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Swellendam
Reviewed 4 December 2011

Imagine our joy when our son phoned from Paris to say he would be spending a two-week holiday with us. “Just pick any location in South Africa and we’ll go there,” he said. We had no hesitation in suggesting De Kelders. “De WHAT?” Our son responded! However, the heady combination of a beautiful coastline with lovely walks along surging seas...

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41Thank RaymondESwellendam
neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Ray so good to see your review, since you have been again, we wish you loads of love and kindness warm de kelders wishes neil+david

Edinburgh
Reviewed 24 November 2011

This house is like something out of an interiors magazine - absolutely stunning and I just wanted to move in! The welcome you get from David the host was so friendly. Lots of nice touches, from a little bunch of flowers on arrival to home made rusks with coffee. The best part of De Kelders was the whales. Less than...

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38Thank JG-Edin
neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review. we wish you wonderful days until you return to the warmth of the de kelders bay best wishes neil+david

Ahaus, Germany
Reviewed 14 November 2011

Do not waste one second by not joining the warm hospitality and friendship of Neil, David and their team. Every detail is planned, designed and at its right place. It is nothing just to stay, to sleep or to eat. It is something what is precious like the whole surrounding. It is not a gallery or a museum it is...

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

thank you so much for your very special words - we send you loads of sunny wishes from de kelders david+neil

Paris, France
Reviewed 7 November 2011

After the disappointment of our previous villa, Neil and David (and of course James!) "opened" their house to us at very short notice. We had a wonderful stay - everything was purfect. We all highly recommend this wonderful "home from home" (except that the decore, service etc is much more swish than in our home) p.s. We also second EmHarris's...

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

thank you so much Mark, looking forward to seeing you back in de kelders for your third visit warm wishes david+neil

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 November 2011

My husband and I stayed in De Kelders for 3-nights while celebrating our 1-year anniversary in the Western Cape. The house itself is like living in a design magazine - if you love modern design that highlights natural beauty, you’ll find the rooms and common spaces a joy. The location is fantastic - every morning and evening we walked to...

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

thank you so much for your wonderful review and all your kind words. we wish you wonderful spring full of cherry blossoms warm wishes neil&david

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2011

This was one of our most impressing stops on our tour through South Africa. If you stop here you arrive at a friends home. Niel and David ( we unfortunately not meet ) have build a great and warme home to rest in. With only 3 gest rooms the whole atmosphere is very private and you have the great chance...

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

thank you so much for your special review - it means so much to us we do hope to see you back in de kelders, soon warm wishes neil+staff

Lachen, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 October 2011

you'll find a lot of space to get your privacy like you have it at home, you'll find a house where you feel comfortable like as home. The food is delicious, the service perfect, the design of the living room and the house unique and the hosts friendly and in every case caring of you. ifyou're looking for a guesthouse...

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37Thank Roman K
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2011

We experienced a very warm welcome from Sivu and David and went on to enjoy a fabulous evening in this uniquely designed comfortable home. Neil and David are generous hosts and we loved being on the receiving end.

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10Thank leila16
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2011

We had the privilege of being Neil's guests this weekend in his meticulously curated home, filled with personality, love and warmth. My family felt completely relaxed and at home, enjoying our evening dining under the stars with Neil. The meal was spectacular. Neil is a noted cook, establishing the much sought after up country 'Le Must Country Restaurant' in the...

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38Thank MattAllisonZA
Woerden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 October 2011

Serene beauty, meticulous attention to details and comfort. De Kelders Private House is absolutely magical. We were lucky enough to stay at De Kelders Private House and we will never forget it. Neill and David (the fabulous hosts) have created a place like no other -- so peaceful -- so romantic -- so relaxing -- you will never want to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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 Rd De Kelders | DE Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $219 - $327 (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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