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Whalesong Lodge

83 Cliff Street, De Kelders, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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#4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in De Kelders
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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)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Board games / puzzles
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Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, German
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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
Room Tip: Lovely view at higher floor!
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Charlet S wrote a review Apr 2020
4 contributions
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
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
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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TheGromits wrote a review Oct 2019
Leicestershire184 contributions87 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to book room one which was already taken on our previous visit, it was superb with views to die for, we didn’t shut the curtains once whilst there. The breakfasts were excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to return here. Oh and let’s not forget the whales playing only meters from the shoreline
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from WhalesongLodge, Manager at Whalesong Lodge
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Thank you for the review. Happy that you enjoyed your stay.... and agree Room one is definitely special. Enjoy your trip further in South Africa. Best wishes from Antje and her team.
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Meander623964 wrote a review Oct 2019
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We booked the entire Whalesong Villa for family and friends, to celebrate 2 birthdays. The house itself is spacious and luxurious, with a games room which included a snooker table. The house was decorated with ornaments and pictures that made it feel really homely. It is on the beachfront in a quiet area where the predominant sound was that of the waves breaking on the rocks- remarkably soothing. All in all, when the weekend was over, not one of us wanted to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
$123 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandDe Kelders
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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 Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whalesong Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does Whalesong Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.