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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a place you like to come back! A place where you can breath, relax, get away from routine. The owners are very helpful, so is their staff! The house and the rooms are tastefully decorated - you feel at home. The coast is just in front of your window and invites you for long walks.

Thank zisslette
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lovely position, saw plenty of whales, hosts very welcoming. The down side was no door on the bathroom, it was all part of the bedroom. If you don't mind listening to your partners toilet habits then you will be ok. Lovely clean room with everything you need.

1 Thank peter7685
St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fell in love with the view. Fantastic location right on the bluffs overlooking the bay. The staff are super friendly. This is one location that a single visit is not enough. Today the bay is very calm. It is very refreshing to sit on the open raised patio and take in the scenery.

Thank Kenn J
Wilderness, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Unbelievable views from the bedrooms and/or living area. The whole house is beautifully decorated Food was delicious and the atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. The service and comfort are extraordinary. Thank you Stanley and Lainey and your wonderful staff for a relaxing stay.

Thank Elsabe K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fabulous location, warm welcome, wonderful room and service, always smiling willing staff AND great hosts .....every detail taken care of (including top range toiletries) ... everything one hopes for on holiday ...

Thank journeysderbyshire
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We loved this place from the room (The Honeymoon suite!), to the food, the staff, and Stanley and his wife Lainey, all of whom try ( and succeed) to make you feel at home. We did a boat trip to a nearby island to watch marine life ( we were not in whale season),that had been arranged by Stanley which... More 

Thank Brewersfriend
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Whale song lodge a lot. The couple that is running the lodge is investing a lot of efforts and heart - there are lots of details that makes you feel almost like home and you see they want you to come back and not to just stay there once. Whether it are the descriptions of... More 

2 Thank Ingo L
Durango, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We stayed at Whalesong Lodge for two nights during an extended trip which included stops from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town over two weeks. The weather was quite variable in late October 2014 causing us to miss our whale watching boat tour which got cancelled. However, we greatly enjoyed our stay at Whalesong. In bad weather you are snugged up... More 

1 Thank ColoradoDreamer
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We are not the B&B type so maybe that plays into my 4/5 raging but the property didn't feel too comfortable. It is a beautiful property with an amazing view and location but it just didn't feel comfortable. Property is essentially shut down by 830 pm and you feel as though you are sneaking back into your parents house as... More 

1 Thank Facil_Traveler
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Very friendly and accommodating owners and staff, wonderfully comfy beds, great location and view with lots of whale sightings from the deck. I also found the heated bathroom floors were divine! Highly recommended!

2 Thank Sharon H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Seafront guesthouse overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay with views stretching from the white sand dunes of Die Plaat past Hermanus all the way to Cape Point. The area offers excellent whale watching, shark cage diving, horse riding, diverse fynbos, coastal cliffs and deserted beaches situated only 2 hr from Cape Town just before Gansbaai famous for its Great White Sharks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whalesong Lodge

Address: 83 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $174 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalesong Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms have a view, but the real view is from the front deck”
 of 5 bubbles kennj596, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best view of the Whales”
 of 5 bubbles natalie1wilson, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The suite is beyond amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles Kat_Mancama, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful and have their own balcony and ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles Leni_Boubbli, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Book the "Honeymoon Suite" if available, even if you are not on honeymoon - you won't regret it!”
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 of 5 bubbles paul_franz96, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
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