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!

Coot Club

Coot Club is tucked into the milkwood forest that fringes the southern banks of the Klein River, overlooking the tranquil lagoon waters, and within reach of…

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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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