In the 'hood, De Kelders as a destination

The little village of De Kelders, which lies just 5 km north of Gansbaai and about 25 minutes’ drive from Hermanus, has managed to remain largely immune to the large scale tourism that envelopes this part of the country, and is still essentially a fishing village and famous for its seafood. De Kelders lies on the shores of Walker Bay - renowned as the home of the Southern Right Whale - ... cont.

6 Cliff Street, De Kelders, Gansbaai, Cape Overberg, South Africa

Directions to Cliff Lodge

From Cape Town to De Kelders.
Travel east along the N2 from Cape Town for about 30 minutes and you'll find yourself at the foot of the Hottentots-Holland mountains. Sir Lowry's Pass takes you over the mountains and then you travel through the Elgin Valley filled with orchards, forests and roses for half an hour. The Houw Hoek Pass takes you down into the Overberg. At the bottom of the pass you take the turn-off to Hermanus. Travel towards the ocean over the Bot River lagoon. After 20 minutes you will get to Hermanus. Travel through the town following the signs to Stanford. Stanford is 20 minutes from Hermanus along the R43. Continue past Stanford towards Gansbaai and after 10 minutes you will see the turn off to De Kelders.

From the Garden Route to De Kelders.
Travel along the N2 towards Cape Town through the undulating farm fields to Riviersonderend. When you reach Riviersonderend you turn left onto the R356 and travel for 25 minutes until you reach the village of Stanford. Turn left towards Gansbaai on the R43. After about 10 minutes you will see the turn off to De Kelders.

To Cliff Lodge
Turn off the R43 towards the sea at De Kelders. Take the third road right into De Villiers, first left into Kayser which takes you right down to Cliff Street and the sea. Turn right into Cliff Street and look for number 6 on your left hand side.


  • 4x4 trails
  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Caving
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • River cruises
  • Shark cage dives
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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