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Whale Watchers Inn is a guest house situated in one of South Africa's most beautiful and unspoilt seaside resorts, Witsand - overlooking the magnificent San Sebastian Bay.

The Inn is situated 100 metres from the beach and is within walking distance of the mouth of the Breede River.

As Witsand is only a 3 hour drive from Cape Town and 2 hours from George. Just half way between Cape Town and Knysna, it is a welcome stop on your Garden Route tour.

From here our guests are within easy reach of the Malgas Pont, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Swellendam, the Bontebok Park, Barrydale, Ashton, Robertson Wine Route and Montague before moving onto the greater Garden Route area.

Witsand has one of the largest collections of whales during the whaling season which is from June to the end of November.

Guests can watch from the comfort of their room or the balcony of the guest house, as the whales bring their babies into the breakers right in front of us.


Witsand is a wonderful, unspoilt seaside resort which offers the following attractions:
Safe bathing
Rock and Surf Angling
River Angling
Deep Sea Fishing
Fly Fishing
Snorkel Diving
Spear Fishing
Whale Watching
Water skiing

Cancellation Policy:

For non-arrival (no-show), 100% of the total accommodation fee is payable.
For cancellation within 7 days (21 days in high season) of expected arrival date, guests will be liable for 50% of the accommodation costs should we be unable to re-let the rooms.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access

Rooms and Units Available:

We have pleasure in being able to offer our guests the following accommodation:-

Four seafacing en-suite double rooms two with double beds and two with twin beds.

One non-seafacing en-suite double room with twin beds.

Two seafacing family units comprising of an en-suite double room, lounge/dining room with two divans in this living area and a fully equipped kitchenette corner. Both units sleep four.

One open plan family unit with kitchenette and bathroom and sleeps four. These self-catering units are fully equipped and serviced daily.

Our rooms are all fitted with Televisions.

Visit our new "Garden Cottage" - which consists of an en-suite doubleroom and livingroom with view on to the garden and a sea-view.

Two beds in living room, T.V. and kitchenette corner, fully equipped and serviced daily.

First Floor Family Units
Sea Facing
Sleeps 4 Adults

First Floor Sea Facing
"Southern Right, our first floor sea-facing en-suite room with twin beds or "Salmon" our double bedded room and full bathroom has a good sea-view. We have a small fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a T.V. in the rooms for your convenience.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Free Standing Garden Cottage
Private braai and shaded parking, no sea view, overlooks the garden.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Ground Floor (no sea view)
"Galjoen" - is a ground floor en-suite room which has two single beds pushed together plus an extra single bed and full bathroom. This room has a small fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a T.V.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Ground Floor (partial sea view)
"Yellow tail", en-suite double room has a double bed plus a double bed sleeper couch OR "Steenbras" our twin bedded room. The bathrooms have a bath, shower, toilet and basin. These have a glass door leading onto it's own small balcony which has sea-view.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Ground Floor Family Units
Sea Facing
Sleeps 4 Adults

Open Plan Bedsitter
Sleeps four - shower,toilet and basin, opens onto garden near braai area, no sea view, kitchenette corner fully equipped.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest Reviews

Really friendly people nice environment and nice place to stay. I would return!

Frank Mertens Nov 2011
Well situated. Nice stay.
Jean-Pierre Lassallette Oct 2009
Excellent hosts, superb breafast, comfortable accommodation.
Witsand is great place. A small town within fantastic natural coastal setting. Whale Watchers is situated with excellent sea views (and of whales!) and is very clean and friendly.
David Sharp Nov 2008
Superb setting, friendly service from 'cleaning staff', good breakfast. Furniture and bathroom a little tired. Would have felt more secure if sliding door to balcony could lock.
Marianne van der Lip Sep 2008


Protea Road, Witsand

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