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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Stayed at the wonderful Cliff Lodge in De Kelder for whale watching and was booked into the Private Villa for dinner. The charming chef/host and his partner have created the perfect combination of superb food in a lovely building. Can't recommend this place enough and if you are a cat lover Farrah is a star who meanders around the gardens...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello - may i say thank you for your wonderful review - it was our honor and pleasure to be of service and we will gladly do so again warm wishes niël +staff

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Loved our 1-night stay and dinner at De Kelders Private Villa - apart from finding a special windfree spot to unwind in peace, we loved the interesting furnishings and the beautifully served meals were undoubtedly the highlight of our stay

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hello - may i say thank you for your wonderful review - it was our honor and pleasure to be of service and we will gladly do so again warm wishes niël +staff

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We did not know what to expect, we got a referral to have a dinner at a dark house at the end of the Kelders . That description was definitely off, we ended up at a warm and friendly atmosphere with a more than friendly host. And we have not even started to mention the food, the food was great,...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Monique and Arjen thank you so much for your review ! What a pleasure to serve dinner to people who love food, most from the garden and the village of Gansbaai. We are unfortunately not open for the public and only serve dinner for our guests and the guest house that referred you, but if you love cats when...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My partner and I are both frequent travelers and like to try out different things. Out of all our travel destinations Neil's private villa was the most stunning accommodation we've stayed so far. If architecture and interior design are your thing, you do not want to miss this. It's no wonder the villa has been featured in many magazines and...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

thank you so much for your special review - special clients always deserve special treatment - thank you so much for being with us in de kelders warm wishes and many happy returns niël

Svendborg, Denmark
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had a wonderful time in Neils villa and can't wait to find an excuse to be back again. Food was great and hospitality warm and villa decor a visit worth by itself. Try it. Neils villa was recommended by Danish friends, we owe them one. Hanne & Mads

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dear Hanne and Mads thank you so much for your special review - i hope you will have a great summer in Copenhagen and will return soon to de kelders. i am in London/Berlin at present - loving your Europe best niël

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 15 March 2015

One of the best places we have ever stayed at. De Kelders Private Villa is an architectural and interior design masterpiece. In addition to staying in a beautiful place, you have to add Neil, an incredible host who goes the extra mile to make sure that you are enjoying your time while over there. PS Make sure that you have...

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dear Vanessa+Mathias - thank you so much for your very special review - it was so nice to have you here in de kelders. i do hope to see you in Buenos Aires - your noodle bar is beautiful ! warm wishes neil+staff

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This was the second time my wife & I (together with our son this time) have stayed @ Neil's wonderful villa in De Kelders. It offers the perfect conclusion to a holiday following much travelling around the Western Cape & Garden Route. The calmness of the villa demands that you relax & the service is second to none. Neil cooked...

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dear Ted how special to receive you review. it was our pleasure to host you a second time, thank you so much for being the perfect guests - we do look forward to receiving you soon warm wishes neil+staff

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Home away from home, that is the feeling you immediately get when entering De Kelders Private Villa and be welcomed by Neil, the perfect host and chef in his villa furnished with exceptional taste. Surrounded by art, books and music we enjoyed an excellent dinner accompanied by carefully chosen wines, the great view over the ocean with a beautiful sunset....

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Christel and Klaus how special it is to receive a review like yours - we really go out of our way to make it special for our guests - thank you for being the perfect guests and also for your very special review. we do look forward to receive you many times for the rest of your lives warm...

Ottawa
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We spent two nights at de Kelders in October. The villa is stylish and secludd. It has a beautifully landscaped garden. Neil cooked us dinner on our first night. Although the dinner was good, we thought at R750 for two it was over-priced compared to similar dinners we had during our first two weeks in South Africa. The house has...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Jason thank you for your review an compliments we are indeed 2 blocks from the ocean, with wonderful views over Walker bay from our terrace and pool area. we are the only guest house that i know of that will prepare dinner just for 2 people, which was prepared by myself and a staff member. i think it is...

Vreden, Germany
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We have been by Neil through an recommendation by a friend. His hospitality is absolut wonderful, the house is magnificent, the design perfekt. If you get the chance to eat in his house, go for it. Delicious! Thanks also to the staff, polite, helpful, friendly. 10 stars of 10 ! If Gaansbai, than "de Kelders" The best decision you can...

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dear Gerrit thank you so much for your review - it means the world to us when our clients show gratitude for the service that we provide warm wishes neil+staff

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2014/2015/2016 TRIPADVISOR NO 1 in the Gansbaai and Overberg for speciality accommodation. The house is neither a B&B or a guest house. It is a villa and a haven for the discerning traveller, who understands quality, stillness and privacy. Acclaimed by ELLE Decoration, House&Leisure, Conde Nast House&Garden and Gourmet, the villa offers the luxury of privacy. Three large bedrooms only, a 150m lounge with library of magazines, books, music and films. Large fireplace for the winter nights. Large garden with secluded, private, heated salt water pool. The 80m open terrace with beautiful views of the village and Walker Bay is secluded and offers the perfect hideaway for reading. The ocean is 200 steps away. Our breakfasts are special and our pre-booked home cooked regional dinners are legendary. The owner is an author of cook books. The house in not branded, hence the name private house and can be rented for exclusive use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Kelders Private Villa

Address: 35 Main Road | DE Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $204 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — De Kelders Private Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms seemed lovely”
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“Take your dinner at Neil's place.”
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“Simply wonderful food and host”
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“just go for dinner and if you like it stay for the night, you will not be disappointed”
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“None of the rooms will disappoint. They are all quite different.”
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