Gansbaai, South Africa | Luxury Accommodation


Welcome to De Kelders Villa

Secluded PRIVATE retreat.

Decorated to inspire

South African and International art, furniture and objects

Explore the Overberg region

Situated in the quaint, yet scenic village of De Kelders

Delicious breakfasts and dinners

Owner author of heritage cookbooks

Amiable travelers looking for a peaceful retreat

Accommodation is by prior arrangement only

De Kelders, Gansbaai, South Africa

Timelessness and Tranquility

An ideal and convenient base from which to explore

De Kelders, Gansbaai, South Africa

Privacy to view and not to be viewed

Enclosed double plot, private garden and heated pool

Lively conversation and rejuvenating silence

Often amazing things in life are overlooked

Welcome to De Kelders PRIVATE Villa – the luxury of privacy

This secluded De Kelders PRIVATE retreat prides itself on timelessness and tranquility. It is a weary travelers delight and not recommended for the glitzy tourist who wants a holiday resort.

The Villa is an ideal and convenient base from which to explore the wonders and attractions of the Overberg region. The house is situated on a 1000m double plot 200m from the cliff paths. Its location provides guests with the privacy to view and not to be viewed by passers by. The enclosed double plot, private garden and heated pool allow visitors to relish in the warmth of the African sun and enjoy some well-earned breathing space.


Internationally acclaimed by ELLE Decoration, Condé Nast House & Garden, HOME, National Geographic Traveler, CNBC, Leonardo TV Italy and many others.

” The De Kelders PRIVATE retreat, near Gansbaai, has a spirit of quiet kindness, thoughtful generosity and relaxed ease where there is space for both lively conversation and rejuvenating silence. Living in De Kelders is like living in an eternal Sunday; nothing is open, the streets are empty and everything is peaceful.”

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HOUSE & GARDEN – Condé Nast
“Celebrated designer Neil Stemmet’s uncompromising green philosophy makes you sit up and notice. The idea behind the construction of De Kelders Private Villa was to celebrate creativity, both natural and human. Often amazing things in life are overlooked. It’s about taking time out from modern life and looking at a tree trunk to remind you of the dual functions of beauty and sustainability.

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“I am Niël Stemmet, the owner and designer.  Decorated to inspire, The Villa is a true visual delight of South African and international art, furniture and objects. The house evolved around what is special to us. “

Comments from our visitors book:

Arriving back here the third time was like coming home to paradise. We yet again stayed 7 nights in this wonderful house with a splendid garden, excellent food & beverages, beautiful landscape and last but not least the hospitality of you and your team. It was simply marvelous.Elisabeth + Beat - Zurich
We cannot thank you enough for an evening filled with love, spirit and one of the best dinners we have ever had. Mark Twain said:”Try every day to become the the best day of your life.” Today we had one of those days.Petra + Willi - Köln
The start to 2017 could not have been better. What a wonderful place - all senses touched !. Its wonderful that someone creates such a special place on earth and shares this spirit with other people.Green + Zeb - Brussels
We have fallen in love with this place and especially the Maine Coon Fara. No better place for making our honeymoon trip extra special. These 2 nights at De Kelders Private Villa will stick in our minds for a very long time.Clarissa + Peter - Wiesbaden
Arriving with no particular expectations, we are leaving absolutely overwhelmed after this wonderful dinner and special experience that we enjoyed so much. Thank you for having us in your beautiful home.Charl + Nadia - Berlin
Everything was fantastic our stay, the house, the design and decor, the garden, the food, the breakfast, the music, the bed, the host and the wonderful team. Well done, nice memory when we return to France. Thank you so much.Pascual - Paris
Many thanks for a fantastic experience from start to finish. The food, the music, the conversations were just great. We do look forward to sharing some more special moments in your beautiful home.Teddy + Michelle Cape Town.
We enjoyed three wonderful days in this beautiful house and its charming settings. The accommodation was perfect, the food outstanding and the wine selection superb.Conny + Michael - Mannheim
One of the best meals in South Africa, and that is saying something. Perfectly balanced, brilliantly executed and splendidly hosted. Thank you for a memorable dinner.Katie + John - London
Such a pleasure to return yet again year after year. Always fab. The comfort, the privacy, the sound of silence, the music at night. All the best - see you next year.Manuel - Paris
Thank you very much for the outstanding hospitality, we had a wonderful time here. Your house is absolutely amazing, the attention to detail is incredible. Well done. To top it off, the dinner was absolutely delicious. We do hope to be back soon.Yannick + Barbara - Cape Town
Thank you for lovely days. Every thing is remarkable, the house is outstanding, each corner full of details, the perfect views. Breakfast and Dinners have been excellent.Gordon + Esther - Cape Town
Thank you so much for making my stay special. It was wonderful and rejuvenating to spend time in your beautiful environment. Your cooking is absolutely magical. I will think of my stay often and will most certainly return.George - NYC
Thank you with all my heart for your ‘magic’. You are unique and so is this oasis in the middle of the world. I will miss you, the house and the wonderful staff. I do not want to leave.Sara - Rome
Thank you very much for the very pleasant stay at your house. What a great round of to our stay in De Kelders, to have experienced your amazing cooking skills. It has been like being invited to a neighbors place and such a welcoming atmosphere. May many people have the opportunity to experience what we have been blessed with tonight.Romana + Christoff - Munich

Contact us

c. 0027 082 373 3837
Niël Stemmet


C/O Main and Guthrie road
35 Main road
De Kelders Gansbaai
Overberg South Africa