Watch the Whales from the Comfort of Your Bed

Web Ref #: 313
Price: From R 1300 to R 2000 per room, incl. Breakfast
Location: Gansbaai

The Lodge was purpose built as a guesthouse making most of the spectacular view over Walker Bay towards Hermanus and Cape Point. A comfortable open plan lounge and dining room is divided by a free-standing fire place. A large glass folding door leads out to a wooden deck where you can take a refreshing plunge into the pool. Enjoy a morning coffee or a crisp glass of Pierre Jourdan - Brut at sunset, watching the Southern Right whales play in the bay (June till December).


For the cooler months there is a cosy fireplace and a good selection of South African red wines.




4 Standard rooms and one suite, these spacious rooms are thoughtfully yet stylishly decorated with a writing desk and an easy chair. All standard rooms have some sea view and a small private standing balcony to take in the fresh sea air.


The Honeymoon Suite is situated at the front of the guesthouse and offers spectacular 180-degree views 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 champagne.


The modern functional en-suite bathrooms are separated from the sleeping area by shoulder-high walls, with under floor heating, separate bath and shower. In the changing area there is an off-the-floor area for your luggage and shelves and hanging space for clothes as well as an electronic safe, hairdryer and make up mirror. For warm summer days, there is fan and beach towel for the pool or to take to the beach. There is some filtered water in the flask, fresh flowers and seasonal fruit.


Rooms are non-smoking. Laundry service can be arranged if you are staying for 2 night or more.


Breakfast is served from 8 till 10 overlooking Walker Bay. The continental buffet includes fresh fruit in season, plain and fruit yoghurt, prunes done in Rooibos tea and cinnamon, cereals, homemade muesli or granola, cheese from the Stanford area, cold meats and pates.


Homemade jams, marmalades and preserves are served with freshly baked rolls and croissants. Taste the variety of local honey on a warm slice of toast. Free range eggs are sourced from up the road and they will be prepared to your liking.


For dinner arrangements, the owners endeavour to cook for guests 2 to 3 nights a week between August and March. Guests are welcome to join in the preparation, in an informal surrounding and with stunning views over Walker Bay, preferably with a glass of fine Overberg wine.


With Gansbaai's fishing harbour only minutes away there is an ample supply of fresh seafood. The menu comprises of either three or four courses with emphasis on local seafood and anything fresh and interesting. A highlight is the mouth watering desserts.


There are various restaurants in the area that can be recommended and booked for you. There is the upmarket Red Indigo Restaurant at the stylish Forest Lodge on Grootbos (5 min). The cosy house restaurant Havercrofts in Standford (15 min) and a selection of restaurants in Gansbaai (5 min).


Ocean Giants:


Gansbaai has earned the title "Great White Shark Capital of the World" through its large white shark population and jaw-dropping shark encounters. The De Kelders cliffs are arguably one of the best spots in the world for land based whale watching.


There are two operators that can offer boat-based whale watching trips. The industry is carefully regulated, and experienced operators are allocated areas to ensure minimum intrusion on the whales.
Listing TypeGuest House
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms5
Bathrooms 5
En Suite5
Wheelchair FriendlyNo
Sea ViewYes
Mountain ViewNo
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking5 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes