Whale Sanctuary Lodge is a sleek and modern luxury lodge on the cliffs in De Kelders, the most amazing whale-watching spot in South Africa, near Hermanus on Walker Bay.

Blissfully hidden from the crowds, it is a haven for those seeking total peace and quiet in a most stunning setting and well-preserved environment.

Our restaurant, The Whales and Dolphins, with its huge wooden deck and breathtaking sea views, is open for breakfast and dinner - a true taste of the Cape!

Situated right next door is our restaurant, the Whales and Dolphins. The warm and cosy wood-built restaurant offers a selection of delicious seafood and other dishes - a true taste of the Cape!

Its unbelievable setting and views will make you want to linger and relax over a bottle of wine long after you have finished your meal.

The restaurant comprises an intimate dining room and two small separate dining rooms to cater for private functions and conferences.

The massive wooden deck has breathtaking views over the bay and is the perfect place for an indulgent afternoon in the African sun, with the whales and dolphins and the sound of the ocean as company.

The restaurant is currently open for breakfast and dinner.

Bookings are essential.
R575.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Communal Television
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • Other


Comprising only six private, en suite rooms, this modern, but homely lodge is, as its name implies, a sanctuary from the frenetic pace of daily life.

Built virtually on the Walker Bay shoreline, every room at the Whale Sanctuary Lodge offers breathtaking sea views and unsurpassed luxury.

Our beautiful and bright rooms feature:

* Breathtaking sea-views
* Balcony or terrace access (except one room)
* En-suite bathrooms (with shower and/or bath)
* Air-conditioning
* Underfloor heating
* King-size bed
* Plasma TV & DSTV (satellite TV)
* I-pod docking station
* Wifi
* Safe deposit box
* Bar fridge
* Tea/coffee maker
* Luxurious Charlotte Rhys toiletries
* International adapto

Whale Sanctuary Lodge Activities:

Shark-Cage Diving
Discover the grace and beauty of some of the world's most feared and misunderstood creatures.

5 minutes by car from Whale Sanctuary Lodge lies Kleinbaai, the shark cage diving mecca of South Africa. Spend a morning under the water (or keep your feet firmly planted on the boat) to watch these magnificent creatures. What an amazing thrill!

Whale Watching
You can choose to watch these magnificent creatures from your private balcony, from the cliffs - or take a boat trip to see them really, really close. Awesome!

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Other Accommodation near Whale Sanctuary Lodge:

Accommodation options within 8km from Whale Sanctuary Lodge include:

Forty Winks Holiday Home

Forty Winks Holiday Home

This modern double story house is perfect for a family holiday. Located in De Kelders, it is within walking distance from the rocky cliffs of De Kelders. It is close to Walker Bay nature Reserve, and Stanfords Cove beach.

Whalesong Lodge

Whalesong Lodge

Small intimate guesthouse situated on top of the rugged coastal cliffs of De Kelders, overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay. The 5 spacious Rooms are thoughtful yet stylishly decorated each with sea view and a small private balcony.

Cliff Apartment

Cliff Apartment

Cliff apartment is a luxury suite on the golden mile of Whale watching in de Kelders. With unrestricted ocean views you can enjoy magnificent views from your suite.

Cliff Lodge

Cliff Lodge

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Cliff Lodge offers luxurious accommodation on the sea front of De Kelders, near Gansbaai. Sea views, whale watching and shark cage diving.

Amazing Grace B&B

Amazing Grace B&B

Dolphin room is our luxury room with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and double shower. Whale room is our family unit with two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Ocean view from both rooms. Free wi-fi and secure parking.