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

Shore's Edge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hermanus

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R975.0

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Erf 473 Fisherhaven

Apartments, Bungalows, Self Catering in Fisherhaven, Hermanus

Fisherhaven represents town and farm life. Surrounded by fynbos (natural vegetation), bird life, other wild life and ...

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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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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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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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R2225.0

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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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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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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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Braai Area
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R2500.0

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AfriCamps at Stanford Hills

Camps, Guest Farms in Stanford

Come indulge in delicious local food and wine at AfriCamps at Stanford Hills. This camp is set on a boutique wine far...

Braai Area
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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".

Swimming Pool
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R625.0

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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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Braai Area
Conference Facility
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R900.0

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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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R728.0

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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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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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213 Main Road Hermanus

Bed and Breakfast in Hermanus

6 Bedroom guest house. Sleeps 16. 2 double, 1 twin, 2 triple and family room for 4.

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R500.0

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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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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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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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R1350.0

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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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Gym
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R1170.0

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Dolphin Accommodation

Apartments in Gansbaai

Newly upgraded 5 Luxury Hotel Rooms on 1st Floor, above Seaview Sports Pub & Bar. We are located in the centre of Gan...

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R450.0

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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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Hermanus Heights Villa

Self Catering, Villas in Hermanus Heights, Hermanus

The main bedroom contains a king-size double bed and the other bedroom, two single beds. The upper level has two bath...

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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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R700.0

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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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R750.0

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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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R950.0

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Kennedys Beach Villa

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering, Villas in Onrus, Hermanus

Quote from the ex-CEO of Tourism (Cape Town) - "When it comes to privacy, luxury, romance and organic life-style - th...

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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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Bucaco Sud Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Betty's Bay

Superbly appointed lounges and public areas with fireplaces for cozy winter evenings.

Individually decorated & comf...

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R750.0

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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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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.