The Roundhouse

ImageGansbaai (De Kelders) is rightly famous for Great white sharks, but did you know that it is also a hotspot for land-based whale watching? There are consistently more whales in this area than in Hermanus and some days you can count 40-plus whales in one sighting. This special place doesn’t draw the crowds and it is not uncommon to find yourself sitting alone on the edge of a rock perched above a family of whales only 5m away.

Stunning, style and comfort are words that spring to mind as I settle down in my luxury room at the 4-star graded Roundhouse Guesthouse. My suite is exquisite with all the touches expected of a 5-star hotel. The living room is complete with a stereo and plasma TV with surround sound which swivels through the wall into a large bedroom with a king-sized bed and stunning en suite bathroom with a stone walled shower and a Jacuzzi bath. The Roundhouse has undergone a year long refit and it is easily one of the top three guesthouses that I have ever stayed in. The building alone is beautiful and one of the most photographed in the area, but the interior will simply blow you away.

The Roundhouse features an entertainment area with a huge screen and surround sound and a whale watching deck with stunning views over the town and Walker Bay, not to mention a Jacuzzi. A full range of breakfasts are included and personal service and attention are assured to all guests. All suites have tea and coffee facilities, a twin/king-sized bed and a bathroom with both a shower and a bath. They also have a new health spa on site which offers massages, body wraps, facials, pedicures and manicures to help you unwind at the end of an exhilarating day!

The total package

ImageThe Roundhouse Guesthouse is part of a total package that Dave and Elna Caravias offer to visitors to the area. Dave and Elna also own the Great White Adventure Centre in Gansbaai which is the main booking office and tourism booking centre in Gansbaai.

They offer their own activities – – including kayaking, cave tours and rugged 4x4 mountain trails in their Landrover Game Viewer.

For those wet weather winter days they also offer tours to Cape Agulhas (the southernmost tip of Africa), the Betty’s Bay penguin colony and even day trips to Cape Town. When staying at the Roundhouse you will never be left high and dry with nothing to do. Dave and Elna have extensive experience in the shark cage diving industry, and apart from owning the Great White Adventure Centre, they also run and own the website, , which is the central bookings office for the White Shark Cage Diving and Shark Diving worldwide. Dave and Elna are experienced travel agents and will do their best to ensure that your visit to Gansbaai and the Western Cape is a memorable one.

For more information

Contact: 082-466-4519 or 028-384-1741

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