De Kelders Private Villa


An exclusive retreat by the seaside

De Kelders Private Villa is situated in the coastal village of De Kelders near Gansbaai. Owner, Neil, is the mastermind behind the exquisite decor, which exhibits a delight of South African and international art, furniture and objects. Neil and his cook, Samkelo, treat guests to delicious, simple meals in their retreat by the ocean.

All rooms lead to the spacious common area, where guests can entertain themselves with the library of books, magazines, DVDs and CDs on offer. For chilly days and nights, there is a large fireplace to huddle around and relax with friends. Enjoy freshly prepared local cuisine and aromatic wines in the dining area and start your mornings with a delicious country breakfast of home-baked confectionery, jams and preserves with the smell of grilled bacon wafting out to the terrace.

Extremely intimate and comprised of only 3 guest rooms, De Kelders can be booked on a single room basis or on an exclusive use basis. Guest rooms are modern and slick, their clean lines contrasted by exceptionally fluffy down-duvets and soft fabrics. All have en-suite bathrooms, high ceilings and streaming natural light.



  • A design treasure-trove from the unique architecture to the fabulous art collection
  • Extremely intimate with only 3 guest rooms
  • 300m from the beach
  • A unique “hosted” experience with Neil Stemmet, a celebrated designer and chef
  • Can be enjoyed on an exclusive-use basis or on a room basis
Restaurant on premises Horse riding Sea views Secure parking Swimming pool WIFI


De Kelders Private Villa
Whale Route
Garden Route
South Africa

At De Kelders Private Villa and ocean retreat, guests are hosted by celebrated author, designer and chef, Neil Stemmet who lovingly created his own idea of the perfect beachside home. A dazzling collection of objet d’art, guest rooms that ooze style and Neil’s congenial banter entertain guests as he cooks up something delectable in the kitchen.

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From: 95 USD
per person per night sharing


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