Sea Star Lodge


Rooms: 7: 6 kings with full en-suite. Rooftop suites have their own private terrace.

Prices: R900 – R1,400 pp sharing. Singles +50%.
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Meals: Full continental and cooked breakfast included; picnic baskets available on request.

Directions: From N2 take R43 through Hermanus towards Gansbaai. Turn right at first De Kelders turn-off, then left into Hoof Weg. Take the second road on your right and turn into Ingang Street.

Ardi Hasenohrl
19 Ingang Street, De Kelders/Gansbaai, De Kelders, Overberg, Western Cape

Tel: (0)28-384-0012
Cell: (0)79-174-8548
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Approaching Sea Star Lodge, Ardi whisked me straight onto the roof, bubbles in hand, to watch the sun set over the Atlantic. He said it would be special, but even he had to stifle chuckles as I stood gawping at the evolving hues of Walker Bay and the Fynbos Nature Reserve behind us. Darkness eventually won, but I would have happily lain under that glittering 360-degree blanket of sea stars all night had I not spied inside Sea Star’s rooms en route to the rooftop and been nosy for more. Ardi is a former policeman-turned-private detective from Munich, which might explain why he is such a stickler for privacy and perfection; nothing less will do, particularly when it comes to his guests. Uber-slick, luxurious rooms are utterly mod-conified (mine boasted a fully-stocked Nespresso machine!) with blacked-out windows to stop peeping whales. Extravagant ocean panoramas made up for the fact that my Master Suite bath, though vast, was the only tub lacking a sea view, but Ardi apologised regardless by cracking open a bottle of vintage dessert wine to share on the sweeping verandah, an extension of the bright, open-plan guest living area. Joining Moulin the dog by a toasty fire, Ardi filled me in on De Kelders’ clandestine pop-up restaurant, Klooks At Home; on the Durban artist whose fiery Kalahari paintings dot Sea Star’s walls; on his pilot pal Evan who takes guests bird’s-eye whale-spotting in his four-seater plane, African Wings.... I wonder if Ardi would place me under house arrest?

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What to Do in the Area

The Walker Bay - The Bay of the Southern Right Whales

A hiking trail passes by in front of the Lodge and takes you to the Walker Bay Nature Reserve where 13km of untouched sandy beaches invite you to picnic and enjoy the most stunning sunsets. The trail sidles along the high cliffs of de Kelders where you have the worldwide best possibilities for land based whale watching between July and December.

The Lodge - discover luxury!

The lodge was originally designed to be a private home for the travel experienced owners looking for a hide away from the European winter month. Since they are always interested to meet people from all over the world they decided to open their home to people who like travelling as much as they do.The modern and spacious design of the lodge provides breathtaking sea views. The African arts blend in perfectly with the modern design and create a unique luxury atmosphere.

The Location - listen to the sound of the ocean, taste the fruits of nature

The lodge is located in de Kelders - a small village at the Atlantic Ocean between Stanford and Gansbaai. Whether you are looking for adrenalin and decide to go on a shark cage diving trip to discover the Great White Sharks as close as possible or if you decide to savour the local wines at the estates in the nearby Stanford Valley - our friendly staff would be glad to assist you with information and make your stay an unforgettable and enjoyable experience.