Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean right from your balcony in the charming town of Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa. The Whale Viewing Lodge offers excellent self catering accommodation in sea-facing apartments and a cottage that overlook False Bay and the beach. Whale watching is a favourite pastime in season.

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Delightful Fish Hoek is only 30 minutes outside Cape Town city and is a charming little seaside village in False Bay with loads of tourist attractions within a 20-30 minute radius.

The lodge is perfectly situated in a pretty and central area, and about seven minutes walk to the beach (on the warmer Cape seaside), shops and restaurants. A 10-15 minute drive will take you to The Boulders (with penguin colony) in Simon's Town, or 20 minutes to Cape Point Nature Reserve from where you could take the scenic drive via Scarborough and Kommetjie back to Fish Hoek.

Guests have the use of the residents' inviting crystal clear, salt-water swimming pool situated below in the well-maintained garden. Swim while watching the whales, dolphins, boats and wind-surfers, or chill out with a glass of Cape wine on one of the comfortable cushioned loungers while watching the sunset sky over the bay. Parking is on street in front of lodge in a very safe area. Satellite TV (DSTV) is available.

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Beluga Whale Penthouse

2 rooms - 4 people

Sleeps 4. Well the name says it all. No higher can you go! Here the views go on forever. Tastefully furnished, soft, romantic and full of charm, this suite is in a class all its own, and has the most stunning views overlooking the sea. It consists of two bedrooms and a large open-plan sun-lounge with fitted kitchen. Entrance on street level.

Bedrooms The main bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed facing out to sea and the glorious sunrise over False Bay, The built-in cupboards are of solid maple, A second sunny bedroom has two single mounted solid Oregon (bunk) beds, The romantic Victorian bathroom has loads of charm with its slipper bath and candelabra, for long romantic candlelit soaks, as well as a full shower
Kitchen The Oregon kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, large eating bar counter etc. and flows through the open-plan lounge
Lounge with SABC TV & M-Net, magnificent sea views, onto the spacious sundeck and lookout balcony, Eat your breakfast out here, watching the sun rise over False Bay or sip a glass of wine in the evening while watching the fishing boats returning with their catches to the harbour at Kalk Bay, In a class of its own!

Penquin Apartment

1 rooms - 2 people

Sleeps 2. Luxurious, spacious 1 bedroom apartment with magnificent sea view. Tastefully furnished with soft voile curtaining, butterscotch maple flooring, solid Oregon furniture for comfort and pleasure.

Sleep in the lovely solid twin 3/4 oak beds with French, stained glass doors open to the sight, sound and the smell of the ocean. Dine on the balcony, then enjoy a shower or a long relaxing soak with candle light in the pristine romantic en-suite roll-top Victorian bath.

Features this apartment consists of a large sun-filled lounge with SABC TV & M-Net, open-plan with kitchenette in solid Oregon, fully equipped with fridge, two plate Salton stove, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, eating bar counter, etc. - all with French doors opening wide to the wrap-around balcony and spectacular view of the False Bay waters

The Dolphin Studio Apartment

2 rooms - 4 people

Sleeps 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children. Adjacent to the Whale penthouse is the Dolphin Apartment. This open plan studio apartment with second bedroom has a relaxed atmosphere. It has been tastefully furnished and has stunning 180° sea views. Entrance on street level.

The sea view is stunning and being north facing, the sun pours through in the mornings. Take advantage of the spectacular scenery by making full use of the amply furnished balcony - eat leisurely meals while gazing out over the immense False Bay coastal view and enjoy sundowners here too!

Features The open-plan studio with queen-sized bed is comfortably furnished with cane furniture in the lounge area and a glowing Oregon kitchenette, fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, large eating bar counter, etc. SABC TV & M-Net
Bedrooms The second cosy bedroom has two single mounted solid Oregon bunk beds, Ablutions consist of a large shower room, beautifully appointed and sparkling clean, with basin and loo, It opens out onto the Victorian balcony through lovely French stained-glass doors.

The Neptune's Garden Apartment

0 rooms - 0 people

Sleeps 6. Warm ambience welcomes you to this lovely three bedroom, two bathroom (one Jacuzzi bath) spacious garden apartment overlooking the sea. This spacious sea view garden apartment, being completely self-contained, is perfect for a family or a group of travelling friends.

All living rooms have majestic sea views and open directly into the private garden, complete with loungers, a dining area, water feature, wooden swing seat and views that never end. All you need to bring are your sun hats and dark glasses! Sip cocktails while watching the boating activity going on in the bay, the yachts racing by and the whales calving right below. Eat all your meals outside too and enjoy the ever changing vistas.

