Apartment Royal Whale Watching
up to 5 guests
Proximity to golf course 4.5 km
Balcony / Terrace
3-room apartment "ground floor 5 Pax max.", for 5 people, 100 m2, on the ground floor, comfortable and modern furnishings. Living/dining room with satellite TV, cable TV, radio and dining-table. Smoking not allowed. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN]). 1 sofa bed. Sleeping room with 2 single beds. Sleeping room with 1 double bed. Open kitchen with 2 hot plates, micro wave, oven, grill, fridge and deep freezer. Shower/WC, bath/shower/WC and separate WC. Terrace 5 m2, terrace furniture, 6 deck chairs. Other equipment: hair dryer, iron. The view from all rooms in the property is truly breath-taking. It overlooks Walker Bay and the mountains of Hermanus. At night the lights of Hermanus are visible across the bay. There is nothing to spoil your view between the apartment and the bay, but rocks and fynbos. It is quiet, except for the sound of the ocean. The apartment is the entire ground floor of the house. It sleeps max. 5 persons. Every bed and chair has an awesome view on the bay and surrounds. During the whale season whale sightings are common and so are the occasional dolphins passing by.The entrance is from the outside down 35 comfortable steps and with good light. The pool is for your exclusive use. Only as info, if booking-party exceeded over 5 persons. In the first floor is another apartment , the Royal Deluxe, a luxury suite for a couple. It is elegant and spacious, with one en-suite bedroom, dining room, lounge, full kitchen, laundry etc. It sleeps max 2 Pax. This Deluxe 1. Floor apartment can also be additional booked together with the Apartment ( 5 pax) on the Ground floor.House/Residence
Modern, beautiful, comfortable house with 2 apartments "Royal Whale Watching", built in 2005. House Equipment: burglar alarm system. Access & Parking: individual garage. All-season motor access to the house. Car recommended, footpath 10 m, stepped path with 35 steps. Situation: on the outskirts of Gansbaai - De Kelders, above 1.5 KM Gansbaai Harbour, 40 KM Hermanus, quiet, elevated, sunny position in a residential area, by the sea. View from the apartment of the sea. Surroundings of the house: grounds (private use, 3 m2), swimming pool (private use, length 2 m x width 1 m), barbecue (private use). Facilities and distances: shop 1.5 km, grocers 1.5 km, supermarket 1.5 km, restaurant 2 km, rocky beach 1 km, golf course 4.5 km. Please note, nearby is an ein airport/airfield in 92 km. The owner build the house in 2005. They never fail to appreciate the beauty of the view and the tranquillity of the area each time we are there. Between June and November each year the Southern Right whales come to the bay to mate and get their babies. This is just such a privilege to admire this spectacle. Then there are the regular sighting, of mostly large schools, of dolphins. You can see the big Gansbaai fishing's boats go out in season to catch anchovies and sardines for the local fish factory who produces the Lucky Star tinned fish, to name but one. Walking distance from our house is a big tidal pool and also the Stanford cove which is ideal for small children to swim, play on the grass banks and catch small fish in the water pools. The sleepy fishing town of Gansbaai has some very fine restaurants and well known grocery stores, staying open long hours to accommodate the many guests and local guest houses .Gansbaai is internationally famous for its shark cage diving industry. This is one of the main attractions of the town. There are many winelands and wine tasting opportunities around the area. The area is ideal for hiking and cycling. There are even a gym for those who prefer that, The Gansbaai and Kleinbaai harbours are amongst some of the spots to visit. 8 km from our house is the Uilenskraalmond beach and lagoon. 40 km from us a blue flag beach in Voelklip, Hermanus. The light house at Danger point is also worth a visit. And many more attractions to explore.
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Gansbaai in South Africa is the Mecca of the marine "Big Five". On one day you may see all five of them: The Great White Shark, apex predator of the sea, several species of whales, weighing up to sixty ton, schools of different dolphins chasing sardines and anchovis, the Cape Fur Seals, knowns as one of the oceans best hunters and the funny African penquins. Let us make you a booking for the shark cage diving or an echo trip where you can see the "Big Five" in one session. Canoeing with the whales is worth trying from the beautiful town of Hermanus, close to Gansbaai. Our beautiful hiking trails offer you opportunities to walk along the cliffs of Walker Bay and see the Southern Right whales breaching right in front of you. Long stretches of beaches will give you a chance to relax and enjoy our floral beauty. All this can be done from our front door on foot. Visit the ancient caves of De Kelders or enjoy a familiy picnic on one of the nearby beaches. For the birdlover this is a paradise to explore and for the nature and floral visitor our region is known for the more than 1500 secies of fynbos and plants. If wine tasting is your forte our region offers some of the best cultivars of white and red wines. Many wine farms have restaurants and give you an experience in wine, cheese and chocolate pairing you will never forget. The many restaurants close will have you taste our region's best fish and wine. For the fishermen charters offer fishing trips or just catch your own fish along one of our beaches. Horseriding is a nearby activity as well as mountain biking for the more active visitor. Use our mountain bikes or hire a fat bike and explore the sand dunes and fynbos of De Plaat in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve. There is really a lot to do in Gansbaai and road trips in the Overberg will take you to Cape agulhas, the most southern point of Africa or De Hoop nature Reserve with certainly the best sightings of Southern Right whales giving birth to their six ton calves. De Hoop also offers you herds of eland in their hunderds. Ask us for more information on tours and sight seeings in our region. We will delightfully help you.Winter
A Typical trip will have you exploring our magnificent coastline and bay while looking for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and seabirds. Apart from the Southern Right Whales, we are able to view Brydes Whales, Humpback Whales and possibly even Great White Sharks. There are many Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins, Sunfish and plenty of coastal marine birds to been seen whilst out at sea. Our Host Linda will take care for all reqeust and bookings on the spot in Gasnbaai-DeKelders https://whaleviewing.co.za/trips/whale-watching.
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