Set in Gansbaai, Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa offers accommodation with a private pool, a balcony and mountain views. With pool views, this accommodation features a patio. There is an outdoor fireplace and guests can make use of free WiFi, free private parking and an electric vehicle charging station. The spacious villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views. Guests can take in the ambience of the surroundings from an outdoor dining area or keep themselves warm by the fireplace on colder days. This villa is allergy-free and non-smoking. Guests can take advantage of the warm weather with the property's barbecue facilities. Guests at the villa can enjoy cycling and hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden. Stanford's Bay is less than 1 km from Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa, while Die Plaat Beach is 2.8 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 146 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Free private parking available on-site


Fitness centre

Golf course (within 3 km)


Reliable info
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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Bedroom 3:
1 double bed
Bedroom 4:
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Gansbaai
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Jeanette
    Ireland Ireland
    The most incredible location, with a relaxed ambiance and everything you could possibly need supplied in the house
  • Candice
    South Africa South Africa
    Amazing view, unfortunately didn't see any whales during early July. No loadshedding👌. Will definitely recommend, and come again! Amazing gifts and friendly host
  • Jpe
    Indonesia Indonesia
    This was our 2nd stay.....and as always absolutely 💯 . Special mention ..... great ktchen with lots of views. The new kitchen knifes are amazing. Friendly and helpful staff.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Bruce

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Host review score
As you will notice from the many reviews, the panoramic ocean views over Walker Bay and the mountains of the Overberg are what makes Whale Huys so spectacular. We are fortunate to be located directly on the coast, with just the fynbos and a hiking trail separating us from the ocean. The North West exposure gives us stunning sunsets year round. Every bedroom, living space and even the gym and kitchen have direct ocean views with balcony or terrace access. We strive for understated luxury in harmony with nature. The thatched roof keeps the villa cool during the summer. The solar geysers and solar power and back-up mean we not only tread lightly on the environment, but also keep the lights on during power outages. The gourmet kitchen is a delight for your inner chef. The deep leather sofas in the living area with slow-combustion fireplace, and the original artworks from local South African artists all provide a warm and welcoming feeling. We've included amenities that travelers look for without creating a cluttered or overly busy environment. The property is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet escape in nature with amazing ocean views.
For us, it is a delight to see guests so much more relaxed and inspired at the end of their stay at Whale Huys. We also enjoy welcoming back the many guests welcome again and again to experience the Whale Huys magic. We first came to South Africa in the late 1990s and fell n love with this amazingly beautiful country and its people. We bought Whale Huys in 2014 with the long-term plan to retire there. In the meantime, we enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with both locals and guests from abroad who are looking for a quiet escape in nature, to relax, refresh and recharge.
We love all that De Kelders and The Oveberg have to offer. From the natural beauty and peace and quiet to some of the best wine estates and restaurants that South Africa have to offer. We look forward to sharing our love and enthusiasm for the region with our guests. In today's hectic world, most of our guests come to Whale Huys to relax and unwind. Many guests just enjoy hanging out by the pool or on the deck. For those seeking a more active stay, hiking and biking trails abound. Just a 10 minute walk from Whale Huys are the De Kelder's drip caves. Book a tour of the caves and bring your swim suit for a swim in the underground pool.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Spanish,French,Japanese,Dutch

Property surroundings

Facilities of Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Blu-ray player
  • Laptop
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Iron
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Business centre
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Dutch

House rules
Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 25
Cards accepted at this property
VisaMastercard Cash is not accepted
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Quiet hours
Guests must be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Free!Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 21:00:00 and 08:00:00.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa

  • Yes, there is a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa on this page.

  • Check-in at Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa can accommodate the following group size:

    • 8 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa on this page.

  • Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa is 1.8 miles from the centre of Gansbaai. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Foot massage
    • Bike tours
    • Back massage
    • Cooking class
    • Fitness
    • Walking tours
    • Horse riding
    • Beach
    • Hand massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Neck massage
    • Swimming Pool
    • Head massage
    • Full body massage

  • The nearest beach is just 850 yards from Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 4 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Eco Villa is popular with guests booking family stays.