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“One of the top 10 best places to stay in South Africa” – Condé Nast House & Garden (October 2006)

Whaler’s Way is an exquisite Churchhaven beach house that is big on charm and small on environmental impact. The house is built on an entirely green footprint of reclaimed materials, solar panels, locally sourced finishes and rainwater harvesting. Ecological credentials lend authenticity to the understated rustic “French Settler” style that has been achieved with weathered beams, antique furnishings and fresh natural finishes.

Whaler’s Way is tucked into the unspoilt village of Churchhaven in the heart of the West Coast National Park, which is only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. It is a mere two-minute amble from this charming beach house to the pristine waters of the Langebaan Lagoon. Spend your days swimming, bicycling or snorkelling, or laze on the verandah soaking up the views that stretch over the lagoon and beyond. This truly is a magical, off-the-grid hideaway.

What we love…

  • the wonderfully warm lagoon waters with the softest white-sand beaches and very safe swimming for the kids
  • the utterly unspoilt, pristine surroundings deep in a National Parks Board Nature Reserve
  • the back-to-basics lifestyle in a charming hamlet on the water’s edge
  • the incredible range of things to do and see, from the spring flowers in Postberg Flower Reserve, idyllic beach picnics at nearby Kraalbaai (close to the famous Preekstoel rock formation) and kitesurfing at Shark Bay just outside Langebaan (an excellent place for beginners and to hone your skills)

Need to know…

  • Only one hour’s drive from Cape Town
  • This is blissful off-the-grid living, so there is no WiFi, limited cellphone accessibility and solar power rules supreme. Most houses rely on rainwater catchment or borehole water driven by solar pumps, and gas hobs and gas ovens are used for cooking. In winter, fireplaces and ever-faithful wood-burning stoves keep things cosy
  • Only cellphones, laptops, music players and the like can be used in the plugs. No hairdryers, hair straighteners, curling irons or any other appliances are to be plugged in as this could cause permanent damage to the electrical system
  • Please take note of the following gate times for entering and leaving the West Coast National Park: 1 April to 31 August 07:00 to 17:30; 1 September to 31 March 07:00 to 18:30. No entrance into the park is possible after the gates close in the evenings

 

 

Facilities

  • 1 x Bedroom (double)
  • 1 x Bedroom (queen)
  • 1 x Bedroom (twin singles)
  • All linen provided
  • Bath towels
  • BBQ
  • Beach towels
  • Candles
  • Coffee plunger
  • en-suite
  • Firelighters (supplied)
  • Firewood (supplied)
  • Fridge (double door fridge/freezer)
  • Oven (Gas)
  • Solar power support for electronic devices
  • Stove (Gas)

Guests

Sleeps 6

Pets

No dogs are allowed in the West Coast National Park

Check-in time

2PM

Check-out time

10AM

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Based on 12 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Whaler’s Way.

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Guest reviews

  • Guest
    2017-05-06

    “We had such a divine time – absolutely loved, loved, loved the house, and Churchhaven is like heaven!!”

  • Guest
    2017-04-10

    We had a very nice time in the Whalers Way cottage, thank you.

  • Guest
    2017-02-02

    Thanks very much Reinette! We had an awesome time!

  • Guest
    2017-01-26

    We had an awesome time!

  • Guest
    2017-01-23

    We had such a great time in Whalers Way this weekend!

  • Guest
    2016-01-25

    We had a lovely stay and will definitely use Perfect Hideaways again

  • Guest
    2014-12-09

    We had a lovely relaxing stay and should have stayed a week. Best part no electronics as we did not like to put pressure on the resources.

  • Guest
    2014-08-26

    It's a gorgeous property with a lot of ambiance & charm!

  • Guest
    2014-08-26

    Loved it!!

  • Guest
    2014-08-18

    We have just got back to Cape Town and I just want to tell you how much we all enjoyed Whalers Way. The flowers and weather also contributed! The facilities were excellent and the house was very thoughtfully equipped. We will be back next year!

  • Guest
    2014-01-07

    Thank you for a lovely stay at Whalers way

  • Guest
    2013-01-08

    We have just returned from South Africa. We had an amazing time in both Churchaven and Babylonstoren – both properties excellent. Babylonstoren also managed to accommodate us in the 2 bedroom from the first night, so it was all good. What a fantastic place! Quite depressing being back in cold old Europe I can tell you! Will be recommending Perfect Hideaways to my friends who are planning SA trips!

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“One of the top 10 best places to stay in South Africa” – Condé Nast House & Garden (October 2006) Whaler’s Way is an exquisite Churchhaven beach house that is big on charm and small on environmental impact. The house is built on an entirely green footprint of reclaimed materials, solar panels, locally sourced finishes

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Activities

What to do in the West Coast National Park:

  • Go for nice hikes and see if you can spot any animals
  • Cycling and mountainbiking – be aware that you need to take your own bicycles
  • Birdwatching
  • Go to Kraalbaai where you can enjoy a picnic and/or braai – when exiting Churchhaven turn right at T-junction
  • August to September is the ideal time to see if you can spot whales
  • August to September is also spring flower season
  • For lunch you can stop at Geelbek restaurant for something nice to eat – follow the signs next to the roads http://geelbek.co.za/new/
  • For a day outing head to Langebaan, about 40-minutes’ drive from Churchhaven
  • Kayaking http://www.capesports.co.za/
  • Water sport in Langebaan http://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/bysuburb/langebaan/category/water-sport/

Rates

R4 500 – R7 000

All prices are per night/per property. Please confirm availability/actual rates, and enquire for DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS.

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Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.