The following are testimonials that have been posted by some of the visitors we’ve had here at Whale Huys. These testimonials have been gathered from Trip Advisor and Air B&B.

We had a fantastic week in the Whale House.
The weather was terrific but also the views and the comfort of the house made it a great stay.
Every room has its own bathroom and there is more than enough space in the kitchen, living room and outside.
The view is fantastic and you can make great walks along the water from the villa.

Bruce also gave us good tips and the contact before, during and after our stay was always very easy.

I would certainly recommend it to everyone!

AvatorFrederik60
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Such a great experience when we first entered tis wonderful House and saw the view over the ocean. We spent 5 great days at Whale House and enjoyed ourselves a lot.

MaSI1428
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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!

PieterSchoeman

This was a special find from the get go. The view is all encompassing and mesmerizing. We visited in March so only saw shy bursts of water from whales and we will definitely be back in full whale season. Refreshing dip in pool and never a reason to have to leave the home has everything you may need. Thank you for your generous and kind hospitality , we will see the whale huys again and have memories to last forever and a view that touched our heart and soul.

PietmandyPietMandy

We had the opportunity to stay in Whale Huys at the beginning of July 2015 for 5 nights. From our initial enquiry and the response received from Bruce, I realized that this would be a special stay. Everything was well organized by Bruce who made sure that we received all the information needed to make the most of the 5 days well in advance.

As we arrived we received a warm welcome from Jenene who was waiting for us to explain all the things we needed to know. She was superb throughout the whole week in ensuring we had everything we needed and ready to help with any questions we had.
The property is perfectly situated on the sea front with magnificent views from each room across the whole of Walker Bay. We thought we would have to go out on a boat to see the Whales but were pleasantly surprised when we saw whales the next morning roaming around right in front of the house in the bay. It made it further easier to follow them with the telescope and binoculars which was available in the house.

The kitchen is well equipped and it was a pleasure cooking in the open plan while still enjoying the views. The house has everything that you will need; Swimming Pool with outside shower (for the summer) Barbeque with all the utensils, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, study with printer and WiFi across the house.

All rooms were extremely spacious and the bathrooms were all modern and clean with fantastic showers in all of them.

A nice touch for the winter was the fire place (used every night) and the under floor heating.

It is also conveniently situated with a nature walkway right in front of the house, shops close by and a short drive to (10min) to Gansbaai. It was also a central point to explore Hermanus, Stanford, Cape Agulhas and the many wine farms in the region.

I want to thank Bruce and Jenene in making this an unforgettable holiday and we most certainly hope to get the opportunity to come back again one day.

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On our arrival at De Kelders, we initially couldn’t find the entrance to the Whale Huys. When we did, I realized that, like anything that means anything, the search was worth it. With an extremely spacious living area and a breathtaking/never-ending view, you could only be in awe of it. The highlight of each bedroom was the small ‘stoepie’ that offered a life-affirming view of the ocean every morning. It is as much a getaway as a homecoming! It was so hard to leave!

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We stayed for the weekend in the Whale Huys and it was fabulous. The views (from every room) encompassed the entire bay. We walked on the easily accessible cliff path and cooked up a storm in the well-appointed kitchen. Perfect for large (or smaller) groups with seperate living areas where children can make a racket. Cannot recommend strongly enough.

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We spent 3 nights at the Whale Huys and had an amazing time. Jenene welcomed us, showed us around and gave us some useful advices for shopping and sharkdiving. The view from nearly every room is wonderful and we also have seen some whales directly from the big terrace and the pool with the house telescope. A fully equiped kitchen made our stay very comfortable and the welcome basket was a nice gesture from Bruce. It is striking, that Bruce just bought the house, there are still some small things to do like mount the railing of the terrace but summarized I estimate that it’s going to be fixed. It’s a great house to stay for relaxing and definitely one of the best whale watching spots!
Noreen
Mon hôte m’a contacté plusieurs fois avant mon séjour pour s’assurer que tout allait bien et me donner toutes les indications nécessaires. En arrivant nous avons eu un excellent accueil avec quelques provisions. Le lieu est tout simplement merveilleux et au-delà de ce que l’on peut espérer. Très recommandable : un sans faute
Frederic
On arrival we were very nicely welcomed with a tour through the amazing house, and we also received a complimentary welcome basket with all kinds of local products. We were with four people and the house is very spacious with an amazing view of the ocean. We saw whales everyday just outside of the house from the breakfast table and the balcony. There is even a telescope to see the whales from up close. The house has everything you could want in terms of supplies, it’s very clean and very cozy. The neighborhood is nice and peaceful and the shops are not that far away if you want to do some groceries.The house looks newly decorated, and the bedrooms are very beautiful. We enjoyed watching movies in the living room! Also, there are some European sockets to add to the convenience. There are many activities nearby, such as botanical gardens, whale watching, penguins, etc. In short we highly recommend the place!
Milan
Incredible floor plan and location. There were eight of us, mostly chefs, and the kitchen was equipped with everything they needed! So thankful! Incredible rental.
Stephanie, USA

