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“We liked it so much, we stayed another day : )”
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Whalesong Lodge
Ranked #9 of 31 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 12, 2010

I accidently came across Whalesong lodge looking for a cage dive and checking out their website I knew my husband and I had to book the honeymoon suite with 180 views of the bay for one of our honeymoon nights. It turned out to be even better than imagined with amazing dinner cooked by the hosts (who obviously know a great deal about food) a great breakfast, amazing views and the bay literally full of whales. The hospitality and feel at home atmosphere made us stay another day (in a different room, which apart from lacking the view, was just as comfortable and pretty), enjoying the company of whales, the beautiful scenery and an amazing dinner at Thyme for Rosemary in Gansbaai.

We truly recommend the lodge especially in the whale season, as they obviously like Stanley and Leanly and their hospitality just as much as we did, and hang out just in front of their lodge.

Hopefully we can make it back very soon.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

We stayed in the honeymoon suite and absolutely loved it. The big glass facade offers spectacular views of the bay from your shower, bathtub, bed and balcony.
The area was very nice and the hosts are very helpful and friendly. We loved the homemade stuff for breakfast, like the passionfruit and tomato jam..

We will certainly return here one day!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2010

We have been travelling to whalesong lodge from its very beginning - and we have been coming back every year since. The guesthouse is beautifully located right at the ocean, only separated by a small residential street with almost no traffic. In the whale season you can watch the whales from the spacious front balcony (or even from your room) - they are so close, it's incredible. But even without the whales the scenery is breathtaking , we have been to many spots and this one is definitely one of the best!
The rooms are nicely made and stylish, and if you love panoramic views book the honeymoon suite where you can watch the whales and the scenery directly from your bed or your jacuzzi.
The staff is very friendly, and the hosts Stanley and Lainy give you the feeling of being at home right from the beginning. They will have a glass of bubbles with you on the veranda and chat about this and that - and if Stanley has time and muse he will cook for his guests.
So for us it's a perfect holiday retreat - and of course we will come back next year.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2010

We just had a fantastic week end at Whalesong Lodge. Stanley and Leany are great friendly hosts. We slept in the honeymoon suite, amazing views on the ocean, the room is just perfect. We will definitely be back this year to watch the whales. Oh yeah, and the breakfast is one of the best we ever had!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2010

We were lucky enough to stay with Stanley and Lainy at their amazing guesthouse. From the reception that we received from them, the incredible views over the bay and the wonderful food (the mango risotto was something special!), it was a truly magical stay. And that was before we were able to sit on the balcony with a glass of sparkling wine watching whales breaching and mothers and calves swimming silently along the cliffs! A wonderful place, and one we hope to visit again and again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

Stanley and Lainy share this beautiful space generously - rooms are light and airy (the front suite a real treat), and the views spectacular. Lots of local info - winery trails a specialty, Kloeks @ Home agreat place for dinner. Eating in is a treat for both breakfast (perfect eggs) and dinner (grappa panacotta to die for), and all in all the best guesthouse both this trip and 5 years ago!!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2010

The view alone is worth the price of a room, but add in the best breakfast ever had at a B & B, the wonderful room, and the most helpful proprietors, and you will never want to leave. Don't just book one night because you will regret it having to leave so soon. Plan to stay two or more.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Whalesong Lodge

Address: 83 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range: $171 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalesong Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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