospitality, and through their attentive and caring service aim to give you the best personal service in town. Their team has a deep connection with Gansbaai so you can learn more about the most popular local attractions during your visit.

Accommodation at Saxon Lodge

Saxon Lodge - Gansbaai

There are nine different rooms to choose from at Saxon Lodge; seven of which are en-suite rooms while the other two are courtyard suites which also have en-suite bathrooms. Each suite is spacious and individually decorated so that you can enjoy maximum relaxation and comfort.

All rooms come equipped with temperature control with heaters and a fan, electric blankets, TV with DStv, gowns, safety deposit box, hairdryer, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Honeymooners can enjoy a stay in the Albatross Suite that offers the best view in the lodge from the private veranda. The suite has an en-suite bathroom with a double shower and bath, and an extra-large bedroom.

The Beachcomber Suite is perfect for families as it comes with an en-suite King-sized bedroom and two single beds in the living room. You can also enjoy views of the pool, garden and ocean from the private veranda.

The Duplex Suites, the Dolphin and Southern Cross rooms come with en-suite bedrooms with King-sized beds, a spacious downstairs lounge, bathrooms with a bath and shower, and a private veranda with views of the area.

The Da Gama and Protea suites are the standard double rooms of the Lodge. With their own unique style they both have their own en-suite bathroom and have ample space for your comfort. The Protea room has an extra bed in the side room you can use in case you are travelling with a child.

The Campbell Suite is a larger standard room and comes with a King-sized bed that can be converted into twin beds, en-suite bathroom and has a spacious, open feel.

On the Southern side of the building, you will find the Courtside Suites. These rooms are situated away from the hustle and bustle of the Lodge, so you can peacefully enjoy the beautiful bohemian gardens.

Facilities & breakfast at Saxon Lodge

Saxon Lodge - Gansbaai

You can enjoy a hot, yummy breakfast every day in the Saxon Restaurant. Their cook prepares homemade specialities and every day you can try one of their specials. You can also enjoy a delicious dinner upon prior arrangement.

The pride and joy of the owners of Saxon Lodge is their pub; Saxon Arms, which stocks local wines and beers, craft gins and much more. The Lodge offers free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected no matter where you are.

You can cool off during the hot day in their splash pool or relax in the lounge chairs as you soak up some sun. The guest lounge offers a space where you can relax together in front of the fireplace while watching some TV.

What do people say about Saxon Lodge

“Great place to relax and unwind with all the necessary facilities. Dave & Caren are fantastic hosts making your stay very memorable. Nothing is too much trouble. Facilities are very clean & tidy with all rooms having a different set up/character. Breakfasts are tasty with several options, giving you a great start to the day. Thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay.” – Mike TripAdvisor.

“A lovely place to stay and so welcoming and easy going. An English style bar, lovely rooms and outside area… did I mention great food and the nicest hosts in the Southern Hemisphere. David and Caren are simply delightful. Thoroughly recommended.” – Dave TripAdvisor.

“It is a very nice and familiar lodge, very friendly owners, take care of everything. They gave good recommendations for travelling around and booked the Dyer Island cruise for me. This is a must for everybody. If there are more guest they also offer a dinner in the evening. And this was perfect!” – Roving TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Saxon Lodge:

  1. The staff and owners of Saxon Lodge are welcoming and helpful.
  2. The lodge has beautiful views of Gansbaai Harbour and the surrounding area.
  3. All rooms are uniquely decorated, spacious and well-kept.
  4. The restaurant and pub offer great service as well as meals and local drinks.
  5. Popular attractions in the area are within walking distance.

To find out more about Saxon Lodge give them a call on 028 384 0853 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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