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83 Cliff Street, De Kelders, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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#4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in De Kelders
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5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Whalesong Lodge is a small Fair Trade accredited guesthouse perched on top of the rugged De Kelders cliffs overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay, just two hours from Cape Town. Our 5 rooms are all spacious, comfortable and well-appointed, and our large open-plan lounge and dining area flows out to a wooden deck where you can sit and enjoy sundowners while watching the sun set over the sea, and spectacular whale watching (from June - December). At Whalesong Lodge you will find a warm welcome and a homely environment, while our attention to detail ensures the highest quality of service. Come and stay with us and find out why so many guests return time and time again to enjoy our hospitality, comfortable surroundings and spectacular location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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Clive D wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town40 contributions25 helpful votes
Lovely place. I had such a lovely break away weekend. I wish I could’ve stayed longer. Whalesong exceeded my expectations. Comfortable, clean, modern and great views. Wonderful friendly hosts. Amazing breakfast. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Jun 19, 2022
Thank you for the lovely review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Phryne Williams wrote a review Jun 2022
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I cannot give this wonderful place more compliments. It is a rarely to find such an amazing combination of that attention to detail, hospitality, cleanliness and a fantastic breakfast. The views are breathtaking and perfectly situated close to many activities. We loved our stay, thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Jun 19, 2022
Thank you for the awesome compliment. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Wishing you all the best. Antje
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Claudia D wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
Each room in The Whalesong Lodge is differently designed and decorated making this feel like a real home away from home. Lots of attention to detail went into everything at the lodge and in the rooms, there are cookbooks, travel memorabilia, little hearts, candle holders - everything is special. Breakfast is served at the big table like in a family home, or you can eat in your room for more privacy. The honesty bar is brimming with good wines, local beers and even champagne. Antje and her friendly helpers are always at hand making you feel very well looked after. It's extremely clean and tidy, quiet and relaxed - the whole place is just beautiful. The whales are frolicking in the ocean in front of the terrace, one doesn't ever want to leave! Thank you for your superb hospitality - I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms are lovely, the suite has the best views. The same view can be seen from the terrace...
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Oct 16, 2021
Thank you for the lovely review. Been such a pleasure sharing our space with you. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Wishing you all the best.
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Waldo G wrote a review Oct 2021
Sumaysimah, Qatar29 contributions19 helpful votes
Whalesong Lodge is a beautiful property right on the ocean. I have never seen whales so close in person and I could even hear them from my room! The owners are very personable and the staff went out of their way to make me feel at home. You can lie in bed and look at the whales! I can highly recommend visiting Whalesong Lodge.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Oct 13, 2021
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is quite an incredible sight seeing the whales so close. Trusting that one day we will be able to welcome you back again. Wishing you all the best.
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Charlet S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Not only does Whalesong lodge have the best views but the most wonderful friendly staff members. We woke up to watching whales from our bed in the honeymoon suite. There is a beautiful beach and cave in walking distance and when we came back we enjoyed a beautiful platter on the deck before going out to dinner at a local restaurant. It was the most magical experience and we can't wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Aug 26, 2021
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the great review. Trusting that one day we will be able to welcome you again.
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Storm-Shaakira wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
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Breathtaking views of the whales, beautiful sunsets and the reflection of the full moon sets over the ocean is unbelievable all from the luxury of your bed or bath in the the honeymoon room and balcony. A must to stay in when visiting. It was definitely worth waking up early to watch the sun rising on the right and the moon setting on the left . Friendly ,welcoming and thoughtful staff, that take customer service to the next level. The aromas of freshly baked nibbles hits you on the way down the steps from your room, reminded me of my granny's baking. The choc chip cookies where my favorite. Amazing walking trails along the sea, with hidden gems along the way. With a wide range of intesting things to see along the way. Caves full of bats, lizards running around on the incredible rock formations as the poping colours of the flows blooming catch your eyes. We definitely had a soul fulling weekend away. No doubt about it we will be returning!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Aug 26, 2021
Thank you for this great review. Was awesome having you staying with us. Trust that one day we will be able to welcome you back again to refill your soul. :)
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Natalie wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing time🥳💯🌊 The host, the view, the food and the atmosphere were just top notch! Definitely reccomended staying here. The host also happens to be an amazing artist aswell her paintings give colour and culture to the inside walls of the lodge. There are beautiful walks to be taken and cliffs just over the road to explore The rooms are clean and modern and colorful and the cleaning ladies are just lovely. Be sure to give them a tip if you can manage it.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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verhulstsilke wrote a review Apr 2020
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One of the most beautiful guesthouses we had on our honeymoon. What an amazing view. The breakfast was amazing. We could have a lactose free and glutenfree breakfast that was now problem. Everyone is very friendely and helpful. We just loved our stay here. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Lovely view at higher floor!
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Charlet S wrote a review Apr 2020
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One of the most beautiful guesthouses with amazing views and breathtaking sunsets. My friend and I shared the honeymoon suite. What an amazing experience! A must do if u live in the city and want a peaceful get away. The staff are very friendly and make amazing breakfasts! We also got to see hundreds of dolphins swim by.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Stanley Carpenter, Owner at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Apr 9, 2020
Happy to hear you took full advantage of the jacuzzi with its breath-taking view...… enjoying a bottle of bubbels. Relaxing and enjoying the peace of de Kelders. It was great having you two here.
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Jansen74 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cologne, Germany25 contributions4 helpful votes
Everyone is very friendly, great breakfast und dinner. The view is wonderful. It was a perfect stay! Our room was the best we had in South Afrika. Thank you to Antje, Gary and the staff. Kerstin & Frank ;-)
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from WhalesongLodge, Manager at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Hi Kerstin & Frank Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, was great having you with us. Wishing you both all the best..... and remember whale season :)
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PRICE RANGE
$105 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandDe Kelders
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whalesong Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Whalesong Lodge?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (2.4 miles), Klipgat Caves (0.9 miles), and Owl's Pub (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whalesong Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Whalesong Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Whalesong Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whalesong Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, Blue Goose, and Benguela Restaurant De Kelders.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whalesong Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Whalesong Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of De Kelders.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whalesong Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whalesong Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does Whalesong Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.