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About Cape Whale Coast

South Africa’s Whale Coast could be considered as the area stretching from Betty’s Bay in the north to Gansbaai in the south on this section of the Western Cape Province coastline known as the Overberg (over the mountain). Both Betty’s Bay and Walker Bay are marine protected ... read more

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366 accommodation listings in Cape Whale Coast. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Stanford Old Mill

Cottages, Self Catering in Stanford

Stanford Old Mill Self catering is located in one of the oldest buildings in Stanford. Situated amidst a lush, seclud...

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R1800

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Groeneweide

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Franskraal , Gansbaai

Treat your loved ones to a peaceful weekend or vacation in nature by booking one of our beautiful and comfortable sel...

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R517.0

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Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Self Catering in Stanford

We offer guests spacious chalet-style self-catering cottages at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, just outside Stanford a...

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HaesFarm

Guest Farms in Stanford

We offer maximum 4 people the opportunity to come, stay and enjoy the special beauty of our 40 hectare organic lifest...

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R1650.0

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Eastbury Cottage

Apartments, Cottages, Self Catering in Fernkloof Estate, Hermanus

Eastbury Cottage has 4 units that sleep from 2 to 4 persons respectively. A sleeper couch can be used in the Loft an...

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R700.0

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Stanford Valley Guest Farm

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Stanford

Stanford Valley Guest Farm nestles in the valley of the Klein Rivier, 10km outside Stanford village. We offer comfort...

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R1050.0

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Nina's Self-Catering Hermanus

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Vermont, Hermanus

Spacious self-catering apartment with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Situated on the Vermont greenbelt, ...

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R1000.0

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Walker Bay Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Eastcliff, Hermanus

A comfortable "home away from home" guest house serving an excellent full English breakfast

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R690.0

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Shore's Edge Luxury Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Sandbaai, Hermanus

The downstairs sitting room opens out onto the enclosed, solar heated pool and patio area, ideal to soak up the sun. ...

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R1493.0

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Springfontein Sleeps

Bed and Breakfast in Stanford

Springfontein offers the tranquillity of an old-style working farm, far from the hustle and bustle of the madding cro...

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Stanfordstay

Cottages, Self Catering in Stanford

These recently restored self-catering cottages are all a little bit different yet give you a taste of country village...

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R705.0

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Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Villa

Self Catering, Villas in De Kelders, Gansbaai

Perched on the ocean’s edge, Whale Huys has beautiful unobstructed sea views from all living areas, dining areas and ...

Swimming Pool
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R4800.0

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Die Rotse Host House & Self-Catering

Apartments, Self Catering in Kleinmond

The accommodation includes a double garage that can house a ski-boat and two private garages for guests.

The two apa...

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R2400.0

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White Water Farm

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Guest Houses in Stanford

Escape to historic White Water Farm. We offer guests a welcoming rural haven with magnificent mountain scenery in the...

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R975.0

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Hemel & Aarde Village Accommodation

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hermanus

Hemel-en- Aarde Village Accommodation consists two studio bedrooms, a single bedroom unit, and a self-contained luxur...

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R800.0

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47@WhaleRock

Apartments in Hermanus

A striking, contemporary design gives this 2 bedroom seaside apartment a special quality of sophistication, space and...

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R1600.0

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Pelagus Guest House

Guest Houses in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Accommodation at Pelagus Guest House consists of 7 individually styled rooms with en-suite bathrooms. This includes a...

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R880.0

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Norfolk Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Norfolk Guest House is ideally situated within easy walking distance to all the amenities and a stones throw from the...

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R800.0

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SEAesta

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in De Kelders, Gansbaai

Home away from home

This spacious holiday home is situated in the famous area of Gansbaai, De Kelders in the Cape Ov...

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R1200.0

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111 Memories

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in De Kelders, Gansbaai

4 bedroom house
* Room 1: King size bed (2 sleep), seaview
* Room 2: Double bed (2 sleep)
* Room 3: 2 Single be...

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R4000.0

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Oude Schuur Boutique Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Onrus, Hermanus

There are 6 luxurious suites, each room with its own en-suite bathrooms. All bedrooms opens onto a private balcony wi...

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R1800.0

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Amakhosi Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at the swimming pool and our spacious rooms with private bathrooms and balconies with vi...

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R1000.0

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Livesey Lodge Guest House

Guest Houses in Northcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Guests at Livesey Lodge Guest House all enjoy en-suite facilities (and separate shower), Satellite television (colour...

