Whale Watchers Inn Witsand Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering, Cape Overberg
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Whale Watchers Inn is a highly recommended B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Witsand for tourists visiting the Cape Overberg region.

About Whale Watchers Inn

Whale Watchers Inn is your perfect half-way stop between Cape Town and Knysna while travelling down South Africa’s glorious Garden Route.

Situated in Witsand, Whale Watchers Inn is located approximately 100 meters from the beach at San Sebastian Bay, which is well-known as “The Whale Nursery of South Africa.” The Inn is also within easy walking distance of the mouth of the mighty Breede River.

Johnny and Clair Pienaar started the guesthouse back in 1996, together with their housekeeper Emily, and they all continue to welcome you to this beautiful location.

Accommodation

Whale Watchers Inn is a 3 star guesthouse offering both Bed & Breakfast as well as serviced, self-catering family units, which also have the added option of a full country breakfast.

There are five comfortable en-suite double rooms available on a bed & breakfast basis, four of which are sea-facing and the other has a courtyard view. The five family units offer self-catering facilities and are fully equipped and serviced daily.

All rooms offer TV’s, fridges and tea/coffee making facilities and Whale Watchers Inn also offers free WiFi Internet facilities to guests. A further bonus is that wheelchair friendly accommodation is also available.

Whale Watchers Inn welcomes both the young and older tourists to come and enjoy real old fashioned hospitality. Here you can escape the pressures of our modern daily life and enjoy an atmosphere where even the smallest details of your comfort are provided.

Families can enjoy their precious holiday moments together, as children are most welcome.

The quiet of the garden is available for guests to relax and enjoy a braai (barbeque) and children can play safely.

Attractions & Activities

Witsand is a quaint fishing village, located at San Sebastian Bay, right at the mouth of the mighty Breede River, home to the Big Cob. This small village is 300 kilometres from Cape Town along the Garden Route.

During your stay at Whale Watchers Inn you have the opportunity of whale watching from the comfort of your guesthouse balcony. Witsand offers excellent land-based whale watching and seeing a whale for the first time is an incredible experience. Watch as the magnificent 15 metre creature waves its massive tail and then hurls itself clear of the water in a breach - an amazing experience indeed.

While in Witsand, you can enjoy long, beautiful and totally unspoiled beaches, offering enjoyable and safe swimming conditions, as well as rock and surf fishing and sand boarding opportunities. Enjoy long strolls on the beach where you may be lucky and find one of the beautiful pansy shells or an even more precious Nautilus shell.

Witsand has become internationally famous as a kite-surfing destination. The area offers among the best kite-surfing conditions in the world. Experience surfing at the bend near the river mouth running parallel to the ocean, for added adventure and fun. Kite surfers are very welcome at Whale Watchers Inn, as is everyone looking for a fabulous holiday destination.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Yellowtail - Double Room

Yellowtail is a ground floor en-suite double bedded room with partial sea-view and small balcony which has sea-view. This room is furnished with a double bed and an extra bed for a child. The unit has a small fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities and DStv and Wi-Fi. We offer breakfast at an additional rate per person with special breakfast rates for small children.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Steenbras - Twin Room

Steenbras is a ground floor en-suite twin bedded room with partial sea-view and small balcony which has sea-view. This room is furnished with one single and one three-quarter bed. Small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TV with DStv with own smartcard and Wi-Fi. We offer breakfast at an additional rate per person with special breakfast rates for small children.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Big Cob - Four-Sleeper Unit

Big Cob is a four-sleeper open-plan bedsitter unit with no sea view, located near the braai / barbecue. The unit is furnished with four single beds. The unit is fully equipped for self catering. All rooms offer TV with DSTV fridges and tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi Internet. We offer breakfast at an additional rate per person with special breakfast rates for small children.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Musselcracker - Family Unit

Musselcracker is a family unit with a good sea view. The bedroom is furnished with two single beds and there are two single beds in the living room. The unit is fully equipped for self catering. TV with DSTV. The family unit offers self-catering facilities and is fully equipped and serviced daily. All rooms offer TV with DSTV fridges and tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi Internet. We offer breakfast at an additional rate per person with special breakfast rates for small children.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Elf - Family Unit

This comfortable ground floor family unit offers self-catering facilities and a partial sea view. The unit has a living room with two beds, leading into an en-suite double bedroom furnished with two single / twin beds. The living room has easy chairs and a TV, DSTV decoder and smart card, along with a fully-equipped kitchenette area with table and chairs for dining. From the living area, step out of the glass sliding door on to your own stoep with a sea-view. The unit is fully equipped and serviced each morning, when the beds are made, dishes washed and a cleanup performed.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Mom's Place - Family Unit

Mom's Place is a family unit offers self-catering facilities and a limited sea view. The unit has a living room with two single beds and an en-suite bedroom furnished a double bed. The living room has easy chairs and a TV, DSTV decoder and smart card, along with a fully-equipped kitchenette area with table and chairs for dining. Private braai (BBQ). We offer breakfast at an additional rate per person with special breakfast rates for small children.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Galjoen - Triple Room

The Galjoen Room has no sea view. It is an en-suite room furnished with three single beds, two together plus one separate. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower, hand basin and WC. There is a small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, TV with DSTV with own smart-card in the room. We offer breakfast at an additional rate per person with special breakfast rates for small children.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

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Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Great location and area and lovely hosts. Very nice stay here, thanks

March 2021

Daniele O. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

A fantastic B&B in the best location in Witsand. Hosts are the loveliest people who made us feel very welcome. We were able to relax and just enjoy the time spent here. Will be back for sure!

July 2019

Francis M. (South Africa)

Need to Know

Response timeWhale Watchers Inn typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 12h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the property Diners, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2000

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