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The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Why stay with us? Location, location, location! The Lookout at Whale Cove is situated directly on the seafront, with magnificent sea views across Walker Bay and of the Overberg mountains. There is no better view of the whales in De Kelders in season than from the apartment balcony. Out of whale season you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean and the Overberg mountains across to Hermanus. What does the apartment offer? The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen, dining room, comfortable lounge and separate TV nook. The modern kitchen is fully-stocked with everything either the casual, or gourmet, cook will require. The three bedrooms are well-appointed and the lounge, and main bedroom, lead onto the balcony with spectacular ocean views across Walker Bay. In whale...Why stay with us? Location, location, location! The Lookout at Whale Cove is situated directly on the seafront, with magnificent sea views across Walker Bay and of the Overberg mountains. There is no better view of the whales in De Kelders in season than from the apartment balcony. Out of whale season you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean and the Overberg mountains across to Hermanus. What does the apartment offer? The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen, dining room, comfortable lounge and separate TV nook. The modern kitchen is fully-stocked with everything either the casual, or gourmet, cook will require. The three bedrooms are well-appointed and the lounge, and main bedroom, lead onto the balcony with spectacular ocean views across Walker Bay. In whale season you can watch the whales while lying on your bed! The large balcony has a gas barbecue, outside dining and loungers. What makes us unique? The Lookout is also our holiday apartment and we like to live comfortably! We have therefore decorated it as a second home rather than as a characterless rental property. The apartment has small touches that make your stay more comfortable - quality linens, excellent mattresses, free wifi, cable television, heaters and electric blankets for winter. We offer a very comfortable stay in a well-appointed, charming apartment with spectacular views and whale watching opportunities. Please see our reviews which testify to this. What is there to do in the area? The closest beach is 100 metres away, just below the apartment where you can fish off the rocks, catch mussels and crayfish in season, snorkel, or just laze and watch the seals. A very scenic cliff path passes in front of the apartment to Klipgat Cave in one direction and Gansbaai in the other. There's a lovely little restaurant 100m from the apartment called Coffee-on-the-Rocks, where you can watch the whales over a glass of wine and lunch. Whale watching | In season an abundance of whales can be enjoyed from the apartment’s balcony. Alternatively there are beautiful places just outside the apartment where they can be viewed at extremely close range. In addition there are boat trips to Dyer Island where you can view whales in season, sharks, penguins, seals and other marine life. Beaches | There are at least seven beautiful white-sand, swimming beaches either within walking distance of the apartment, or a short drive away. Shark cage diving and marine life boating | Gansbaai, situated 3kms from De Kelders, is known as the Great White shark capital of the world. Walking trails | The 7km Klipgat trail runs along the coast between Gansbaai and De Kelders, passing on the cliffs directly in front of the apartment. In addition there are several hiking trails along the coast and in the nearby mountains to suit all abilities. Fishing | The De Kelders coastline provides excellent land-based and sea fishing. Wine routes | There are at least 20 popular wine routes in and around the De Kelders area ranging from 10 minutes to 2 hours away. Nature reserves and bird watching | The beautiful privately-owned Grootbos Nature Reserve, internationally acclaimed for its fynbos conservation, is 1km from De Kelders, as is the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, and the De Plaat Nature Reserve with its magnificent stretch of white beach. There is abundant marine bird life in the reserves. Shopping | Gansbaai will satisfy most of your immediate shopping requirements. Restaurants | From cheap and cheerful to some of the Cape’s top eateries are within the area. Archaeology | The area boasts sites of international significance which are within walking distance. Golf: The Overberg/Whale Coast region boasts some of the finest golf courses in the southern hemisphere. Between 3 and 45 minutes’ drive from De Kelders there are five 9-hole courses, the internationally acclaimed Arabella 18-hole course and the beautiful 27-hole course at Hermanus. Other Activities: Land and water-based whale watching; shark cage diving More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We ask only that you treat our apartment as you would like us to treat your home. Damages and breakages will be charged for.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Tash V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
Interaction with guests
We have a remote lock on the front door. (we send you all the details closer to your time of arrival). Our cleaning service manager is available to you in the event of you needing any help but your stay is enjoyed in complete privacy from us! Covid-19 Cleaning Protocol: We are committed to providing a deep cleanse of our establishment between guests, as per Ecolab guidelines. We will attach the full cleaning protocol for each guest on confirmation of their reservation.
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Reviews (36)
Jacqui C
Jacqui C
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions
Very comfortable apartment with the most incredible views in the quiet town of De Kelders. Perfectly located for the coastal path, watching amazing sightings of whales and beautiful sunsets. Highly recommend for a relaxing break!
