Whale Huys

OCEANFRONT ECO VILLA

GANSBAAI - WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, overlooking the water of Walker Bay, is a place of natural beauty, soul-nourishing serenity and tangible tranquility. Whale Huys Eco Villa is a luxury self-catering accommodation option in De Kelders, a sleepy suburb of  the fisherman’s town of Gansbaai. Centrally located, it is a great base from where to explore the adventure activities and culture of the Cape Overberg region of South Africa’s southern coast.

Known for its generosity of space, Whale Huys Eco Villa is an excellent eco holiday accommodation option. The combinations of an open plan design, yet privacy where desired, makes it ideal for families, friends, couples and private retreat groups. Even the furry members of the family are welcome to settle in, relax and enjoy the refreshing ocean air. Read about our commitment to sustainability and eco-tourism.

The villa offers four well-appointed double bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom. Large living spaces include a gourmet kitchen, TV lounge, large dining room, office corner, bar area, eco deck, braai lounge and private gym.

AMAZING LAND-BASED WHALE WATCHING

EXCLUSIVE USE OF ENTIRE PROPERTY

OCEAN-SIDE ECOWOOD DECK

FOUR DOUBLE ROOMS WITH ENSUITE BATHROOMS

GOURMET KITCHEN

SAL WATER INFINITY POOL

FRIENDLY TO WELL-BEHAVED PETS

SOLAR POWER (NO LOAD-SHEDDING)

BRAAI LOUNGE

Explore the villa virtually

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Located less than two hours away from Cape Town International Airport, Whale Huys self-catering accommodation is well positioned as a weekend escape from Cape Town or Johannesburg. With Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa, lying just 85km to the north, you’ll find Whale Huys the perfect spot to start your garden route tour.

The villa is built directly on the Whale Coast in the De Kelders (Overberg region, Western Cape), affording visitors some of the best land-based whale watching in the world directly from the numerous balconies and deck during the months of June to November! Also during the rest of the year, dolphins, seals, dassies (rock hyrax) and dozens of species of birds provide a delightful and intimate experience with nature.

UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC AND MOUTAINS BEYOND

Whale Huys combines the warmth and character of traditional thatched roof architecture with the luxury of a modern holiday villa. It boasts conveniences like satellite TV, fibre Internet and a laptop, which you can use to check your email, stay in touch with loved ones or surf the web.

Each bedroom of this stunning Whale Coast self-catering accommodation opens out onto its own sea front balcony, affording visitors breath-taking views of our gorgeous coastline. The uninterrupted panoramic views of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountain range extend up to Hangklip and even the Cape of Good Hope on a clear day.
Next to the infinity pool, a private path winds its way through the fynbos vegetation that is indigenous to the Western Cape, taking you to the water’s edge, or to a walking trail that extends from the one end of Gansbaai to the pristine beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy near Hermanus.

THE COUPLE BEHIND THE WHALE HUYS MAGIC

Whale Huys self catering accommodation was lovingly created by Bruce and Eelco, a Dutch/American couple who – for 10 years – have been regular visitors to this part of South Africa. Bruce and Eelco purchased Whale Huys in April 2014 and applied decades’ worth of travel and holiday rentals experience to creating a relaxed, uncluttered and yet luxurious and homely environment.

CORONA COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Our guests' and staff's health and well-being remain our top priority during this pandemic. We are fully COVID-19 protocol adherent. For this reason our guests have exclusive use of the property and we offer a fully flexible cancellation policy.

TO PROMOTE LONGER, SAFER STAYS WE ARE OFFERING 15% ON STAYS OF FOUR DAYS OR LONGER