Great place!
We loved our stay at Whale Huys! It was conveniently located close to restaurants and shops. The location is very close to the beach and beautiful walks. We were a group of 8 and we found the house spacious. We loved sitting on the deck and balcony, watching the whales and stunning sunsets!

Karin, Germany

Amazing
Oh my goodness, everything was amazing, from our lovely greeting from Nicky, the comfy house, to the view, the rocks… We even ate at the Blue Goose (restaurant that Bruce recommended) twice it was so good!! Everyone was so kind. Our shark diving was cancelled so we just spent most of the day enjoying the house and views! The kids had a great time exploring the rocks and trail directly in front of the home. We did go out with Marine Dynamics sister company to look for whales but honestly saw more from your front porch!! I can’t thank you enough for a wonderful time! I would love to come back and spend a week on that front porch alone! Thank you Bruce for all the good info before we even got there and thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

Rachel, USA

Magnificent villa in a stunning setting
We loved everything about the property! Bruce, the owner has answered promptly all our questions and was a pleasure to communicate with him – only an email away. Nikky took excellent care of us and was always ready to help with recommendations. Our party was composed of three couples and a seven year old coming from Florida, New York and Bucharest.
As we came in the house for the first time we were blown away by the breathtaking views from the kitchen and dining/living area. As far as we could see, the ocean and the spectacularly unique fynbos welcomed us. Little did we knew at that time, but discovered later, the views were as magnificent from the upstairs bedrooms! The terrace is fantastic and the barbecue area made for fantastic Karoo lamb chops! The dining table was so inviting with a basket of goodies and beautiful bouquet of the endemic fynbos flowers. This attention to detail is just so precious and appreciated, as we found it everywhere in the house. The property was immaculately clean. The beds are extremely comfortable.
During our stay we had a very cold front with hail and howling wind, but the lovely fireplace and the electric blankets kept us cozy and happy. We were daily enchanted by the Southern right whales and their calves breaching and blowing just in front of us, while we were sipping fabulous South African wine. One of the couples in our party went to a wine tasting tour, easily organized from Hermanus and were impressed not only with the wine, but the food and the whole experience. Having been in wine tasting tours all over the world, they ranked it in the top. If you stay at this property, you should try “Creation”.
The kitchen has high-end appliances, all pots and pans one might need, blenders, food processors and beautiful platters. I love gourmet cooking and found everything I needed to cook and present the dishes! With a Super Spar in Gansbaai, just five minutes drive from the property, Woolworth (in South Africa, this is upmarket) in Hermanus (30 minutes drive) and some small seasonal organic markets, you have fresh and delicious groceries to enable you to take full advantage of the kitchen.

Adriana, Croatia

Fantastisch huis met waanzinnig uitzicht!
Wij (een familie met 2 kinderen van 12 en 9) hebben 4 dagen verbleven in de Whale Huys. In een woord; geweldig!! Het huis is van alle gemakken voorzien (onder andere BVN en WiFi), schoon en veilig. Een goed ontvangst en rondleiding van Jenene. Eigenaar Bruce helpt je met tips etc. Wij hadden veel geluk met het weer en heel veel geluk met het spotten van walvissen. Waarschijnlijk hebben we de eerste 2 walvissen van het seizoen gezien vanaf ons eigen terras. Er is genoeg te doen in de omgeving en wij vonden Pearly Beach erg leuk. Paardrijden hebben we gedaan op de White Water Farm (circa 20 km). Kortom, wij komen zeker nog een keer terug!!

