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Pearly Beach, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Staying at "a Whale of a Time" was a experience i'll always remember! Beautiful scene from your suite are to kill for. From there you can travel by foot to the most attractive, cute and interesting shops with their funky clothes, antique furniture, haberdashery and coffee shops. Fantastic beaches with the most beautiful blue waters and silky white sand. I...

Thank TertiaGoosenScholtz
Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Great base from which to explore, or simply to hang out at Fish Hoek, the local beach has a great restaurant where you may stay the whole day swimming or tanning. Whale of a time we have stayed several times in various configurations and numbers, from the large thatched lodge below to various suites on the upper levels, each suite...

3Thank KelvinZulu
Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Lovely B&B with amazing views over False Bay. Great location for exploring Cape Town and surrounding areas. Would use again.

Thank FatManc
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We have stayed here twice, in June 2010 in the midst of the World Cup and again in May 2011. The first time it felt like they had saved us. We had received a very reasonable quote from A Whale of a Time before we flew to Cape Town , but unfortunately we got it after we had already reserved...

Thank tonipinks
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I will start by saying we LOVED the view. Beautiful any time of day. We were late for the whales unfortunately. The apartment itself was clean and nice but missed some things that I think makes a 4 star rating valid. The bed is a mattress on top of a wood frame and it squeeked every time one of us...

Thank Annie123081
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2011

A beautiful apartment with stunning views. A truly magical place with very friendly service. A great location and some where rather special. The apartment was spotless. A wonderful experience.

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 24 March 2011

Whale of a time was a great little place. We stayed in the Stone Cottage which was really charming. The views were amazing from every window! Unfortunately it is not whale season, but spectacular view nonetheless. It really had everything we needed. There were quite a few steps to and from the cottage, but this was clearly communicated to us...

Thank deltafan
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2011

We had a unbelievable holiday at a whale of a time, where nothing was a problem, and all the staff and management were terrific. The view of the sea, sunrises to die for, and the whales in the bay was beyond all expectations. The apartments were spotless and serviced daily with such friendly staff. If you want my personal recommendations...

1Thank Ozie_11
Reviewed 8 April 2010

I lost my heart at "A Whale of a time". This was not the 1st time that we stayed there. I love the place. From the balcony I can relax, read and enjoy the sights & sounds from the ocean. We have seen the whales last October 2009 must better from the balcony than from the whale boat. Fishhoek en...

Thank NOLENE88
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 November 2009

Located up a hill, A Whale of a Time was the perfect respite. The caretakers were courteous and helpful and the amenities and proximity to the beach made it an ideal way to end a wonderful trip. An easy drive away from Muizenberg and Simon's Town. A great place to hang your hat while you relax.

Thank thomkat73

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self catering apartments and cottage available, with breathtaking sea views of False Bay. Perfect for whale watching, we are a 5 minute walk from the beach, and close to shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Whale of a Time

Address: 11 Echo Road, Fish Hoek 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Fish Hoek
Price Range: $96 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Whale of a Time 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Penthouse have stunning view”
99LindaA, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The cottage we were in are lovely and very private, although all off the guest uses the swimming pool that are situated at your cottage. If you have a problem with climbing steps I recommend a suite at the main building. Luxurious! All of the suites have sea views!”
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TertiaGoosenScholtz, 9 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are sea facing, behind you is a huge mountain. Have all meals on your patio and watch the sea below for whales and dolphins, we saw a school of dolphins swim past one afternoon, as well a whale basking on surface one morning, you may see all the way across the bay to Gordon's Bay and Rooielsbaai in the distance.”
  • View acroos False Bay from our balcony
KelvinZulu, 18 May 2013 | Read review
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