About Saxon Lodge
Saxon Lodge is a boutique hotel situated in Gansbaai, the world’s Great White Shark capital, in the Western Cape, a short, beautiful, 2 hour drive from Cape Town and Cape Town International airport and an hour from L’Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa. This makes Saxon Lodge a great central point for exploring the Cape Overberg and its natural bounty.
The lodge was established 10 years ago and was bought and taken over by Dave and Caron in July 2011. It perches majestically above the Gansbaai Harbour providing guests with the opportunity to observe a working harbour in action as trawler boats leave and return with their catch.
The lodge boasts 9 spacious en-suite rooms, most of which have private view verandas with great sea views. All the rooms have just been repainted and individually redecorated to create a tranquil and restful ambiance - a “home from home” feeling. We have double and twin rooms and 2 family suites for families or groups travelling together.
Restaurant & Dining
A private, well stocked residents’ bar and restaurant provides privacy and exclusivity for guests to enjoy and share their experiences and space with each other.
Other facilities include a plunge pool, central lounge with large format TV, Free WIFI, ample parking and a viewing deck with spectacular views over Walker Bay and the Overberg mountains. It is commonplace to see the Southern Right Whales frolicking in the bay during their season here and the sunsets are something to behold!
Other Facilities & Services
• airport transfers
• bar fridge – in sea facing rooms only
• braai / barbecue – onsite, not for self catering purposes
• DSTV in room
• electronic safe
• exercise facilities (less than 5km)
• golf (less than 5km)
• horse riding (less than 5km)
• laundry service available
• lock-up safe
• outdoor pool
• parking all onsite
• private entrance
• radio in room
• tea / coffee making facilities
• television in communal area with full DSTV
• television in room (limited satellite)
• on-site restaurant
• on-site pub
Activities & Attractions
The region provides great activities and includes Great White Shark-cage diving, Whale watching, Wine tasting – either off site at the nearby local wine farms or on-site at our lodge (the regional wine here is amongst the finest South Africa has to offer), hikes through some of the most beautiful coastline reserves in the Cape and quad biking, 4X4 and kayaking.