Herman, The Netherlands

Fantastic
“This house is in a fantastic location and looks directly out onto the sea. There are lovely balcony areas to sit out on to enjoy the view at both breakfast and night time. It is spacious and well set out and has a lovely thatched roof. 6 of us stayed here (all adults) and each bedroom was en-suite so worked really well for us. Kitchen facilities are also good and there is a large dining room table to sit at too. The hosts provide a useful information book which gives you details on places to eat and visit. We visited one of the restaurants and had a really nice time. Wifi was really good and collecting the keys was easy (as was leaving the property).”

Mark, UK
Beyond Superb!
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!
Pieter, South Africa
Amazing view – we also saw whales every day! The property is well situated to appreciate the beauty of Gaansbaai”
Nicola, UK
“die Lage des Hauses an der Küste ist phenomenal. Wir hatten die Waale mit ihren Jungen direkt vor unsere Nase die Restaurantemfehlungen aus der Gästemappe sind aller sehr gut gewesen”
Markus, Germany
“Das war eines unserer highlight, wir kommen wieder :-)”
Rachel, Switzerland
Fantastische Aussicht, die Badezimmer sind optimal, Küche ebenfalls top eingerichtet!
Eric, Germany
“The manager was extremely efficient and easy to get hold of. We were greeted at the property at the arranged time.”
Johan, South Africa
This house is in a fantastic location and looks directly out onto the sea. There are lovely balcony areas to sit out on to enjoy the view at both breakfast and night time. It is spacious and well set out and has a lovely thatched roof. 6 of us stayed here (all adults) and each bedroom was en-suite so worked really well for us. Kitchen facilities are also good and there is a large dining room table to sit at too. The hosts provide a useful information book which gives you details on places to eat and visit. We visited one of the restaurants and had a really nice time. Wifi was really good and collecting the keys was easy (as was leaving the property).
Nicolas, UK
Exceptional
Eveline, Germany
Everything about this house is amazing, from the easy communication and great tips, to the wonderful views and beautifully designed house. We absolutely loved our stay here, and even saw a whale from the house
Robert, The Netherlands
We had a great stay in this beautiful house, the views can only be described as majestic. I look forward to my next visit!
Hendrik, South Africa
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.
Tony, New Zealand
“Das Haus, die Aussicht und Atmosphäre waren perfekt.”
Brita, Germany
“Quelle superbe maison !!! Et surtout quelle magnifique vue !!! Voir passer les baleines depuis la terrasse est juste incroyable !!! C’était simplement parfait !!!”
A.B., Belgium
Superb location. Could watch whales from balcony
Cobie, UK
A breath of fresh air and amazing sunset’s
M.R. South Africa
Prachtig huis !!
Jasper, Belgium
Very Nice house in first row to whale watching
Lotte, Denmark
We loved our stay at the wonderful Whale Huys. The great view (many whales!) made our stay unforgettable. The house made us feel at home; nice kitchen, refreshing pool, lovely bedrooms with separate bathrooms and a warm welcome. Thanks, we would love to visit again!
Ise The Netherlands
Really private getaway with a perfect view of the sea. Very quiet and peaceful. Everything you will need for a family vacation.
Raynard, South Africa
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.
Bill, USA
Amazing host and communicator. And amazing house overlooking the bay. Love watching the whales. They were there almost all the time!
Scott, USA
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.
Marike, South Africa

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.

Tanya, South Africa

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!

Rebecca, USA
Every single thing about our stay in this beautiful home was beyond our expectations. From the check-in process, the thoughtful welcome basket with goodies, and the attention to detail regarding tips for things to do in the area. Thanks Bruce and Nicky for your hospitality and for opening your beautiful home for our enjoyment. This was the BEST birthday getaway yet and I will definitely be back sometime in the future.
Kate, UK
Had an 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.
Alicia, South Africa
A wonderful stay again! A wonderful place. Lots of whales. Excellent host.
Virginia, South Africa
Awesome host, incredible house and experience. Highly recommend
Marie, South Africa
My family and I loved the place. The house, rooms and and amenities were all great and only enhanced by a lovely welcome basket and info material for the location. The only regret we had was that we didn‘t stay longer. The view and sound from the waves is truly breathtaking.
Steffen, Germany,
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
Frans, Germany

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!

Enid, France
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