The Oystercatcher De Kelders - Self Catering Beach House, Gansbaai
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About The Oystercatcher

The Oystercatcher is a self catering beach house, perched on the magnificent cliffs of De Kelders in the quaint fishing village of Gansbaai. Breathtaking, unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains can be seen from almost every room.


The spacious house is furnished with Cape Cottage style furniture and sleeps 6 people. The three bedrooms have laminated wooden floors, each with sea views and crisp white linen.

Two of the rooms have king size beds. The third room has two single beds.
There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bath.
Towels are provided.


A built in braai on the patio, large colour TV with DSTV dish (bring own decoder and card), cosy fireplace, and double lock up garages further ensures a comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, conventional oven, fridge/freezer and all other utensils.


The Oystercatcher is located in the second row from beachfront and within a short walking distance of a pristine nature/marine reserve with white sandy beaches and large open caves of archaeological interest. There are only 4 plots between us and the reserve.

There is a beautiful hiking trail right in front of the house that winds along the rugged, fynbos lined cliffs next to the ocean. This is a perfect vantage point from where to watch the whales play in season (July to November) as they come right up to the cliff edge.


Visit nearby Kleinbaai Harbour (10 km away) to participate in great white shark cage diving, boat based whale watching or pleasure cruises to the seal colony at Dyer Island.

We are situated 180 km from Cape Town, 40 km from Hermanus and 5 km from Gansbaai Town where fresh line fish is always available at the active harbour.

Please note

There is a 'no smoking inside the house' policy.
No pets are allowed.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (garage)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)


  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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3 bedroom house, 2 with double beds, one with single bed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewfair

Basic but that is reflected by price. Several leaks in roof and bathroom during heavy rain. Some cutlery and lightbulb missing. Musty smell on entering. Very cold and 2 heaters (and extra blankets) in bedrooms not effective - had a fire each night but very difficult house to heat. But close short walk to the sea and adjacent Walker Bay nature reserve beautiful. Would recommend "Coffee on the rocks" for coffee/ food. De Kelders is a hidden gem and few tourists compared to Hermanus.

August 2017

Zandra Quinn (UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

My daughter and friends had a really enjoyable time and found the facility was alot more than they expected. Very spacious and neat and with an absolutely beautiful view, they were just prepared to sit back and chill in the pleasant surroundings. Were very sorry to have stayed such a short time and will definitely be back

December 2010

Cathy Oschmann (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 147km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since June 2005

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