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About Whalesounds

Whale sounds is situated against the mountain overlooking False Bay, with uninterrupted views of the sea and mountains. The ocean laps right beneath the house which is a favourite spot for the whales to visit every year. Watch them and hear them cavort all day and night (July-November) from your apartment. Our lovely downstairs suites have breathtaking views of plus minus 180 degrees over the whole of False Bay. The swimming beach, which is the only beach with shark nets in Cape Town, is less than a km down the road.

Each apartment is en-suite and have a separate entrance. The large windows bring the beautiful views right into your room where you can watch the yachts float by or the dolphins play from your bed in the morning. There is no balcony, but there is an outdoor area with a table and chairs, a sun lounger and a mini-braai.

Each apartment also has a TV with shared DStv, armchairs, fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery. Bed linen and towels are supplied. You can walk to the shops and lovely safe beach. There are many restaurants very close by that offer good meals at very reasonable prices.

There are many stunning sites to visit within a 30 minutes’ drive such as Cape Point Nature Reserve, Ostrich Farm, Simon's Town Naval base and Historical buildings, Hiking trails, golf courses, Penguins at Boulders beach, Camel rides at Imhoff's Gift; Horse riding on Long beach at Noordhoek, Scuba diving at the wreck/marine reserve in False Bay, Wine farms in Constantia, The famous Botanical Gardens in Kirstenbosch, The Largest Bird Sanctuary in Hout Bay, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and many more.

  • Response Rate: 83%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 38 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Self-catering only.

Whalesounds Rooms

Reviews for Whalesounds

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Lizette Hermann
23 August 2019

Superb hospitality from Ilse and family, we felt so welcome. No false marketing on this property, the view is astounding! Keep at least one afternoon free to just stare out the windows at the frolicking whales and active Capetonians!

Lindiwe Rikhotso
14 April 2019

The hospitality and the view

Tayla Arendse
30 July 2018

Our host Ilse was incredibly welcoming and kind, she really made us feel at home. The view is breathtaking and I strongly recommend that you book this beautiful venue.

Kevin O'Connor
18 March 2018

Owners, Caring and friendly without being intrusive.Few reception holes with the WI Fi. BUt once found out where reception was good, not a problem

Natasha Beeton, South Africa
21 December 2015

We had a lovely stay at Whalesounds for four days in December 2015, part of which was to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Ilse went out of her way to make it a really special stay for us and was a very gracious host. Whalesounds is an absolutely beautiful spot with stunning sea and coast views. The accommodation itself is comfortable and had pretty much everything we needed. It is very close to all the main peninsula attractions. 

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Whalesounds is 1.3km from the centre of Fish Hoek , the nearest airport 26.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling