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Whaleview Cottage is located in Perlemoenbaai just outside Gansbaai in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape. It is perfectly placed to provide comfortable accommodation for whale watching, and sharkcage diving. My place is close to Gansbaai restaurants and dining, the beach, and family-friendly activities such as coastal hikes and beach walks. You’ll love my place because of the views, and the location. My place is good for couples and families (with kids).

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 7PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £11
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM

- Maximum no. of persons allowed 4


2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

Check In
From relaxing upstairs by the indoor braai to seeing a Southern Wright whale from the balcony, we loved every bit of our stay at Gary's. We didn't pay too much attention to the other amenities listed, so we were a bit surprised there was no Wi-Fi, but that's clearly on us. It didn't matter anyway and probably served to make our stay more relaxing, to be honest. Gary is super nice. This was our favorite place we stayed on our visit to South Africa.

Kelly User Profile
May 2017
Wow, I didn't quite expect such a little town to offer such satisfaction and enjoyment. Gary's place was amazing, we felt quite at home and what a pleasure to wake up to that the view, at times we could hear the ocean while lying in bed, such a treat from the normal hustle and bustle of town living. We would recommend Gary's place over and over again!

Chelsey User Profile
April 2017
Gary was amazing. Despite a last minute booking, a plan was made for a cohost to meet us at the property. He was friendly and showed us around the property before handing over the keys. And then there's the property itself! What a beautiful view from the large balcony. Quiet, natural surroundings, very relaxing, and yet still close enough to shops and restaurants. A great place for a break from the city, and of course shark cage diving for those who are brave enough. We will be back again!

Jonathan User Profile
April 2017
Gary's place was exactly what we needed. It's clean, comfortable, spacious and with a beautiful view. We couldn't have asked for much more!
Gary User Profile
Response from Gary:
Many thanks for choosing our place and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.
April 2017

Deborah User Profile
March 2017
Where do I begin? Gary and Emanuela are absolutely lovely hosts and they welcomed us to their home. The house is so warn and clean and the perfect size for a getaway. The indoor braai and general entertainment area is perfect for watching the sun set while sipping on a beer or three :P The views are amazing (we saw pods of dolphins and a whale or two) and the nearby beach at Franskraal is spectacular. Thank you Gary and Emanuela!! I highly recommend a stay in the Whaleview Cottage!!

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in January 2016
Gary User Profile

I worked for the SA National Defence force for 40 years. I am married to an Italian, we are both retired and love traveling to Italy.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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