Accommodation in Whale Coast

The well-named Cape Whale Coast runs from the hamlet of Rooi-Els to the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Backed by fynbos-covered mountains, this magnificent stretch of coastline is the winter playground for southern right whales. Every year, from June to November, whales gathered in these waters to calve and mate – putting on spectacular displays of breaching and tail slapping close to shore. At the heart of the Whale Coast, the town of Hermanus has a well-earned reputation for the best land-based whale watching in the world! While outside of whale season there are still plenty of reasons to stay here: shark-cage diving, sunny afternoons on sandy beaches, you can hit the hiking trails or enjoy wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven-and-Earth) Valley. A great add-on to any Cape Town itinerary!

Perivoli Lagoon House

The Perivoli Lagoon House is a contemporary luxury villa between Stanford and Hermanus. The four-bedroom villa is a luxurious haven in the heart of nature.

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Birkenhead House

Set on a cliff between two sandy beaches, Birkenhead House is perfectly placed for a seaside escape on the Cape’s Whale Coast. This all-inclusive boutique hotel…

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge

Looking out over Walker Bay, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers luxury accommodation amid indigenous fynbos and trees  – a stunning natural location! Grootbos is unique in…

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The Marine

Perched on cliffs, The Marine overlooks Walker Bay in Hermanus. If you’re looking to do land-based whale watching then The Marine is perfect as, from June…

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