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

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Spacious open-plan living with magnificent views
Sundowners on the balcony
The little cove down the stairs in front of the apartment
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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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.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Mailie G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank marylynBM2021
Reviewed November 12, 2020

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...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Sue C
Reviewed August 4, 2019

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...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Nomad648112
Global743426, VR Owner at The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

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.

Reviewed May 1, 2019

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!

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Gerhard S
Global743426, VR Owner at The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

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

Reviewed December 3, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank oldenglish999
Global743426, VR Owner at The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

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

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Amazing location for watching whales. Very nice apartment, with wonderfull view. Whalesafari is fantastisk,

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jytte58
Global743426, VR Owner at The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Jytte, thanks so much for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the apartment, views and, of course, the magnificent whales!

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank pauladelo
Global743426, VR Owner at The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

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

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Great location for whale watching and beautiful sun sets. The apartment was clean and well equipped for a comfortable stay.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank eberts2014
Management response:Responded August 28, 2018

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

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Impressed! Great accommodation, clean and well stocked. Amazing views all round. Beautiful town and we will definately be back!!!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank NatalieW3102
Management response:Responded June 20, 2018

Thanks Natalie, I'm so pleased you had a great stay. We look forward to having you back! Kind regards, Mailie.

Reviewed March 20, 2018

In a quiet area that felt very safe is this really beautiful flat. The view overlooking the ocean and mountains on the other side is breahtaking... very well equipped!! We should come back another time, in whale season :)

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank JohannaFredenberg
Management response:Responded March 22, 2018

Thanks Johanna for taking the time to review the apartment. We're very fortunate to have such a wonderful position - we look forward to seeing you back to enjoy the whales in season!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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