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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.


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!

Rooms and Units Available:

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

Facilities & Services available:

Airport Shuttle Service
Bar on the Premises
Internet Access
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV


41 - 43 Cliff Street, De Kelders

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse