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About Benguela

Benguela features a charming air conditioned boutique hotel, a mere 200 meters from the waters' edge, where whales come home every year between June and December. Our outdoor pool with sweeping sea views and cocktail bar awaits you.

Benguela offers 7 stylish and comfortable en-suite rooms. Bedding and towels with complimentary hotel toiletries included. Pajama lounge, business center available to all our guests. Free Wi-Fi through the property. A scrumptious breakfast is included in your stay. Dinner is served at the in-house Benguela Restaurant. All our guests are invited to this gastronomic adventure which will leave your senses tingling for more. We offer room service and cater for all whims!

As a special Benguela Guest we also offer exclusive discounts to White Shark cage diving & viewing tours (all year) and also the very popular Whale watching tours. Benguela is not just a bed to sleep in, it is the whole nine yards and so much more! Prepare to want to stay longer.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental service
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Iron and board
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • Minibar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Special offers
  • Wake-Up service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check in 2pm
Check out 10am

Availability and pricing

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  • Deluxe Double Room Deluxe Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 These luxury rooms are tastefully decorated and offer a queen-sized bed with en-suite bathroom. Your bathroom features... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Classic Double Room - Sea View Classic Double Room - Sea View Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Beautifully decorated, intimate rooms each have a private entrance leading to the terrace with swimming pool and stunnin... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Superior Double Room - Sea View Superior Double Room - Sea View Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This beautifully decorated spacious room is the flagship of our collection. All rooms have a private entrance leading... see more
            • Adults

              Reviews for Benguela

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              Gt Knoetze
              15 September 2020

              When we arrived the place was closed. Trying to phone but the phone just went to voicemail. It seems that safarinow supplied the wrong contact details in their booking confirmation.

              Laurence-Anne Boost
              06 March 2019

              We felt very Welcomed by Jonathan when we arrived in Benguela a beautifully and funilly decorated house .Our bedroom was light, facing the sea with the plunge pool just outside .After drinks on the terrace , we had dinner at a central table with 7 other guests,. Dinner was delicious and we discovered that Jonathan is apart from being very entertaining and friendly , is also a very good cook . But beware there are 5 /6 dishes paired with some very good wines.We slept very well and breakfast was yammy too . Sorry to have spent only one night there and sorry not to have said our good byes to Hand...
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              Benguela is 4.4km from the centre of Gansbaai , the nearest airport 107.5km (Cape Town International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling