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Whalesong Hotel & spa is situated in a lush, landscaped garden in Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of South Africa’s Garden Route, renowned for its unique scenery and moderate climate. Each of the spacious, comfortable 24 bedrooms set new standards for the discerning traveller and reflect the serene blues and whites of the ocean. 

Accommodation at Whalesong Hotel & Spa
Whalesong boasts 24 spacious, comfortable en-suite bedrooms, equipped for the discerning traveller and reflecting the serene blues and whites of the ocean. To make the most of the truly spectacular scenery, each room features its own private wooden viewing deck and offers breathtaking views of the Keurbooms coastline and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. The elegantly furnished hotel offers double and twin rooms.

- 18 twin bedrooms / 6 double bedrooms (6 bedrooms with an additional sleeper couch that can sleep 1 child under 12 years)
- 15 rooms: sea view / 9 rooms: garden view

Room Sizing: Approximately 35 square meter

Dining options
Meals are served in the Blue Whale Restaurant. The large, covered sundeck with expansive ocean views offers a gorgeous sunrise breakfast experience and an alternative, casual dining experience - an ideal venue to enjoy cocktails and sundowners. Family friendly, Blue Whale caters to our Little Legends during holiday periods with various fun activities. Attentive service, gracious hospitality and a contemporary Menu await!

Hotel facilities
Free Wi-Fi (Public Areas)
Swimming Pool
Curio Shop/ Kiosk
Restaurant (Blue Whale Restaurant)
Craft Gin Bar
Outdoor Cinema
Lounge / Terrace Area
Legend Spa & Wellness Centre

Activities available
On site activities
- Legend Health & Wellness Centre
- Swimming Pool
- Craft Gin Tastings
- Outdoor Cinema
- Greenhouse Hair Salon

Off site / Day trips
- 3 Swimmable beaches, including a Blue Flag Beach
- Ocean Safaris
- Elephant Experience
- Nature Reserve Hikes
- Forest Walks
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Interaction Trips, including Monkeyland
- Golf Course
- Shopping at Plettenberg Bay or Knysna

The hotel will gladly make reservations for activities at the Golf Courses, Ocean Safaris, Elephant Sanctuary, Birds of Eden an Monkey Land.

Clothing and Accessories:

During summer, light weight comfortable clothing is recommended.
A warm jacket for the evenings, hat, sun screen, binoculars, camera, swimming costumes, batteries & comfortable walking shoes.

Health and Climate:

Traditionally winter months extend between June and August, with August being the coldest month. Temperatures range from min 13 degrees C, to max 17 degrees C. Most of the rainfall occurs between August and September but, falls with in a winter / summer rainfall.

Rooms and Units Available:

Executive Self Contained Suite

Executive Suite with king bed, lounge/ dining area with kitchenette area private patio and en-suite bathrooms with bath & shower.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Rooms

Family Rooms with double/ twin beds and sleeper couch, private patios and en-suite bathrooms with bath & shower.

Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Standard Rooms

Standard rooms are actually Luxury Rooms with private patios and en-suite bathrooms with bath & shower.

Amount of similar units: 24
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Tswana / Sotho
Other Language
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations between 1-14 days prior to arrival - forfeit 80% of the full amount
Cancellations between 15 – 21 days prior to arrival - forfeit 50% of the full amount
Cancellations between 22 – 29 days prior to arrival - forfeit 30% of the full amount
Cancellations between 30 – 44 days prior to arrival - forfeit 25% of the full amount
Cancellations between 45+ days prior to arrival - forfeit 15% of the full amount


Driving from Knysna on the N2, turn right (from Port Elizabeth turn left) into Marine Drive at the Shell Ultra City.The security entrance to Whalesong Hotel & Hydro is situated on the right.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Hotel
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Minimum stay: 1 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 70
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM