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Whalesong Lodge overlooks the picturesque Walker Bay offering the best land based whale watching in the world, with views stretching from the white sand dunes of “Die Plaat” past Hermanus all the way to Cape Point.

An intimate guest house on top of the Cliffs at De Kelders in Gansbaai, offers you whale watching from the comfort of your bed.

Whalesong Lodge offers a large comfortable open plan lounge & dinning room with a large glass folding door leading out to a wooden deck. We spend hours here, enjoying a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc, watching the Southern Right Whale play in the bay.

For the cooler months there is a cosy fireplace and a good selection of South African Red Wines. From the wooden deck you can take a refreshing plunge into the pool; but if one prefers to swim in the sea there are a number of small sheltered coves within easy walking distance.

A short drive will take you to a number of sandy beaches. La Bay Chardonnay is only 200m from the lodge. Die Plaat is 20-30 minutes away by foot along the duivelsgat hiking trail. (By car 5 minutes) You will also be able to explore the Klipgate Caves.

There are various restaurants in the area we can recommend and book for you. We strive to cook every second night and guests are welcome to join us.

With Gansbaai`s fishing harbour only minutes away there is an ample supply of fresh seafood. Breakfast is served from 8 till late!!


Gansbaai is one of the top spots in the world for viewing the Great White Shark either from the boat or for the more daring from a shark cage. There are various shark boat operators, most depart in the morning.

From July till December the magnificent Southern Right Whales migrates to Walker bay to give birth and mate. The De Kelders cliffs are arguably one of the best spots in the world for land based whale watching.

For those wanting to get into the whales milieu there are two Operators that offer boat based whale watching trips, a 2 hour excursions to view the whales up-close.

There are several hiking trails on offer e.g., Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail offers 7 km of day walks along limestone and sandstone cliffs with coastal fynbos and milkwoods.

Rooms and Units Available:

The accommodation comprises 5 spacious rooms that are thoughtfully yet stylishly decorated each with sea view and a small private balcony to take in the fresh sea air.

The en-suite bathrooms, with under floor heating, separate bath and shower are elegant but functional.

Ideal for honeymoon couples - with a jacuzzi bath overlooking the bay, your own, private balcony and a bottle of South African champagne.

Standard Rooms
Modern open-plan bedrooms include reading chair and writing desk. The Changing area leads to a functional bathroom with separate bath & shower. Underfloor heating for the winter. All 4 standard rooms have a small balcony with partial sea view.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Offers spectacular view over Walker Bay. Watch the southern right whales from the comfortable king-size bed or while lying in the spa-bath enjoying a glass of bullies. The large balcony with 2 comfortable chairs is ideal to enjoy the sunset from.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Dining room
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed


Follow N2 to Botriver turning onto the R43 through Hermanus to Stanford and onto Gansbaai.

Take first right turn into De Kelders down to the sea turn right into Cliff Street.

It's the third house on your right. Number: 83

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM