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Whale Huys: Direct ocean-front villa, 4br/ba, Wifi, Infinity Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Direct ocean-front villa on the Whale Coast. Less than 2 hrs from Cape Town

Perched on the ocean’s edge, Whale Huys has beautiful unobstructed sea views from all living areas, dining areas and bedrooms. Fall asleep and wake to the sound of the waves gently lapping at the rocks below. Each of the four bedroom opens onto its own sea front balcony. The uninterrupted panoramic views of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountain range extend to Hangklip and even Cape Point on a clear day. Next to the infinity pool, a private path through the fynbos takes you to the water’s edge and links to a walking trail that extends from Gansbaai on one end to the pristine beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy near Hermanus on the other.

- Direct ocean front property with spectacular ocean views from every room

- 4 en-suite bedrooms each with its own ocean-side balcony

- Wireless internet & computer corner

- Living room with fireplace

- Unobstructed ocean views from every room

- Infinity Pool, private fitness room

- Fully-Equipped Open Gourmet Kitchen

- Pool-side bar and outdoor braai area

- Excellent land-based whale watching

- Ideally situated for Easy access to the nature and culture of the Overberg, Western Cape

Less than two hours to Cape Town International Airport, Whale Huys is well positioned as a weekend escape from Cape Town or Johannesburg. In the other direction, just 85 km north of Cape Agulhas, the most Southern point in Africa, Whale Huys is also a great place to start your garden route tour

Whale Huys is directly on the Whale Coast in De Kelders, (Overberg region, Western Cape. South Africa) you can experience some of the best land based whale watching in the world (June to November) directly from the villa. Also during the rest of the year, dolphins, seals, dassies and dozens of species of birds provide a delightful contact with nature.

Combining the warmth and character of traditional thatched roof architecture with the luxury of a modern holiday villa, Whale Huys has conveniences like basic satellite TV, wireless internet and a laptop you can use to check your mail or surf the web. A private chef and daily maid services are available at an extra charge.

Whale Huys is your first step to relaxation.

Location, location, location

De Kelders is one of the quietest communities on the Whale Coast. The fishing town of Gansbaai is just 5 minutes away with supermarkets, banks, a gym, and several cafes and restaurants. Stanford, a small town renowned for its excellent quaint country restaurants is 10 minutes by car. For a larger variety of shops Hermanus is just 25 minutes away on the other side of the bay.

The area is rich in culture and things to do. Elim, a world heritage village, is 30 minutes away. Active adventures also abound, including wilderness and beach-side horseback riding (African Horse Company is just 10 minutes away). South Africa's shark cage diving capital, Kleinbaai, is just 10 minutes away. In fact, you can see all of the ‘Marine Big 5’ within a 15 minute radius of the villa.) A number of wine estates in the area offer some of the best wines of South Africa including the Hemel en Aarde valley, the Stanford Valley, and Lomond wines. Wine tasting can be done six days, and in some places 7 days a week.

More Details

Bruce Haase (NL) /Jenene Cronje (SA)
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Bruce Haase (NL) /Jenene Cronje (SA)

Dutch-American by birth, I currently live and work betwen South Africa and Amsterdam. Next to my day job as a Sustainable Business Consultant, I have been renting holiday apartments in our historical building in Amsterdam for the past 15 years. (property 54555). Having always travelled a lot for business, I always appreciated staying in places where I immediately felt at home. In furnishing and renting our apartments this is the feeling we hope our guests will have as well. We first visited this Overberg region of South Africa about 12 years ago, and loved the open spaces, pristine nature relaxation.

Bruce Haase (NL) /Jenene Cronje (SA) purchased this villa in 2015

Why Bruce Haase (NL) /Jenene Cronje (SA) chose Western Cape

When we first started considering purchasing an ocean front property in the area, Whale Huys was the first property we saw, and we fell in love with it,. Of course the breathtaking ocean views from every room, was the big selling point, but what sold us compared to the other properties in the area was the openness and relaxed design. Unlike typical sterile white beach houses, Whale Huys has a more rustic relaxed feeling with its thatched roof and 8 metre ceiling in the open plan central space.

What makes this villa unique

- Direct ocean front property with spectacular unobstructed 180 degree ocean views from every room

- 4 en-suite bedrooms each with its own ocean-side balcony

- Wireless internet & computer corner

- Living room with fireplace

- Unobstructed ocean views from every room

- Infinity Pool

- Fully-Equipped Open Kitchen

- Pool-side bar and outdoor braai area

- Excellent land-based whale watching

- Ideally situated for Easy access to the nature and culture of the Overberg, Western Cape

- Additional services available at an extra charge include (daily housekeeping, a personal chef, massage therapist, and private horse back riding tours)


Greater Hermanus Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink, separate toilet, large walk-in shower, masterb
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , across from bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en suite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower in pool area
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Separate Guest toilet on main floor
  • includes towels, luxury shampoo, shower gel, hand soap, and moisturizer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , two single beds, can be made up as one king
  • 100% cotton, high thread count cotton bedding, sufficent cupboards space every bedroom, some with TV, Each bedroom has it's own bathroom, sea-side balcony and an ocean view in two directions.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
One of the best places in the world for land-based whale watching.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Whale Huys: Direct ocean-front villa, 4br/ba, Wifi, Infinity Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A weekend to remember

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Whale Huyse was one I will not be forgetting anytime soon. It has everything you need for a fulfilling vacation - definitely enough living space, a fully equipped kitchen as well as magnificient views of the ocean from every room. It is great destination for any type of holiday and needless to say - I will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review and glad to hear that you and your grouop enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back at Whale Huys in the future! Warm Regards, Bruce Haase Owner, Whale Huys
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Beyond Superb!

  • 5 of 5

I have been privileged to spend 8 nights in this magnificent villa which truly lived up to its name! The views across Walker Bay are absolutely spectacular and I saw many whales and dolphins (often from my bed.) Some mornings I could clearly hear the whales even before it was light enough to see them. I loved every moment of my stay here, which brought me tranquility and food for the soul. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pieter, Thanks for your comments and glad to hear you had such an enjoyable stay. The marine life is, indeed magical. Hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Bruce Haase Owner, Whale Huys
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Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Buitesteen Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Blue Goose, Gansbaai
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Walker Bay Nature Conservancy
Car: recommended

The town of Gansbaai is just 5 minutes away from Whale Huys. This town has supermarkets, banks, a gym, and a variety of cafes and restaurants. Everything you need for your basic essentials. Gansbaai is also the shark cage diving capital of South Africa where more than five companies provide whale watching and shark cage diving adventures. There is also a penguin sanctuary just outside of town.

The quaint town of Stanford is just 15 minutes in the other direction with some of the best small restaurants in the Overberg.

15 minutes beyond Stanford, and directly opposite De Kelders on the other side of Walker Bay is the larger town of Hermanus. Here you have a wide selection of larger stores and a wide variety of restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Greater Hermanus Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn Winter Whale Season Low
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Whale Season High
Sep 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Apr 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Whale Season 2018
Nov 15 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday High Season
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 14 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $271.8
Cleaning Fee $81.54

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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