Visited June 2021
Written June 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Thanks for the great review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
Written August 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary-lyn B-M
Mary-lyn B-M
1 contribution
We had an amazing time at the Lookout @ Whale cove. Just the view alone makes staying there a must but the accommodation is comfortable and lives up to expectation. We really enjoyed our time and we wished we had booked longer than a week. The Menigo's
Visited December 2020
Written January 4, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Thanks for the great review - I have to agree, the view is the best ever! We hope to see you back again!
Written August 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue C
Sue C
Wynberg, South Africa10 contributions
Our stay at The Lookout at Whale Cove was fantastic. The place was immaculate and everything that the website promised. Communication prior to arrival was excellent and we got a quick response to any of our questions. The apartment itself is in a perfect location overlooking the ocean. Inside it is well appointed with everything anyone needs. We had a lovely stay and would definitely visit again.
Visited October 2020
Written November 12, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alexandra K
Alexandra K
Cape Town Central, South Africa15 contributions
Alles war absolut perfekt und wir hatten sogar das Glück Wale zu sehen, was manche in Hermanus nicht hatten.
Visited October 2019
Written October 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Hi Alex, thanks for the great review. It's a well-kept secret that De Kelders generally has better whale sighting than Hermanus - we're not known as the best land-based whale watching town in the world for nothing! Kind regards, Mailie.
Written November 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nomad648112
Nomad648112
2 contributions
The location was stunning with a spacious balcony overlooking the bay where we spent most of our time. The security was top notch and everything at the apartment worked perfectly. It was quiet and private and we loved it! Absolutely made our visit on the Garden Route perfect.
Visited July 2019
Written August 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Aaah, thank you so much! We totally agree with the drop-dead fabulous view - it's even better when the whales are in town. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay - we hope you visit again. Kind regards, Mailie.
Written August 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gerhard S
Gerhard S
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
Great view Lovely walks on cliffs. The Lookout is fully equipped to enjoy our meals at home (fresh fish from the harbour and great Karroo lamb on the braai). A great stay!
Visited March 2019
Written May 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Hi Gerhard, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Lauren
Written May 5, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

oldenglish999
oldenglish999
Ashbourne, United Kingdom6 contributions
A super apartment with fabulous views over the bay. We were so lucky with our whale sightings during the first week of November, and it absolutely made our stay. Excellent communications and responses too from Lauren and Mailie. Thank you so much. And did I mention the whales?
Visited November 2018
Written December 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! Those whales are absolutely magnificent! We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time. Kind regards, Lauren
Written January 7, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jytte58
jytte58
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Amazing location for watching whales. Very nice apartment, with wonderfull view. Whalesafari is fantastisk,
Visited October 2018
Written October 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Hi Jytte, thanks so much for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the apartment, views and, of course, the magnificent whales!
Written October 7, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pauladelo
pauladelo
Brighton, United Kingdom6 contributions
We chose this apartment because of its great position for watching the whales in the bay and it didn’t disappoint. I was able to pull back the bedroom curtain to see calves breaching in the bay. Apartment was clean and comfortable Had to request extra heating but this was promptly provided. Only downside was no laundry facilities. We stayed 7 nights and could have done with this, and no clean towels offered during the stay. Otherwise a great rental. Would be happy to return.
Visited September 2018
Written September 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Thank you Paula for taking the time to review us, we do value honest feedback from our guests. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the whales put on a good show for you! Kind regards, Lauren
Written October 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ebert
Ebert
Cobham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great location for whale watching and beautiful sun sets. The apartment was clean and well equipped for a comfortable stay.
Visited August 2018
Written August 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global743426
Global743426
Thank you Ebert for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back again one day! Kind regards, Lauren
Written August 28, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
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Refrigerator
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Business Travel
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Stove
Terrace
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Waterfront
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Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighborhood
Situated on the cliffs of Walker Bay in De Kelders, and 3 kilometres away from Gansbaai - the Great White shark capital of the world - our apartment offers the perfect setting to explore the beautiful Overberg region in the Western Cape of South Africa. De Kelders is internationally renowned as the best land-based whale watching venue in the world. There are also many beautiful white sand beaches in the area ranging from the De Kelders cove directly below the apartment; Stanford Cove; Pearly Beach and the seemingly never-ending De Plaat in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve and marine sanctuary. The beautiful privately-owned Grootbos Nature Reserve, widely acclaimed for its conservation of fynbos - fauna unique to the Western Cape region of South Africa - is 1km from De Kelders. There is abunda...
Getting around
There is no public transport in De Kelders so a car is necessary to access shopping (about 3 km away), the sights and most of the beaches. There is a very nice restaurant about 100m from the apartment and a beach at the cove directly below the apartment.
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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