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At Aire del Mar Guest House, your friendly hosts will offer you outstanding friendly personal service.

Only 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town, you will find Aire del Mar - situated in the small, quiet town Kleinbaai, Gansbaai - the Great White Shark Capitol of the world.  The guest House is a ten minute walk from the harbor where Shark Cage Diving, Whale watching and Marine Big 5 boat start their daily boat trips.  Lay in your bed or sit on the balcony with your morning coffee and our home baked rusks and see the boats leaving the harbor if you’re not on the boat.

The area has much to offer to fill your days of stay:  Great White Shark viewing, Whale Watching (In Season), bird watching, 4x4 trips up the mountain, a golf course, kayaking, cave exploring, fat bike tours, gin/craft beer/wine tastings, horse riding on the beach and fishing from the shore or a chartered boat.

Kleinbaai offers kilometers of coast line for pleasant walks in the “fynbos” (natural coastal vegetation).

We can also assist you in planning of excursions to nearby Danger Point light house, Elim missionary station, Cape L`Agulhas (the southern most point of Africa), birding and lots more.

Aire del Mar Shuttle bus can take guests on wine tasting trips in the vicinity and transport them to and from functions on request.

Activities:

Shark viewing:
A boat trip to see the Great White Sharks from the surface near Dyer Island, while licensed scuba divers can do cage diving to get really close! The harbour is within walking distance.

Whale watching:
Its whale season from July until November: Either watch from the shore or your room, or take a boat trip to see these huge beasts from close-up.

Bird watching:
A canoe trip for bird lovers leaves from Stanford, just 20 minutes drive away.

4x4:
Take a trip up the mountain to see the local Fynbos, as well as a spectacular view of the coastline.

Wine tasting:
A trip to Hermanus and the nearby "Hemel en Aarde" ("Heaven and Earth") wine valley will be unforgettable (45 minutes drive)The well-known Raka Wineries is also within a 20 minute drive, just outside Stanford. On Route to Cape Agulhas, you will also find some of the finest winefarms in our area.

Golf:
The Arabella Country Estate (1 hour drive) offers a world-class 18-hole course, or you can simply visit the local 9-hole course (2 km)

Hiking:
Take a hike along unspoilt sandy beach through a nature reserve, from Pearly Beach to Uilenkraalsmond (15 km), or right up to the Guest House (22 km)

Horse Riding and Kayaking can also be arranged.

Cancellation Policy:

100% Cancellation fee for bookings cancelled less than 1 week prior to arrival
50% Cancellation fee for bookings cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to arrival
25% Cancellation fee for bookings cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to arrival

Facilities & Services available:

Babies
Children under 12
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Hiking / Walking Trails

Rooms and Units Available:

We offer you friendly personal service and quality accommodation in:

Five Spacious Luxury B&B Rooms (first floor of building), all with en-uite bathrooms and balconies.  From your room you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay to Dyer Island - world famous for its shark alley.

All luxury rooms are equipped with satellite television, wall heater, kettle (with coffee and tea) and a wall safe for your valuables.

You start your day with a healthy breakfast and towards the end of the day you can enjoy sun downers from your own balcony or in our fully licensed bar.

Three Self-Catering Studios (ground floor of building), with sea view and en-suite bathrooms.  The studios are equipped with a fridge and microwave and utensils to prepare a light meal.

Backpacker Accommodation or Family Unit, We also offer Backpacker accommodation.  (Flat at the back of the Guesthouse).  The flat has no sea-view, but has one room with a double bed and en-suite bathroom.  Another living room with a double bunk and another single bed, with a kitchen and another bathroom.

Backpacker option ( if only 2 persons) will occupy one room only, not the entire flat.

Double (Ground Floor)

Room with double bed and a single bed: Nespresso machine, coffee/tea facilities, safe, TV & DStv, wall heater, fan, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom. Small kitchenette with microwave oven, fridge and adequate utensils to prepare small meals. Sea view.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Family Room - 2 adults 2 kids (Top Floor)

Luxury room with queen bed and 2 single beds for children: Nespresso machine, coffee/tea facilities, safe, TV & DStv, wall heater, fan, hairdryer, en-suite bath room with shower, and a spectacular sea view from balcony.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

King / Twin (Ground Floor)

Luxury room with a King bed (can convert to two single beds ): Nespresso machine, coffee/tea facilities, safe, TV & DStv, wall heater, fan, hairdryer. Small kitchenette with microwave oven, fridge and adequate utensils to prepare small meals. Sea view.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

King / Twin Room (Top Floor)

Luxury room with a King bed (can convert to two single beds): Nespresso machine, coffee/tea facilities, safe, TV & DStv, wall heater, fan, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom with shower, and a spectacular view of the sea and Dyer Island from the balcony.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Queen with mountain view (Top Floor)

Luxury room with queen bed: Nespresso machine, coffee/tea facilities, safe, TV & DStv, wall heater, fan, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom with shower, and a spectacular view the mountain.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Directions:


Directions from Cape Town / Hermanus
N2 direction George 60 km to Hermanus turn-off [R43]. Travel through Hermanus and Stanford 40 km to Gansbaai.
Enter Gansbaai in Main Road. Travel straight through Gansbaai, crossing four 4-way stops, and at the fifth stop [about 800 meters out of Gansbaai] turn RIGHT towards Kleinbaai - Travel for 2.8 km until you reach a stop sign in Kleinbaai. Turn left in Van Dyk Street [first tarred road to your left] and drive for about 1.5 km until you reach no 77 Van Dyk Street [Aire del Mar Guest House] on your left.

Directions from the Garden Route / N2
N2 direction Cape Town Stanford/Hermanus turn-off is 10 km after Riviersonderend [R326] 60 km to Stanford.
At T-junction in Stanford, turn left 20 km to Gansbaai. Further as above.
The other option is To take the N2 to Caledon. At Caledon, You turn off to take the R316 to Bredasdorp/Napier.
At the intersection (Approx 30km outside of Caledon), you will find the R326 (turn Right) that will take you to Stanford.
At Stanford, turn Left onto thw R43 to Gansbaai. Rest of the directions as above.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse, Self-Catering and Youth Hostel
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM