Whale Coast Accommodation

Hotels and accommodation in Hermanus and the Overberg

View our list of bespoke Whale Coast accommodation in superb Hermanus hotels and Gansbaai self-catering cottages on the Atlantic Coast west of the wheat-growing Overberg region. We promise some of the very best whale-watching hotels and guest houses in the Overstrand region for your whale safari from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape. 

From the finest luxury lodges and beach resorts to private villas and bed and breakfasts Hermanus and the Overberg, we have it all. Whale-watching deals on the Cape Whale route are our speciality and we can customize your dream Western Cape tour to suit your budget and needs. We recommend comfy elegant family suites and romantic boutique hotels for honeymoon couples. 

Choose one of 42 individually decorated bedrooms and suites in the marvellous Marine Hotel, Hermanus, boasting exceptional views of the sea, the mountains or the beautifully manicured gardens. From personal service to exceptional cuisine, this whale route hotel also offers the Sun Lounge for sundowners and the in-house Carchele Beauty Spa.

Voyage2Africa guarantees excellent accommodation in Gansbaai at the magical De Kelders Private Retreat with its beautifully appointed lounge and dining area, and only three private ensuite rooms packed with luxuries and spectacular views of the Gansbaai mountains, the garden and pool area. 

Chat to us about your next South African holiday and we will customize your Western Cape whale coast package tour for you including world-class accommodation in top hotels and lodges.

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Birkenhead House

Appreciate the breath-taking vistas from the ultra-lavish Birkenhead Hotel in Hermanus. It is so easy to simply walk down to the beach at Walker Bay to watch whales playing in the water. Learn more about the regal Southern Right and Humpback Whales as you taste fine wines on the terrace and dine in laid-back luxury. Stroll along the Cliff Path, shop at the local market and set off for a Great White adventure. Never a dull moment…
From ZAR 1850

Abalone Lodge

Make the most of fantastic facilities at the luxury Abalone Guest House in Hermanus, with direct access to the famous whale watching Cliff Path. Enjoy wine tours, visits to Sandbaai and long walks on Blue Flag beaches. Choose one of several pampering beauty treatments such as the popular Soothing Swedish Massage to relax and ease aching muscles. This is the “Riviera of the South” and the Heart of the Whale Route!
From ZAR 820

138 Marine Beachfront

Book into an intimate space at 138 Marine Beachfront where luxurious accommodation and deluxe facilities in Hermanus ensure total comfort. Choose this top of the range guest house, winner of several awards, for its stunning ocean views, whale watching opportunities and fantastic champagne breakfasts on the terrace. Only 5 lavish suites for discerning guests and popular honeymoon haven with beach picnics and awesome ocean activities.
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Arabella Hotel Golf and Spa

The award-winning Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa sit majestically on the world-famous Arabella Golf Course, just a short drive from Hermanus, which has the best land-based whale watching in the world. The hotel is tactfully positioned to take in the spectacular vistas of Botriver Lagoon, South Africa’s largest natural lagoon.
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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the "Marine Big 5" - whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.
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De Kelders Private House

De Kelders Private Retreat is located in the charming and picturesque village of De Kelders, Gansbaai in South Africa. Conveniently located to explore the allures and wonders of the Overberg region, the De Kelders Private Retreat is 161km from Cape Town, 5km from Gansbaai and 35km from Hermanus.
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Harbour House Hotel

Harbour House Hotel is located in the heart of the old harbor area in Hermanus South Africa, flanked by the ocean and the bustling center of the holiday metropolis. The hotel is conveniently sited within close proximity to the town’s top allures, whale watching sites, street cafes, restaurants, markets and plenty of reserved natural grandeur.
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The Marine Hermanus

The Marine Hotel is a sight for sore eyes as it sits majestically on the sea front right on the cliffs of Walker Bay, a whale watching hotspot in Hermanus South Africa. It is located only a stone’s throw away from one of the highest concentrations of the endangered Great White Shark, a variety of fynbos species in the Cape and within close proximity to Dyer Island,

The Wilderness Hotel

A legendary Garden Route hotel loved for its grand traditions, its reputation as the best honeymoon destination in town, and its charming service and décor. Keeping abreast with modern times it still hosts both leisure and business travellers with grand facilities too – 6 banqueting halls and conference rooms, 150 bedrooms of different styles and tastes and plenty of scope for mountain bikers, hikers, birders, golfers and ocean lovers. It’s well-located, well-priced and offers a plethora of activities for active families – outdoor chess, miniature golf, a bowling green, two tennis courts, a squash court, and stunning beaches.

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