About Whaleback Cottage
WhaleBack Cottage - Olde Ramsgate - was built around 1915 and was the first holiday cottage built in Ramsgate, hence the superb position. This quaint rock cottage on the seas edge overlooks "Little Billy Bay" with its lagoon. Numerous changes were made over the years to make it more comfortable for holidays, the latest being the addition of a large shadeport over a portion of the pooldeck for outdoor comfort.
The Cottage is named after a huge rock situated in the sea directly in front of "whaleback" - A favourite low tide fishing spot amongst locals. An interesting historical fact is that "Cry The Beloved Country" was written here by Alan Paton in 1946 and The cottage was recently visited by Kingsley Holgate on his "Outside Edge of Africa" expedition.
Whaleback Cottage is on the sea and beachfront in Ramsgate, with superb views of the sea, beach and indigenous bush. It offers fully equipped and serviced accommodation in an excellent beachfront position in the village. Enjoy our secure environment, scenic walks, 2 safe beaches, 2 lagoons, ski boat launch, beach pool, your choice of popular restaurants, and 2 pubs, all within 2 minutes walk!
The cottage consists of an entrance hall, 6 bedrooms, 3 with queen beds, 2 with double beds and 1 with 3 singles. Two full bathrooms, one with bath and shower and one with bath and handshower, one extra separate toilet (3 in total). Ceiling fans are provided in the 3 main bedrooms. Kitchen, dining room and large lounge.
The kitchen is fully equipped including 2 large fridges, dishwasher, large microwave, under-counter oven, hob & extractor and vacuum cleaner. 2 lock-up garages and 2 safes are provided. Items to bring to make your stay more comfortable include beach and bath towels, and consumables like toiletries, toilet rolls, charcoal, and foodstuffs. BillsBest Holidays - Everything you want!
Holidaying at BillsBest means you can
Call anytime for assistance during your stay . . . We are here for you!
Stay in touch . . . limited free internet access available in Ramsgate.
Watch your favourite shows . . . OVHD TV (Bring along your own DStv, Starsat or TopTv decoder) and DVD players provided.
Manage your budget . . . no hidden costs!
Put your feet up . . . units are serviced daily (except Sundays).
Walk to the beach . . . from 10 to 120 seconds! (depending where you choose to stay).
3 star Graded and AA highly recommended. We offer a consistent standard of cleanliness, comfort and friendly service.
In addition this tourist friendly area now has the reputation of being one of the safest places to holiday in South Africa.
Ramsgate - How seaside holidays should be
Ramsgate a quaint coastal village, 140km south of Durban International Airport - offers 2 beautiful safe lifeguarded beaches, 1 blue flag status and one favoured by surfers and bodyboarders which is also a registered boat launch site. A splashing tidal pool for lots of family fun, and 3 natural lagoons, 1 of which has canoes and pedal boats for hire.
There are a selection of art galleries, craft, collectable or antique purveyors, dotted throughout Ramsgate and enjoy the extensive selection of restaurants and cafe's. There are nine superb 18-hole golf courses nearby, four of them Selborne Country Club, Southbroom Golf Club, San Lameer Country Club and the Wild Coast Country Club are rated in the top 50 golf courses in South Africa, Oribi Gorge Game Reserve and the Wild Coast Casino are close by.
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For additional accommodation on the South Coast in KwaZulu Natal, see our other properties:
• Self Catering Cabanas in Ramsgate: All The Tides
• Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering in Ramsgate: Bills Best Boathouse
• Self Catering Holiday Apartments in Ramsgate: Roscarberry
• Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Port Edward: Greengates Cottage
• Self Catering Holiday Apartments in Southbroom: Southern Comfort