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About A Whale Of A Time

Welcome to A whale of a time Self-catering accommodation in Fish Hoek, Cape Town - South Africa. A Whale of a time is an owner managed self catering accommodation establishment in picturesque Fish Hoek, with breathtaking 180 degree, panoramic views of False Bay, established in 1996.

We offer guests a variety of accommodation in Fish Hoek with our luxurious and tastefully decorated self-contained apartments, each with spectacular sea views. The following is available - a Stone Cottage, Penthouse, Garden Apartment and single bedroom Apartments.

These accommodate from two to six guests and have fully-equipped kitchenettes, bathrooms en-suite, TV, M-Net and satellite connection. The delightful salt-water residents’ pool is surrounded by wooden decking where guests recline on sun lounges and bask in the sunshine, enjoying the exquisite view of the bay.

Perfectly positioned to view and listen to the whales that visit every year, we are a 5 minute stroll away from the tranquil and family friendly Fish Hoek beach with its soft, powdery white beach sand and warm water. Fish Hoek beach is one of the most beautiful swimming beaches in South Africa.

Enjoy an un-obstructed view of the whales during whale season while relaxing in our luxurious 'home away from home' environment. You will be able to listen to the soothing sounds of the whales from the balcony.

A Whale of a time Fish Hoek accommodation has been graded a three star establishment by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa Superior excellent comfort and quality with a high standard of furnishings and service.

A Whale of a time Fish Hoek accommodation has been graded Superior accommodation by the AA Travel - Pristine and present the traveller with decor and furnishings of exceptional quality together with remarkable levels of professionalism and hospitality.

Beach: We are a 7 minute stroll down to one of the best swimming beaches in South Africa. Fish Hoek beach is a family friendly beach with white powdery sand. Our establishment boasts magnificent panoramic views over False bay, perfect for whale watching.

Golf: Gold 5 x minutes away to the famous Clovelly Golf Course.

Family friendly: Our apartments all have kitchenettes. Fish Hoek beach 7 minutes walk away is the best beach in the Cape for children. We are in a short driving distance to Penguins, Cape Point, the famous scratch patch and the Camel rides.

Romantic: Lying in bed overlooking the Ocean right in front. Spectacular Sun Rises over the mountains and across the sea. Sit on the balcony sipping wine in the evening and if a full moon the whole sea in front lit up.

  • Response Rate: 29%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior

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Reviews for A Whale Of A Time

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Aniela Saaiman, South Africa
07 December 2015

From the beginning to the end of our stay we had such a wonderful experience. Colleen personally greeted us when we arrived and made us feel right at home. The accommodation was amazing, it felt as if we were kids again on a magical holiday. The house was neat and clean and the bedrooms took our breath away it was so beautiful. The scenery is so beautiful with ocean and mountain views. The pool was a great and our daughter enjoyed it the whole weekend. Thank you so much Colleen and the staff at Whale of a time, we'll be back real soon

thomas Finnigan, United Kingdom
06 October 2009

Accommodation was first class, (the Baluga Penthouse), and the whole gardens and pool area too. Hostess could not have been any friendlier, kept us right on what to do and what not to do. We actually stayed on another night as we liked it so much.

Jacob Anglister, Israel
12 May 2008

The garden apartment was wonderful and very convenient and the views of the bay were superb. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Anonymous, South Africa
05 May 2008

Thank you for a wonderful experience. keep up the good work!

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A Whale Of A Time is 1.1km from the centre of Fish Hoek , the nearest airport 26.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
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Fish Hoek Beach

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(0.2 km from Fish Hoek)

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Atlantic Rail Steam Train

(0.1 km from Fish Hoek)

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