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858 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
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#31 of 81 in Wilderness
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4.3
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Whale's Way is a stunning ocean-front retreat where you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views and watch whales and dolphins from your bedroom. Most of the rooms have ocean views, TV, DVD and CD player. The style is light and open-plan with a natural elegance. The Penthouse rooms are particularly luxurious and decadent, perfect for those who appreciate the best of everything. Relax in the jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean, walk along the deserted beach, enjoy a breathtaking sunset and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Many fine golf courses nearby. Close proximity to activities such as canoeing, paragliding, horse riding and more. Award-winning restaurants close by.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Open-air bath
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
Ironing service
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch
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mkrame181528 wrote a review May 2022
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Since our arrival we felt at home, we received a warm welcome. Breakfast was delicious. View from window, was breath taking, and it was great to listen to the ocean. Would refer anybody there, would also book again.
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gbell952641 wrote a review May 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
The accommodation was very comfortable, is at a great and safe location and the breakfast was awesome. The hosts were also very friendly and helpful. The Wilderness is a great village to relax and be away from the city buzz. It also has good restaurants and a supermarket if anything is required.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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KarynRule wrote a review May 2022
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We arrived at Whales Way and even though we were earlier than check-in time Ralf really made us feel welcome! During the 18 day stay, it was our base and home away from home, in fact, it was better than home. We knew (as we had booked into a Bed & Breakfast we knew we would need to cater for lunches and suppers, however the breakfasts were so plentiful, filling and delicious, that we had to skip lunch and only decide where to go for dinner :) There was one evening when Benji (Ralf's son) enquired if he could make us dinner - he had gone fishing and wanted to share the bounty. This dinner was made with a passion for cooking, the fish was incredible. Benji went out of his way to ensure the evening was a romantic one for my husband and I. There were some evenings that we did not want to venture out so stayed in and played pool & darts, we had a incredible evening with Ralf and Bianca, where Ralf and my husband played against Bianca and I and the gents barely beat the ladies :) It was just superb! We felt like family. The rooms were sparklingly and nothing was too much trouble. As we were there for an extended period, Whales Way even did our laundry (wash, dry and iron) which was very welcomed! I can only recommend Wales Way as an exceptional place to stay, we were asked each morning what we were doing and suggestions made as to the areas to visit for things to do - we were informed which routes to take when necessary. Lets just say - we will be back (and often!)
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Eugene L wrote a review May 2022
Hermanus, South Africa29 contributions2 helpful votes
Our overall experience was very bad. The room we got was literally in the parking area. This is a prime example of a house turned into short term rental and then take one step to far to squeeze every single dime out of it. The room is dark and cold even with the curtains open. Being that the room is in the parking area means you have absolutely no privacy, so have to keep all the curtains drawn. The pictures of this room is not a good representation of what you get. Communication with the property manager was not very good. Our experience was so bad that we ended up staying elsewhere.
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mryckb928212 wrote a review Apr 2022
Stabroek, Belgium1 contribution
Room was very neat and more than grand enough. Had a wonderful rest here. Host very helpful, after initial mix-up on check-in, but the rest of our stay let us quickly forget about that. Breakfast was out of this world! Really fantastic. Wouldn't mind coming here again, but than in a slightly warmer time of the year.
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tjohnsonfoster wrote a review Apr 2022
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Warm, kind, friendly hosts. Lovely clean room. Excellent breakfast. Very welcoming environment. A home away from home. Beautiful area and so close to the beach. We will definitely be back. Thank you 🙏🏻
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nikyh2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa1 contribution
Such a great stay, amazing and friendly service! Highly recommended! Will definitely be back as soon as we can! Great breakfast the next day to top it all off! Overall a very relaxing get away with a stunning view!
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nmacle939502 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Extremely helpful host. Located overlooking the sea. The biggest and best quality breakfast I had in South Africa. Great touches like fresh fruit - even use of a pool table in a games room. Try “Girls on the Square” for dinner. Highly recommended.
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david2bie wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had the greatest time at this amazing BnB. The view was spectacular and the suite was really special. The breakfast was also really excellent. We would recommend this for Avery couple who wants to enjoy a romantic getaway..
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Carmen R wrote a review Mar 2022
Miami, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the Sky Penthouse Suite (our friends stayed in the Blue Room). Our room is quite large, bright and airy, clean and fresh. The bed was oh-so-comfortable! The views are lovely. The breakfasts are marvelous, beautifully prepared and presented, cooked exactly to order. On check-in guests are asked for preferences, allergies, likes and dislikes. We couldn't think of anything, but later one of our group mentioned a dislike for yogurt, which was present and unavoidable in the morning's fruit. Our host smilingly provided a beautiful freshly prepared fruit cup without yogurt. Friendly, responsive, informative! Yes, the physical location is stunningly beautiful, but ultimately it's the people who make a place memorable. Treat yourself!
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$57 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeWilderness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale's Way Ocean Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (2.7 miles), Wilderness National Park (1.5 miles), and Victoria Bay (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serendipity Restaurant, Oysters R Us, and Joplins Steak Bar.
Does Whale's Way Ocean Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Whale's Way Ocean Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Whale's Way Ocean Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (9.6 miles).
Does Whale's Way Ocean Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.