STUNNING 3-BEDROOM SEAFRONT APARTMENT IN DE KELDERS NEAR GANSBAAI AND HERMANUS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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STUNNING 3-BEDROOM SEAFRONT APARTMENT IN DE KELDERS NEAR GANSBAAI AND HERMANUS

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3 beds, 2.5 baths, large balcony, sleeps 6

The Lookout at Whale Cove is a beautifully appointed 3-bedroomed self-catering apartment situated directly on the seafront, with magnificent sea views across Walker Bay and of the Overberg mountains. 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. 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.

Local Activities: 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, ranging from the 18 km long pristine white sand beach of De Plaat (1 km from the apartment) to Standford's Cove (2km away), and Pearly Beach and Franskaal, which are slightly further afield but easily accessible.

Shark cage diving and marine life boating | Gansbaai, situated 3kms from De Kelders, is known as the Great White shark capital of the world. There are many reputable shark cage operators in Gansbaai.

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. There are fishing harbours in Gansbaai and Kleinbaai that are ideal for boat launches. Fish include kabeljou, steenbras and the highly-prized galjoen.

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. All are in very scenic areas.

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.

Fishing | The De Kelders coastline provides excellent land-based and sea fishing.

Archaeology | The area boasts sites of international significance which are within walking distance.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mailie Green

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Speaks english, Afrikaans
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Stunning 3-bedroom seafront apartment in De Kelders near Gansbaai and Hermanus
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Stunning 3-bedroom seafront apartment in De Kelders near Gansbaai and Hermanus
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An amazing place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We just want to say thank you for the use of your apartment. We enjoyed our stay very much! The apartment is lovely, warm and very comfortable and so well-appointed, to say nothing of the neatness! You have really catered to ensure that your guests are comfortable in every respect and feel at home, thanks to the small details which are often forgotten in self-catering places.
The views over False Bay are amazing.
The apartment is also situated in a beautiful region, with many places of interest to visit.
The only thing we missed was WIFI access.
We will definitely come again.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Rita. We're always thrilled when people enjoy the apartment as much as we do. Next time you should come back in whale season (approximately August to December), there's no better of view of the moms and babies than from The Lookout's balcony! We look forward to your return!
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Stunning 3-bedroom seafront apartment in De Kelders near Gansbaai and Hermanus
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"My favourite place in all of South africa"

"My favourite place in all of South africa"
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We have stayed in this apartment whenever we get a chance to get away since 2010.

There are no words for how amazing the views are - being able to watch whales breaching from the comfort of the gorgeous king size bed is something very special indeed.

The attention to detail throughout the apartment is excellent with beautiful unique artworks, the softest carpets, beautiful wooden floors and high quality bedding.

Although my husband and I tend to use it as a solo getaway, the apartment could easily accommodate 6 people without feeling crowded and you can use the gas braai to host a wonderful evening on the balcony while watching the whales play in the sunset.

There are plenty of hiking trails down on the cliffs below that allow you to follow the coastline and the whales progression if the mood strikes, but you won't be missing anything at all if you never even leave the property - on this trip we saw loads of whales as well as several pods of dolphins close enough to watch freely from the balcony.

We live in Cape Town, so the drive is only roughly 2 hours from home, half an hour from Hermanus itself and less than 5 minutes from Gansbaai (which has some beautiful restaurants and plenty of little shops to keep you browsing for hours).

My grandparents lived in De Kelders while I was growing up, so I have a personal attachment to the little town. One of my favourite things is the solitude and quiet it provides; with all the awe of viewing the whales that Hermanus offers with none of the chaos and crowding experienced there.

This is a truly special place to escape from the craziness of city life and experience unparalleled tranquility and serenity in a luxurious private space. I am homesick for it already! Mandy, Cape Town, South Africa
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Stunning 3-bedroom seafront apartment in De Kelders near Gansbaai and Hermanus
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Home from home

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We really enjoyed this apartment. It was very comfortable and well-equipped, feeling like a home from home. The whale watching from the balcony was superb and the apartment couldn't be in a better location. Watching the sun set over the bay whilst sat on the balcony with a glass of (local) wine was a highlight of our recent holiday. We will definitely want to return on our next trip to South africa. Janet, UK
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We Love staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The apartment is beautifully decorated and it is equipped with all the amenities you will need.
Towels are provided and the kitchen is fully equipped.
The shops are only a 7 minute drive from the apartment.
The Drip Kelders (Drip caverns) are right across the street and Walker Bay is just a short 10 walk away.
The view is incredible come rain or shine.
We love staying here.
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Stunning 3-bedroom seafront apartment in De Kelders near Gansbaai and Hermanus
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What a wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
What a wonderful home. We had bad weather but could still sit and watch the whales. We will definitely be back. PS: We recommend the calamari from The Fish Lady, Main Road. The McGhees, South Africa
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Map

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
De Kelders
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Buitesteen Pub and Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Gansbaai Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Coffee on the Rocks
Car: recommended

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 abundant marine bird life in the reserves. Deep sea fishing, boat trips to nearby Dyer Island, beautiful walks, hikes and mountain biking are all easily accessible.

Other Activities: Land and water-based whale watching; shark cage diving

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.

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Availability & Rates

Gansbaai Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
ZAR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
2014
Jan 13 2014 - Dec 3 2014
ZAR 1,200
2 nights
 
 
2014 Xmas/New Year/public hols
Dec 4 2014 - Jan 11 2015
ZAR 2,000
5 nights
 
 
2015
Jan 12 2015 - Dec 4 2015
ZAR 1,350
2 nights
 
 
2015 Xmas/New Year/public hols
Dec 5 2015 - Jan 10 2016
ZAR 2,200
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

All rates are subject to change and need to be confirmed.

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment is required three weeks before arrival.

Cancellation policy
From 21 to 28 days guest forfeits 25% of the deposit.
From 14 to 21 days guest forfeit is 50%.
From 7 to 14 days guest forfeit is 75% of deposit.
Less than 7 days guest forfeits the full deposit.
Notes South African public holidays and Easter attract the same rate as the Christmas season, with a 3 night minimum stay ruling. Please confirm with the owner.

2014 long stay discounts:

7 - 13 nights: R1100 per night
14 - 20 nights: R950 per night
21 - 27 nights: R850 per night
28+ nights: R700 per night

Long stay discounts do not apply over public holidays and high season.
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Amenities

Gansbaai Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second bathroom - toilet , tub
    Guest toilet - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms have Egyptian cotton sheets and duvet covers. There are large built-in cupboards in all the bedrooms. All the bedrooms have electric blankets if needed in winter, as well as wall heaters.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
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