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

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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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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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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R1273.0

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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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R650.0

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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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78 on 5th in Hermanus Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Voelklip, Hermanus

Situated off the main road allows for peace and quiet. Our backyard borders Fernkloof Nature Reserve whilst the front...

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R1200.0

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The Grail Centre

Cottages, Self Catering in Kleinmond

Surrounded by trees and mountains, it has thirteen self-contained cape cottages which are equipped for self-catering,...

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R420.0

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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...

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The Potting Shed Self Catering

Apartments in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

PLEASE NOTE: NO CHECK IN OR OUT 25th DECEMBER.
Apartments are in a complex with 24 hour security. All have fully equi...

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R1550.0

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Stanford River Lodge

Guest Houses in Stanford

Simple, uncomplicated, neat, clean, new yet comfortable with quality furnishings and fittings. Wonderful views of th...

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R700.0

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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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R899.0

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The Barnacle Self Catering Cottage

Cottages in Pringle Bay

Luxurious self-catering units with open plan lounge / dining areas that open onto a private garden on the banks of th...

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R1320.0

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Happy Family Guest House

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in De Kelders, Gansbaai

Happy Family Guest House is located on Cliff Street, the ‘golden mile of whale watching’, in De Kelders.

The self...

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R2200

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Robin's Nest

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Onrus, Hermanus

With only 4 rooms available, this fabulously tranquil guest house boasts a fully functional kitchenette and en-suite ...

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R650.0

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La Luna Guest House

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in De Kelders, Gansbaai

La Luna Guest House is situated next to the Klipgat trail, part of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, in De Kelders, Gans...

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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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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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R700.0

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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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R1600.0

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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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R950.0

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Roundhouse Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Gansbaai

***Book direct with us and receive a discount on your Shark Cage Diving*** The house has unique features such as our ...

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R1200.0

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B's Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Stanford

Dove Cottage is an open-plan living with huge fireplace and loft sleeping area. Fully equipped with self-catering kit...

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R600.0

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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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The Ocean Villa

Holiday Homes in Sandbaai, Hermanus

The Ocean Villa is a beautiful property in Hermanus with fantastic views.

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R3125.0

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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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R600.0

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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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R2300.0

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Fijnbos Lodge and Spa

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Health Resorts in Betty's Bay

Fijnbos Lodge has 5 spacious rooms that can accommodate families, honeymoon couples or couples wanting a getaway from...

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R550.0

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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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R1050.0

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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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Four Pines Lodge

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Hermanus

Four Pines Lodge consists of:
1 x family room (sleep 3) sharing with en suite full bathroom
2 x double rooms with en ...

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R950.0

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157 Sixth Street

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hermanus

Each bedroom is individually and tastefully decorated, and all of which have access to the wooden deck and pool. Eac...

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R2800.0

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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. 

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