3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large balcony, stunning sea views, sleeps 6
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About Mailie Green
David and Mailie are the owners of The Lookout at Whale Cove in De Kelders as well as three properties in Bali - Villa Cocoa Maya in Candidasa in eastern Bali, Villa Sagitta in Ubud and Villa Bebek in Seminyak. We’ve always been keen travellers so, school schedules permitting, we try and spend as much time at our properties as we can with our two boys.
Mailie Green purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Mailie Green chose De Kelders
My husband, David, was initially involved with selling the Whale Cove apartment development. He went to look at it while it was still being constructed and came back to Johannesburg excited at the prospect of buying there. At the time I'd never even heard of De Kelders so I was more than a bit skeptical at the thought! We flew down to take a look and - as they say in the classics - the rest is history! I instantly fell in love with De Kelders and the Overberg. Because we bought early we were able to buy the apartment with the largest balcony, and the best views of the whales and the mountains. There's nothing I love better than spending time in De Kelders. I cherish the sunsets from the balcony, the sheer magnificence of the surroundings and, clearly, the whales in season! Yet, sadly, one of the tragedies of life is that one can't holiday year round(!), so we also rent out The Lookout at Whale Cove to guests. We've had wonderful feedback from our guests over the years. And we love that many of them view The Lookout as their home-from-home (nearly 50% are returning guests). We are very serious about making sure that our guests’ hard-earned holiday goes well on our watch! It’s always fun to read our guests’ reviews. There’s something very satisfying about knowing that our guests get as much enjoyment out of staying there as we do!
What makes this Apartment unique
You can't be inside and closer to the whales anywhere along this coast. The apartment has the added advantage of presenting the best view of the whales during season (and the dolphins and seals year round) regardless of whether you're on the balcony, in the main bedroom or on the path outside the front door!
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best location to see the whales, it could not better. THE HOUSE IS PERFECT
We couldn't agree with you more - there's no better place than the Lookout's balcony to watch the whales in season! Kind regards, Mailie
It's very comfortable, well equipped and in a great position overlooking the bay.
Thanks for the review Tim. We're so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the location - the best position in De Kelders! Kind regards, Mailie
Better than the website
It's always a compliment when the apartment is better in real life than in the professionally taken photos - I'm really pleased you liked it! Kind regards, Mailie
4 of us stayed here for 3 nights while we experienced whale watching and shark diving. It was a perfect location. The views were great. We had whales just outside our patio door! We were able to sit on the patio and view the whales for hours each day we were there. The beds were comfortable and the apartment was equipped with all we needed. I can only give 4 stars unfortunately because of two things. The bathroom door needs work and won't close, obviously this has been an issue for awhile because the review book in the apartment mentions it several times. The second thing in this day and age is really crazy. The wifi is limited to 300MB/day? 4 people, 300MB? I would like to give kudos to the property manager. We came in late on a Sunday and could have possibly ended up buying a hotel room the first night based upon their key pick up rules. They had someone come out and meet us in town for a key way later than their hours.......thank you, thank you, thank you! I would stay here again if/when i come back.
Hi Ken, thank you for your review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The apartment has recently been extensively renovated and the door is now fixed. The WiFi is no longer limited to 300mbs per day and we recently upgraded the speed as well.
View and space
Lovely apartment, well eqipped. Good contact with the owner, no complaints.
Thank you Henning, we try our best to keep the apartment in great condition and to look after our guests as much as possible. Kind regards, Mailie
Beautiful coastal apartment
The apartment is large, well equipped, and clean. The balcony is terrific, and the main room has a nice view of the bay. The master bedroom also has a great view; the other two bedrooms do not, but they are nice rooms. Communication with the owner and agent was clear and timely.
We loved the coastal walk right in front of the building and walked to the nature preserve, which is beautiful. We enjoyed quiet DeKelders and this apartment.
Thanks for the lovely comments about the apartment! We also love the coastal walk - you need to come back in full whale season when it's really wonderful to see the whales right there as you walk!
Situated on the cliffs of Walker Bay in De Kelders, and 3 kilometres away from Gansbaai, our apartment offers the perfect setting to explore the beautiful Overberg region in the Western Cape of South Africa.
De Kelders is internationally renowned as the best land-based whale watching venue in the world and is also known as the Great White shark capital of the world.
There are many beautiful white sand beaches in the area ranging from the De Kelders cove directly below the apartment; Stanford Cove; Pearly Beach and the seemingly never-ending De Plaat in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve and marine sanctuary.
The beautiful privately-owned Grootbos Nature Reserve, widely acclaimed for its conservation of fynbos - fauna unique to the Western Cape region of South Africa - is 1km from De Kelders.
There is abundant marine bird life in the reserves. Deep sea fishing, boat trips to nearby Dyer Island, beautiful walks, hikes and mountain biking are all easily accessible.
Other Activities: Land and water-based whale watching; shark cage diving
Golf: The Overberg/Whale Coast region boasts some of the finest golf courses in the southern hemisphere. Between 3 and 45 minutes’ drive from De Kelders there are five 9-hole courses, the internationally acclaimed Arabella 18-hole course and the beautiful 27-hole course at Hermanus.