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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: 97%
  • Response Time: 19 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Self-catering only.

Whalesounds Rooms

Reviews for Whalesounds

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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. 

Caroline Letcher, South Africa
13 January 2015

Thank you so much to the Whalesounds team - we were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view is glorious and position perfect.Thank you so much

Roni cohen, South Africa
12 January 2015

We had an excellent stay at Ben and Lorna's place.We enjoyed the hospitality . The view is gorgeous and it was great pleasure to hear the sounds of the waves every morning.the landscape is breathtaking. We really enjoyed eating our breakfasts on the terrace.Asaf and Roni

Roger Lee, South Africa
29 September 2014

Delightful location and welcoming hosts.

El-Mari Kolbe, South Africa
31 August 2014

We had a great stay at the Whalesounds and as the name says, the whale sounds woke us up in the morning. The view is spectacular and the whales could be seen from our window. The accommodation is neat and tidy and the host are very welcoming and helpful.

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Whalesounds Map

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

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