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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2009

We have stayed at Whalesong four times already, and every visit was a highlight. Whether one visits in summer to watch whales (and the whales are right on your doorstep) or in winter when the indoor fireplace and a bottle of red wine stimulates the cozy atmosphere, Lainy and Stanley always make us feel extremely welcome! They have created a...

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north yorkshire
Reviewed 22 November 2009

This was our second trip to South Africa and Whalesong was the only guest house to which we returned (not because the others were not all excellent but because we didn't think we could beat this little gem of a place). It's position on the shore front overlooking Walker Bay was unbeatable and after 7 nights in Cape Town we...

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London
Reviewed 18 November 2009

Although the location and whales are fantastic at Whale Song Lodge we found our room to be a big disappointment. The reason for our trip was whales and although the balcony at the front of the lodge is a perfect setting the rooms at the back of the hotel only have a very limited sea view. As there is no...

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Sutton
Reviewed 1 November 2009

We only stayed here one night after we did a shark dive in Gansbaai (we used Shark Diving Unlimited which was recommended and booked for us by Whalesong Lodge and was amazing). The room was lovely - we had a view of the sea and as the guest hourse was located right on the sea front we had an amazing...

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münchen
Reviewed 31 August 2009

During our trip to SA we stayed at a couple of 5 star accomodations, but the Whalesong lodge beat them all! The location is just great- we had whale soup in front of our balcony almost every day, with those wonderful creatures making their calming sounds day and night, so we went to bed knowing they are there. The rooms...

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Peterborough, England
Reviewed 18 May 2009

After a long long drive from Wilderness, we couldn't wait to check into the Whalesong Lodge and we definitely weren't disappointed. We stayed in a room at the front of the house which was just beautiful. We had the most amazing views from our bed and bathtub with also a small balcony looking out onto the sea. We even saw...

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london
Reviewed 21 November 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Whalesong for two nights. The first night we stayed in one of the smaller rooms at the back (very nice) but they offered to move us to one of the front rooms on our last night. WOW - amazing view! Really lovely room - tastefully decorated, beautiful tub and did I mention the...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 February 2008

We stayed at this guest house for one night in Dec & had a lovely time. 2 things made is particularly special, our friendly hosts & the unexpected apperance of 2 whales in the afternoon. Whale season normally ends in Nov. We stayed between Christmas & the New Year. We were really lucky & spent a couple of amazing hours...

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Singapore
Reviewed 17 February 2008

We came to Gans Bay to cage dive with sharks. Had we known how wonderful this ocean-facing lodge is we would have stayed several days longer. From the moment we stepped in the owners (Lenee & her husband Stanley) made us feel really welcome. They were very exceptionally friendly and hospitable. We were offered coffee and met some of the...

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London
Reviewed 4 January 2008

What a great place! We stayed here in order to go whale watching. We stayed in room 1 which has the most amazing view of the sea from your massive bed - its just out of this world, especially with the whales and pods of dolphins you see. It also has a balcony. The decor is very modern and smart....

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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: RM604 - RM946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalesong Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Suite is special BUT all the rooms are very good - simple but lovely”
 of 5 bubbles journeysderbyshire, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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