Features This spacious sea view garden apartment, being completely self-contained, is perfect for a family or a group of travelling friends, It has a very well appointed kitchen/dining area, fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, kettle, large eating bar counter, etc. open-plan to a sunny, comfortably furnished family sized lounge with SABC TV & M-Net and with sliding doors opening onto the exclusive garden in front
Bedrooms The spacious fitted main bedroom consists of an Oregon double bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and hand-shower, basin and loo, The second bedroom has twin 3/4 Oregon beds, while the third bedroom contains single mounted solid Oregon bunks beds, The sparkling clean, tiled, bathroom opposite is fitted with bath and overhead shower, basin and loo, All bedrooms open to the garden and are within sight, sound and scent of the turquoise sea.

The Orca Apartment

1 rooms - 2 people

Sleeps 2. Luxurious, spacious 1 bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views. Tastefully decorated for warmth and comfort.

Sleep in the comfortable double bed with French, stained glass doors open to the sound of rolling breakers and the smell of the ocean. Wander out onto the balcony and sip a mug of late-night hot chocolate, or relax with candle light in the romantic Victorian bathroom with its slipper bath and candle candelabra, or shower in the spacious shower.

Features consists of a large sun-filled lounge with SABC TV & M-Net, open-plan with dinette and glowing Oregon kitchen area, fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, large eating bar counter, etc. - all with French doors opening wide to the balcony and world class view of the Indian ocean in False Bay

The Southern Right Stone Cottage

2 rooms - 5 people

Sleeps 5. One of a kind, built of hand-packed stone, carried by hand from the mountain cliffs of Sunny Cove, with dark beams and gum poles, lovingly thatched. This magical stone cottage offers unsurpassed, sweeping views from its dormer windows, across the whole of False Bay to the Hottentots Holland mountains beyond. This is truly an experience not to be missed.

Features fully self-contained with a well-fitted kitchen and cosy lounge
Sleeps It sleeps four people in two en-suite bedrooms upstairs and with a shower and the offer of an extra two beds downstairs, can stretch its accommodation to six, the main bedroom has pizazz, A queen-size four poster wrought-iron bed invites you to "lie-in" and watch the seascape through the delightful dormer windows, In the room is a TV, screened Victorian roll-top bath and basin and separate loo, The second bedroom has twin three-quarter wrought iron beds with a whale theme and a Victorian bathroom, also with Victorian bath and loo, en-suite
Downstairs the tastefully furnished and sun-filled lounge and an open-plan solid wood kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave, crockery, cutlery, toaster, kettle, etc. and large eating bar counter, SABC TV and M-Net, Also downstairs is a shower, basin and loo room.
Living room has French doors opening directly into a wonderfully tranquil garden with its crystal clear, salt water swimming pool and wind-free patio overlooking Fish Hoek Bay
WARNING Staying in this cottage is an absolutely unique experience and may spoil you for other establishments and become addictive, Please note there are a number of steps leading down to the Cottage (which is a double-storey) with a spiral staircase leading up to the bedrooms, If you can’t manage stairs, then you should rather choose one of our other units

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Attractions & Activities

The following attractions can be found close to this establishment

  • Close to:
  • Cape Point
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Cape winelands
  • Gemstone factory
  • Historical Simon's Town
  • Jackass penguin reserve at Boulders Beach
  • Cape of Good Hope Game and Nature Reserve
  • African arts and crafts village
  • Chapman's Peak
  • Hout Bay Harbour
  • Excellent restaurants close by
  • Table Mountain Cable Way
  • The great V&A Waterfront where it's all happening
  • Plus all the entertainment of Cape Town where something is happening all year

Rates

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Conditions

  • Minimum booking requirement 3 nights, 10 - 14 nights during peak December season.
  • We accept Visa, Amex and Master credit cards, also bank deposits.
  • Reservations require 50% deposit within 7 working days of making reservation; balance of account payable by arrangement with owners. Full payment required to secure bookings of 3 nights.
  • Cancellation policy: In case of cancellation guests will forfeit following % of total account: 30 - 90 days before arrival - 50%; 0 - 29 days before arrival - 100%; no arrival - 100%. Refunds at discretion of management and ability to relet the unit. A 20% administration cancellation fee of total rental will be charged regardless.
  • Rates subject to change without prior notice.

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