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Xairu: luxury seaside villa, whales & shark diving

Xairu is situated on Walker Bay with panoramic views.
Very good
20 reviews
Xairu is situated on Walker Bay with panoramic views.
Glass doors seamlessly withdraw to blend the outdoors and open-plan dining room and kitchen.
The upper west-facing deck is a perfect spot for whale watching and sundowners.
The upstairs lounge frames extensive views across Walker Bay, and window seats to savour them from.
Crisp, flora-inspired designer linens in the spacious master bedroom suite.
Upstairs guest bedroom has an en suite half-bath, generous closet space and a private balcony.
The 2nd bedroom bed can be used as a king or two full-sized beds, a large closet and private balcony
A bouquet featuring the fynbos flora that are endemic to only this part of the world.
An intimate lounging area downstairs
Sleek and modern with appliances that appeal to the eye and deliver a relaxed holiday
Xairu provides directly access to the cliff path and Klipgat hiking trail
A sunset from the upper west-facing deck
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Gansbaai, Overberg District, Western Cape
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Luke P
1 review
Reviewed September 20, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for 7 days and enjoyed every one of them. Having rented a car, we were able to travel easily to Cape Agulhas (southernmost tip of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet), Betty's Beach (where penguins are plentiful), Hermanus and the surrounding winelands. Within 15 minutes of our arrival we saw Sourthern Right whales putting on quite...

Andreas B
Heidelberg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed at Xairu for 4 days with the family. The house is very modern, clean and well equipped with everything you need. You will find a spectacular view on the ocean from the upper floor and we have seen whales very frequently when entering the bay. They did not come very close to the beach but it was still...

Cape Town, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I actually find writing this review hard. Firstly I need to say that the view from Xairu is unbelievable and you can literally sit on the patio for hours staring at the waves and we had the privilege of seeing whales a few times. With regards to the amenities I however believe that there are some improvements that need to...

Management response:

Thank you for choosing Xairu for your stay, and for your feedback. We were unaware of any issues with the water pressure in the showers or washing machine, and have now had a plumber come to fix the pipes. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused during your stay. We are confident that everything has been fixed and will be...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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How will you enjoy a stay in this slice of paradise?

> Whale watch and sip sun downers from one of the decks or balconies. Walker Bay is well known as one of the best, land-based sites for whale watching in the world. From June through December, Southern Right Whales calve in the Walker bay Whale Sanctuary, the marine reserve on which the villa is located. You can watch them from the decks and balconies, stroll down to a vantage point along the cliffs, or take a cruise to get really close. Humpback whales can also often be spotted.

> If a little more adrenaline is your style, Xairu is an ideal base for a Great White Shark cage diving experience. Drive out from Cape Town and grab a good night's sleep -- the shark dive boats leave early in the morning a short drive away in...
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How to get there
Airport: Cape Town International Airport : 90.1 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 mi.
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