About this listing
Nestled along the slopes of Murdoch Valley, along the South Peninsula, and set directly behind the imposing Whale Rock where the legendary dive-spot of A-frame is found.
Walking distance to world-renowned Boulders Beach.
This is a modern self-contained and private cottage, with an open-plan kitchen and TV lounge. A large and inviting enclosed sun-room with sliding windows overlooks the splash-pool. There is a separate double bedroom. The beautiful marble bathroom has a bath, shower, vanity and toilet, with a well-positioned window above the vanity to enjoy the mountain views. Two luxury single sleeper couches are in the lounge.
wifi access and full TV bouquet.
There is a wooden deck in front - with views over the ocean. An inviting splash-pool is situated behind the deck, and a lawn area (with barbeque) and indigenous garden to the side.
The cottage, deck, pool, and garden are completely private and for your exclusive use. It is a five-minute walk to Fisherman's Beach, and a fifteen-minute walk to the world-renowned Boulders Beach.
Interaction with guests
We assist guests in finding the best local restaurants, and "out-of-the-way" gems that tourists often don't find. While we are ready to help make your time in our beautiful city as memorable as possible, we are sensitive to you enjoying your privacy as well!
FISHERMAN'S BEACH is a five-minute walk along the coastline from Whale Rock Cottage. It is a lovely little sandy cove squeezed between rocky pinnacles. The beach is surrounded by lawns and is perfect for swimming and playing with a beach ball.
BOULDERS BEACH - world renowned for it's penguin colony, is a fifteen minute walk along the coastline. The beautiful beach, with its large boulders, provides safe and wind-protected swimming for the family. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
SIMON'S TOWN GOLF COURSE is open to visitors, and is one of the oldest courses in the country, celebrating its centenary in 2016. Enjoy their restaurant and bar facilities as well!
JUBILEE SQUARE, located in the central part of Simons Town, provides a myriad of activites for keen visitors. You'll have a pick of restaurants and shops, with harbour views as well. Book whale watching trips, shark cage diving, scuba diving, a tour of a submarine, fishing charters and other activities from here.
CAPE POINT is south along our main road, and visiting Cape point is a highlight of any visit to Cape Town.
TABLE MOUNTAIN is a must, and it is vital that you choose your day for this wisely. You really want a day with little wind, and no cloud cover.
OTHER LOCAL GEMS will be divulged to our guests on arrival! :)
Transport into Simon's Town focuses on the train service, but it is preferable for guests to hire a car to enable you to enjoy all that Cape Town has to offer.
Other things to note
Whale season (Southern Right Whales) is between July and November. On a windless night you can hear them blowing from inside Whale Rock Cottage!
Other regular visitors are dolphins, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, and seals.
Great White shark cage-diving is generally a winter activity - with boats going our from Simon's Town jetty to Seal Island.
We prefer you to leave your pets at home. That way you can enjoy our beautiful sun-birds and humming birds without them being frightened off.
We love our fresh air, which sometimes blisters off the ocean at very high speeds , and don't appreciate smoking in Whale Rock Cottage
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I appreciate my family, love my grand-kids (a very young grand-father!), have a great passion for the ocean, and enjoy deep-sea fishing. My favorite meal is lamb chops on the barbecue, and I enjoy helping and encouraging others.
We allow guests at Whale Rock Cottage to enjoy their privacy in this beautiful place!