COMFORT & STYLE
Whalesong Lodge is a purpose built guest house in De Kelders. We designed Whalesong Lodge to make the most of the spectacular view over Walker Bay towards Hermanus and Cape Point.
A comfortable open plan lounge & dining room is divided by a free-standing fire place. A large glass folding door leads out to a wooden deck. From the wooden deck you can take a refreshing plunge into the pool.
We spend hours out here enjoying the morning coffee or a crisp glass of Claudia from Domaine des Dieux at sunset, watching the Southern Right Whale play in the bay. (June till December)
For the cooler months there is a cosy fireplace and a good selection of South African Red Wines. There is nothing like the raw energy of a Cape Storm sitting in front of a cosy fire with a bottle of Jackson´s Pinotage grown on 20km away in Stanford.
The team at Whalesong Lodge are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Breakfast is served downstairs from 8h00 till 10h00, or you can choose to have it delivered to your room.
Our breakfast includes fresh seasonal fruit, thick creamy handmade yoghurt, dried fruit poached in spiced rooibos, homemade granola. Platters filled with cheese from the Stanford area, cold meats and pâtés. Whalesong’s finest jams, marmalades and preserves are served with home baked rolls and croissants. Tasty Overberg honey on a warm slice of toast. Happy chicken eggs from a little farm up the road, prepared to your liking.
Enjoy a pot of tea from our large selection, or try our own specially roasted blend of coffee.
Tea/coffee can be found on your right going into the kitchen, help yourself or ask one of the girls to assist you. Please make yourself at home! Find the milk in the fridge. Try some of Whalesong’s home-made biscuits and rusks. Available most afternoon, cake of the day, fresh from the kitchen. Please help yourself to a slice and savour a sweet delight!
Our water is passed through a nano filtration filter to remove the lime, and we have a second reverse osmosis filter in the kitchen, the small tap at the basin. Each room is supplied with a flask of filtered water, you are welcome to refill it in the kitchen. Bottled sparkling and still mineral water are available in the honesty bar.
There is an Honesty Bar in the cupboard in the dining room. Here you find local craft beer and cider, along with wines from the Overberg area, ranging from Elgin to Elim. Wine by the Glass, try some “B’Bos Wine” from the family vineyard.
Bubblies we have chosen our favourites for you to enjoy. And after dinner taste a Grappa / Witblitz, new and interesting bottles keep finding us. Brandy, Gin and Whisky from exciting small producers in the region.
The whole downstairs area (living room, outside deck and pool etc.) is for your use so do enjoy all the amazing spaces Whalesong has to offer! Make yourself at home…
To make your stay as enjoyable as possible we have put together some information on the area, suggestions on things to see and do, where to eat and where you will find the best espresso. It is advisable to book activities and treatments the day before.
We have a small library in the lounge, feel free to exchange your books. There are also loads of local food, travel and interior magazines to browse through. Books on marine life, fauna and flora of the Danger point/ Overberg area can be found on the shelves next to fireplace.
Binoculars are provided for your use, please do not remove them from the house.
Our team consists of four ladies from the Masakhane community Bongisa, Busiswa, Marden and Vee make sure the table is set and breakfast is served, see that the laundry gets done, the beds are made, in short: they will ensure you have a delightful stay!
If you would like to leave something for them, they have a communal tip box which gets shared among them on Fridays.
Cats, we have two, Mia and Mnyama. Mia is the tabby female and is often referred to as the vacuum cleaner. She’s constantly on the look-out for food. The big black boy is Mnyama, which is Xhosa for Black. He can be a bit grumpy when he gets too much attention. Please, do not feed them. Unfortunately no guest pets are permitted.
We are striving to be greener. Environmentally friendly cleaning products, together with lemon juice, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda see to the cleaning needs. All biodegradable food matter is fed into our worm farm where thousands of little wrigglers do their job in assisting with fertilizing our garden.
Recycling for bottles, plastic, paper and cans. Please use the silver bin on the way to the kitchen.
Towels: As we live in a water scarce area, you can help by indicating if you wish a change of towels by leaving the used towels in the bath.
We support “Just Pure” from Hermanus which offers a range of products that are kind to your body and the environment. So the mind can relax too!
Laundry can be done, if you stay 2 nights or more. If it is an emergency, we can always make a plan.
Since April 2013 we have been Fair Trade Tourism Accredited. The FTT accreditation is awarded on the basis of a rigid assessment, assuring that the company is operated ethically and in a social & environmental responsible manner.
Whalesong Lodge is also one of the founding members of the Creative Skills Factory NPC to initiating, promoting and assisting in skills development, early childhood learning and family support in the surrounding area. In the Early learning program families are equipped to help their children develop in an interactive way and succeed in school and beyond.
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
We also form part of a community called Trees for Tourism. TFT is for locals and tourists alike a way to counter-balance the human footprint by planting trees for reforestation purposes. Creating pristine forest eco-systems on selected sites in different parts of the Western Cape and safeguarding the richness and robustness of South Africa’s biodiversity.
We can arrange for relaxing massages and revitalizing reflexology by a professional, in the privacy of your room, and beauty treatments can be booked in the village nearby.
It is best to book activities and treatments on the day before.
Even though we are in a malaria free area, mosquitoes can be irritating and their bite can be itchy, so use the mosquito repellent and the electrical anti-mozzie plug you have in your room.