What some of our previous guests have to say


Super location with stunning views of the ocean, spacious bedrooms, lounge and dining area. All facilities one could need.
The house is stunning, we loved every minute. Its fully equipped to cater for 8 guests, the house was immaculate, the beds and bedding was clean and super comfy, the was more the enough wood for the fire place, we saw whales throughout our stay.
We had a great stay at Whale Huys! The house is great with stunning views! The area has loads to offer, but equally the space is great to relax and just enjoy the view. Bruce is a super host, the property had everything we needed and there was also a hamper with local goodies and beautiful flowers on the dining room table. I highly recommend choosing Whale Huys! Thanks so much to Bruce and Leigh!
The view from Bruce's home is spectacular and everything inside is first class. Whether you want to spend a leisure and restful holiday or perhaps connect with your office regular ...you have all the facilities to do so . Another plus factor is that corresponding with Bruce is easy as he is professional and respond promptly . A pleasant and unique experience await anyone fortunate enough to secure this spectacular home . We were 4 mature couples and the only negative was that we had to leave to go home.
The pictures don’t do this place justice. An amazing place and we will always return. Leigh met us at check in and she was very kind and professional. Later when my mom got ill she assisted in getting paramedics to the property who took care of my mom and we will always be thankful for that. The fireplace and underfloor heating is an absolute blessing in the winter. The cleaning lady was always smiling and a pleasure. When you stay here please book her service as she will give the best service. Skip all other places and book this place
Bruce's place makes for a wonderful stay. The views are stunning - we saw a number of whales right from the living room. We hope to return again soon!
We had a great weekend in the beautiful Whale House. The location is absolutely perfect and the views - from all the bedrooms, lounge, diningroom and deck - to die for. De Kelders is a tranquil little town that is close to quaint Stanford and busier Gansbaai. The house is amazingly well equipped (think international adaptors, a gym, a yoga mat and even a laptop for guests). The deck, with a pool overlooking the bay - was my favorite spot. Highly recommended - I can't wait to go back! And thanks for the gift basket Bruce!
This house is a wonderfully laid out & comfortable place to stay. We went in the beginning of winter & when it’s sunny & clear the sun that streams in & the view are first class. The host’s small touches are very unexpected & gracious & they have put a lot of thought into making your stay as comfortable as possible. All of this made for a wonderful long weekend away from the city , thank you!
You can only love this place watching the whales at breakfast or lunch time from the terrasse is something you will remember... do not hesitate!
Whale huys is the ideal place if you are longing for some much-needed rest and relaxation. The house is beautifully situated close to the water’s edge, which means the sounds of the waves have a calming effect, without being intrusive. The house lacks for nothing and it’s big enough for 6-8 people, without being in each other’s way. Bruce is a very attentive host, quick to respond and gave us lots of information about things to do in the area. The check in process with Leigh was very pleasant and efficient. I highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a great stay by the seaside.
A wonderful getaway! Beautiful coastal walks and time spent whale watching. The house has everything you could possibly need and Bruce is a great host. Highly recommend!
Bruce’s Place was incredible. It was absolutely breathtaking. Not even 5minutes in we saw whales from the verandah. The house is huge and spacious with so much to explore out the back gate. The view was amazing, you didn’t want to leave it was that nice. I highly recommend this accommodation.
The house and views are absolutely beautiful! Every detail and need has been thought of to make your stay enjoyable. A perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing break.
Really private getaway with a perfect view of the sea. Very quiet and peaceful. Everything you will need for a family vacation.
Bruce's house is incredible. You will not find more beautiful and mesmerising views easily. The house is exceptionally well-equipped, and the bedrooms beautifully appointed with stylish decor items, quality linens and towels. On arrival, we were met by the friendly Leigh who welcomed us with a thoughtful array of small gifts and fresh flowers. The kitchen has all the equipment you might need if you are foodies like us! If you just want to relax, curl up on the couch and enjoy the view with a glass of local vino in hand.
Location was magnificent. You cannot get tired of the view. The surrounding area is quaint, clean and enjoyable.
Perfect location - just by the ocean with picturesque view. Very nice and very well equipped, comfy house. Thank you Leigh - we wish to stay longer. We can strongly recommend this location 😀
A wonderful stay again! A wonderful place. Lots of whales. Excellent host.
We had a fabulous few days at Whale Huys - with great weather, amazing communication in the lead up, a beautiful welcome basket and whales frolicking just off the balcony for a whole day - incredible! The kitchen is really well prepared, the pool was brilliant, the kids loved it and so did the adults. Would recommend it thoroughly
Awesome host, incredible house and experience. Highly recommend.
Whale Huys is an incredibly beautiful home, and we were made to feel so welcome on arrival. Words do not do the home or its surroundings justice, and most importantly our kids absolutely loved the break (albeit a short one) during their school holidays. We have recommended Whale Huys to friends and family we hope to be back soon. Thank you Bruce and Leigh for your professionalism and warm hospitality!
Spectacular views! Away from the crowds but still good amenities close by.
Amazing place to stay! Super spacious and a beautiful view. We saw dolphins, seals and whales from the balcony of the house!
Guys, I don't need to say anything, just check the pictures. The place, the view, breathtaking.
Amazing host and communicator. And amazing house overlooking the bay. Love watching the whales. They were there almost all the time!
Awesome views of the ocean, lovely sunsets. Saw a school of dolphins on the Sunday. Just a very relaxing stay
We had a great stay in this beautiful house, the views can only be described as majestic. I look forward to my next visit!
Beautifully appointed home with everything you need. Perfectly positioned right on the rocks, offering spectacular views. Sliding doors open wide to bring the outside in, and when the Cape weather turns, beautiful and cosy with the fireplace. We were a group of 8 and the house is large enough for everyone to find their comfort spot in a group or for some quiet time. A wonderful nature trail on your doorstep; the unspoilt "Plaat" where we spent many full days lapping up the sun, the vast beach and wild waves. Pick fresh mussels! Many interesting areas around, wines farms and natures best! The area is home to seals and dolphins and we were fortunate to see whales as well. Bruce the home owner was very accommodating with any of our requests and a pleasure to deal with. We booked for peak season 18 months in advance and enjoyed a fabulous memorable 16 night holiday! We can't wait to go back again.
Had a wonderful stay at Whale Huys. This is a truly a stunning home, exactly as described. The view is simply amazing!! Bruce responded promptly to all our questions. Welcome basket was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Would definitely recommend! Our stay was perfect, just wish it could have been longer.
This was our second stay in Whale Huys and we enjoyed it again, so see my more detailed review from 2015 - there is nothing more to add, beside the fact that the railing of the terrace is fixed now. Communication with Bruce went smooth, the terrace is as beautiful as before and we had a great time.
This is the most amazing place to stay. The house is gorgeous and we were greeted with a large basket of wine and other goodies, and plenty of herbs and other kitchen necessities - not always the case in air bnb. But it is the position of this house right on the edge of the cliff overlooking the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay that is so outstanding. Within a minute of walking into the house we were spotting southern right whales right out in front and it is so close you can hear them breath and it is an enchanting sight to see whales and their babies so close and to observe all the different behaviours from every room in the house. There is a track just below the house through the flowering fynbos vegetation with amazing rock formations and a paradise for bird watchers as well as whale watching. We needed to stay longer. This place is paradise.
Amazing place. Amazing view...we just loved it and wanna come back as soon as possible.


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