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R990.0

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Villa Marine Guest House

Guest Houses in Pringle Bay

6 individually appointed en-suite units are beautifully decorated with attention to detail. Swim in the vanishing edg...

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R2100.0

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138 Marine Beachfront Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Spend lazy, sun-filled afternoons on the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. Relax ...

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R1215.0

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The Lookout at Whale Cove

Apartments, Self Catering in De Kelders, Gansbaai

This spacious 140m² three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment includes an open-plan kitchen/dining-room/lounge and a sepa...

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R2760.0

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Anchor's Rest

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Anchors Rest is a 1.8Km stroll to the village centre, which you can do along the spectacular cliff paths, whilst view...

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R700.0

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Sandbaai Country House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Sandbaai Country House is perfectly situated [right on the sea in Sandbaai] as a base for exploring the the region wh...

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R600.0

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On The Rocks Gansbaai

Bed and Breakfast in De Kelders, Gansbaai

On The Rocks welcomes you
...to the peace and beauty of nature to relax and rejuvenate body, soul and spirit. To expe...

DSTV

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La Petite Baleine Villa

Villas in De Kelders, Gansbaai

La Petite Baleine Seaside Villa has a rim flow swimming pool set on a private patio overlooking Walker Bay. This enti...

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R3620.0

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More info about Cape Whale Coast

South Africa’s Whale Coast could be considered as the area stretching from Betty’s Bay in the north to Gansbaai in the south on this section of the Western Cape Province coastline known as the Overberg (over the mountain). Both Betty’s Bay and Walker Bay are marine protected areas renowned for prime land-based whale watching. Southern Right, Bryde’s and Humpback whales congregate in the bays mostly during calving season, however, whales are generally spotted here throughout the year.

Towns along the whale coast are positioned up against high coastal mountains mostly incorporated into nature reserves. One, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, is recognised by UNESCO as an ecosystem of international importance.  

The Whale Coast is much more than whale watching, the area has a number of attractions in this most scenic part of the world, ideal for a few days’ layover.

 

Top 10 reasons to visit the Cape Whale Coast

1. Hermanus is the whale watching capital of the world, take a boat ride from the new harbour for up close views of the whales in the bay. The period between July and November is the best time to view these leviathans of the sea.

2. The Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay is an important breeding ground for the endangered African penguin. The marine birds have taken over an old whaling station and Stony Point is probably the only penguin nature reserve worldwide.

3. The town of Hermanus is a lively holiday resort town with chic sidewalk cafés and restaurants along the esplanade, a 12km cliff walk and excellent shopping facilities.

4. For the adventurous, licenced boat operators in Gansbaai offer shark cage diving. Sightings of the great white shark are practically guaranteed.

5. The Walker Bay area has an established wine route extending from the small town of Bot River via Hermanus and into the Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley. Some of South Africa’s best wines are produced in this region.

6. The Arabella Estate is where the country club set meet. The estate has a fine hotel, an award-winning spa, 18-hole golf course and winery. Arabella is located along a magnificent stretch of Bot River lagoon.

7. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at the centre of pristine coastal fynbos. The garden has waterfalls and rock pools to be explored higher up in the gorge.

8. Pick up a unique keepsake at Harbour Road, Kleinmond’s lifestyle centre on the waterfront. The centre has a number of restaurants, local artwork and boutique shops. A market is held here every Sunday.

9. Visit Klipgat Cave at De Kelders village where significant Stone Age discoveries were made and the cave used for centuries as a shelter. A spring is located nearby.

10. Access to the Whale Coast is along Clarence Drive, one of the world’s great coastal drives. Stop regularly for photos and possible sightings of whales and dolphin schools.

 

Transport

The Cape Town International Airport is approximately 80km from the whale coast, depending on where you are located. The airport has several car rental agencies and two are based in Hermanus to hire a vehicle, otherwise book your rental online. Shuttle service companies operate out of the airport, Gansbaai and Hermanus.

 

Did you know?

Wild horses inhabit the Rooisand Nature Reserve at the Bot River mouth. They are believed to be descendants of horses used during the South African War and then abandoned in the area. Surprisingly, the herd has taken to the wetlands habitat in the reserve, their adaptations include wider hooves and thick coats grown during winter.

The African Black Oystercatcher with its bright red beak and eyes is frequently seen along the Whale Coast. These birds are endangered as they lay eggs directly on sandy beaches, often damaged by human traffic.