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

Little Haven 17

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hermanus

This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor pool, Little Haven 17 is a vacation home locat...

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Braai Area
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R1400.0

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Lake View House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Betty's Bay

If it is peace, quiet, tranquillity and the sounds of nature, you are looking for... look no further!
The ground flo...

Braai Area
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R1000.0

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Mafari Beach House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Mafari Beach House is a fully equipped holiday home located in Sandbaai, situated on the seafront where the soothing ...

Braai Area
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R2600.0

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Sugar Bird Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Hermanus

Sugarbird cottage is a self-catering cottage that comfortably sleeps 2 adults and possibly 2 small children.

The ...

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R700.0

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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
Full Kitchen
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Bar
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R3800.0

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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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R2000.0

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Mountain View Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Mountain View Manor is an AA Highly Recommended Quality Assured Establishment. Owner run and managed by Charlise and ...

Braai Area
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R1100.0

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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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Aircon
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R2900.0

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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...

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Bamboo Beach Seaside Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Bamboo Beach Seaside Guest House is located across the road from Sandbaai Beach and offers 3 bedrooms with full en-su...

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R770.0

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Nantucket Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Voelklip, Hermanus

The Nantucket Guesthouse offers luxurious guest house, self-catering and Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Hermanus. A...

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R1500.0

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Groeneweide

Bed and Breakfast, 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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R600.0

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Pikkewyntjie Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Vermont, Hermanus

Adjacent to the upstairs en-suite bedroom is another loft style living area with magnificent sea views. The open plan...

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R1600.0

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Ambleside

Apartments in Pringle Bay

The property offers a guest apartment which has one bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. It also offers an open-plan liv...

Full Kitchen

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R440.0

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Walker Bay Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Eastcliff, Hermanus

Walker Bay Manor has recently been taken over by new owners and have made it a "home away from home".

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R690.0

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High Season Luxury Farm Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Hemel En Aarde Estate, Hermanus

Luxurious self catering cottages, which sleep from two to six guests, are tastefully decorated and fully equipped to ...

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Conference Facility
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R1200.0

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At's Place

Apartments, Self Catering in Hermanus

Situated in Hermanus, At's Place In Town is a modern self-catering apartment for 2 people, and is within walking dist...

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R850.0

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Wild Pepper Tree

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Voelklip, Hermanus

Exceptionally neat, modern and close to perfect, Wild Pepper Tree offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in a...

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R1800.0

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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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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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R895.0

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Hermanus Beach Villa

Guest Houses in Voelklip, Hermanus

Hermanus Beach Villa offers seven rooms of different categories. All rooms have ocean views and access to a private b...

DSTV

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The Potting Shed Self Catering

Apartments in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Apartments are in a complex with 24 hour security. All have fully equipped open-plan kitchen, bathroom with shower an...

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R1450.0

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Von Abercron Residence

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Hermanus Heights, Hermanus

We have 3 double bedrooms each with bathroom ensuite, 2 apartments and/or self-catering apartments (fully equipped). ...

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R950.0

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Kure Kure Accommodation

Self Catering in Sandbaai, Hermanus

A warm welcome...
We hope we can give you a warm welcome whether you have come as far as the swallows that return to ...

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R550.0

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213 Main Road Hermanus

Bed and Breakfast in Hermanus

Featuring free WiFi, Jakasa Guesthouse offers pet-friendly accommodation in Hermanus, 400 m from Hermanus Tourist Inf...

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R800.0

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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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R1000.0

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Hermanus Dorpshuys

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hermanus

Cape - Dutch style residence decorated in a mix of antique & modern. Four double rooms with Queen size Genisi beds & ...

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R950.0

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Hermanus Boutique Guest House

Guest Houses in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

The Hermanus Guest House provides superior accommodation with excellent service & a whale of a breakfast. Situated ri...

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R2300.0

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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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Whale Rock Luxury Lodge

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Whale Rock Luxury Lodge in Hermanus is close to the New Harbour, within sight and smell of the sea, and a few minutes...

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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.